April 15 means it's dreaded Tax Day, but for the Baltimore Ravens it also means the start of offseason programs.
As the guys get to work preparing for the 2019 season, here's the latest Ravens news:
1. 2018 first-round pick Hayden Hurst feels he was "just average" his rookie season. After undergoing foot surgery during the preseason, the tight end only had 18 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown in 2018. While he has goals of his own, the 25-year-old believes the Ravens are going to have a better offense in 2019 with quarterback Lamar Jackson getting a full offseason as the team's leader under his belt.
2. Before signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams, quarterback Blake Bortles had a scheduled visit with the Ravens, according to the QB himself on the Pardon My Take podcast. Bortles ended up signing with the Rams before he could even visit Baltimore, and the Ravens eventually gave 2018 backup Robert Griffin III a two-year deal.
3. With offseason workout programs beginning Monday, the Ravens are also expected to host several top-30 pre-draft visits within the coming week, according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. Wide receivers D.K. Metcalf and Marquise Brown are among the group.
🐅 🐅 Woods y’all— Ronnie Stanley (@megatronnie) April 14, 2019
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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