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Report: Campanaro injures quad in OTA workout


Report: Campanaro injures quad in OTA workout

Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro reportedly suffered a quadriceps injury on the first day of the team's OTA workouts, not a good sign for a player who struggled to stay healthy last season and is fighting for a spot in a crowded receiver group this season.

The injury was first reported by the Baltimore Sun, citing NFL sources.

Wednesday's workout, which was not open to the media, was the first OTA session for the Ravens this week. Thursday's workout is open to the media, and the severity of the injury might become more clear then.

Campanaro, a seventh-round draft pick out of Wake Forest last year, and a graduate of River Hill High School in Howard County, had seven catches for 102 yards and one touchdown during the 2014 regular season. But he was slowed throughout training camp by a hamstring injury and did not play in the first five games.

Campanaro had three catches for 40 yards at Cincinnati in Week 8 but then missed the next seven games. Campanaro made four catches for 39 yards in the playoff loss at New England.

Just 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, Campanaro, 24, has shown good hands and speed and is expected to compete for action as a slot receiver. He is also viewed as one of the Ravens top candidates to take over return duties now that Jacoby Jones has gone to San Diego.

But to do that, Campanaro will need to stay healthy, something he was unable to do last season.


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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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.


“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.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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.