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Ravens news and links for 7/3/17

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Here are your Ravens links and articles for 7/3/17:

Could Maurice Canady actually win the starting job? - Ravens Wire

Meanwhile, Canady has been on fire thus far, and with his youth, might prove to be the better bet to start. For Baltimore, getting some on-field experience for Canady would be best. He’ll likely have some slip ups, as all young cornerbacks do, but that on-field experience will be invaluable to seeing Canady improve. The Ravens have a short-term fix in Boykin or a long-term one in Canady, most teams would jump on their long-term option.

The Baltimore Ravens have more talent than you may think - Ebony Bird

The Ravens have established stars, and most of them are horribly underrated. The talent on the Ravens roster is impressive. It did not even mentioned potential players like Matt Judon, Kenneth Dixon and Breshad Perriman, or an impressive rookie class that will make a big impact in 2017. The bottom line is that the Ravens are a talented team. That talent should come to fruition in the form of wins and losses.

The Cowboys and the Ravens lead the NFL in drug-related suspensions - CBS Sports

Basically, at this point, the league office probably has Dallas and Baltimore on speed dial.

The Ravens have been hit the hardest this offseason with both Waller and running back Kenneth Dixon getting hit with suspensions. While Waller has been suspended for the entire 2017 season, Dixon has only been suspended for the first four games.

New Ravens safety Tony Jefferson plays with chip on shoulder from not being drafted - The Baltimore Sun

Tony Sr., a heavyweight boxer turned preacher, had always told his son: “A righteous man falls seven times so he can get back up.” It was an ideal to which Jefferson would cling as he fought to build a pro career from the ashes of his undrafted agony.

Four years later, Jefferson smiles easily as he recalls those days. He has just come off the practice field in Owings Mills, sweating through the purple and black uniform of the team that gave him $36 million to be its starting safety. And even though he has been a Raven for just a few months, he already feels essential to the team’s ecosystem.

Zach Orr says he didn't get a second opinion - Baltimore Beatdown

Again, this contradicts Orr’s initial statement at his retirement when he said he had talked to multiple doctors and spine specialists. Whatever the situation is, I hope Orr does due diligence and makes the right decision for himself and his family. Dennis Pitta was a success story for a year, leading all tight ends in catches in 2016, but another injury to his hip this offseason may cost him his career and more, which is a situation you hate to see with any player.

The Ravens should sign Gary Barnidge - Baltimore Beatdown

A few different moves could be made to bolster the roster, with some already scouring the NFL for possible trade targets, but there is a player currently on the free agent market that may be able to help them out. That would be Gary Barnidge, a journeyman tight end who recently had some productive years in Cleveland with nothing but the factory of sadness, hydra of dissapointment to work with at quarterback.


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