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Why Ravens reunion unlikely, even with Chargers release of Jones


Why Ravens reunion unlikely, even with Chargers release of Jones

The Chargers released ex-Ravens wide receiver-returner Jacoby Jones, the team announced Tuesday. Would the Ravens, needing help at wide receiver, be interested in signing Jones? Don’t hold your breath.

Jones is clearly not the same player he was in 2012, when he helped the Ravens win a Super Bowl. Last season, Jones caught just nine passes for 131 yards, his lowest totals in three seasons with the Ravens.

Ironically, Jones made a key mistake during the Ravens’ 29-26 victory Sunday that led to his exit from San Diego.

With just over nine minutes left, Jones failed to field a 62-yard Sam Koch punt. The ball rolled the final 19 yards to the Chargers’ three-yard line, pinning them deep. The Chargers went three-and-out, and the Ravens took possession at the San Diego 38-yard line. Six plays later, Joe Flacco scored on a quarterback sneak, and the Ravens took a 26-23 lead.


Asked Monday if Jones was still his punt returner, Chargers coach Mike McCoy told reporters, “Yes.” Then after a pause, McCoy added, “As of right now.”

Jones had already been struggling. The Chargers have just one punt return yard in eight games, and they have begun drives, on average, at the 19.3 yard-line after kickoffs. That is the worst starting point average after kickoffs in the NFL.

Jones, who is 31 years old, signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Chargers in March after the Ravens released him. If unclaimed on waivers, Jones would become a free agent. But even after losing Keenan Allen to a kidney injury during Sunday’s game, the Chargers decided to release Jones, who has not caught a pass all season.

For all of those reasons, a Jones return to Baltimore does not seem likely.

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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.