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Dumveril, Dixon declared out for Sunday against Browns

Dumveril, Dixon declared out for Sunday against Browns

Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) will miss his second straight game on Sunday, as he has been declared out for the Week 2 game at Cleveland. Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon (knee) is also listed as out on the team's final pregame injury report.

Rush linebacker Za'Darius Smith (ankle) did not practice all week and is one of five Ravens listed as questionable. The others are linebacker C.J. Mosley (thigh), wide receiver Breshad Perriman (calf), cornerback Jerraud Powers (ankle) and offensive lineman John Urschel (shoulder).

With Dumervil sidelined again and Smith likely to sit as well, rookies Matt Judon and Kamalei Correa could see extensive action against the Browns.

Dumervil is still recovering from offseason foot surgery, and his timetable to return is unclear. In his three previous seasons with the Ravens, Dumervil missed just one game.

"I feel like I’m getting close, but I don’t know what close means yet,” Dumervil said Thursday in the Ravens’ locker room. “In due time when the time is right, I’ll be ready."

Dixon, the Ravens' promising fourth-round pick, has been sidelined since sustaining a knee injury in the third preseason game against Detroit.

Perriman missed Wednesday's practice with a calf injury, leading many to speculate that the oft-injured second-year receiver would be sidelined again. But he was a full practice participant the past two days and is expected to play on Sunday. Ditto for Mosley, who sat out Wednesday's workout.

Powers, an offseason acquisition who was expected to contend for the job as the Ravens No. 1 nickel back, returned to practice this week after missing the season opener. Rookie Tavon Young was the top nickel back against the Bills.

The Browns list no one on the final injury report, indicating that everyone on the team is expected to play.

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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.