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Brady-to-Gronkowski equals problems

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Brady-to-Gronkowski equals problems

BrentCelek will remember his game against the Ravens for a long time.Thatsbecause the Philadelphia Eagles tight end had a career game with157 yards receiving last weekend. Celek even leaped over Ravens safety Ed Reed on a 24-yard catch-and-run in thethird quarter that sparked the Eagles 24-23 comeback victory. In theNew England Patriots, the Ravens will face Ron Gronkowski, a 6-6 tight end whoset NFL records at his position with 90 catches for 1,327 yards last season. Hecomes into this game with 135 yards on 12 catches. Does thatmean Gronkowski will play pitch-and-catch with quarterback Tom Brady, who is amore stationary than Eagles quarterback Michael Vick?
Youredealing with two totally different offenses. Youre dealing with two totallydifferent quarterbacks, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said. This week is aboutreally focusing on Brady, kind of getting him off his spot because of you lethim sit in the pocket its like a seven-on-seven (skeleton drill) for them.Brady's othertight end, Aaron Hernandez, wont play for New England because of an ankleinjury. The Patriots will add Kellen Winslow Jr., who caught 75 passes for 763yards with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, to the roster this week. The Ravens don't anticipate much changing as a result.
Kellenwas in a similar offense in Tampa Bay with (ex-offensive line coach) PeteMangurian, so he understands what they are doing, Ravens coach John Harbaughsaid. Theres no reason that he cant plug right in there and play.DidPatriots coach Bill Belichick see anything he could exploit with the Ravens,who no longer have linebackers Jarret Johnson (free agency) or Terrell Suggs (Achilles)? Their coverage on Celek was sub-par, allowing him to roam free.
Eachgame is different," Belichick said. "Every game has its own matchup, own dynamic, so we well justhave to see how it unfolds."

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Aside from the battle at left guard, the Ravens also have a battle going on at wide receiver. 13 of the 90-man roster are wide receivers, and when asked who have been standouts at practice thus far, many said Antoine Wesley and Sean Modster. 

2. Just for fun: The Ravens' team photographer Shawn Hubbard took these amazing portraits of the team that will get you hyped up for this season.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Left guard competition heating up

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Left guard competition heating up

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. The Ravens are still looking for a left guard and the competition is "wide open" according to Ravens media. Last week, Coach Harbaugh tried out 2017 fifth-round pick Jermaine Eluemunor in the spot, acknowledging his hard work there.

2. Linebacker Kenny Young is expected to be a big playmaker this season. Now that C.J. Mosley is gone, Young is expected to fill that void. “I’m not going to make expectations for myself so soon, but what I expect to do right from the get-go is compete hard and make plays,” Young said to Ravens media. “My expectation is to make plays. That’s it. Make plays.”

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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