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Jernigan not the only one expecting big season from him

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Jernigan not the only one expecting big season from him

Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan has a chance to make a splash next season. Haloti Ngata has been traded. The Ravens need younger playmakers to emerge along the defensive line.

Enter Jernigan, who is expected to earn a starting job during training camp. Kevin Patra of NFL.com has targeted Jernigan as a player who will make a major leap in 2015.

Jernigan would agree. He told me after last season that he expected to make the Pro Bowl - soon. Jernigan respected Ngata and learned from him. But Jernigan is also relishing the opportunity for a bigger role.

Jernigan isn’t cocky, but he’s confident. What he’ll need to be is more consistent. With his quickness and strength, he’ll make splash plays, like dropping running back in the backfield and chasing down quarterbacks for sacks. But will Jernigan be more disciplined defending the run, like defensive line teammate Brandon Williams? Will Jernigan be more durable and avoid nagging injuries that caused him to miss five games last season

With Ngata and linebacker Pernell McPhee (Bears) gone, the Ravens are minus two defensive stalwarts from last season. They’re counting on Jernigan to help pick up the slack.

In 2014, Jernigan showed his potential. When training camp begins, Jernigan’s job will be to prove he’s ready for more.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

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: 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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