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Webb: Secondary eager to take on high-scoring Lions

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Webb: Secondary eager to take on high-scoring Lions

Not too many teams want to stare down Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson.

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb, however, is looking forward to it.

"It's going to be a nice challenge going against one of the best receivers in the league," Webb said. "Why not start it off in the preseason going against him? Getting your confidence up, getting back used to the game. It's going to be a nice test for us because Stafford is one hell of a quarterback."

Stafford threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdown passes last season and Johnson led the league with 1,681 yards and also had 16 touchdown catches.

In the opener against the Falcons last week, the Ravens fell behind 17-7 at halftime. Quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones presented stiff competition even though the Ravens came back to win 31-17.

"Last week was a really nice test with Jones. Those guys have been together for a couple years. They work well together," Webb said. "The passes were on-point and everything. (They have) big wide receivers, just about like this week with some bigger guys."

Jimmy Smith, who missed the Falcons game with a back injury he incurred two weeks ago, is expected to play to add depth to the secondary.

"We'll have Jimmy Smith back out on the end. It will be a little different than it was last week," Webb said. "I know we had me and Cary (Williams) out there, but it will be a little different rotation this week."

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram ranked No. 2 in NFL for 'best rushing tandems'

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram ranked No. 2 in NFL for 'best rushing tandems'

Kick off your Thursday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram were ranked No. 2 in Pro Football Focus' 'best rushing tandems ahead of the 2019 NFL season.' Ravens fans are excited to see Jackson and Ingram work together on the field this season.

2. The Ravens are looking for help at left guard and with 2017 fifth-round pick Jermaine Eluemunor not getting many reps in, Coach Harbaugh put Eluemunor in the left guard spot. Although Harbaugh said Eluemunor will need to get in better shape, he acknowledged Eluemunor's work at left guard.


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: 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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