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Williams fits in without issue

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Williams fits in without issue

The Ravens did something this year that they did last year with the offensive line when it came time to fill a holethey reached out to an experienced veteran.
The team signed veteran guard Bobbie Williams to a two-year deal late in the spring. He came to the Ravens after playing with the Bengals, and its a similar move to what the team did last year after picking up Andre Gurode late.
During the 2011 season, Gurode played in a few different spots, filling after the Cowboys cut him during camp. But it was a good move that served a purpose for the Ravens. The signing of Williams looks like it could do the same thing.
Williams appears to have taken over Ben Grubbs job as the starting left guard without much trouble. The 35-year old has moved right in and, in the early days of camp, connected with Michael Oher after his move to left tackle to form a solid left side of the line.
Offensive line coach Andy Moeller said Williams hasnt had much trouble adjusting to what the Ravens do in camp. But, thats what youd expect from a veteran.
Its mostly language and understanding what to do, Moeller said when speaking to the media recently. Different terms mean different things, not only in the plays, but in the calls and the communication up front.
Williams, if playing next to Oher, gives a solid veteran presence next to a younger guy coming into his own. If Williams winds up playing next to veteran Bryant McKinnie, who missed the first part of camp, that would give the Ravens a very experienced left side of the line.
But the point is, the Ravens had a big hole that they filled with a veteran. And some of the younger guys on the line now have another guy whos been around the block to learn from.
Hes played 13 years, and this is his 13th year, Moeller said. Hes smart. Hes sharp.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Steve Bisciotti donates $100,000 to rebuilding historically black churches

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Steve Bisciotti donates $100,000 to rebuilding historically black churches

One more week of the NFL offseason in the books. Here's the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

Player/Team Notes:

1. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti donated $100,000 to help rebuilding efforts for three historically black churches in the Louisiana area that recently burned down by an alleged arsonists. An effort led by former tight end Benjamin Watson, Bisciotti reached out to him Sunday committing his donation. 

2. The GOAT gene has transferred from Justin Tucker to his son, Easton. The kicker posted a video on his Instagram Thursday of the little guy kicking a (mini) field goal right down the middle, just like his dad. 

Looking Ahead:

April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.

May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp

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.

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Ravens Mock Draft Roundup: A wide receiver, defensive end favorites at 22

Ravens Mock Draft Roundup: A wide receiver, defensive end favorites at 22

This is not a drill. We are one week away from the 2019 NFL Draft.

Will the Ravens get Lamar Jackson help at wide receiver or will they focus on filling their holes on defense?

We will have answers to those questions in no time, but in the time being let's take a look at who experts are predicting they take with the 22nd overall pick.

NBC Sports Washington's Ben Standig and NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah: DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

Ferrell had 38 tackles for loss and 21 sacks over the last two seasons. A young threat would fit in quite nicely for the new-looking Ravens defense. 

Bleacher ReportNFL.com's Charles Davis and Sporting News: WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma

Brown, who posted 1,318 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2018 season, reportedly made a visit to the Ravens this week

It's no secret that the Ravens need help at WR with only two guys on their current roster who have caught a pass in the NFL. 

SB NationSports Illustrated and CBS Sports: WR D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

After an impressive combine performance and a picture surfacing of him looking insanely jacked at the gym, Metcalf is definitely the most talked about receiver in this year's draft.

Despite missing part of the 2018 season with a neck injury, Metcalf's draft profile describes him having "projectable upside to become a home-run threat as a WR1." Just what the Ravens need.

ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay: C/G Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

The center position is not seen as a sexy pick in the draft, but Bradbury's skillset is enough to get you excited.

He has three years of experience while at Texas A&M and was only called for five penalties in 2,811 snaps over his college career.

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.

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