OWINGS MILLS -- Here’s what Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday when asked about the possibility of the Ravens trading for another wide receiver.
“I don’t know,” Harbaugh said. “That would be in (general manager) Ozzie’s (Newsome) area if something like that were happening, I probably wouldn’t be at liberty to share that anyway.”
Don’t be surprised if the Ravens aren’t finished dealing for receivers. Newsome already made one deal on Saturday, acquiring wide receiver Chris Givens from the Rams in exchange for a conditional draft pick. Givens will be taking a crash course on the Ravens’ offense all week, trying to prepare himself to contribute by Sunday.
However, is the addition of Givens enough? With Steve Smith (back injury) not expected to play Sunday against the Browns, Michael Campanaro (back injury) done for the season, and Breshad Perriman (knee injury) still out indefinitely, the Ravens have just four healthy receivers on the current 53-man roster— Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, Darren Waller, and Givens.
Harbaugh admitted that quarterback Joe Flacco and the thin receiver corps has important work to do at practice this week.
“Chris is new,” Harbaugh said. “(They’re going) to have to go to work there, but the way guys run routes is always different. No two guys run a route exactly the same way. It’s up to us as coaches to make sure they’re as consistent as possible. And Joe does a good job of coaching those guys too, but they all want to do things the right way. They’re all very coachable, and I would expect us to be very proficient int the pass game. We have to be good. You can’t go out there and not be clicking throwing the ball and expect to put up any points in this league.”
The Ravens (1-3) need wins, and right now, they also need playmakers. That’s why Newsome may not be done dealing.
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Enjoying a game at M&T Bank Stadium just became a little more affordable.
On Thursday, the Ravens introduced their new "Flock Friendly Fare," reducing the price of 21 of their most popular food and beverage items.
The change comes as the organization focuses on revamping the fan experience in 2018. Fans will see an average of 33 percent in total savings and up to 53 percent savings on a single item.
"As a lot of you probably know, after every game we survey fans to see how we're doing; what have we done well and what have we not done well. Over the years, one of the biggest criticisms we received was for the gameday concessions prices," Ravens President Dick Cass said on the team's website.
Alcoholic beverages were all reduced by $1 with the addition of domestic 12 ounce beer for $5.
Chicken tenders with fries went from $11 to $7, while a slice of pizza went from $8.50 to $6. No single item will cost above $9.
On average, you will now be able to feed a family of four for $44 compared to $66.75 in years past. To see all of the reductions, click the arrow in the post below.
In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons reduced their concession prices upon opening their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Ravens, however, are expecting to lose $1.5 million in concession revenue due to the change.
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Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.
Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.
That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32.
Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back.
However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.
If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward.
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