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Lamar Jackson's beach football game will alarm Ravens fans

Lamar Jackson's beach football game will alarm Ravens fans

Ravens fans, look away.

Lamar Jackson posted a video on his Instagram story of him playing beach football on Sunday, and the reigning MVP quarterback was seen doing what he does best: scrambling and avoiding defenders. However, what happened at the end of the video will make the entire Baltimore brass hold their collective breath.

As Jackson ran along the sand, a jet ski was parked in his way. The 23-year-old quarterback then proceeded to flip over the jet ski, landing in the shallow water.

Jackson appeared to be fine, getting up and smiling before the video cut off. However, based on the footage, the quarterback should be thankful that he's not injured.

As the franchise quarterback, Jackson must be protected at all costs. Remember, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' contract now prohibits him from playing basketball and numerous other athletic activities during the offseason after a video of him playing pickup hoops went viral last February. 

When watching the video of Jackson, it's easy to remember when former Patriots running back Robert Edwards tore three different knee ligaments during the "Rookie Beach Bowl" in 1998.

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Coming off an incredible sophomore season, expectations are extremely high for the Baltimore signal-caller. Jackson led the NFL in passing touchdowns a season ago, yet Ravens head coach John Harbaugh stated earlier this month that he expects him to make a significant jump as a passer in his third year.

Well, in order for Jackson to make that jump, he must stay healthy. So while the quarterback thankfully seemed to be okay, it would be surprising to see him playing beach football anytime soon.

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Ravens place center Matt Skura on active PUP list to begin training camp

Ravens place center Matt Skura on active PUP list to begin training camp

The Ravens will be without their presumable starting center for the beginning of training camp, at the least.

Baltimore has placed Matt Skura on the active Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, the team announced on Sunday.

By being placed on the active PUP list, Skura can come off the list at any time prior to the beginning of the regular season. Once the season begins, any player still unable to play is moved to the reserve/PUP list, which requires players to sit out the first six weeks of the season.

Skura, who signed a one-year tender this offseason to remain in Baltimore, was on his way to his best season with the Ravens in 2019 before a gruesome knee injury in Week 12 ended his season. The offensive lineman tore three of the four knee ligaments -- his ACL, MCL and PCL -- in Baltimore's victory over Los Angeles last season.

Undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari took over for Skura last season and played well in his place. Even if Skura returns prior to Week 1, Mekari is still expected to compete for the starting job.

During exit interviews last season, Skura said he hoped to return to the field by the beginning of training camp. While that won't be the case, Skura still has nearly six weeks before Baltimore's season opener to get fully healthy.

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Ravens waive defensive tackle Daylon Mack, punter Dom Maggio

Ravens waive defensive tackle Daylon Mack, punter Dom Maggio

The Ravens made a bit of a surprise transaction on Saturday, when they waived defensive tackle Daylon Mack and punter Dom Maggio. 

Mack, a fifth-round pick from a year ago, played in just one game last season before being placed on Injured Reserve. Maggio was a rookie punter out of Wake Forest. 

Mack only played nine snaps in the entirety of his rookie season. He was expected to compete for the backup nose tackle spot with Justin Ellis to play behind Brandon Williams. 

The Ravens boosted their defensive line spot significantly in the offseason, as they drafted Justin Madubuike and Broderick Washington, traded for Calais Campbell, signed Derek Wolfe and re-signed Jihad Ward and Justin Ellis.

Maggio is a local product, from Monkton, Maryland. He attended Boys’ Latin in Baltimore in high school. He was set to give the Ravens an extra camp body at punter behind Sam Koch, one of the top punters in the league. 

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