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West active, but Osemele and Monroe are not


West active, but Osemele and Monroe are not

CLEVELAND -The Ravens will be counting on their offensive line depth Monday night against the Browns. Both left guard Kelechi Osemele (knee) and left tackle Eugene Monroe (shoulder) were inactive, along with wide receiver Marlon Brown (back), defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore, cornerbacks Tray Walker and Cassius Vaughn, and defensive tackle Carl Davis.

James Hurst would start at left tackle, Ryan Jensen would start at left guard, and John Urschel would make his second start at center in place of Jeremy Zuttah (torn pectoral, out for season). The Ravens hoped their revamped offensive line would provide ample protection for Matt Schaub, making his first start at quarterback in place of Joe Flacco, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week.

Former Towson star Terrance West was active for the first time with the Ravens, and was expected to backup starting running back Buck Allen. If West sees playing time, he will have ample incentive to do well against the Browns, who drafted him in 2014, but traded him to the Titans after just one season.

Defensive end Brent Urban was also active for the first time this season after suffering a biceps injury during training camp that has kept him out all season.  

Inactive for the Browns were wide receivers Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel; defensive backs Joe Haden, Pierre Desir, and Don Jones; defensive lineman Randy Starks, and offensive lineman Joel Bitonio.


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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.