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Ravens News for 4-14-18

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Ravens listed at ‘+2000’ to land WR Dez Bryant — Baltimore Beatdown

Now, according to Bookmaker.eu, Baltimore has the worst listed odds to sign Bryant at +2000. Below is the complete list of odds.

Washington Redskins +125

New York Giants +200

San Francisco 49ers +250

Field (Any Other) +500

Houston Texans +1500

Baltimore Ravens +2000

If Dez truly mentioned he wanted to play the Cowboys twice a year and meant it, he won't be coming to Baltimore. The Ravens won’t play the Cowboys again until 2020 (The Cowboys won’t make the Super Bowl, so no need to worry about postseason play).

FIVE INTERESTING NOTES ON RAVENS-RAMS JOINT PRACTICES — BaltimoreRavens.com

3) Great test for the Ravens defense and Wink Martindale

Baltimore’s defense dominated for much of last summer, both in practices and the preseason. This year, it will get a stronger test from one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses.

The Rams have young breakout quarterback Jared Goff, who went to the Pro Bowl in his second season. They also have 2017 AP Offensive Player of the Year running back Todd Gurley, who put up more than 2,000 scrimmage yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

L.A. traded for big-play wide receiver Brandin Cooks, adding him to an already strong receiver corps featuring Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Tavon Austin.

L.A.’s players will challenge Baltimore on every level – the defensive line, linebackers and secondary.

It’s also a good matchup and practice for new Ravens Defensive Coordinator Wink Martindale, who will be calling plays against McVay’s creative and effective scheme. Martindale was last a defensive coordinator eight years ago with the Denver Broncos.

McVay is viewed as one of the genius minds in the league. If that holds true it’ll be a great test for Martindale. I believe it could also benefit the offensive coaches that could pick up a few new tricks from one of the leagues most successful offenses in 2017.

It’s five for No. 5: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco announces birth of fifth child, a son — The Baltimore Sun

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is going to have a full complement of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs to throw to in the offseason.

On Friday afternoon, Flacco announced on Twitter the birth of son Thomas Kevin, his fifth child with wife Dana. They married in June 2011.

Congratulations to Joe and his family. I give him grief as a football player, but as a family man and human being he seems to be a genuinely good person. Sometimes we forget athletes are human as well and after the Reuben Foster fiasco it’s good to take a step back.