An interesting slate of Baltimore Ravens news...
Given the state of offensive line play in the league, it’s surprising that Mangold remains a free agent. However, it's probably telling as well. He acknowledged earlier in the offseason that he was still recovering from an ankle injury. His asking price is said to be extremely high with the 33-year-old reportedly wanting to be paid like a top-10 center. That would mean a deal worth around $6 million a year. If that's the asking price, you can probably rule the Ravens out.
Boykin joined Glenn Clark Radio Tuesday to talk about how things have gone so far in his transition to Baltimore after signing on June 5.
Boykin is coming off a lost season with the Chicago Bears due to a torn pectoral, but he was back on the field during Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and minicamp, and he’s looking to find a major role in a star-studded secondary.
“That was the first time in my career dating back to high school that I missed a game, let alone a full season,” Boykin said. “Having that time off really allowed me to refresh mentally. … I know without a doubt this will be a great year for me.”
The inspiration for the message comes from Dave Adolph, a great friend of coach John Harbaugh's father, Jack. Adolph was also the defensive coordinator for Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego from 2004 to 2006, before joining him as a data analyst at Michigan in 2015.
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound defender out of BYU suffered the injury early in last year’s training camp before he could even play in a preseason game. It forced him into what was basically a “redshirt” season, where he had to learn from the sidelines and in the meeting rooms. Now, Kaufusi is eager to show off what he learned, and what he can bring to the defense.
NFL jerseys aren't cheap, ranging from $100-$150. On Monday, June 19, Ravens safety and recent free agent acquisition Tony Jefferson offered fans an exciting opportunity via Twitter if they buy his jersey.
The 2000 Ravens defense had to be great and they proved it by having the Defensive Player Of The Year in Ray Lewis and a unit that only allowed only one touchdown throughout the playoffs. The defense and special teams also scored a combined 28 points that postseason. Those feats are astounding in today’s NFL, and are accomplishments you might not see for a long time.
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