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Don't assume Ravens are finished trading for wide receivers

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Don't assume Ravens are finished trading for wide receivers

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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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

Kick off your Saturday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including an injury update on the Ravens' first-round pick. 

Player/Team Notes: 

1. 2019 first-round pick and WR Marquise Brown will miss OTAs as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery. Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the team expects Brown to be ready by the start of training camp. 

2. The Ravens confirmed the signings of OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Shane Ray, and WR Michael Floyd Friday. Baltimore also announced it had waived QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris.

3. Free agent LB Jon Bostic worked out for the Ravens Friday, per Zrebiec. Bostic was cut by the Steelers in April. 

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: The return of Pernell McPhee

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: The return of Pernell McPhee

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the return of Pernell McPhee.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Pernell McPhee is a Baltimore Raven again! The Ravens signed McPhee to a one-year deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. McPhee was drafted by the Ravens in 2011 during the fifth round and spent four seasons with the team before landing in Chicago and then last season in Washington. The Ravens hope to capitalize on McPhee's 31 career sacks as they hone-in on producing a "diversified pass rush."

2. The Ravens have also signed offensive lineman R.J. Prince, who was last with Pittsburgh. Prince was waived by the Steelers after not seeing a down during the 2018 season. The Steelers picked up Prince as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina.

3. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 regular season. Peterson reportedly violated the NFL's performance-enhancement drug policy. The Ravens face the Cardinals during Week 2, so this is good news for the guys in purple.

4. The Ravens have reportedly signed former Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ray had an unproductive season with the Broncos last year with one sack and one forced fumble in 11 games played.

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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