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Ravens News 6/20: Key summer dates, Snead moving the chains and more

NFL: Baltimore Ravens-Minicamp Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Some key dates to remember for the Ravens this summer - The Baltimore Sun

July 19: First training camp practice at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.

Aug. 2: Hall of Fame Game vs. the Chicago Bears in Canton, Ohio. Game begins at 8 p.m.

Aug. 6-7: Ravens host the Los Angeles Rams for two open practices in Owings Mills.

Aug. 9: Preseason game vs. Rams at M&T Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 20: Preseason game at Indianapolis Colts. 7 p.m.

Aug. 25: Preseason game at Miami Dolphins. 7 p.m.

Aug. 30: Preseason game vs. Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 1: Teams must reduce their roster to 53 players by 4 p.m.

The Ravens will also practice against the Colts on August 17th and 18th before their third preseason game.

WR Willie Snead Showed Off Chain-Moving Ability and Was Praised for Being Quarterback-Friendly - Garrett Downing

He caught just about everything thrown his way and may have very well led the team in receptions during the spring practices.

“He has a knack for seeing the game the way the quarterback does, and he makes his decisions quick, and he gets into open spots quickly,” Flacco said during last week’s minicamp. “I think that’s a wakeup to me when I’m standing back in the pocket, that, man, he’s going to be ready and he’s going to make the right decisions so I can anticipate and I can be confident to put this ball on him, because he’s going to make the right decisions.”

“When you have a veteran guy like that, that’s worked the slot, he understands how to set guys up, he understands the timing of say a ‘choice route,’” Wide Receivers Coach Bobby Engram said. “He’s seen reading a defense’s leverage, and I think for a quarterback, Willie is easy to read, like his body language. So, I think him and Joe have struck up a good rapport.”

Luring the reliable Snead away from the Saints with a 2-year, $7 million contract may turn out to be Ozzie Newsome’s best move this offseason.

Sneak Peak of the Top-Rated Baltimore Ravens on Madden 19 - Christopher Church

According to Miguel “Gator” Lozada YouTube video, the highest rated Ravens players include:

Marshal Yanda, 88

Jimmy Smith, 88

Justin Tucker, 86

Sam Koch, 84

Michael Pierce, 83

C.J. Mosley, 83

Brandon Williams, 83

Eric Weddle, 82

Michael Crabtree, 82

Tony Jefferson, 82

Brandon Carr, 79

Alex Collins, 79

Joe Flacco, 77

Hard to dispute a top three of Marshal Yanda, Jimmy Smith and Justin Tucker. C.J. Mosley, Alex Collins and especially Terrell Suggs seem underrated.