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  Ravens | Tavon Young ready    Thu Jul 2, 11:16 AM

Baltimore Ravens DB Tavon Young (neck) is ready to go. 'He looks healthy on the computer,' defensive coordinator Don 'Wink' Martindale said last week, via the team's official website. 'He says he's healthy. He's ready to go. Tavon is ready to go, and if he tells me he's ready to go, I believe in him 100 percent. And he'll be ready to go, so I'm excited about that.'

Footballguys view: The team also brought back Jimmy Smith in free agency, so they should be as strong from 1-4 at corner as any team in the league. The Ravens defense will be breaking in two rookie linebackers, but they added Calais Campbell up front to help a pass rush that doesn't have any impact players on the edge other than Matt Judon, who is coming back this year on the franchise tag.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson focused on silencing critics    Wed Jul 1, 12:33 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has his mind set on winning a playoff game in an effort to silence remaining critics following his MVP 2019 campaign. 'I need to win a playoff game before anything because I'm tired of that already,' Jackson said. 'Once I get tired of something, I have to make it happen. So, that's my goal right now; focus on being a better player all around. Not just a (better) player, but teammate as well.'

Footballguys view: The critics are still there for Jackson, mainly because of his lack of postseason success. We'll see the Ravens run through the regular season once again and they should win the AFC North title in 2020. Then, Jackson will have to work his magic in the playoffs to see if he can get the Ravens to the Super Bowl.

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  Ravens | Marquise Brown ready to roll    Sun Jun 28, 12:10 AM

Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown 'had a great offseason physically,' according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Footballguys view: Brown entered last year as a rookie still recovering from the Lisfranc injury that kept him from participating in the pre-draft process. His rookie season was full of ups and downs, but this year he's looking to post great numbers. The Ravens have a run-heavy offense, but Brown is the preferred wide receiver on the team. He's a WR3 for Fantasy GMs with the upside to be more if he pays off on his big-play ability.

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  Ravens | DeShon Elliott ready to go    Sat Jun 27, 10:03 PM

Baltimore Ravens SS DeShon Elliott (knee) will be ready for training camp whenever it begins, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

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  Ravens | Brandon Williams to move around    Wed Jun 24, 03:06 PM

Baltimore Ravens DT Brandon Williams will receive snaps at nose tackle this upcoming season, but he will also be move around the defensive line, according to defensive coordinator Don Martindale.

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  Ravens | Coach expects Matt Skura to be ready    Mon Jun 22, 03:58 PM

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Skura (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said Skura is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a knee injury.

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  Ravens | Matt Skura closer to returning    Thu Jun 18, 06:58 PM

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Skura (knee) was able to pass the team's conditioning test this week, according to his trainer Jay Johnson. Johnson said he is optimistic that Skura will be ready for training camp.

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  Ravens | Gus Edwards expects all RBs to have role    Wed Jun 17, 05:40 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards said he believes the team will be able to keep the top four running backs involved in the offense this season.

Footballguys view: Edwards is correct but that role for some (himself included) is going to be limited unless someone gets banged up. They already have veteran Mark Ingram as a quality starter but in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft they acquired arguably the best running back in the class by selecting J.K. Dobbins from Ohio State. Those two will serve as the 1-2 punch for the Ravens on the ground. Edwards will give the team some power and could see time on third-down-and-short situations or near the goal-line.

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  Ravens | Two Ravens RBs working out together    Wed Jun 17, 03:41 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards said he has been working out with RB Justice Hill multiple times a week this offseason. They have been participating in drills during the workouts.

Footballguys view: There was a ton of buzz around Hill last year as a rookie but he didn't get a chance to do much for the Ravens in 2019. This year, the team went out and added a potential star running back in J.K. Dobbins (Ohio State) in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. That pushes Hill further down the depth chart as he's no.3 or no.4 at the position behind Dobbins and Mark Ingram. We still love Hill in dynasty formats.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson escapes tumble unscathed    Mon Jun 15, 02:19 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson tumbled over a jet ski on the beach in a video posted on social media, landing awkwardly but escaping the situation free of injury.

Footballguys view: Yeah, that's a video that made Ravens fans hearts skip a beat. Jackson was playing beach football and ran towards what must have been the pylon for the 'end zone' which was a jet ski parked on the edge of the water. Thank goodness he's okay.

