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Report: Breshad Perriman absent from practice due to "minor' calf injury 

Report: Breshad Perriman absent from practice due to "minor' calf injury 

OWINGS MILLS – After Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman missed Wednesday’s practice, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Perriman was sidelined with a “minor calf issue.” 

Perriman was not in the locker room following practice, and coach John Harbaugh declined to give an update. It remained to be seen if Perriman would recover in time to play Sunday against the Browns, after finally making his regular-season debut in Week 1. But considering Perriman’s history with knee injuries, being bothered by a “minor” calf injury sounded more encouraging than another episode with his knees. 

Perriman missed all of his rookie season in 2015 with a strained PCL in his right knee, then injured the ACL in his left knee in June and missed part of training camp and the preseason. However, Perriman posted “Blessed and thankful’’ on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon, perhaps indicating that his latest injury was not serious.

Inside linebacker C. J. Mosley did not practice Wednesday, but Mosley said in the locker room that he was just taking precaution, and that he would practice  Thursday. Other Ravens who did not practice Wednesday were outside linebackers Elvis Dumervil (foot) and Za’Darius Smith, running back Kenneth Dixon (knee), and center Jeremy Zuttah.

Returning to practice Wednesday was cornerback Jerraud Powers, who missed the season opener with an ankle injury.

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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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