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Kevin Kolb hurt in Cardinals' OT loss to Bills

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Kevin Kolb hurt in Cardinals' OT loss to Bills

Arizona lost quarterback Kevin Kolb, then lost its eight-game home winning streak.

Kolb was injured with just over two minutes left in Sunday's game when he tried to fall forward and two Bills players landed on him. He lay on the field for several minutes as medical personnel attended to him, then gingerly walked off after a cart was waved off.

Kolb lost a tight battle to be Arizona's starter to open the season, but started four games after John Skelton sprained his right ankle in the opener against Seattle.

Skelton, active for the first time since his injury, replaced Kolb in Sunday's game.

In Baltimore, the Ravens had two costly injuries - to linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb. Lewis, the Ravens' emotional leader, hurt his triceps in the 31-29 win over Dallas.

Webb banged his knee in a first-quarter collision with Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. Webb remained prone on the field for several minutes before being helped to the sideline.

The team originally labeled the injury a ``sprain,'' but after Baltimore's 31-29 victory, coach John Harbaugh painted a potentially darker picture.

``Lardarius Webb does not look good right now,'' Harbaugh said. ``It's a potential ACL. We've got a problem there. We don't know for sure, but that's what it looks like right now.''

Ravens safely Bernard Pollard added, ``That's what happens in this game. You hate to see a guy like that go down because he's worked his tail off. Our prayers are with him to get a speedy recovery, but the next man has to step up.''

Now in his fourth season, Webb has one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in six games this year.

Also in that game, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was removed with a left foot injury. He carried 14 times for 93 yards but did not get the ball after the 11-minute mark of the third period. The extent of the injury was not immediately known.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran for 79 yards but at times was limping on his sprained left ankle against Washington.

Redskins S Jordan Pugh left the fourth quarter twice with a head injury. The Redskins say he was cleared to return after the first injury, then was diagnosed with a concussion after the second one.

In Sunday night's game, Texans defensive end Tim Jamison left Sunday night's game against Green Bay with a right Achilles injury and the team said he would not return.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Jamison played in each of the Texans' first five games, backing up J.J. Watt. Jamison had nine tackles, including a sack, and a deflected pass this season.

Packers linebacker Nick Perry left in the second quarter with a knee injury and was out for the game. Perry was the Packers' fifth-leading tackler (28) and had two sacks through the first five games. Green Bay middle linebacker D.J. Smith limped off the field later in the second quarter with a right knee injury and also was out for the game.

Texans right guard Antoine Caldwell left before halftime with a concussion.

Packers running back Brandon Saine injured a knee playing special teams.

Earlier, the Jets lost two running backs in four plays.

Joe McKnight was hurt on a 61-yard run, three plays after Bilal Powell was lost with a shoulder injury. Both McKnight and Powell were scheduled to have MRI exams Monday.

San Francisco left tackle Joe Staley left with a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the 49ers.

In Cleveland, rookie running back Trent Richardson was hurt when he took a helmet to the side early in the game, but the Browns got their first win of the season anyway, 34-24 over the Bengals.

Richardson finished with 37 yards on 14 carries and spent most of the second half on the sideline. But Richardson's backup, Montario Hardesty, picked up the slack and rushed for 56 yards and scored his first touchdown in the NFL as the Browns (1-5) also snapped a 12-game losing streak inside the AFC North.

``I took a shot, but I'll be back,'' said Richardson. ``I'll be ready for next week.''

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Reaction: Peter King picks Ravens 12th in 2019 Power Rankings

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Reaction: Peter King picks Ravens 12th in 2019 Power Rankings

With OTAs underway, Peter King has released his 2019 NFL preseason power rankings and of the biggest surprises is the Baltimore Ravens landing at No. 12 on the list. Although stud Lamar Jackson surprised people last season, given the substandard state of their defense and the burden on Jackson to shoulder the load offensively, King may have the Ravens ranked a few spots too high. 

Let's start with the defense; it's got more holes than a slice of swiss cheese. Most notably they lost linebacker Terrell Suggs, the heart and soul of their defense for the past decade. Although past his prime, Suggs is still a productive player and they will undoubtedly miss his leadership. They released defensive back Eric Weddle, who was coming off two straight Pro-Bowl appearances. Their justification was that he's 34 and by releasing him, they could allocate the money to re-signing All-Pro linebacker C.J. Mosley. Solid reasoning, if Mosley didn't sign with the New York Jets in the offseason.

Credit must be given, however, to the four-year, $55 million contract given to former Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas. Coming off a broken leg, he is easily the biggest X-factor for this defense. If he produces like the Earl Thomas of old, it'll more than makeup for the loss of the Weddle. They'll also be getting back defensive tackle Willie Reed from injury, who's young and hungry.

Although last years' defense was one of, if not the top unit in the NFL, all anyone could manage to talk about was the dynamic offense led by rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. Coach John Harbaugh threw caution to the wind and handed the reins to Jackson in Week 10, and the Ravens proceeded to win six of their next seven games behind a run-dominated offense.

It's a toss-up if they'll be able to replicate that success this season. On the one hand, the unconventional attack took the league by storm last year and one could argue the league just needed time to adapt to this new-look offense. On the other hand, the Ravens did add some electric new pieces to the offense to replace the losses of wide receivers Michael Crabtree and John Brown. 

They added Mark Ingram who is one of the best dual-threat running backs in the league when healthy. Their first-round pick, wide receiver Marquise Brown, is one of the fastest players Todd McShay has ever evaluated. Third-round pick wide receiver Miles Boykin was one of the 20 fastest players at the draft and fourth-round pick  Justice Hill registered the fastest 40 time for running backs at the combine. Adding young, electric talent will enhance Jackson's already stellar playmaking ability. 

At tight end, they're one of the deepest teams in the NFL, headed up by Nick Boyle and Hayden Hurst. Keep in mind, however, that this is the NFL: it all starts with the quarterback. Jackson completed passes at a 58.2% clip last season. If the Ravens are serious about building around him, he'll have to improve as a passer. 

Taking the defensive deficiencies and questions on offense into account, and 12 is too high for the preseason power rankings; 16 is more appropriate. In his article, King writes about the Ravens saying, "They could win 11. They could win six." If I had to choose one outcome I'd take the latter. 

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a recap of the first day of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Yesterday, (Monday) was the first day of the Ravens' OTAs. OTAs continue today (Tuesday) as the Ravens work on developing a new offense. Check out some of the highlights here. 

2. 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. 

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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