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Pollard, McClain, Ellerbe on Ravens' inactive list

Pollard, McClain, Ellerbe on Ravens' inactive list

BALTIMORE (AP) Safety Bernard Pollard and linebackers Jameel McClain and Dannell Ellerbe are inactive for the Ravens against the Broncos, but Baltimore's depleted defense hopes to have Terrell Suggs back after a one-game absence with a torn right biceps.

Pollard has a chest injury, Ellerbe has been bothered by a sprained ankle and McClain is hindered by a neck injury. Josh Bynes is expected to start at middle linebacker; Ray Lewis (torn triceps) was ruled out Saturday.

James Ihedigbo is slated to start for Pollard, and Yanda (ankle) is being replaced by Bobbie Williams at right guard.

Ravens tight end Ed Dickson (knee) is also inactive.

Denver's inactives include guard Chris Kuper (ankle), running back Lance Ball, receiver Andre Caldwell, tight end Julius Thomas, defensive tackle Sealver Siliga and cornerback Tracy Porter.

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Fantasy Football Rookie RB rankings: Who is the next Ezekiel Elliot?

Fantasy Football Rookie RB rankings: Who is the next Ezekiel Elliot?

With the bulk of football in the books until training camps open in July, projection season is upon us.

In this space, we’re looking ahead to Fantasy Football.

Rather than start with the obvious headliners like Aaron Rodgers, Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones and Rob Gronkowski, let’s dive into the new guys.

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL: TOP 10 ROOKIE RUNNING BACKS

Along with Elliott, Dak Prescott, Sterling Shepard and Michael Thomas were among the rookies who produced and then some in 2016. Based on the early rounds of the 2017 draft, there’s hope for even more
first-year standouts.

Starting with the Bears selecting quarterback Mitch Trubisky second overall, 19 skill players were drafted in the first and second round.

That includes former LSU star Leonard Fournette, who headlines the running back class.

Here’s my look at the top 10 rookie runners with the 2017 fantasy football season in mind.

CHECK OUT THE TOP 10 ROOKIE RUNNING BACKS OF 2017 HERE

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Ex-Ravens receiver Michael Jackson dies in motorcycle accident in Louisiana

Ex-Ravens receiver Michael Jackson dies in motorcycle accident in Louisiana

Michael Jackson, a former NFL wide receiver who played eight seasons for the Browns and Ravens, died Friday after crashing his motorcyle into a car on a Louisiana highway. He was 48.

State police confirmed to TMZ Sports that Jackson was driving his motorcyle at "a high rate of speed" at about 1 a.m. Friday when he collided with the vehicle, which was reversing out of a parking lot and onto the road. The car's driver, a 20-year-old woman, also died in the accident.

Jackson's best season came in 1996 with the Ravens, a year in which he led the NFL in receiving touchdowns.

From 2009 to 2013, Jackson was the mayor of Village of Tangipahoa, which is located in Louisiana.

Former Raven Brad Jackson had this to say upon hearing the tragic news:

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