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Ravens guard Bradley Bozeman plans to sell his famous RV

Ravens guard Bradley Bozeman plans to sell his famous RV

Bradley Bozeman is finally getting an upgrade.

After famously living out of an RV during the 2019 season with his wife Nikki and two dogs, the Ravens’ left guard is selling his mobile home and taking a more traditional route. 

The Bozemans are now proud owners of a new house, which their legendary RV currently sits in front of while they wait for offers from buyers. They are asking for $46,000 for the 40-foot Keystone Cougar 368MBI. According to Bozeman, the vehicle provides 600 square feet of living space, room to sleep six to eight people with two pullout couches, a full-size bathroom, outdoor kitchen, 65-inch 4K TV and awning room with 170 square feet of outdoor living space.

Not too shabby.

For Bozeman and his wife, their mobile home allowed them to travel more easily during the offseason, especially with their pets, and reportedly saved them $1,800 per month in rent. But RV life certainly had its drawbacks too.

Mosquitoes became a reoccurring issue. Showers were limited to three to four minutes due to a gallon-sized hot water heater. And worst of all, there’s no place to hide in the event of an argument or disagreement.

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“The camper life has to come to an end,” Bozeman said.

While the couple decided to move on from their former living situation, their RV was more than just a home –– it was a mechanism for good. In March, the two hit the road for a 17-state tour to spread their anti-bullying message to students across the country. The trip was supposed to last over six weeks and span 10,000 miles in a smaller donated RV, and while COVID-19 ultimately cut it short, they still spoke with over 16,000 students about bullying and shared their personal experiences along the way. 

Now with an upgraded crib, Bozeman will prepare for his third season in the league. He started all 19 games last year and helped the Ravens set the single-season rushing record. The Alabama grad will be expected to start again this year at left guard.

After signing a four-year rookie deal worth $2,578,408 with a $118,408 signing bonus in 2018, Bozeman and his family are on to bigger and better things post-RV life.

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NFL unveils new Oakley mouth shield to mitigate spread of coronavirus

NFL unveils new Oakley mouth shield to mitigate spread of coronavirus

Get your styling Ray-Bans ready for Sunday's this fall. 

In a partnership with Oakley, the NFL took another step on Wednesday evening in figuring out how to best go forth with the 2020 season in the safest possible way. The league unveiled its all-new mouth shields as the latest piece of technology to try and ensure football Sunday's won't be another item added to the long list of cancelations this year. 

With a large focus of the company's lifestyle products going towards an irrefutable style, it's no wonder Oakley decided to use the slick black Baltimore Ravens helmets to demonstrate. 

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But in all seriousness, the impact these mouth shields can have seems to be more than ten-fold in an ever-changing society from a health and safety perspective. As one of the most contact-filled sports there is, professional football is going to have to adapt to life under a pandemic and these innovative new features are doing well to do just that. 

According to an NFL release, the mouth shields fit right inside the inner-linings of the facemask and sport skinny slits in it to enhance breathing capabilities while reducing air particle transmission.

It's still in the drafting phases of constructing the best possible helmet additions, and after players and manufacturers send some notes back to Oakley and the NFL, the mouth shields will surely improve. 

While it seems unlikely there is going to be a final version of the mouth shields that completely eliminate the chances of contracting COVID-19, it's going to be technology like this that will make the 2020 season a possibility. 

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Ravens WR Willie Snead: ‘Can you imagine the fall with no football at all? I mean, I can’t’

Ravens WR Willie Snead: ‘Can you imagine the fall with no football at all? I mean, I can’t’

Willie Snead IV can’t imagine what fall would look like without football.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the NFL to adjust its offseason schedule, each team around the league scrambled to make changes to its offseason programs. 

By all accounts, the Ravens have made things as easy as possible for players to make the transition in Owings Mills to remain socially distant. Their hope is to make playing actual games — still not a guarantee — as easy as possible.

Despite challenges in Major League Baseball, there’s not a lot of doubt from people around the league about whether a season can happen.

“I know basketball is going,” Snead said on a Zoom call with reporters Wednesday. “I know baseball is going right now. But, when football comes around, can you imagine the fall with no football at all? I mean, I can’t. So, it’s going to be an adjustment without fans, especially in training camp, but I know once we start rolling on Sundays, I know the whole environment in our nation is going to change.”

Around the facility, players are constantly being reminded to keep their distance, wash their hands and wear their masks.

“I feel like, here, they’re doing a great job of just having everything...Locker rooms — we got separated lockers,” Marquise Brown said. “We got monitors to track how close we are to people. They’re making it as safe as possible, and that was something that everybody was skeptical about — how it would be. But once we got here, we were like, ‘This could work.’”

Both Snead and Brown made significant changes to their bodies in quarantine, as Snead dropped seven pounds and Brown added about 20. In quarantine, there was still a sense of normalcy as both players worked out for the upcoming season. 

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At the Ravens’ facility, however, with all the precautionary measures in place, there’s no real escape from how different the 2020 season is set to be. 

“You have to take these tests every day,” Snead said. “Coming in, we had to wait a week to get in the building, which was different. But once we got into the building, I could just tell the Ravens organization in itself took that next step of making sure everybody is safe. Everybody is doing everything they have to do to make sure that we are all being safe, staying clean, and just making sure that we are taking care of ourselves, at the end of the day.”

With those specific measures in place the hope is to have a full, and as normal as possible, regular season.

“I know the NFL and the NFLPA took the best steps to make sure that we can have football this year,” Snead said. “And when it comes down to it, every guy has to hold themself accountable to make sure that they’re ready for Sundays, they’re healthy for Sundays. And hopefully, we can make sure this thing goes all the way.”

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