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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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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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