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Acting like a reporter, Terrell Suggs questions Dak Prescott during media conference call

Acting like a reporter, Terrell Suggs questions Dak Prescott during media conference call

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is clearly not feeling the pressure of facing the Cowboys (8-1) on Sunday.

Suggs walked into the media room Wednesday during a conference call with Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, unbeknownst to Prescott. Then Suggs asked a question, identifying himself as “Hacksaw Smithers.”

“Hacksaw Smithers here, what do you think of Terrell Suggs and how he’s been playing this year?” Suggs said.

“What was your name?’’ Prescott asked.

“This is Hacksaw Smithers,” said Suggs, while eating a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup.

“Okay, yeah Suggs is great, this guy has been playing in this league a long time, and we know how special of a player he is,” Prescott said.

“Appreciate you, thanks,” said Suggs. Then he walked away as reporters began laughing.

“I should ask him how he feels about me,” Prescott said.

At the beginning of practice, Suggs took the field in his usual fashion, riding a golf cart that is sometimes used by owner Steve Bisciotti. This time, Suggs picked up two passengers on the way – wide receivers Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace.

After practice, as coach John Harbaugh waited to address reporters, Suggs was gregarious as usual.

His edgiest response came when someone asked if Suggs was happy to see linebacker Elvis Dumervil return to practice from his foot injury.

“He came back out before and teased us a little bit,” Suggs said. “I guess he let us get to second base. Hopefully, we get him out there."

Suggs left Harbaugh with an interesting act to follow.

“That’s one of the first Suggs press conferences that I have sat through live,” Harbaugh said. “It was quite an experience.”

For Suggs, it was a typical day.

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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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