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Reed reports to training camp


Reed reports to training camp

Ravens safety Ed Reed reported on time to training camp Wednesday, ending months of speculations about his plans for 2012.

He arrived at the team's training facility in Owings Mills in the morning and presumably will hit the practice along with the rest of his veteran teammates for the first time Thursday.

His presence comes after a somewhat confusing offseason in which Reed alternately discussed holding out, retiring and getting a new contract. But he told Comcasts Brent Harris last week that he had planned all along to play in 2012, then seemed to back that up by working out at the Ravens training facility and having a conversation with head coach John Harbaugh.

Ed Reed plans on being here. Talked with Ed, had a great conversation, Harbaugh said Tuesday. Im looking forward to seeing him.

Reed, 33, is entering the last year of the 44 million contract he signed in 2006.

While quarterbacks, rookies and injured veteran players practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and the rest of the teams veterans are reporting Wednesday, with the first full-squad practice set for Thursday.

Harbaugh confirmed that the team worked out former Cleveland Browns guard Eric Steinbach Tuesday.

We had some outside (line)backers in here, too, Harbaugh added, breaking some news by revealing that the team is also considering adding players at that position.

When weve got an opportunity where good players are available, were going to take a look at them and try to make the roster better anyway we can, at any time, Harbaugh said. If we can create better competition with more good players in the mix, with the resources we have, we always want to do that. Eric Steinbach is a heck of a player. I dont know where we stand (on possibly signing him) but were going to look for any good player we can.

Steinbach, 32, sat out the 2011 season after undergoing back surgery and is attempting to prove that he is healthy. He was a mainstay on the Browns line from 2003 through 2010 and, if healthy, would compete with Bobbie Williams for the starting left guard spot vacated by Ben Grubbs.

Harbaugh did not reveal the names of the outside linebackers the team worked out.

Harbaugh normally doesnt care to discuss injuries, but he was forthcoming on the subject Tuesday, breaking down the situations of the four players the team has placed on the preseason physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

Second-year offensive lineman Jah Reid is dealing with a calf strain that he aggravated two weeks ago.

Rookie offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele experienced muscle spasms in his back during minicamp last month but should be cleared to practice later this week, Harbaugh said.

Second-year defensive end Pernell McPhee underwent minor knee surgery and missed a week of rehab dealing with a personal issue.

As for third-year receiverreturner David Reed, who is coming back from a torn ACL, Harbaugh said, He continues to rehab. Were going to take it slow. He tore his ACL mid-to-late last season. If David Reed gets back in training camp, that would be a huge upset although hes actually looking good. Were just take it slow with an ACL.

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season


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.