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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 23, 1998
Although he did not plan it this way, walking away from football for a year was the best thing that could have happened to Floyd Turner.The time off allowed the Ravens' wide receiver to focus on numerous business interests, like running a construction company back home in Houston and dabbling in real estate and the stock market. It also allowed him to rest his weary bones after eight years of bruises and muscle strains.Ultimately, the downtime gave Turner, 32, a chance to realize how much he missed the NFL life.
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By Mike Preston | September 3, 1999
The Ravens have to cut 12 players by Sunday at 4 p.m. Below is a list of players on some of the players on the bubble:Scott Bentley, K: He has been involved in a kick dual with Matt Stover. The loser goes home.Matt Stover, K: If he has longer kickoffs, the job may be his. His large salary, though, might enter the equation.Corey Chamblin, DB: He had a slow start but has made plays recently. He could go on the developmental squad.Billy Davis, WR: Decent speed, but needs a big game to take a spot away from Floyd Turner.
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By Mike Preston | September 3, 1999
The Ravens have to cut 12 players by Sunday at 4 p.m. Below is a list of players on some of the players on the bubble:Scott Bentley, K: He has been involved in a kick dual with Matt Stover. The loser goes home.Matt Stover, K: If he has longer kickoffs, the job may be his. His large salary, though, might enter the equation.Corey Chamblin, DB: He had a slow start but has made plays recently. He could go on the developmental squad.Billy Davis, WR: Decent speed, but needs a big game to take a spot away from Floyd Turner.
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By Mike Preston and Brent Jones and Mike Preston and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1999
Ravens special teams ace Bennie Thompson was especially close with former Ravens special teams coach Scott O'Brien, but Thompson won't be conferring with him much this week. O'Brien now is the special teams coach of the Carolina Panthers, whom the Ravens play Saturday.When both were with the Ravens last season, Thompson was O'Brien's coach on the field."I know Scotty just as well as he knows me," Thompson said. "Believe me, he knows what it's going to take to beat this team. He knows our strengths and weaknesses.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1999
After watching a handful of their players take the free-agent route out of Baltimore, the Ravens retrieved one of their own last night by agreeing to terms with wide receiver Floyd Turner.Turner could sign a two-year contract worth about $1.3 million today, a source said. The deal includes a $250,000 signing bonus and incentives that could elevate his pay into the $1.5 million range over two seasons.Turner, a nine-year veteran, flew into Baltimore yesterday from his Houston home, then met with coach Brian Billick and Ozzie Newsome, the team's vice president of player personnel.
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By Mike Preston | December 7, 1998
Running backsRoosevelt Potts had very little impact because the Ravens had to abandon the running game early. Priest Holmes ran hard in the second half, but he needs to be more aggressive at times. -- CQuarterbackIt's hard to analyze Jim Harbaugh because he didn't get much pass protection. Harbaugh rallied the team in the second half, but seemed a little too anxious to try to throw the long ball. -- C+ReceiversIt's a shame the Ravens wasted most of the season getting Floyd Turner (two touchdown catches)
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December 15, 1996
Site: Ericsson Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.Time: 1 p.m.TV: Chs. 11, 4Announcers: Don Criqui and Beasley ReeceRadio: WJFK (1300 AM), WLIF (101.9 FM).Line: Panthers by 8Vs. spread: Ravens 5-8; Panthers 11-3.On grass: Ravens 4-6; Panthers 7-1.Last week: Ravens lost to Bengals, 21-14; Panthers beat 49ers, 30-24.Series: First meeting.Who's hot: Ravens: QB Vinny Testaverde leads the AFC with 29 touchdowns, is second in passing yardage (3,630) and has been named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his 10-year career.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1996
Ravens starting wide receiver Michael Jackson was found to have only a mildly sprained left knee yesterday, and his status will be evaluated daily.Jackson was injured after he was tackled by cornerback DeRon Jenkins Monday. Jackson was evaluated by a team physician yesterday afternoon at Kernan Hospital.The Ravens were concerned because Jackson has injured the knee twice before, including once when he was a sophomore at Southern Mississippi College."I don't know if he will play against Green Bay on Saturday," said Ravens coach Ted Marchibroda.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1996
Several hundred fans turned out yesterday at Western Maryland College to watch the first training-camp practices in Baltimore Ravens history. About a dozen veterans joined some two dozen rookies for two workouts.The rest of the veterans will report tomorrow, then take the field Friday for the first, full-squad practice.Will wide receiver Floyd Turner be among them? Turner, an eight-year veteran, left the Indianapolis Colts when he signed a one-year contract last week with Baltimore Turner for $300,000 plus incentives, then collected a $150,000 signing bonus.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1996
Andre Rison is gone, taking away the team's only bona fide breakaway threat, but consistency is the buzzword for the Ravens' receivers."We don't have a spectacular one like Jerry Rice, but what we've got is good, maybe very good," said Ravens coach Ted Marchibroda. "We've got receivers who are real football players."We've got outstanding ability and good experience in the receiver corps, a bunch of guys who have been in the NFL."The Ravens waived Rison on July 17 because of salary cap reasons and are hoping Michael Jackson takes his place as the team's clutch performer.
