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NFL Playbook previews the Week 2 game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bills vs Ravens Wednesday Injury Report

BUFFALO BILLS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee), LB Julian Stanford (nose)
 
BALTIMORE RAVENS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Maurice Canady (thigh), LB Kenny Young (knee)

Harbaugh Says Undrafted Rookie Kicker Kaare Vedvik Would Have Made Team If Not for Injuries During Fight

In a bizarre twist, undrafted rookie kicker Kaare Vedvik would have made the final Baltimore Ravens roster if not for a late night fight that cost him not only head injuries but his position on the team according to Ravens coach John Harbaugh.

Baltimore City Police said Vedvik was found at approximately 4 a.m. ET on Saturday suffering from “upper body injuries” but could not confirm how his injuries occurred. Vedvik, 24, a native of Norway, was sent to Maryland Shock Trauma and is now listed in stable condition.

“It was disappointing for him because I think it cost him a chance to kick in this league,” Harbaugh said Monday. “He would’ve had a shot. There were plenty of trade talks.”

Vedvik was 8-of-9 (89 percent) on field goals in the preseason, hitting a 56-yarder in Thursday’s preseason finale. He repeatedly hit long field goals in training camp, but he didn’t have a shot to make the Ravens because of Justin Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history.

Harbaugh visited Vedvik in the hospital on Sunday, along with vice president of security Darren Sanders.

“He told what he could remember what happened. it’s not up to me to get into the details of that,” Harbaugh said. “He’s trying to remember as best he can. I think they’re trying to piece some of it together based on some video stuff.”

Vedvik’s face remains swollen and was “kind of stitched up,” Harbaugh said.

“We’re just grateful and I think he’s very thankful that he’s OK,” Harbaugh said. “He’s going to be fine. That’s the most important thing.”

Ravens Rookie LT Greg Senat to Be Disciplined Over Picture of Injured Foot

Ravens rookie Greg Senat might have more to worry about than his injured right foot, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.

Senat posted a picture of him wearing a protective boot, which drew the ire of coach John Harbaugh.

“He’ll be disciplined for that,” Harbaugh said. “So, I’ll make sure that we take care of that.”

Senat deleted his tweet less than 30 minutes after Harbaugh’s remark.

A sixth-round pick out of Wagner, Senat was Baltimore’s starting left tackle in Saturday’s preseason game because of injuries to Ronnie Stanley and James Hurst. He left the game early after suffering turf toe.

Harbaugh expects Senat to be out “for a while.”

“Obviously, he doesn’t know any better,” Harbaugh said. “At this point in time when the regular season starts, we won’t be doing that.”

Ravens Top CB Jimmy Smith Suspended for the First Four Games of 2018

The Ravens will be without their top cornerback for the first quarter of the season, according to NFL.com, as Tuesday cornerback Jimmy Smith was suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

The Ravens organization released the following statement regarding Smith’s suspensions:

“One of our players, Jimmy Smith, has been suspended without pay for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. The Ravens fully support the NFL’s decision.

“The NFL found evidence of threatening and emotionally abusive behaviors by Jimmy toward his former girlfriend that showed a pattern of improper conduct. Our player’s behavior was inappropriate and wrong.

“As an organization, we have carefully reviewed the matter to determine the appropriate course of action for our team to take as Jimmy’s employer.

“We consulted with relationship and domestic violence experts for their perspectives. We convened a group of Ravens women and men executives, not directly involved with our football operations, to review the matter. We also engaged in conversations with Jimmy about his past behavior and his intention to change.

“Additionally, it is our understanding that following a long-running and difficult custody dispute with his former girlfriend and mother of his son, Jimmy has resolved his custody and support issues.

“As a result of this entire process, we will allow Jimmy to return to our team after his suspension. Jimmy has acknowledged his behaviors were wrong and accepts full responsibility for them. He has completed a clinical evaluation and has agreed to undertake any follow-up care or treatment that may be recommended. Through our conversations with Jimmy, we believe he is taking the proper steps to improve and that he can change. Jimmy has assured us that he is fully dedicated to making this change. He also understands the consequences if he does not.”

Smith responded to the suspension in a separate statement released by the team:

“I would like to sincerely apologize to my former girlfriend, the NFL, the Ravens organization, my coaches, my teammates, my fiancĂ©e and all our fans. I’m very disappointed that my past actions have led to this suspension. I promise that I have already learned much and will continue to learn more from this experience. I believe I am, and will continue to try to be, a better person and a better father because of this. I am committed to being the best I can be, both on and off the field.

“I take full responsibility for my past conduct. Moving forward, I will work with the NFL and the Ravens to ensure that what happened in the past will never happen again. I will take all necessary steps to be a positive role model for both my sons, for the NFL and for the entire Ravens community.”

How Do the Ravens Look at the Key Positions in Fantasy Football in 2018?

The 2018 season ought to be an interesting one for the Baltimore Ravens after missing the playoffs in 2017 with a massive last game letdown against the Cincinnati Bengals that would have clinched them a playoff spot.

The team is trying to reload the roster on the fly, making sure they don’t fall too far back in the AFC, and more so the AFC North against the likes of the Champion Steelers, Bengals and Browns.

Today we take a look at what the Ravens will look like Fantasy Football wise for those that want to use a promo from fanduel and get ready for the 2018 campaign.

Quarterback:

Joe Flacco – Still the guy under center until Lamar Jackson pushed him out, this is a critical season for Flacco, who in 2017 was the 24th-overall fantasy quarterback. There is no doubt his time as a top NFL starter is probably over at this point, but he did put up about 17 points a game last season as a fantasy starter, so he might be good to store away on your bench come draft day.

Running Back:

Alex Collins – Last season Collins turned some heads, but also drove fantasy owners crazy as there was times the team would simply not go to him as much as many times as owners wanted, leaving them shaking their heads. He wrapped up the season as the 16th-best running back in fantasy football, giving owners hope that he will be able to keep up the good work and have an even bigger 2018 season now that he’s clearly the #1 starter at the RB spot.

Wide Receiver:

Michael Crabtree – One of the newest Ravens, this one is a tough one to figure out, and it is going to take a number of preseason games to see what type of impact he’s going to have on the offense this season. Crabtree had Amari Cooper with him in Oakland, so he was basically the second option, where that won’t be the case in B-More. He has the fifth-most touchdown receptions over the past three seasons with 25 scores. He will be the number one guy for the Ravens, and if he can have some early success with Flacco and the offense as a whole can get going, he’s probably a good guy to have as maybe the number three wide out on your roster. Look for Crabtree to have some ups and downs for his new team in 2018.

Video: Watch Ray Lewis’ Hall of Fame Speech as He Joins the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018

It was quite a night Saturday in Canton, Ohio as Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis took center stage, joining the class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Check out his speech from the evening’s night full of stories and memories of the greats around the NFL.

Preview: What to Expect From the Ravens QB Spot in Tonight’s Hall of Fame Game

Tonight it all begins again, as the Hall of Fame Game takes place in Canton, Ohio – with the Ravens taking the field against the Chicago Bears.

Here’s Peter King of NBC to break down the game and talk about what to expect from the quarterbacks from each team.