Ravens running back Justin Forsett is making a speedy recovery from a broken arm, according to his post on sportsblog.com.
“While the prognosis for my recovery was about six to eight weeks, I’m happy to report that because I also have wolverine in my blood, I will probably be back in four to five weeks,” Forsett wrote. “I won’t be able to play of course – I’m on IR - but I’m a fast healer and normally come back earlier than expected…I hope this is no different.”
Forsett has been around the team frequently, rehabbing at the practice facility. He feels it’s important to serve as mentor to the other running backs.
“Now that Buck Allen is our starting running back, I’m trying to encourage him, help him,” Forsett said. “I let him know when I see things that might be able to assist him.
“Another one of our running backs, Lorenzo Taliaferro, is injured – his second time on IR in his two-year career – so I’m trying to be there for him and the other IR guys, and lift them up as much as possible.”
You can read Forsett’s entire post right here.
Forsett is one of the team’s most popular players, and his unselfish attitude is one reason why. With the experience Allen is getting during Forsett’s absence, the Ravens believe Forsett and Allen can be a formidable one-two punch next season.
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On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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