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CB Jimmy Smith doubtful for Sunday after missing Friday practice

CB Jimmy Smith doubtful for Sunday after missing Friday practice

Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Bengals after missing an entire week of practice with a back issue.

If Smith is unable to play for the second straight week, the Ravens will continue to rely on Shareece Wright, Tavon Young and Jerraud Powers as their primary corners. And whether Smith plays or not, the Ravens won’t have to game plan for Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who will miss Sunday with a hamstring injury.

Ravens safety Eric Weddle said that regardless of the status of Smith and Green, the Ravens’ defense should focus on playing at a high level.

“Whether Jimmy is in there or not, we have to step our game up, myself included, to get off the field,” Weddle said. “I wish he (Green) was playing. I love competing against the best. I think he’s an amazing player and an even better person from all of the times I’ve played against him and played against the Bengals.”

As expected, Ravens left guard Alex Lewis (ankle) was declared out for Sunday, along with tight end Crockett Gillmore (thigh). Four Ravens were listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report – outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot), defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (shoulder), defensive tackle Brandon Williams (back/hand) and guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder).

Running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh) also was listed as doubtful.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Sports Illustrated predicts Ravens defense will regress this season

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Sports Illustrated predicts Ravens defense will regress this season

With training camp just eight days away, here is the latest news surrounding the Baltimore Ravens.

1. The Ravens are expected to have one of the best defenses in the NFL this season, but not the No. 1 ranked. Sports Illustrated's Andy Benoit says he predicts the Ravens defense will actually regress due to the loss of C.J. Mosely and Terrell Suggs in free agency. However, not as much as one would expect, he says.

2. Speaking of defense, Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon is entering his contract year. The Athletics' Jeff Zrebiec writes that this upcoming season should be a breakout year for Judon who could make a big impact on defense. 

3. Ravens Training Camp passes are now available. The Ravens have 14 different training camp practices open to the public this season. Claim your tickets and parking pass here or on the Ravens' mobile app.

Looking Ahead:

July 24: Ravens training camp begins. Rookies are set to report a week earlier on Wednesday, July 17. 

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.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson organizes private workout with receivers

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson organizes private workout with receivers

With training camp just nine days away, here is the latest news surrounding the Baltimore Ravens.

1. Quarterback Lamar Jackson organized an off-site work out with Ravens wide receivers Chris Moore and Willie Snead IV over the weekend. The second-year quarterback followed through with his plan of working with his receivers on his own time before training camp begins next week. Backup quarterback Robert Griffin III was present as well.

2. With the addition of six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomasthe Ravens secondary was ranked the deepest group in the NFL, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. Pairing Thomas with safety Tony Jefferson creates one of the best safety tandems in the league, and Baltimore has a deep group of cornerbacks in Jimmy Smith, Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Carr, and Tavon Young. The Ravens defense allowed just 17.9 points per game a season ago, which was the second-best mark in the NFL.

3. Ravens Training Camp passes are now available. The Ravens have 14 different training camp practices open to the public this season. Claim your tickets and parking pass here or on the Ravens' mobile app.

Looking Ahead:

July 24: Ravens training camp begins. Rookies are set to report a week earlier on Wednesday, July 17. 

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.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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