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Ravens stock watch: Who's up, who's down after Redskins game?

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Ravens stock watch: Who's up, who's down after Redskins game?

The Ravens have just one week left to solidify their roster, with one preseason game left in Atlanta on Thursday and then the final cutdown to 53 players next Saturday.

Here are three players who helped their chances of making the team, and three who hurt their chances, in the Ravens’ 31-13 loss to the Redskins on Saturday night.

STOCK UP

WR Jeremy Butler – Butler had four catches for 32 yards, far from dazzling numbers but the best that a receiver not named Steve Smith Sr. could muster. But perhaps more telling, Butler was a member of the starting kickoff cover team and a gunner on the punt cover team. That indicates he might have earned a role on special teams, which is often a ticket onto the roster for those on the bubble.

DL Kapron Lewis-Moore – Lewis-Moore didn’t have a huge night, with four tackles in 28 snaps, but he was still standing at the end, which couldn’t be said for several other defensive linemen. Timmy Jernigan (knee), Lawrence Guy (knee) and DeAngelo Tyson (shoulder) all went down with injuries Saturday night. The severity of the injuries isn’t known, but all the injuries enhance Lewis-Moore’s chances of making the team.

RB Terrence Magee – Magee carried four times for 13 yards, and seems to have established himself as the No. 3 back as long as Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) remains sidelined. Magee also got a chance to return kicks, with two returns for 39 yards, although he did bobble one. “He’s a hard runner. That’s probably what you see the most,” coach John Harbaugh said of the LSU product. “He takes it north, south, and lowers his pads. And he looks like a Southeastern Conference runner there. He’s very physical.

 

STOCK DOWN

WR DeAndre Carter – The speedy undrafted rookie from Sacramento State entered camp as a candidate for the kick return job. But after fumbling kicks in each of the past two games, he didn’t get a chance against the Redskins. He played just three offensive snaps, and it appears Carter has quite literally fumbled away his chance.

RB Fitzgerald Toussaint – Toussaint was thought to be competing for Magee for the No. 3 running back job with Taliaferro sidelined, but Toussaint did not play an offensive snap. Toussaint spent much of last season on the Ravens practice squad, and he could be headed there again.

CB Tray Walker – The rookie fourth-round pick had a long night, both with his tackling and with his coverage. His open-field whiff set up one Redskins touchdown, and he was badly beaten on another. The Ravens still might keep him on the roster – they rarely cut draft picks in the first year – but Walker has a long way to go.  “As far as coverage, I’d like to see a little more confidence,” Harbaugh said. “Get out there and challenge people and cover them. You have skills. Don’t back off and play like you think you can’t cover that guy. Get up there and cover him.”  

 MORE: 3 defensive issues arise for Ravens in loss to Redskins

 

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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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