The Ravens will play in London in 2017 against the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium, the NFL announced Tuesday. It was expected that the Ravens would make the trip, with a game against the Jaguars already on next year’s schedule.
The Jaguars have played in London the past three seasons, and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti had expressed a desire for his franchise to play oversees for the first time.
The London game will be played in either Week 3 (Sept. 24) or Week 4 (Oct. 1) and count as a road game for the Ravens, who will still play eight home games at M&T Bank Stadium.
Three other NFL games in London were also announced – Browns vs. Vikings, Rams vs. Cardinals, and Saints vs. Dolphins.
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The Ravens finally addressed their void at the wide receiver position Thursday night, selecting Oklahoma's Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown with the 25th pick, after moving back three selections following a trade with Philadelphia.
After a stellar year as the top receiving option for Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, Brown was pegged by many as the top wideout in this year’s draft. Now, Brown will be catching passes from another Heisman Trophy winner in Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens acquired the 25th selection (Brown) as well as the 127th pick (4th round) and 197th (sixth round) in the swap with Philadelphia, who selected Washington State tackle Andre Dillard at No. 22.
To say that the draft choice was well-received in Charm City would be an understatement.
Brown, the cousin of Raiders' receiver Antonio Brown, was one of just two deep threats selected in the first round of this year's draft.
For a Baltimore squad lacking depth outside, Brown will fit in quite nicely. In 13 contests for the Sooners in 2018, Hollywood reeled in 75 receptions for 1318 receiving yards and ten scores.
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The NFL Draft is highly anticipated among hundreds of NFL hopefuls anxiously waiting to hear their names called. This year, in particular, the 2019 NFL Draft will be extra special for 13-year-old Baltimore Ravens super fan Mo Gaba.
Gaba, who is blind, will be the first person in history to announce an NFL draft pick off of a card written in Braille. On Saturday, the 13-year-old will call out the Ravens’ fourth-round pick and No.123 overall.
Gaba lost his sight when he was nine months old and is battling cancer for the third time.
On Wednesday, while Gaba was calling a local radio show 98 Rock, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh dialed in on the call and surprised Gaba with an invitation to announce the pick.
“What? Really? I’ve never done that before,” Gaba said with a big smile on his face. “I would like to do that yeah.”
Harbaugh also told the 13-year-old that the Ravens will send a car to pick him and his mother up and that they’d be sure to grant him with red-carpet treatment.
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