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As huge payday looms, Matthew Judon uncertain about future with Ravens – Baltimore Ravens Blog

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon did his best to play coy when asked if this season felt any different because it's his contract year."You know what’s different about this year?" Judon said. "I don’t have braces on."• Gurley biggest question of Rams offseason• Steelers' plans for RBs Conner, Samuels• Inside Tepper's first year as Panthers owner• Answering NFL's biggest questions• Go inside Madden NFL
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The NFL’s best and worst offensive arsenals

[ad_1] When I was compiling my rankings of each NFL team's offensive weaponry last year, the Chiefs came out at No. 1. I was a little surprised. I ran through the rosters again. The Chiefs were still tops. I ran with it, and, well, things went OK. Patrick Mahomes won league MVP in his first season as a starter, and while Mahomes is unquestionably an incredible quarterback, it didn't hurt
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The NFL’s 20 biggest outlier contracts, and why a fullback reigns again

[ad_1] NFL contracts are wildly different from those of the other big four American sports. For one, baseball, basketball and hockey deals are mostly guaranteed. Football deals are the opposite. When you hear about a contract in one of those sports, you can usually feel pretty comfortable judging it by the total, cumulative numbers. In football, we're usually stuck waiting for days to find the actual terms of the deal,
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Ravens never putting Earl Thomas and ‘comfortable’ in same sentence – Baltimore Ravens Blog

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Earl Thomas acknowledges it will take time for him to learn the Baltimore Ravens' defense after spending all nine of his NFL seasons in Seattle.Ravens coaches and players are also getting familiar with the six-time Pro Bowl safety and an intensity that few players bring. Walking around with that no-nonsense stare, Thomas wears a laser-type focus that has been key in him owning the middle
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Rating the offseason for all 32 NFL teams — Why the Browns are at the top

[ad_1] The 2019 NFL offseason work has concluded. With training camp set to open in late July, we take a look back at how teams fared.NFL Nation rates each team in its offseason efforts and looks at its biggest question still to be answered.Here's how all 32 teams fared with grades:EliteOffseason goals: The Browns placed a priority on surrounding budding franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield with more weapons, connecting on the
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Ravens DT Pierce – Exit from minicamp my fault

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Defensive tackle Michael Pierce accepted responsibility for being pulled from practice during last week's Baltimore Ravens mandatory minicamp, blaming it on an error in his training regimen."Throughout the offseason, I tend to lift more than run," Pierce told WNSP-FM radio in Alabama on Friday. "Being a noseguard, I want to be strong or whatnot. I, honestly, just mismanaged my running a little bit."Pierce reported to
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Veterans who could be cut by each of the NFL’s 32 teams

[ad_1] Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Richie Incognito are new to their teams, but will they still be there on opening day? Can Pittsburgh Steelers corner Artie Burns stay out of the doghouse and fight his way back up the depth chart?NFL Nation reporters pick 32 veterans who might not make opening day rosters in 2019.JUMP TO A TEAM:AFC East: BUF | MIA |
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Exit from minicamp my fault

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Defensive tackle Michael Pierce accepted responsibility for being pulled from practicing during last week's Baltimore Ravens mandatory minicamp, blaming it on an error in his training regimen."Throughout the offseason, I tend to lift more than run," Pierce told WNSP-FM radio in Alabama on Friday. "Being a nose guard, I want to be strong or whatnot. I, honestly, just mismanaged my running a little bit."Pierce reported
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Finding Justin Tucker: How Ravens landed ‘best in history of the game’ – Baltimore Ravens Blog

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- After the Baltimore Ravens signed Justin Tucker to a record-setting deal for an NFL kicker a couple of months ago, the conversation soon steered to the first time coach John Harbaugh took notice of him.Originally a tryout player, Tucker hit a 55-yard field goal during the first day of rookie minicamp."It was like, ‘Wow, he’s pretty good! Where’d we find this guy?'" Harbaugh recalled.Tucker responded,
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The surprise offseason standout for all 32 teams

[ad_1] The NFL is officially on vacation and that means school's out for summer. Pencils down, we've learned all we can from organized team activities and mandatory minicamps, which came to an end this week. We won't get another live look at teams until training camps open around the league at the end of July.We've heard plenty from big names like Odell Beckham Jr. and Tom Brady, but what about