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#1 papasmurfbell

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:52 PM

https://ravenswire.u...e-dwayne-allen/

 

 

 

I'm told that the #Ravens, #Bills, #Dolphins & #Lions have preliminary interest in meeting with street free agent TE Dwayne Allen, who played last season with the #patriots, per source. Allen officially was listed on the league's transaction report today.#AndWereOff

 

Why?  I don't get this move at all.


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#2 oldno82

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 12:57 AM

Maybe this rumor simply isn't true.


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 06:16 AM

They are usually pretty solid on what they hear.


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 02:22 PM

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Dwayne Allen‘s free agent tour is underway. On Tuesday, the tight end will meet with the Ravens, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter).

The Ravens are looking for blocking tight ends with both Nick Boyle and Maxx Williamsscheduled for free agency, so Allen could be a fit. Utilized as more of an offensive weapon in his early days with the Colts, Allen settled into a more blocking-forward role with the Patriots in the last two seasons. Allen could also provide veteran counsel to tight ends Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews, both of whom were selected in last year’s draft.

 

Allen, 29, recorded just 13 catches for 113 yards and one touchdown in his two seasons with the Patriots. In 2016, his last year with the Colts, he put up 35 catches for 406 yards and six TDs.


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 04:30 PM

Boyle's way better than him.


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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 06:42 PM

Agreed


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:08 PM

Me too and Boyle can catch as well as block. Maybe they want 2 blocking TE's at times?


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:53 PM

Hrst showed to be a good blocker when healthy.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:19 AM

How many tight ends do we need?
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:16 AM

Prob 4.


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 11:17 AM

http://www.espn.com/...ee-new-contract

 

The Baltimore Ravens and tight end Nick Boyle have agreed on a new three-year contract, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano Thursday.

Boyle had been eligible for unrestricted free agency next week and was expected to draw some interest from other teams.

 

Negotiating play to get Nick to drop his price?


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 04:09 PM

I like Nick as a player, but can't stand how much he's been suspended...hope it doesn't bite us in the ass


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#13 papasmurfbell

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 04:53 PM

He has had 2 yrs of good conduct.  I wonder if there are clawbacks if he does get suspended.


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:19 PM

Good signing.

3 years. 18 mil.

He's a critical piece to this new offense. 280 pounds leading the way.

 

 

there is no better blocker, Harbaugh said, than the 26-year-old with a soft spot for his dogs and remote-control car. According to Pro Football Focus, Boyle led all NFL tight ends in run-blocking snaps in the regular season's final seven weeks — the seven weeks in which quarterback Lamar Jackson started after taking over for Joe Flacco.

On a team with one of the NFL’s top rookie receivers (Mark Andrews), a first-round draft pick (Hayden Hurst) and a former second-round pick (Maxx Williams), Boyle led all Ravens tight ends in snaps. The former fifth-round pick set career highs as a receiver, finishing with 213 yards and 9.3 yards per catch in 16 games (13 starts).........“I think Nick is a huge piece of our offense going forward from the standpoint of how he plays, the tone he sets, the type of player he is,” Harbaugh said Thursday. “I think he's an all-around tight end. … He sets the edge. He sets the tempo. He's a physical presence out there, but he's definitely an underrated talent in the passing game. You've seen that when he gets an opportunity to catch passes and run routes, he makes those plays.”...........https://www.baltimor...0307-story.html

 

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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 05:48 PM


 

Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that at least 10 teams were interested in Boyle if he had hit the free-agent market, and one coach told Schefter that Boyle "would have been the best tight end to hit free agency in the last three years.".....http://www.espn.com/...yle-3-year-deal

 

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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:02 PM

We needed him. Like Grubber said above though, I hope he can stay out of trouble.


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 07:03 PM

He has 2 yrs of clean conduct.  


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:28 AM

Felt his second suspension was more recent, but I looked it up.  Thanks.


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