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  Ravens | Hopes high for Marquise Brown    Fri Jun 12, 02:17 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown has said he plans on making a 'big statement' this season -- his second NFL season -- and that has Ravens head coach John Harbaugh excited. Harbaugh added that Brown is currently working out without restriction this offseason after dealing with a nagging foot injury much of the 2019 season. 'That's going to be really interesting to see, because his talent is at a high level,' Harbaugh said in a recent radio interview. 'His motivation is at a high level. His hands are better, and really kind of a lot better, than we thought. Not that we didn't think he had good hands, but he's got really good hands. So all those things, I can't wait to see when he gets back.'

Footballguys view: Brown wasn't healthy last year and still made an impact. He had offseason surgery to remove a screw in his foot, which should help him get back to full speed this year. Brown is available as a WR3/WR4 who could greatly outperform his draft position this year.

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  Ravens | More on Jake Ryan's release    Thu Jun 11, 05:07 PM

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens LB Jake Ryan (undisclosed) was released Thursday, June 11, with a non-football injury designation.

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  Ravens | Jake Ryan let go    Thu Jun 11, 04:17 PM

Baltimore Ravens LB Jake Ryan was waived Thursday, June 11.

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  Ravens | Several could be return options    Wed Jun 10, 06:52 PM

Baltimore Ravens WRs De'Anthony Thomas, Chris Moore and Willie Snead will be candidates for the returner job during training camp.

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  Ravens | Two could be possible OT options    Wed Jun 10, 06:49 PM

Baltimore Ravens OG Tyre Phillips and OG Ben Bredeson could be candidates to play offensive tackle in emergency situations this season.

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  Ravens | James Proche getting familiar with his QBs    Tue Jun 9, 09:40 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR James Proche caught passes from QBs Lamar Jackson and Trace McSorley last week in south Florida. This week, he is doing the same with QB Robert Griffin III.

Footballguys view: Proche was dominant for SMU over the last two seasons snaring 209 passes and a whopping 27 touchdowns. He's a reserve receiver for the Ravens this season as the 2020 sixth-round pick needs to learn more nuance as a route-runner. Proche is dominant when tracking the ball downfield and can make difficult catches seem routine. We'll monitor him in deep dynasty formats.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson successful on play action    Mon Jun 8, 07:52 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson threw 11 touchdowns on play-action passes in 2019 and did not record any interception on those passes.

Footballguys view: Jackson's rushing ability sets things up nicely for play-action passing. He's so dangerous on the ground that teams are fearing/respecting that first and foremost. This leads to one-on-one situations down field that his receivers can win. We'll continue to see Jackson be a leader in this category in 2020 and beyond.

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  Ravens | Gus Edwards made most of carries    Sun Jun 7, 10:40 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards averaged 5.3 yards per carry in 2019, the third most among qualified runners.

Footballguys view: Edwards is pushed down the depth chart with the selection of J.K. Dobbins in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. We'll see the Ravens use Mark Ingram and Dobbins as their top backs leaving Edwards for a third-string role. He's a one-dimensional power back who might get some short-yardage of goal-line work.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson may go deep more often    Sun May 31, 02:52 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson hopefully will try more downfield throws this upcoming season when the team faces one-on-one coverage, according to head coach John Harbaugh. 'Those corners are going to be one-on-one and those safeties are going to be one-on-one against receivers, especially on downfield throws, and we got to make them pay for it,' Harbaugh said. 'I really do believe that's the next step for this offense from an execution standpoint. I really do believe Lamar is going to take the next step and our receivers are going to take the next step.'

Footballguys view: So long as his targets are healthy (Marquise Brown specifically), Jackson should be able to have quite a bit of success as a deep passer. His rushing ability means teams are going to be sucked up to the line in order to contain Jackson as a runner. That leaves deep shots in 1-on-1 situations that Jackson could take advantage of.

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  Ravens | Miles Boykin set to start?    Sat May 30, 11:59 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Miles Boykin has the 'inside track' to being the No. 2 receiver in 2020, according to Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Boykin has deep speed and can get by defenders in a hurry. He also has great size and can be a red-zone threat as teams are going to be focused on TE Mark Andrews. Boykin is currently going undrafted in 12-team PPR leagues but keep him on your waiver-wire speed dial, especially if the Ravens implement more deep passing (as reports speculate) in 2020.

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  Ravens | Devin Duvernay could start     Sat May 30, 11:54 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Devin Duvernay is expected to compete with WR Willie Snead for playing time in three-receiver sets.

Footballguys view: We certainly appreciate the rookie's game and defenses will have to respect his speed. Duvernay is a slot receiver only, playing 741-of-761 snaps in 2019 from that position. He can be dangerous on screen passes, and Texas used him in that role often. Last season, Duvernay caught 42 screen passes while snaring 105 passes overall. He is dangerous after the catch with his elusiveness, strength and speed. We love him in dynasty formats.

