Nick Perry a “prodigy,” Joe Flacco a Ravens lifer


Jul 30, 2015; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens strong safety Will Hill (33) covers defensive back Nick Perry (36) during coverage drill on day one of training camp at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Every NFL offseason, a handful of undrafted free agents burst onto the scene and play their way onto the final rosters of teams all over the league.  Whether scouts were simply wrong about a guy or there are just certain players who make better pros than preps, it happens all the time.

The Baltimore Ravens are no stranger to this, as they employ several former undrafted free agents on their current roster.  One of which is former Alabama safety Nick Perry, a player who seems destined to make the final 53 man roster this season.

Defensive coordinator Dean Pees had high praise for Perry following a recent training camp practice, calling him “a typical Nick Saban prodigy,” and referring to him as “tough and smart.”

Meanwhile, Joe Flacco spoke with ESPN and was asked about his salary cap hit in 2016, which will be the second highest in the NFL.  Flacco reiterated that he loves playing in Baltimore, and that he can’t see himself playing anywhere else.

As if anybody has ever doubted Flacco’s future with the Ravens.  The odds are still near 100% that he gets an extension with a lower cap number by the start of next season.

Hope you enjoy today’s links!

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the FanSided network

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has the best Matthew McConaughey parodyJack Jorgensen, FanSided

Ravens’ Brandon Williams dancing ‘The Carlton’ is very spectacularJack Jorgensen, FanSided

Ravens will be challenged against EaglesJoe Serpico, The Baltimore Wire

The battle at tight end is getting interestingRocky Friedman, The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the interwebs

Perry a “typical Nick Saban prodigy”Ken McKusick, Russell Street Report

Ravens want to see more of Timmy Jernigan on the fieldJamison Hensley, ESPN

John Harbuagh’s stressful Ravens camp lays foundationJamison Hensley, ESPN

Joe Flacco: “I couldn’t see myself anywhere else”Jamison Hensley, ESPN

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