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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens get offseason programs underway, Gus Edwards signs exclusive rights free agent tender

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens get offseason programs underway, Gus Edwards signs exclusive rights free agent tender

The Baltimore Ravens began their voluntary offseason workout programs Monday.

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Player/Team Notes:

1. Running backs Gus Edwards and De'Lance Turner, center Matt Skura and offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor all signed their exclusive rights free agent tenders Monday. An exclusive rights free agent is a player who only has one or two seasons under their belts, and unlike free agents, don't have the freedom to negotiate with other teams. Their rights instead belong exclusively to the team that applied the tender.

Retaining Edwards is huge as the 2018 undrafted free agent rushed for an insane 718 yards on 137 carries and two touchdowns over 11 games. He'll be slated behind Mark Ingram

Skura earned the league's top performance-based bonus after starting all 16 games at center in 2018. 

2. Inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor signed his restricted free agent tender Monday. After reportedly placing a second-round tender on 'Peanut' back in March, no other team extended an offer. Had a team done so, the Ravens would have had the opportunity to match any offer that came their way. Starting at ILB in 2018, Onwuasor posted 59 tackles, 5 .5 sacks and two forced fumbles. 

3. New number, who dis? That's what several Ravens were saying Monday after getting new numbers for the 2019 season. Wide receiver Seth Roberts will wear No. 11, running back Mark Ingram will wear No. 21, cornerback Justin Bethel will wear No. 28, safety Earl Thomas will wear No. 29, safety DeShon Elliott will wear No. 32, cornerback Anthony Averett will wear No. 34 and cornerback Marlon Humphrey will wear No. 44. 

4. Get those calendars ready because the 2019 regular season schedule will be released Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST. The Ravens' home opponents include the Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, Cardinals, 49ers and Texans. They will face the Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, Rams, Seahawks and Chiefs on the road. Their preseason schedule was released last week. 


Looking Ahead:

April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

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

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

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson organizes private workout with receivers

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson organizes private workout with receivers

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

1. Quarterback Lamar Jackson organized an off-site work out with Ravens wide receivers Chris Moore and Willie Snead IV over the weekend. The second-year quarterback followed through with his plan of working with his receivers on his own time before training camp begins next week. Backup quarterback Robert Griffin III was present as well.

2. With the addition of six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomasthe Ravens secondary was ranked the deepest group in the NFL, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. Pairing Thomas with safety Tony Jefferson creates one of the best safety tandems in the league, and Baltimore has a deep group of cornerbacks in Jimmy Smith, Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Carr, and Tavon Young. The Ravens defense allowed just 17.9 points per game a season ago, which was the second-best mark in the NFL.

3. Ravens Training Camp passes are now available. The Ravens have 14 different training camp practices open to the public this season. Claim your tickets and parking pass here or on the Ravens' mobile app.

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: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Ravens rookie Trace McSorely is using the offseason to sharpen his coaching skills

Ravens rookie Trace McSorely is using the offseason to sharpen his coaching skills

Baltimore Ravens rookie Quarterback, Trace McSorley, acted as a guest coach with ProCamps Worldwide and the Quantico Defense Agency to host a mobile football camp for Department of Defense children, grades one through eight. 

The focus of the camp was to give back to the children of service members who may not see their parents for long stretches of time due to deployments and exercises.  

"It's a lot of fun being out here with these kids," McSorley said. "It's really cool to see all of these kids enjoying it and being out here for the love of the game."

The camp was held at Butler Stadium on the Marine Base in Quantico, Virginia.

McSorley, 23, visited multiple stations around the stadium to offer coaching and pointers to young athletes, while also assisting other volunteer coaches in running drills, and ensuring the kids were having fun while being safe.

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"When I was younger there were camps in my area that I went to and I got to meet guys like Ricky Ervins, D.J. Dozier, Shawn Springs," McSorley said.

"For me as a kid, seeing those guys giving back to the community really kind of gave me something to work towards. You're close to it so you start to see yourself at that level, and set goals for yourself."

Colonel William Bentley III, commanding officer of Marine Corps Base Quantico, believed the camp to be a success and hopes it returns to Quantico next year.

“We have a lot of great things going on for the kids.” Bentley III said. 

"Trace McSorley you've been outstanding and we appreciate you coming out and thanks for being here.”

Heading into camp McSorley has been focused on proving himself "every single day," and "absorbing as much information as he can." 

Although he won't be starting game one of the season, he's well aware of how important it is to watch those ahead of him before it's his time to shine. 

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