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Ex-Raven QB Taylor has chance to start with Bills

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Ex-Raven QB Taylor has chance to start with Bills

The buzz in Buffalo surrounding ex-Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor continues to be positive. According to the Buffalo News, Taylor has long been a favorite of Bills head coach Rex Ryan, who plans to give Taylor a legitimate shot to win the starting job.

Taylor rarely played with the Ravens during his four seasons backing up Joe Flacco. In fact, Flacco has never missed a start during his seven-year career. During the 2013 season, the Ravens briefly experimented with giving Taylor some snaps out of the Wildcat formation, and Flacco was not pleased.

However, Taylor’s running ability as a quarterback must be accounted for by opposing defenses, because he has the speed to make big plays. Apparently, that element of Taylor’s game intrigues Ryan. And it’s not like Ryan has a quarterback of Flacco’s caliber in Buffalo. Taylor is competing against Matt Cassel and E .J. Manuel for the starting job.

Taylor is still only 25 years old - young enough to continue improving as a pocket passer. While in Baltimore, Taylor longed for an opportunity to play meaningful games. If Taylor has a strong preseason and training camp, he may get that opportunity with the Bills.

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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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