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Ravens remember Ray's NE speech

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Ravens remember Ray's NE speech

One of the moments many on the Ravens remember from the painful AFC title game loss in New England last winter was the emotional speech that Ray Lewis gave the team in the locker room afterwards.
Its easy to see how upset the team was a video of the speech could be found online but its also easy to see how much Lewis was trying to fire up everyone in a difficult situation.
The speech and its content were something people were still talking about in the first few days of training camp this summer.
What I took from it was family, said linebacker Jameel McClain when speaking to the media Thursday. Thats the main thing I took from it, because in that moment, my stomach was so sick, like I couldnt feel anything else until he talked about the importance of outside the game. And then, at that point, alone is when I calmed myself down and thought, Man, I have a loving family, a loving girlfriend, Im good.
Lewis also talked about the speech when speaking with the media on Wednesday. He said he was trying to give a message to his teammates at a very difficult time.
It was definitely from the heart, Lewis said. We dont want to talk about it a lot when it comes to sports, because we always like the good side. But, there is a lot of pain in this world, real pain. People look towards us during games to be courageous in the times of loss in big defeats like that.
Ray Rice said that Lewis speech played a big role in helping the team start to get past the pain in those moments following the loss.
Rice felt that those words were the first part of the team pulling together and looking forward to next yearsomething thats not always an easy task.
Without Lewis in that locker room at that moment, I dont think the gelling would have come back, Rice said when talking to the media on Wednesday. Ray Lewis brought us together as a team, and youll see a team come out here at camp with pride, ready to come out here and practice.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

<em>This post has been updated with a correction to Hurst's injury status.</em>

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Some good news for Ravens fans: Despite reports earlier that a hamstring injury has left tight end Hayden Hurst 'questionable' to participate in training camp from Rotoworld, he said he's doing just fine. Hurst had hamstring issues previously but returned to practice. Last season, Hurst missed four games following foot surgery. After a previous version of this post was published, he tweeted that he is not questionable for camp. We regret the error. 

2. On "Good Morning Football," Maurice Jones-Drew called Earl Thomas the new Ed Reed. Jones-Drew says Thomas will have the biggest defensive impact on his new spot with the Ravens.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET 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: Wide receiver battle underway

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Aside from the battle at left guard, the Ravens also have a battle going on at wide receiver. 13 of the 90-man roster are wide receivers, and when asked who have been standouts at practice thus far, many said Antoine Wesley and Sean Modster. 

2. Just for fun: The Ravens' team photographer Shawn Hubbard took these amazing portraits of the team that will get you hyped up for this season.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET 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.

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