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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens exercise 2020 fifth-year option on 2016 first-round pick Ronnie Stanley

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens exercise 2020 fifth-year option on 2016 first-round pick Ronnie Stanley

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could forget that the 2019 NFL Draft is just two days away.

Here's the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Ravens have exercised the 2020 fifth-year option on LT Ronnie Stanley, according to a league source of ESPN's Field Yates. The Ravens' 2016 first round pick, Stanley has started 42 games in three seasons.

2. Part of the pre-NFL draft fun that goes on in the months leading up to the big weekend is re-drafting previous drafts. Bleacher Report's Chris Roling re-drafted the 2018 NFL Draft and have the Ravens selecting two completely different players.

Instead of TE Hayden Hurst at No. 25, Roling has the Ravens selecting TE Chris Herndon out of Miami.

"For the sake of value, the re-draft move is Miami's Chris Herndon," Roling said. "He slipped to the New York Jets in the fourth round yet put up 39 catches for 502 yards and four scores and is two-and-a-half years younger than Hurst."

And instead of QB Lamar Jackson, he has the Ravens picking LB Harold Landry out of Boston College.

"Landry, a second-round pick by Tennessee, flashed with 4.5 sacks over 15 games (three starts) as a rookie and earned a much bigger role heading into next season," Roling said. "He seems like a natural fit in a Baltimore front thanks to his ability to rush from all over the field, fitting a multiple look, and could produce in those spots freed up by players who left on the open market."

3. We knew who the Ravens would be facing in the preseason and when, but now we know what time. The Ravens' preseason matchups with the Jaguars, Packers, Eagles and Redskins will all take place at 7:30 p.m. ET. 


Looking Ahead:

April 25-27: 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tn.

May 3-6 or May 10-13: Potential three-day rookie mini camp

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

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.

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Ravens WR Marquise Brown on Antonio Brown: ‘I feel like he would fit in this locker room’

Ravens WR Marquise Brown on Antonio Brown: ‘I feel like he would fit in this locker room’

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown is set to be the Ravens’ No. 1 receiver once again in the upcoming season — and he's looking to make a big jump from his rookie season.

But he’s not shy about advocating for another receiver to come in and likely be the team’s top pass-catcher. 

Brown, on a Zoom call with reporters Wednesday morning, said he’d be in favor of the Ravens bringing in his cousin and free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown.

“AB, he’s a guy that’s going to bring the best out of you,” Marquise Brown said. “I feel like he would fit in this locker room. He’s a guy that’s competitive and he’s going to go out there and give 100 percent. Seeing stuff like that gonna make other guys want to do the same.”

Antonio Brown played one game for the Patriots last season, before being released after he sent threatening text messages to a former trainer, Britney Taylor, who previously accused him of rape and sexual assault. Additionally, on June 12 of this year, Brown pleaded no contest to felony burglary of a vehicle, misdemeanor battery, and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

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His talent on the field, though, is undeniable. He’s a seven-time Pro Bowler and a four-time First-Team All-Pro and would instantly become the Ravens’ best and most accomplished receiver. 

As for the likelihood of that happening, however, remains to be seen. 

Earlier in the offseason, general manager Eric DeCosta said he would keep all thoughts about Antonio Brown in-house. 

As for the Ravens’ second-year wide receiver, there’s no doubt about what Antonio Brown would bring.

“I’ve been working out with AB since I’ve been in college, so I know what he about,” Marquise Brown said. “He’s a guy that’s going to push you, he’s a guy that takes care of his body. I learned a lot about him just about making sure everything is right, even when you’re not injured, always work on yourself and always better yourself.”

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Lamar Jackson is apparently converting Browns fans to Ravens fans

Lamar Jackson is apparently converting Browns fans to Ravens fans

Lamar Jackson is now stealing fans for the Baltimore Ravens. 

In an appearance on The Peter King Podcast, Ravens coach John Harbaugh told a story about a friend of his who is a high school coach in Ohio. You know, Cleveland Browns territory. Except apparently it isn't so much according to Harbaugh. 

"They're Ohio farm kids," said Harbaugh. "I said, who's your favorite team? I know they're Browns fans. They go... 'Ravens'. I'm like, Ravens? Why? All four of them said at the same time, 'Lamar'. It's made us into a more national team because he's that kind of guy."

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There's no question when you have one of the most dynamic talents in the NFL, who also happens to be the reigning MVP, you're going to start getting some serious attention from outside your market. 

The quarterback position is the most important position in sports, and when you have a superstar in that spot, it's pure gold for an organization.

It also doesn't hurt when that superstar steals some fans away from a division rival too. 

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