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New Ravens DE Calais Campbell has studied Ray Lewis throughout his life

New Ravens DE Calais Campbell has studied Ray Lewis throughout his life

If Ravens fans weren't already thrilled about their team acquiring defensive tackle Calais Campbell, his most recent interview should do the trick. 

The five-time Pro Bowler, who Baltimore landed for just a fifth-round pick, holds Ravens legend Ray Lewis in very high regard. 

"I study greatness," Campbell said on "The Lounge" Podcast. "I've always studied the greats like Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Tiger Woods. But Ray Lewis has been the No. 1 guy I've studied throughout my life.

"Just as far as the way he speaks, his leadership and also his workout regimen," he said. "Je's just a guy that I've studied a lot and he's definitely my favorite."

Lewis was the face of the Ravens for the better part of 15 years, winning two Super Bowls, two Defensive Player of the Year awards and was named to seven All-Pro teams. Both Lewis and Campbell played at the University of Miami, so that would explain at least the origins of Campbell's appreciation for the Hall of Famer. 

As Campbell prepares for his first season in Baltimore, he'll be tasked with helping the new face of the Ravens, Lamar Jackson capture the franchise's first Super Bowl title since Lewis' final season in 2012. 

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Ravens' Marlon Humphrey gets creative for morning workout, climbs rock hill

Ravens' Marlon Humphrey gets creative for morning workout, climbs rock hill

With the NFL season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the beginning of OTAs and other training sessions have been delayed. Therefore, players have had to get creative with their workouts based on their surroundings.

From truck pushing to weight-lifting sessions in mom and dad's driveway, there has been no shortage of unique workouts across the league. However, Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey may have just claimed the title of most creative.

On Monday, the star defender shared a video on Twitter of a workout he and his brothers participated in. The three looked to be focusing on cardio and strength-building, but not in the way it's typically done. Finding a large pile of gravel and rocks, they took turns running up the terrain. It's easy to feel the burn in your thighs and calves just looking at it.

Humphrey and his brothers made the exercise look rather easy, though it is certainly anything but that. Even the smallest piece of gravel on flat ground can sometimes trip someone up, and here, the cornerback is running up a hill composed entirely of it.

After former Ravens safety Eric Weddle responded to the video by letting Humphrey know just how insane the workout is, Humphrey admitted it didn't last long.

If this type of tricky surface isn't slowing Humphrey down, there isn't much that can. When the NFL season does begin, it could be a long year for opposing wide receivers who are tasked with somehow escaping his coverage.

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SEE IT: Ravens LB Tyus Bowser surprises mom with a new car for her birthday

SEE IT: Ravens LB Tyus Bowser surprises mom with a new car for her birthday

Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser shares a special bond and love with his mother. So when it came to celebrating her birthday, the fourth-year defender wanted to make sure he showed her just how much she meant to him.

Bowser did just that, pulling off an epic surprise when presenting her gift. With the camera rolling, he let her know that there was a brand new car waiting for her outside. The reaction on her face was priceless.

The embrace the two shared when Bowser's mother realized what her son had done made it feel like someone was cutting onions in the room. The linebacker's journey to the NFL was undoubtedly fueled by his mother's support, and now he was able to show his appreciation for all she's done with an incredible gesture on her special day. 

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