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No ESPY for Suggs

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No ESPY for Suggs

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was a finalist at the ESPY awards Wednesday night in Los Angeles, but he didn't win his category.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the ESPY for "Best NFL Player," beating out Suggs, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson and New England tight end Rob Gronkowski for an award that has no specific criteria.

"No matter what happens, I just want thank all of you who voted I appreciate the love! Rather we win 2nite or not, we all know the big goal!" Suggs tweeted before the results were announced.

Suggs won the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award in 2011 for a performance that included 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles, but he was the only defensive player among the finalists, and a defensive player has never won the "Best NFL Player" ESPY.

Its kind of hard considering all of those guys either throw or catch touchdowns and that Im the only defensive player, Suggs said during a recent appearance on ESPNs NFL Live.

Another problem he faced?

All those guys look a lot better than me, but thats cool, he said.

Suggs long odds didnt stopped him from traveling to Los Angeles for the show and mingling with the other athletes and entertainers who were either up for awards or serves as presenters.

"Chillen at the @ESPYS NokiaPreParty. Gettin It In, he tweeted Tuesday.

A day earlier, he also used Twitter to ask for votes.

NEED Y'ALL HELP. LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR NFL player of the year! Time for defense to win an ESPY!! he tweeted.

Suggs also used his trip to headline the official Los Angeles preview of his Team Sizzle Films feature-length film, The Coalition.

In between his various star turns, he presumably is rehabbing his torn Achilles tendon, which will keep him on the sidelines for at least the first half of the 2012 season and possibly all of it, depending on how his rehab goes.

He shed his protective walking boot last week and told NFL Live he just loved the process of rehab.

Im in good spirits. I like the progress Im making, he said.

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

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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. 

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