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Tucker: 75-yard FG is in "realm of possibility"

Tucker: 75-yard FG is in "realm of possibility"

After crushing three field goals of more than 50 yards on Sunday, and after launching a kickoff through the uprights from 75 yards away, Justin Tucker said a 70- or 75-yard field goal is definitely a possibility.

Tucker this past summer created quite a stir when he said he thought he could hit an 84-yard field goal in the right conditions; he said he hit the crossbar from 85 yards away in pregame warmups in the thin air of Denver.

That claim was ridiculed by Broncos kicker Brandon McManus and punter Dustin Colquitt.

McManus offered to fly Tucker to Denver to try the kick -- but would only pay for the trip if he made it.


Colquitt told a Denver radio station, ""I looked at that and I laughed. Let's start here: Tucker loves Tucker. He loves himself so much."

It's obvious that Tucker is confident. As Joe Flacco said on Sunday, "He’s earned the right to feel the way that he feels about himself. But, I mean," Flacco added with a grin, "he’d feel that way anyway.”

By any measuring stick, Tucker has been the league's best kicker this year. He is the only one without a miss -- 27-for-27 on field goals and 15-for-15 on extra-point kicks. He leads the league with 27 field goals and is 7-for-7 from beyond 50 yards.

So after drilling three more long field goals on Sunday -- all three 50-plus field goals cleared the crossbar with room to spare -- Tucker was asked again about his range.

"Throwing out some hypothetical numbers in the preseason, I got some flak for it, but I'll double down on it, for sure.

"I mean, it is in the realm of possibility, for me, with (long-snapper Morgan Cox and holder Sam Koch) to hit the ball from well across midfield, we're talking about 70, 75 yards."

Tucker's career long, and the Ravens franchise record, is 61 yards. The NFL record is 64 yards, set by former Broncos kicker Matt Prater.

Will those records be broken? If so, Tucker might just be the one to do it.


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Wawa chooses the Ravens as new partners, much to the chagrin of Philly fans

Wawa chooses the Ravens as new partners, much to the chagrin of Philly fans

The world's best convenience store/gas station/sandwich shop has partnered with the Baltimore Ravens. 

Yes, Wawa is now the “official hoagie” of the Ravens. 

It's the partnership that Ravens' fans didn't even know they needed. If there is a lottery, the Ravens just won.

As Wawa celebrates its 50th year in Maryland, there will be several promotions that fans will be able to partake in. Opportunities to win tickets to games, co-branded merchandise, and unique experiences are just a handful of benefits Ravens fans can now take advantage of. You'll also see a lot more of Wawa at M&T Bank Stadium.

Choosing Wawa over Royal Farms (and that other store Sheetz) is clearly a top-tier partnership between two of the biggest brands in the Baltimore Metro area. And there is no doubt that there could not be a more perfect partnership between an NFL franchise and a convenience shop. 

"Wawa is thrilled to partner with the Ravens to make deeper connections with some of the best fans in football and reach communities all over the city of Baltimore and beyond,” Adam Schall, the senior director of store operations for Maryland said in a press release.

Our friends over in Philadelphia are not enthused:

But it is simple: the better store went with the better team. 


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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens place Marquise Brown, Jaylon Ferguson on reserve/NFI list

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens place Marquise Brown, Jaylon Ferguson on reserve/NFI list

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

1. Ian Rapoport reported that the Ravens have placed Marquise Brown, Jaylon Ferguson and two others on the reserve/NFI list. He later added that Brown is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery but is "progressing well" and Ferguson is dealing with a "minor hamstring" injury.

2. The entire Baltimore Ravens class is officially under contract after the signing of wide receiver Miles Boykin. Boykin was a third-round pick out of Notre Dame.

3. Michael Vick joined The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Friday morning and when asked which young quarterbacks in the NFL most emulate his style, he answered: "Lamar Jackson" along with Kyler Murray and Cam Newton.

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.