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NFL investigating Reed's injury


NFL investigating Reed's injury

So is Ed Reed hurt or isn't he hurt?

Among the many people who want to know are those at the NFL offices.

Reed's apparent shoulder injury has not been listed on a Ravens injury report all season, and it isn't again for this week's game in Houston. So it seems somewhat surprising that earlier this week, Reed said in an interview on 105.7 The Fan that he has been playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder.

The NFL does not look kindly on teams who are not forthcoming on their injury reports. Just ask the Buffalo Bills, who have been fined $20,000 for not listing defensive end Mario Williams on their injury report, even after he mentioned that he had been bothered by a left wrist injury. Williams was later added to the Bills' injury report.

According to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the league is looking into Reed's injury.

"We are aware that they are reviewing practice and game video," the Ravens said in a statement.

After making the comments, Reed downplayed them the next day, telling reporters at the team's complex that, "I ain't no pitcher. I don't play baseball. So long as I'm not throwing, that's something we knew about. It's nothing to worry about. Last few weeks I've been dealing with it. … I'll be all right."

Reed hasn't missed a start this season and has 24 tackles and two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown against Cincinnati. He had nine tackles against New England in one of his most physical games in years, but he was also one of several players who missed tackles in the Ravens' win over Dallas last week.

On Friday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh played down the absence of Reed on the injury report, saying that bumps and bruises are part of the game and that there are "probably 25 or 30 guys that have things like that -- things that they can play through that don't cost them any time, practice-wise or game-wise."

"It’s a tough game; it’s a physical sport," Harbaugh added. "What he’s talking about are the things that all these guys have. There are always a lot of bumps, and bruises, and nicks and tears – if you will – that guys have to deal with.”

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season


Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

Enjoying a game at M&T Bank Stadium just became a little more affordable.

On Thursday, the Ravens introduced their new "Flock Friendly Fare," reducing the price of 21 of their most popular food and beverage items.  

The change comes as the organization focuses on revamping the fan experience in 2018. Fans will see an average of 33 percent in total savings and up to 53 percent savings on a single item.  

"As a lot of you probably know, after every game we survey fans to see how we're doing; what have we done well and what have we not done well. Over the years, one of the biggest criticisms we received was for the gameday concessions prices," Ravens President Dick Cass said on the team's website

Alcoholic beverages were all reduced by $1 with the addition of domestic 12 ounce beer for $5.

Chicken tenders with fries went from $11 to $7, while a slice of pizza went from $8.50 to $6. No single item will cost above $9.

On average, you will now be able to feed a family of four for $44 compared to $66.75 in years past. To see all of the reductions, click the arrow in the post below. 

In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons reduced their concession prices upon opening their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Ravens, however, are expecting to lose $1.5 million in concession revenue due to the change. 

Introducing our new Flock Friendly Fare!

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.

Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.

That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32

Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back. 

However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.

If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward.