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2019 NFL Preseason Week 3 Preview: Players to watch in all 16 games - PFF

Baltimore Ravens @ Philadelphia Eagles


Chris Moore has caught all of six of his targets for 102 yards and a touchdown through two preseason games. The Cincinnati alumnus is entering a contract year with the Ravens and should look to carry momentum into the regular season. Third-year edge defender Tim Williams, a PFF favorite coming out of Alabama in 2017, is off to a similarly outstanding start. He’s earned a 90.0 overall grade across 41 defensive snaps through two games, recording four defensive stops and five pressures in the process.

Rashaad Penny among RB2s who deserve more touches in 2019 - Maurice Jones-Drew

Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore signed Mark Ingram to a three-year deal in March, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about Edwards. The second-year running back became the team’s starter in Week 12 last season and rushed for 654 yards over the final seven games -- only Saquon Barkley (721) and Derrick Henry (701) had more in that span. A big back (6-1, 238 pounds) and downhill runner, he should see plenty of opportunities to get carries in a run-heavy offense that will also feature Ingram and dual-threat QB Lamar Jackson.

Issue or Non-Issue As Ravens Training Camp Closes - John Eisenberg

Topic: The lack of a clear-cut starter at left guard.

Issue or Non-Issue: Issue.

Why: The Ravens hoped someone would emerge by now; Head Coach John Harbaugh said in June that the picture should be clearer after two preseason games. But is it? All that has happened, really, is several candidates have been eliminated. Alex Lewis was traded. It seems the Ravens don’t believe rookies Ben Powers or Patrick Mekari are ready. They prefer James Hurst as a swingman. That leaves Jermaine Eluemunor, who has been and an up-and-down performer. The good news is he was effective against the Green Bay Packers, so his arrow might be pointed up. The bad news is he left practice on a cart Monday in Philadelphia.

Brady over Montana? Choosing the NFL’s greatest ever at each position - Jeff Legwold

LT: Anthony Munoz

Start the argument with: Jonathan Ogden (Baltimore Ravens), Walter Jones (Seattle Seahawks), Ron Yary (Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams), Willie Roaf (New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs)

LB: Dick Butkus

Start the argument with: Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens), Joe Schmidt (Detroit Lions), Willie Lanier (Kansas City Chiefs), Jack Lambert (Pittsburgh Steelers)

CB: Deion Sanders

Career: Atlanta Falcons, 1989-93; San Francisco 49ers, 1994; Dallas Cowboys, 1995-99; Washington Redskins, 2000; Baltimore Ravens, 2004-05

CB: Rod Woodson

Career: Pittsburgh Steelers, 1987-96; San Francisco 49ers, 1997; Baltimore Ravens, 1998-2003

S: Ronnie Lott

Start the argument with: Ed Reed (Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, New York Jets), Brian Dawkins (Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos), Willie Wood (Green Bay Packers)

K: Adam Vinatieri

Start the argument with: Morten Andersen (New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings), Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens), Jan Stenerud (Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings)