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Former Raven Todd Heap accidentally hits, kills his young daughter

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Former Raven Todd Heap accidentally hits, kills his young daughter

Tragic news came out of Arizona this morning, as reports have surfaced that on Friday, former Ravens tight end Todd Heap accidentally hit and killed his daughter while trying to move his truck. 

According to an ESPN report, Heap, who resides with his family in Arizona, accidentally hit his daughter while trying to move his truck in his driveway. She was taken to a hospital, eventually passing away there. 

The Ravens released this statement about the incident: 

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Mock drafts begin to center on one position for the Baltimore Ravens

Mock drafts begin to center on one position for the Baltimore Ravens

While all mock drafts around the internet constantly are changing with every passing day, there appears to be a consensus when it comes to the Baltimore Ravens. 

According to CSN's Ben Standig, his past two mock drafts have had the Ravens going after Terrell Suggs replacement in the first round. Not only will they be going after the linebacker's replacement but they appear to have multiple options at the position.

With two weeks to go until Roger Goodell calls the first pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, Standig has Baltimore aiming to get outside linebacker, Takkarist McKinley from UCLA.

Standig's analysis: "At some point the Ravens must find an edge pass rushing replacement for Terrell Suggs. The 255-pound McKinley had 10 sacks and forced three fumbles for the Bruins."

His previous mock had the team sizing up to get Taco Charlton from Michigan, another utility man in the middle of the field. Either way the team cannot go wrong with McKinley or Charlton, but you cannot have too high of expectations with one of them replacing a six-time Pro-Bowler in Suggs. 

Standig's analysis: "At some point the Ravens must find an edge pass rushing replacement for Terrell Suggs. Charlton might be better stopping the run than rushing the passer right now and yet he had nine sacks in 10 regular season games."

In his newest mock draft, Charlton actually falls down to the 28th overall pick which is in the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. McKinley was sitting at 30th waiting for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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In a change of heart, Ravens re-sign veteran DB Lardarius Webb

In a change of heart, Ravens re-sign veteran DB Lardarius Webb

BY TYLER BYRUM, @theTylerByrum

When free agency began this offseason, general manager Ozzie Newsome and the Baltimore Ravens made their goal clear: improve their defensive secondary. At first it appeared that Lardarius Webb was not going to be a factor for the team to achieve that goal, but even NFL teams can change their mind. 

Immediately the team signed safety Tony Jefferson when the free agency period began. Being the odd man out, the Ravens then waived the eight-year veteran Webb who had been with the team his entire tenure in the NFL.

But in a change of heart, just over a month following his release, Webb re-signed with the Ravens for a three-year deal, reportedly worth $10.5 million.

Drafted from by the Ravens in the third round back in 2009, the natural cornerback got moved to the team's full safety position after seven seasons at that position last year. Helping the defense rank No. 1 in the NFL in interceptions, Webb had one of his most productive seasons, stats-wise, and appeared to be adjusting to the position. In eight years, he has amassed 13 interceptions and 374 tackles for the team. 

The 31-year-old also has seen time on the special teams unit, returning both kick-offs and punts. Devin Hester though took over the return duties last year. 

Due to his age, and slight loss of speed, it appeared the team was comfortable letting him go back on March 10.

It would not at all be surprising if this was a move made to renegotiate Webb's contract that was expected to last at least two more seasons and take a cap-hit at $5.5 million this year. Although, normally that is a move made within a day or two of the player's release, not a month like the case for the Ravens. Fortunately for the team, he was not picked up by another team in free agency.

Since his release, the team has also brought in veteran Cowboys corner, Brandon Carr to go alongside Jimmy Smith. With a heavy defensive back roster in the 2017 NFL draft, this move all but eliminates an early round pickup at that position, but Newsome has made clear he can change his mind.

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