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  Ravens | Baltimore may keep at least one rookie TE    Fri May 29, 07:34 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Eli Wolf and Jacob Breeland both have a chance to make the final roster, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said he expected as least one of the tight ends to make the roster.

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  Ravens | Matt Judon update    Fri May 29, 09:17 AM

Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens DE/LB Matt Judon signed a one-year, $16.808 million tender, which is the midpoint between defensive end and linebacker tenders.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson to improve deep passing?    Thu May 28, 08:03 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson can improve on his MVP 2019 campaign by taking advantage of defenses stacking the box, according to head coach John Harbaugh Thursday, May 28. 'Those corners are going to be one-on-one and those safeties are going to be one-on-one against receivers, especially on some downfield throws, and we got to make them pay for it. We absolutely have to make them pay,' Harbaugh said. 'The ability to make them pay for tilting their defense toward stopping our run game with a really, really efficient passing game. I do believe that's the next step of this offense. I really do believe Lamar is going to take the next step.'

Footballguys view: The Ravens could help Jackson by getting him better wide receivers. The players in place have talent but guys like Marquise Brown need to stay healthy to be productive. Jackson is a better passer than some think, and he'll continue to develop his talent in 2020 and beyond.

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  Ravens | Matt Judon signs tag    Thu May 28, 07:18 PM

Baltimore Ravens DE Matt Judon signed his franchise tag Thursday, May 28, according to a source.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson best in league at big runs    Thu May 28, 06:48 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's 47 runs of 10-plus yards in the 2019 regular season were more than any other player - running back or quarterback, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Jackson is the most dangerous runner in the league, regardless of position. He's improving as a passer but is still going to be a threat with the rock in his hands and his mind on gashing defenses with his legs. Expect him to lead the league in this category again in 2020.

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  Ravens | Justice Hill to still have a role    Thu May 28, 06:25 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Justice Hill is expected to take a big jump in his second year in the NFL, according to head coach John Harbaugh Thursday, May 28. 'Is that really a problem to have four guys breaking off big runs and making guys miss? There's roles there for those guys,' Harbaugh said.

Footballguys view: Harbaugh says that he envisions a role for all four running backs on the roster. That could be a large headache for Fantasy GMs on a weekly basis. At the end of the day, Hill is going to be the no.4 back and have the smallest role in 2020.

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  Ravens | Bradley Bozeman will start    Thu May 28, 05:36 PM

Baltimore Ravens C Bradley Bozeman will be one of the starting linemen for the Ravens this upcoming season, but it is not known if he will start at center or guard.

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  Ravens | Jimmy Smith may see time at safety    Thu May 28, 05:18 PM

Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith could line up at safety at times this upcoming season, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

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  Ravens | Malik Harrison may move around    Thu May 28, 04:25 PM

Baltimore Ravens LB Malik Harrison likely will primarily be used at weakside linebacker but could also see time at middle linebacker, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

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  Ravens | Patrick Queen to be three-down LB    Thu May 28, 04:23 PM

Baltimore Ravens LB Patrick Queen will play middle linebacker and is expected to be a three-down linebacker, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson lethal against Cover-0    Wed May 27, 09:35 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson finished 19-for-25 and threw for 12 touchdowns against Cover-0 coverage - an all-out blitz with man coverage and no deep safety - in 2019.

Footballguys view: Teams should not send all-out blitzes against Jackson. His athleticism is as dangerous as we've ever seen in the NFL. Jackson is also a better passer than some realize, meaning he can beat the blitz with his legs or his arm.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson to work out with teammates    Wed May 27, 06:43 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is scheduled to work out with some of his teammates next week, according to WR Miles Boykin.

Footballguys view: Jackson's going to keep his game sharp. He's developing as a passer and still the most dangerous runner in the league...at any position. Jackson has a current ADP of QB2 (2.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Ravens | No shortage of pass rushes for Chuck Clark    Tue May 26, 11:03 PM

Baltimore Ravens S Chuck Clark finished in a tie for first among defensive backs with 78 pass rushes in 2019. He also rushed the passer on 18.1 percent of his 432 passing snaps - the highest percentage by any defensive back in the league with at least 20 rush opportunities.

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  Ravens | Matt Skura on track    Mon May 25, 04:04 PM

Baltimore Ravens C Matt Skura (knee) said his recovery is going well and hopes to be ready for the start of training camp. He said he is working on strengthening his knee.

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  Ravens | Mark Andrews efficient from slot    Thu May 21, 09:09 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews led the NFL with 3.3 yards per route from the slot in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus. Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods ranked second with 2.6 yards per route.

