OWINGS MILLS – News and notes from Saturday’s training camp practice:
- Rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman missed his 11th straight practice. Coach John Harbaugh continued to say he did not expect Perriman’s injury to linger into the regular season. However, Harbaugh also admitted he was concerned about Perriman missing so much practice time.
“He’s got whatever they want to call it with his knee situation,” Harbaugh said. “It’s not something that’s going to keep him out for a long period of time they tell me. If I was a doctor, I’d give you more. Mark Smith’s (head athletic trainer) right in there. You can walk right in there and ask him yourself. I doubt if he’d talk to you.
“He’ll be back sometime here in training camp, hopefully soon. I hate that he’s missing it. I hate that he’s not out here. I got a knot in the pit of my stomach in some ways about it. In other ways, I know it’s out of our control and I put it in God’s hands and let him take care of it. To me that’s the best strategy right there.”
- Backup offensive lineman Jah Reid had another strong practice, taking some snaps at right tackle. Reid has clearly improved over last season, and it appears the light bulb has clicked for him. Reid looks like a good bet to secure a spot on the final 53-man roster.
“First of all he’s stayed healthy,” Harbaugh said. “He’s got his weight down from OTA’s. It was a problem He’s very lean, he’s stayed healthy. He has continued to improve every single practice. He’s just got to continue to do that.”
- A lengthy list of players missed Saturday’s practice, including cornerbacks Lardarius Webb and Asa Jackson; wide receivers Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown; offensive linemen John Urschel, Robert Myers, and Darryl Baldwin; linebacker Steven Means, and defensive end DeAngelo Tyson. The Ravens are off Sunday, and their expected availability for Monday’s practice was not given.
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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.
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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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