Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tavon Young tore his ACL in September, but he's helping the team off the field, I guess. Young restructured his contract with the team, giving them more cap space.
Young can be a playmaker, though his main roadblock is his inability to stay on the field. Young missed both the 2017 and 2019 seasons with various injuries that I can't keep track of anymore.
Young taking a pay cut in 2021 is pretty much a given. With a deep secondary (pending health, of course), Young is an added insurance policy and provides the team with some cap breathing room.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson sat out practice yesterday with what the team called a "knee problem." I wasn't worried then. Only when I learned that Jackson missed a second practice, did the worry begin to set in.
This is the first time in Jackson's professional career that he has missed two practices in a row.
Head coach John Harbaugh does not address the media until Friday, so we won't know until then what the status of Baltimore's star quarterback will be. If he does not practice Friday, that will be an indicator that he could possibly sit in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Updated: Lamar Jackson expected to play
According to this report, Jackson is expected to play and the team is "just being cautious" with his knee. Uh huh.
Add "backfield" to the list of things that other teams will have a hard time figuring out when it comes to the Baltimore Ravens offense. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman mentioned that there would be a "rotation" system in the backfield that will change each week.
As mentioned, rookie running back JK Dobbins had the most snaps last Sunday, followed by veteran Mark Ingram. This is the part that I think he's talking about as far as changing every week -- if someone has a hot hand, that guy will likely get most of the snaps, rather than have it planned out ahead of time.
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams reworked his contract with the team, creating about $3 million worth of cap space.
Williams is heading into his eighth season with the Ravens. There was a time when Williams was a dominant force on the defensive line, and now that is not the case. He isn't bad by any means, just not as effective as he once was.
This reworking makes me think they're looking for extra room to extend someone like Marlon Humphrey.
Of all the things to be worried about this season, Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley is not worrying about his next contract. Stanley is on the final season of his rookie deal after the team exercised the fifth-year option on him last year.
Stanley spoke with reporters on Monday, and this is what he had to say about the situation -
Stanley is one of those guys that will get paid regardless if he stays with the team or goes somewhere else. If he has a season like last year, it'll be difficult for the Ravens to justify letting him walk.
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