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By Mike Preston and Brent Jones and Mike Preston and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1999
Ravens starting left offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden missed yesterday's practices with what has been initially diagnosed as a hip flexor. His status for tomorrow night's preseason opener against the Eagles in Philadelphia is questionable.Ogden, selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team the past two years, was the first draft choice in Ravens history, in 1996. He has been the cornerstone of the offensive line, and it was strange not having him line up on the left side yesterday.Ogden said he suffered the injury early yesterday morning.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1999
After watching a handful of their players take the free-agent route out of Baltimore, the Ravens retrieved one of their own last night by agreeing to terms with wide receiver Floyd Turner.Turner could sign a two-year contract worth about $1.3 million today, a source said. The deal includes a $250,000 signing bonus and incentives that could elevate his pay into the $1.5 million range over two seasons.Turner, a nine-year veteran, flew into Baltimore yesterday from his Houston home, then met with coach Brian Billick and Ozzie Newsome, the team's vice president of player personnel.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Vito Stellino and Mike Preston contributed to this article | December 21, 1998
CHICAGO -- Ravens wide receiver Michael Jackson had not produced a performance this memorable all year. But, in what seemed like a symbol of personal and team futility in 1998, his day was best captured by the touchdown that could have been.The snapshot occurred during the Ravens' opening drive of the second half, as they tried to gain some momentum in the face of Chicago's unanswered, 24-point first half. The Ravens had driven 43 yards to the Bears' 8, facing a first-and-goal. Quarterback Jim Harbaugh rolled to his right and saw Jackson break open in the right corner of the end zone.
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By Mike Preston and Sun reporter | December 14, 1998
The only thing left for the Ravens is jockeying for a draft pick in the top 10.Before their embarrassing 38-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, either someone forgot to tell the Ravens they were playing the NFC's best team, or maybe they just didn't care. On an evening when the Ravens had to be perfect, they were far from it, committing six turnovers for 26 Vikings points and a 35-14 Minnesota lead after three quarters. Who fumbled? Corey Harris. Jim Harbaugh. Eric Green. Priest Holmes twice.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1998
The only thing left for the Ravens is jockeying for a draft pick in the top 10.Before their embarrassing 38-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, either someone forgot to tell the Ravens they were playing the NFC's best team, or maybe they just didn't care. On an evening when the Ravens had to be perfect, they were far from it, committing six turnovers for 26 Vikings points and a 35-14 Minnesota lead after three quarters.Who fumbled? Corey Harris. Jim Harbaugh. Eric Green. Priest Holmes twice.
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By Mike Preston | December 7, 1998
Running backsRoosevelt Potts had very little impact because the Ravens had to abandon the running game early. Priest Holmes ran hard in the second half, but he needs to be more aggressive at times. -- CQuarterbackIt's hard to analyze Jim Harbaugh because he didn't get much pass protection. Harbaugh rallied the team in the second half, but seemed a little too anxious to try to throw the long ball. -- C+ReceiversIt's a shame the Ravens wasted most of the season getting Floyd Turner (two touchdown catches)
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By Mike Preston and Brent Jones and Mike Preston and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1999
Ravens special teams ace Bennie Thompson was especially close with former Ravens special teams coach Scott O'Brien, but Thompson won't be conferring with him much this week. O'Brien now is the special teams coach of the Carolina Panthers, whom the Ravens play Saturday.When both were with the Ravens last season, Thompson was O'Brien's coach on the field."I know Scotty just as well as he knows me," Thompson said. "Believe me, he knows what it's going to take to beat this team. He knows our strengths and weaknesses.
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By Mike Preston and Brent Jones and Mike Preston and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1999
Ravens starting left offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden missed yesterday's practices with what has been initially diagnosed as a hip flexor. His status for tomorrow night's preseason opener against the Eagles in Philadelphia is questionable.Ogden, selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team the past two years, was the first draft choice in Ravens history, in 1996. He has been the cornerstone of the offensive line, and it was strange not having him line up on the left side yesterday.Ogden said he suffered the injury early yesterday morning.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 23, 1998
Although he did not plan it this way, walking away from football for a year was the best thing that could have happened to Floyd Turner.The time off allowed the Ravens' wide receiver to focus on numerous business interests, like running a construction company back home in Houston and dabbling in real estate and the stock market. It also allowed him to rest his weary bones after eight years of bruises and muscle strains.Ultimately, the downtime gave Turner, 32, a chance to realize how much he missed the NFL life.
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December 15, 1996
Site: Ericsson Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.Time: 1 p.m.TV: Chs. 11, 4Announcers: Don Criqui and Beasley ReeceRadio: WJFK (1300 AM), WLIF (101.9 FM).Line: Panthers by 8Vs. spread: Ravens 5-8; Panthers 11-3.On grass: Ravens 4-6; Panthers 7-1.Last week: Ravens lost to Bengals, 21-14; Panthers beat 49ers, 30-24.Series: First meeting.Who's hot: Ravens: QB Vinny Testaverde leads the AFC with 29 touchdowns, is second in passing yardage (3,630) and has been named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his 10-year career.
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