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Suggs' return inspires confidence

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Suggs' return inspires confidence

The mood is starting to shift in the Ravens locker room as the team tries to move past last weekend's devastating injuries to Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

While there's no cornerback on the roster to replace Webb after his knee ligament tear, the Ravens do have somewhat of an answer for Lewis, a linebacker in his 17th season who tore his right triceps and is unlikely he'll return this season.

Terrell Suggs was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 when the Ravens allowed less than 65 yards a game in rushing. This season, they allow 141.5 per game.

With a flat-screen TV in his locker with the volume on blast, Suggs -- aka Sizzle -- watched the '90s gangsta classic Goodfellas.  

It was rather appropriate considering Suggs, who was taken off the physically-unable-to-perform list and returned to practice Wednesday after tearing his Achilles in the offseason, is being looked at as a hired gun to restore order to a much-maligned defense.

"You can hear it in the locker room now. Its already a change in the atmosphere," fellow linebacker Albert McClellan said. "With Sizz … we're looking forward to get our swagger back."

Suggs won't play this weekend at the Houston Texans. Then the Ravens have a bye week. After that, he'll soon be in uniform.

Suggs will address the media Thursday.

"We need him right now," linebacker Paul Kruger said. "It's a huge thing to have him back. He's the type of player that can really change a game or change a season for you so it's a huge positive."

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

Kick off your Saturday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including an injury update on the Ravens' first-round pick. 

Player/Team Notes: 

1. 2019 first-round pick and WR Marquise Brown will miss OTAs as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery. Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the team expects Brown to be ready by the start of training camp. 

2. The Ravens confirmed the signings of OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Shane Ray, and WR Michael Floyd Friday. Baltimore also announced it had waived QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris.

3. Free agent LB Jon Bostic worked out for the Ravens Friday, per Zrebiec. Bostic was cut by the Steelers in April. 

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: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: The return of Pernell McPhee

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: The return of Pernell McPhee

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the return of Pernell McPhee.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Pernell McPhee is a Baltimore Raven again! The Ravens signed McPhee to a one-year deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. McPhee was drafted by the Ravens in 2011 during the fifth round and spent four seasons with the team before landing in Chicago and then last season in Washington. The Ravens hope to capitalize on McPhee's 31 career sacks as they hone-in on producing a "diversified pass rush."

2. The Ravens have also signed offensive lineman R.J. Prince, who was last with Pittsburgh. Prince was waived by the Steelers after not seeing a down during the 2018 season. The Steelers picked up Prince as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina.

3. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 regular season. Peterson reportedly violated the NFL's performance-enhancement drug policy. The Ravens face the Cardinals during Week 2, so this is good news for the guys in purple.

4. The Ravens have reportedly signed former Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ray had an unproductive season with the Broncos last year with one sack and one forced fumble in 11 games played.

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: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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