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Brown to practice squad

Omar Brown gave it his best shot, but he came up a little short. Still, he didn't do too badly.
Brown, the undrafted free agent who made some noise in the pre-season, earned a spot on the team's practice squad after being cut on Friday. That wasn't a surprising move since it was clear that he had impressed coaches on the team this summer.
Brown may have had the misfortune of coming in at a position where the team already had plenty of talent. But he did enough in the pre-season in terms of finding his way to the ball to impress enough people.
He recovered three fumbles and picked off a pass. Those are some impressive numbers regardless of which part of the team Brown's playing against. It's still the NFL.
"When I came in here I told myself I wasn't going to worry about the guys who got drafted, the numbers," Brown said in a recent CBSSports.com story. "I'm just going to show the coaches I can play at this level. No matter if it's a practice or a pre-season game. I feel if I do that, and I do it consistently, everything else will take care of itself. I'm going to give it my all, no matter what."
What's interesting from here is to see what happens with Brown. There's been a number of practice squad players in the NFL who've gone on to have very good pro careers.
Look back at defensive lineman Marques Douglas with the Ravens. It took him a few years, but he broke through off the practice squad and became a solid NFL player.
The big question is can Brown repeat what he did in the pre-season if getting a chance to go in the regular season. He clearly showed he's got a nose for the ball, something head coach John Harbaugh and other coaches said several times. This just might be about someone getting a chance to play.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

Kick off your holiday weekend with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. One of the most obvious needs for the Ravens is help rushing the passer, and they're hoping to find some of that help on the interior in the form of free agent Gerald McCoy. The longtime Buccaneer DL visited Cleveland last week, but left town without agreeing to a contract.

Reportedly interested in playing for a contender, the former top-five pick is scheduled to visit the Ravens on Tuesday.

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is still struggling to throw the ball, as he noted things aren't right yet when it comes to accuracy. Media members noticed the ball wobbling through the air on many throws, and Jackson told them he thinks his hand is too high on the ball. If he's going to successfully run Greg Roman's new offensive scheme, Jackson will eventually need to be able to hit his receivers in stride with greater regularity.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. 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: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including how quarterback Lamar Jackson has fared during OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Following a January surgery on his left ankle, safety Tony Jefferson remains sidelined after the first week of OTAs. Originally, Jefferson was expected to return 4-6 weeks after surgery. However, now that it's 5 months later, his return timetable is becoming more and more concerning. 

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson spoke with Ravens media Thursday about his progress not only learning the new offense implemented by Offensive Coordinator, Greg Roman, but learning the names of his new teammates as well. After another day of OTAs, Jackson was his biggest critic despite a solid day of running plays namely passing drills. “I’d say my first day, I sucked,” Jackson said to Ravens media. “Second day, I did better. Today was alright, but it could have been better. I always try to be perfect in practice. It was alright for the first week.”

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. 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: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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