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Report: Ravens sign another corner to aid depleted unit

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Report: Ravens sign another corner to aid depleted unit

The Ravens have signed veteran cornerback Shareece Wright, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. 

Signing Wright serves the dual purpose of providing more cornerback depth, and giving the Ravens some inside information on Sunday’s opponent, the 49ers. Wright was released by the 49ers on Saturday, after spending the previous four seasons with the Chargers.

It remains to be seen how much Wright helps the Ravens. The 49ers didn’t activate him through their first four games, so he was clearly not in their plans. However, the Ravens got strong play of out cornerback Will Davis immediately after they traded for him last month. Unfortunately, Davis suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Browns, which precipitated the Ravens’ need to add another corner.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh indicated Monday that the Ravens might sign another corner.

“It’s not that late,” Harbaugh said. “You start getting past this time – close to the midway point – that’s where it kind of dries up on you, but there are some corners out there right now that can play, and we’re looking at those guys, and we have a couple of guys on our practice roster, too.”

Either Asa Jackson or Chris James could be promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. But the Ravens are hoping the 28-year-old Wright can help them more than he helped the 49ers.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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