The Best Competitions at Ravens 2018 Training Camp – Ryan Mink
Breshad Perriman, the Ravens’ 2015 first-round pick, is on the bubble. He’s been healthy thus far this offseason, but had some drops in practice this summer and didn’t shine the same way he did last year in Organized Team Activities and minicamp. He has to put it together, and fast, because he’s working against younger competition who may offer more on special teams. Tim White was very impressive last offseason before injuring his thumb and is one of the leading kick/punt return options. The Ravens’ pair of rookie draft picks, Jordan Lasley and Jaleel Scott, need to prove they can make an immediate impact on offense and special teams.
Former Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro cornerback Albert Lewis was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness on Monday, and remains in the critical care unit of a Shreveport, Louisiana hospital.
According to the latest reporting from KSLA-TV, friends say that the Chiefs Hall of Famer is sitting up and speaking, while doctors continue to run tests. The friends say they are unaware of any previous medical condition that might have been the cause for Lewis’ hospitalization.
Lewis, 57, is a native of Mansfield, Louisiana, where he played his prep ball at DeSoto High School. Drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 1983 NFL draft out of Grambling State, he would play 11 seasons in Kansas City before becoming a free agent and joining the Los Angeles Raiders in 1994. He was a Raider for five seasons.
Jim Wyatt previews the defensive line going into training camp. The only way this group could have gotten much better is if Suh signed with us this offseason. That didn’t happen, so I’m excited to roll with Casey, DaQuan, and Bennie.
Jurrell Casey is planning on protesting despite the leagues new policy. It will be the same thing he did last year, raising his fist. I have no problem with this.
NFL.com previews the AFC South and says the Titans biggest positional battle will be at LB. I think the biggest battle is at WR, where we have Rishard Matthews and then a ton of unknowns.
The Ravens are cruising after knocking off the power house Saints in a home match up where Baltimore stole a victory in overtime with a touchdown snag from Michael Crabtree. They head to Carolina to play their second straight NFC South team and hope to keep the good vibes rolling into the midway point of the season.
After a rocky start, Joe Flacco has seemingly turned things around the last few weeks, looking poised and efficient enough to guide the Ravens to a winning record for the first time since Week 1. The new look receiving corps has had a lot to do with that, hauling in big time catches and turning it on late in games.
As for Carolina, this has the makings of a tough contest. The Panthers are typically a very solid squad, and heading into their building is always a scary proposition.