Defensive backDanny Gorrer learned a hard truth on Monday: Just because he made the Ravens'53-man roster on Friday didn't necessarily mean he would be suiting up for theRavens in Week 1.The Ravens signedformer Patriots safety James Ihedigbo on Sunday and needed to make amove to make room for Ihedigbo on the 53-man roster. Turnsout, Ihedigbo took the spot of Gorrer, who was released by the Ravens onMonday. That's happeningacross the league as teams comb the waiver wire to sift through each team'sfinal cuts. When a player is signed, someone else has to go; Graham Gano thought he had won the Redskins kicking job, but when Billy Cundiff was let go by the Ravens, the Redskins signed him and booted Gano."You know in this league it is very fluid nothing is certain," Ravens coach John Harbaugh had said on Friday. "Once you get past the first eek, you go to the second week, and you see where were at.Gorrer played in11 games for the Ravens last season, primarily on special teams, and had beenviewed as being on the roster bubble when the 53-man roster was set. Gorrerbroke into the NFL with the Rams, playing three games for them in 2009, andthen spent the 2010 season on the Ravens practice squad. He started last seasonon the Ravens practice squad again before being moved to the active roster."Woke up witthe biggest smile on my face... Im still a Raven Blessed," Gorrer hadtweeted Saturday morning.But a little morethan 48 hours, that had changed completely."Damn it'sfunny how things in this business works out," he tweeted Monday, "butman like I said God has a plan for us all."Safety BernardPollard said, "Its tough. Danny is my boy, but this is the business sideof it. Anytime you think things are going well, things can change. We cantcontrol it. One thing Ive always been told from when I got in thisleague is you can control the controllables, and thats one thing thats outof our hands.In other Ravensroster news:--- Several mediareports have indicated that the Ravens will complete their eight-man practicesquad by adding quarterback Dennis Dixon, linebacker Adrian Hamilton and safetyAnthony Levine. The Ravens signed five players to the practice squad onSaturday -- running back Anthony Allen, safety Omar Brown, linebacker JoshBynes, offensive lineman Jack Cornell and offensive lineman Antoine McClain.--- Nose tackleIshmaa'ily Kitchen, cut by the Ravens onFriday, was claimed off waivers by the Browns. The rookie free agent from KentState had six tackles and a sack in the preseason for the Ravens.--- Former Ravensdefensive tackle Dwan Edwards, cut by the Bills on Friday, has been signed bythe Panthers.
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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