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Ravens add one more to injury report

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Ravens add one more to injury report

A day after Ravens coach John Harbaugh released an injury report that included 15 players, he tossed another on the heap Thursday.

Ed Dickson was listed for having a hand injury to make it 16 even though the tight end participated fully in practice as did 11 others.

For the second day in a row, defensive end Pernell McPhee didn't participate because of a thigh injury. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who had limited participation Wednesday, didn't practice because of a shoulder injury that ailed him going into a 43-13 loss to the Houston Texans on Oct. 21.

The Ravens travel to play their first AFC North game on Sunday at the Cleveland Browns.

The rest of the injury list was the same: CB Jimmy Smith (abs) and WR Jacoby Jones (foot) had limited participation. Those who participated fully but were listed were CB Chykie Brown (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (hand), S James Ihedigbo (hand), DT Ma'ake Kemoeatu (knee), OT Bryant McKinnie (thigh), OT Michael Oher (ankle), OT Kelechi Osemele (ankle), S Bernard Pollard (chest), LB Terrell Suggs (ankle), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder) and S Ed Reed (shoulder/chest).

Reed's injury went unreported to the NFL before the bye week, and the Ravens were fined $20,000 as a result. Reed was a full participant at practice during that time, according to the Ravens, and because he didn't miss any time or games they argued he didn't need to be included.

So after listing just five players going into the Texans game and then a bye week that allowed players to heal, the Ravens' list has now more than tripled.

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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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