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Harbaugh on kickers: "Not an easy decision"

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Harbaugh on kickers: "Not an easy decision"

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal after practice on Saturday about the Ravens battle for the starting kicker job, saying, Its not an easy decision as the Ravens try to determine whether to keep veteran Billy Cundiff or rookie Justin Tucker.

Speculation began to build that the Ravens would keep Tucker after he was given all the kicking duties against Jacksonville in the third preseason game, and Tucker delivered, making field goals of 33 and 53 yards as well as all six extra-point attempts.

But both kickers were at practice Saturday and Harbaugh said, We dont have to make a decision before we have to make a decision, so why should we rush that? We can get as much information as we can.

The Ravens must cut their 90-man roster down to 75 players by Monday, and then get the roster down to their final 53-man roster by Friday.

Tucker has had the slight edge over Cundiff this preseason in terms of accuracy in practice, and both kickers have been perfect in preseason games. Tucker is 5-for-5, Cundiff is 2-for-2.

Before the Jacksonville game, Tucker was told he would be the Ravens only kicker for that game, an arrangement that shocked Cundiff.

After the game, a somewhat defiant Cundiff said, I feel like if his track records not good enough, Ill take my services elsewhere, to be perfectly honestly with you.

When asked after practice Saturday whether the competition would continue through the final preseason game Thursday night in St. Louis, Harbaugh offered no direct answer.

Well see, he said. I dont think we made any decision yet. We learned what we needed to learn. Its not an easy decision. If it was an easy decision, wed have made it.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: What to look out for at OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: What to look out for at OTAs

Kick off your Thursday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including what to watch for at OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. As the Ravens try and bolster their pass rush during the offseason, they hope to find much-needed help from outside linebacker, Shane Ray. The Ravens picked up Ray from the Denver Broncos where he had an unproductive last two seasons due to injury, only registering one sack in each of the past two seasons. However, Ray had a phenomenal career at Missouri as a unanimous All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. The Ravens have given Ray a shot at a career reboot and fans are excited to see what he's got.

2. Thursday is the media's first opportunity to get a look at the 2019-20 Ravens. Ravens writer Ryan Mink writes seven things to look out for at OTAs including, attendance from veterans even though OTAs are mandatory, a look at linebacker development with the signings of namely Pernell McPhee and Shane Ray and a first look at the rookie class to name a few.

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: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens rank higher than expected in preseason rankings

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens rank higher than expected in preseason rankings

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a high preseason ranking for the Ravens.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Ravens ranked higher than expected in Peter King's preseason rankings. King ranked the Ravens at No. 12, surprising for a defense that is working on development during this offseason. However, with the Ravens' signing of All-Pro safety Earl Thomas, maybe he will bring the fire the Ravens need on defense.

2. With day 2 of OTAs in the books, the focus has been on quarterback Lamar Jackson. Ravens writer, Kevin Eck noted that during the offseason, Jackson had been working out with Ravens quarterbacks coach, Joshua Harris along with receivers Jordan Lasley and Jaylen Smith, so it remains to be seen throughout the summer on whether or not he has improved namely his passing game. 

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: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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