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With Devin Hester gone, Michael Campanaro looking forward to chance as Ravens returner

With Devin Hester gone, Michael Campanaro looking forward to chance as Ravens returner

Michael Campanaro is looking forward to playing Sunday instead of watching.

The struggles of veteran returner Devin Hester, who was cut Tuesday, hurt the Ravens with field position this season and led to a safety against the Patriots on Monday night. Sunday against the Eagles, Campanaro figures to get his opportunity to return punts, with possible help from safety Lardarius Webb.

“Just looking to go out there and make a positive impact,” said Campanaro, who was elevated from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Tuesday. “We haven’t done a good job as a team (in the return game). I don’t think it’s put on one person when it comes to kick returning and punt returning. It’s a collective group.”

Campanaro, a Baltimore-area product from River Hill High School, has been injury-plagued since the Ravens drafted him in 2014 (seventh round). When healthy, Campanaro has displayed sure hands and the ability to get open as a slot receiver. However, Campanaro has only played in eight games during his career, and he was waived with an injury settlement in September before being re-signed in November.

“I definitely have a lot to prove my teammates and team, and (I) have a lot of plays to make,” Campanaro said. “This is my third year. I’m just excited to get back out there and play football.”

Hester no longer looked like the great returner he once was, but he shared some of his wisdom with Campanaro over the past few weeks.

“Great mentor,” said Campanaro. “Was willing to teach me, always giving me advice. It sucks to see him go, but it is an opportunity. I’m just looking to make the most of it.”

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

Kick off your Saturday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including an injury update on the Ravens' first-round pick. 

Player/Team Notes: 

1. 2019 first-round pick and WR Marquise Brown will miss OTAs as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery. Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the team expects Brown to be ready by the start of training camp. 

2. The Ravens confirmed the signings of OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Shane Ray, and WR Michael Floyd Friday. Baltimore also announced it had waived QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris.

3. Free agent LB Jon Bostic worked out for the Ravens Friday, per Zrebiec. Bostic was cut by the Steelers in April. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

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: The return of Pernell McPhee

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: The return of Pernell McPhee

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the return of Pernell McPhee.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Pernell McPhee is a Baltimore Raven again! The Ravens signed McPhee to a one-year deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. McPhee was drafted by the Ravens in 2011 during the fifth round and spent four seasons with the team before landing in Chicago and then last season in Washington. The Ravens hope to capitalize on McPhee's 31 career sacks as they hone-in on producing a "diversified pass rush."

2. The Ravens have also signed offensive lineman R.J. Prince, who was last with Pittsburgh. Prince was waived by the Steelers after not seeing a down during the 2018 season. The Steelers picked up Prince as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina.

3. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 regular season. Peterson reportedly violated the NFL's performance-enhancement drug policy. The Ravens face the Cardinals during Week 2, so this is good news for the guys in purple.

4. The Ravens have reportedly signed former Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ray had an unproductive season with the Broncos last year with one sack and one forced fumble in 11 games played.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

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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