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Ravens look for Upshaw and Kruger's help

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Ravens look for Upshaw and Kruger's help

Paul Kruger and Courtney Upshaw are two players the Ravens will be looking to for help on defense this season. This topic has been discussed throughout the off-season and coach John Harbaugh touched on it when talking with the media Tuesday.
The Ravens will be asking Kruger to help fill outside linebacker Jarret Johnsons old position. Johnson left to sign with the Chargers, and he was a player who did a lot for the Raven defense. He gave plenty of help against both the run and pass, and the Ravens are hoping Kruger can step up and take over that role.
Upshaw is going to help fill in for Terrell Suggs, who will be out for a large part of the season after surgery to repair a tear of his Achilles tendon during the spring. The rookie from Alabama was probably going to be eased into NFL life and get some playing time, but now hell be thrown into the fire.
Krugers been in the NFL now for four years and had a very good 2011 season. The Ravens will need Upshaw and Kruger both to step in for players who meant a lot to last years defense, one of the NFLs best.
There is a lot to it, because its an opportunity to start for the Ravens, Harbaugh said. Its an opportunity to start in the National Football League. Our goal is to be the best defense in football, and thats not going to change.
Harbaugh said, however, that starting at those two positions is the same as starting anywhere else on defense. The coach is hoping for good things from both.
Those guys have an opportunity to be, obviously, a huge part of a good defense so yeah, its a huge responsibility, Harbaugh said. But I dont think it would be any different than any other position. Any one of those 11 spots is a pretty big deal.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster spot questions begin

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster spot questions begin

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Chris Board is making a run for a starting spot at linebacker for the Ravens, according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. Board and Kenny Young will reportedly make a run for the starting spot opposite Patrick Onwuasor, but Board is pulling ahead of the pack Zrebiec says. The spot is up for grabs since the Ravens lost C.J. Mosley in free agency.

2. Also looking to earn a roster spot is wide receiver, Jordan Lasley. After training during the offseason with Lamar Jackson, many expected Lasley to show up to minicamp ahead of the pack, but after making some drops, Zrebiec says Lasley "will need to pick up his game" if he wants to get a spot on the Ravens roster.


Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens announce 2019 open training camp dates

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens announce 2019 open training camp dates

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. The Ravens have announced 2019 training camp dates that will be open to the public. 2,000 fans will be able to attend the 14 open practices at the Owings Mill Underarmour Performance Center. Additionally, the Ravens will hold their annual open practice at M&T Bank Stadium July 27 with Fireworks Night to follow.

2. Wide receiver Jaleel Scott has had a standout offseason thus far after spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. According to Ravens media, Scott has been a big playmaker at OTAs and mandatory minicamp and is looking forward to the start of training camp. “I think I had a great practice to end minicamp, and now I’m going to get ready for the start of training camp,” Scott said to Ravens media. “I want to show people I can be a deep threat, that I can make big plays and do things in the red zone, help us score points. That’s my goal.”


Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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