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CB Smith inactive, but Dumervil active for first time since Week 5

CB Smith inactive, but Dumervil active for first time since Week 5

BALTIMORE – Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was inactive for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, missing his second straight game. However, outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil was active, dressing for only the third time this season, and for the first time since Week 5 against the Redskins.

Joining Smith on the Ravens’ inactive list were outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith, tight end Crockett Gillmore, running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, linebacker Kamalei Correa, and guards Ryan Jensen and Alex Lewis.

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The Ravens hope Dumervil will finally be healthy enough to strengthen their pass rush. With 96 career sacks, Dumervil figured to be a lock to reach 100 career sacks this season. However, Dumervil had a setback after returning from offseason foot surgery in Week 4, and it has taken him more than a month to get back on the field. Dumervil returned to practice before the Cowboys game in Week 11, and after another week of practice, the coaches and doctors determined that Dumervil was finally ready for game action.

It was interesting that while Dumervil was active, Za’Darius Smith was not. Smith has just one sack this season after getting 5 ½ as a rookie. Smith was not on the injury report all week, and his benching for this game could be a message.

Ravens tight end Nick Boyle was also active for the first time this season, after serving a 10-game suspension from the NFL for his second performance enhancing drug violation. Boyle is the Ravens’ best healthy blocking tight end, and could see action in running situations, and on special teams.

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Ravens' left guard Bradley Bozeman dominates 72-ounce steak challenge

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Ravens' left guard Bradley Bozeman dominates 72-ounce steak challenge

Baltimore Ravens’ starting left guard Bradley Bozeman showed off one of his many talents earlier this week as he dominated a 72-ounce steak dinner. 

Bozeman accomplished this feat at The Big Texan Steak Ranch while traveling with his wife. The restaurant is famous for this eating challenge, which involves eating over 4 pounds of steak, shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad topped off with a butter roll in under an hour. 

Although Bozeman is an absolute unit of a person, this was still no small feat. Bozeman strategized during the meal in order to ensure success as he switched from steak sauce to honey. Yet, Bozeman still questioned his ability to successfully finish with just 2 ounces of steak left. He even instructed his wife who was filming in the audience to shut the camera off in fear of getting sick on camera.

“I knew it was going to be tough, but I didn’t think it was going to be that tough,” Bozeman told ESPN. “The last bite was rough.”

Bozeman pushed on and not only finished the steak, but even had a little carrot cake for dessert. His prize? Free dinner, a t-shirt, and most likely a massive stomach ache. 

Despite his claim that this was “the toughest food thing” he’s ever done, Bozeman flashed a big smile holding the prized shirt which read “I ate it all!”

Bozeman is now one of only approximately 10,000 people who have successfully finished the meal, with over 110,000 people having tried. 

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Report: John Harbaugh to miss NFL Combine after knee replacement surgery

Report: John Harbaugh to miss NFL Combine after knee replacement surgery

John Harbaugh is officially on the injury report.

According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the reigning NFL Coach of the Year won’t be in Indianapolis next week for the NFL Combine due to a knee replacement surgery he underwent two weeks ago. It’s the first time he won’t be in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. 

Harbaugh, 57, led the Ravens to a 14-2 regular season in 2019 — a franchise best — and won his first Coach of the Year award. 

Harbaugh and the majority of the Ravens coaching staff will return for next season after Greg Roman and Don “Wink” Martindale weren’t selected for head coach openings. 

The Ravens currently have the 28th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. 

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