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Who gets Ed Reed's vote for the Best of the Best?

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Who gets Ed Reed's vote for the Best of the Best?

According to the Ravens faithful, Ed Reed is one of the two best Ravens of all-time, but you won't hear any trash talk from the legendary safety before the voting ends.

CSN's Brent Harris caught up to Reed at his Charity Golf Classic on Monday and asked him about reaching the finals of CSN's Best of the Best tournament.

Reed said he had been following the tournament and enjoyed the idea and the support he was receiving.

"It's something fun for [the fans] to get into and show their support and much love they have for us as players and a team," Reed said.

But a very humble Reed would not take the bait when asked who he would vote for.

"I'm not going to vote...I won't do it," he said.

If you think that's just a humble way of saying that he's going to go home and vote for himself, you would be wrong. After some more prodding, Reed finally did answer and he did not give the answer many would have expected.

"If I did I would vote for [Lewis]," Reed said. "I would vote for my big brother. He was there before me."

Reed was drafted by Baltimore in 2002 where Lewis had already been playing for six seasons. As a defensive rookie, no doubt Reed looked up to Lewis as a leader of the defense and an NFL star so perhaps his response is not as surprising as it may seem.

Even if he ultimately loses, for Reed just being considered is honor enough for the future hall of famer.

"The love that you get from the fans and the appreciation that they have for you is huge because at the end of the day that's why we [were] doing it."

The Best of the Best voting is open until noon on Tuesday. VOTE NOW!

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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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