Footballguys view: Andrews is a favorite target of QB Lamar Jackson. Whether it's from the slot, in-line or from the outside we'll continue to see Jackson look for Andrews...especially on key down-and-distance situations.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson outstanding against blitz    Thu May 21, 04:46 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson threw 24 touchdown passes against the blitz this past season.

Footballguys view: Defenses are often nearly helpless against Jackson. If you blitz him he only gets better. It's a similar situation with Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City. We'll continue to see Jackson develop as a passer while he also gashes opponents on the ground with his elite rushing skill.

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  Ravens | Calais Campbell got to the quarterback in 2019    Tue May 19, 10:45 PM

Baltimore Ravens DL Calais Campbell led all defensive lineman with 19 quarterback knockdowns in 2019 as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Sports Info Solutions.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson productive from pocket    Mon May 18, 05:10 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson threw 25 touchdowns from the pocket in 2019, which ranked first among quarterbacks.

Footballguys view: Jackson is dangerous as a runner and more lethal as a passer than some still want to give him credit for. We should see him continue to throw with accuracy from the pocket this season.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson successful at avoiding tackles    Mon May 18, 04:44 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson forced 42 missed tackles this past season, which ranked first among quarterbacks in the NFL.

Footballguys view: In other news, water is wet. Jackson is one of the most elusive quarterbacks to ever play this game. He's a more developed passer than some want to give him credit for, but Jackson is going to continue as an incredibly dangerous runner in 2020.

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  Ravens | Man coverage no match for Lamar Jackson    Sun May 17, 04:14 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson posted an NFL-best 91.0 QBR versus man coverage in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen.

Footballguys view: Jackson is a good passer who is only getting better. Man coverage has to stay on an island with the Ravens receivers while Jackson uses his athleticism to buy time and look for the right throw. That's why Jackson is so deadly against that type of coverage.

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  Ravens | Pernell McPhee officially back for 2020    Tue May 12, 04:14 PM

Updating a previous story, free-agent LB Pernell McPhee (Ravens) officially re-signed on a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, May 12. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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  Ravens | Sean Modster released    Tue May 12, 04:13 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Sean Modster was waived Tuesday, May 12.

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  Ravens | Justin Madubuike has chip on shoulder    Tue May 12, 10:21 AM

Baltimore Ravens third-round pick DT Justin Madubuike said he feels like he has been overlooked his entire college career, and the way he rose on draft boards after the combine has finally opened some eyes.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson incredibly efficient in 2019    Mon May 11, 10:16 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson threw for a touchdown on league-best nine percent of his 401 pass attempts in 2019. Only one other quarterback (Drew Brees, 7.1) with at least 300 pass attempts finished with a mark better than six percent.

Footballguys view: Jackson was deadly last year as a runner and as an efficient passer. Expect more of the same this year as the Ravens try a rinse and repeat to get back to the playoffs and hopefully (for them) to the Super Bowl.

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  Ravens | D.J. Fluker has good chance to start    Mon May 11, 05:07 PM

Baltimore Ravens OG D.J. Fluker likely is the leading candidate for the starting right guard job at this point, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.

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  Ravens | D.J. Fluker deal with Baltimore official    Mon May 11, 01:20 PM

The Baltimore Ravens announced they have officially signed free-agent OG D.J. Fluker (Seahawks). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Ravens | Marquise Brown hoping to add almost 20 pounds    Sun May 10, 05:59 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown played at 157 pounds at times as a rookie in 2019, according to Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report. In addition to working out this offseason with Lamar Jackson, Brown is planning to play the 2020 season between 170 and 175.

Footballguys view: No matter how you slice it, 157 pounds is incredibly light for an NFL player. Adding 20 pounds and retaining his quickness, which Brown likely would, is for the best in terms of helping the talented second-year player play up to his potential. Brown has incredible upside as a player because he is a legitimate threat to take it to the house anytime he touches the ball. Fantasy GMs should consider him at least a WR3/flex in fantasy leagues this year.

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  Ravens | Daishawn Dixon signs with BAL    Sat May 9, 12:13 PM

Undrafted free agent OL Daishawn Dixon on Saturday, May 9, officially signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

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  Ravens | Tyre Phillips under contract    Fri May 8, 06:31 PM

Baltimore Ravens third-round draft choice OG Tyre Phillips signed a four-year contract with the Ravens Friday, May 8. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Phillips is a mauler in the run game who is battle-tested in the SEC after playing at Mississippi State. He should be a future starter for the Ravens.

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