Ravens news: Lamar Jackson's weight, DT cut, Patrick Queen lashes out

The Ravens are subtracting in multiple ways
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson appears to have been slimming down this offseason, heading into OTAs at a very slender 205 pounds after bulking up to over 220 pounds at various points in the last two seasons. Lamar might look more like the spindly rookie out of Louisville in a make-or-break 2024 season.

The Ravens' quarterback raised some eyebrows with this new look. Jackson isn't necessarily an injury-prone quarterback, but his running does put him in dangerous situations more than most quarterbacks. Jackson himself doesn't seem too concerned about his new look, as he values his speed and elusiveness more than his physicality.

Jackson claims to have lost that weight with the intention of being more agile this season. After shedding nearly 30 pounds from his playing weight in 2022 (which was much worse than his MVP 2023 season at 215 pounds), head coach John Harbaugh doesn't sound too alarmed.

"Lamar's a pro. He knows what he's doing, he knows where he wants to be with that," Harbaugh said. "My concern is that he's in shape -- best shape of his life -- and that he's working toward that, ready football wise, all the details that goes with that."

More Ravens news

  • The Ravens cut defensive tackle Bravvion Roy, who spent most of last season on the practice squad. A Baylor alum drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by former college head coach Matt Rhule, Roy started 15 games in three years with the Panthers and recorded 76 tackles in that span.
  • Former Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen, who defected to the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, lashed out at fans who claimed Baltimore had no interest in bringing him back. Queen said he can "drop numbers" that would prove Baltimore had interest and mocked Ravens fans for letting him live "rent free" in their heads.

NFL news

  • The San Francisco 49ers were ranked as the most complete team in the league by NFL.com, with the Ravens coming in behind them at No. 2 overall. The reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs took the third spot, with two NFC teams in the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles rounding out the top five.
  • Former star wide receiver Antonio Brown has filed for bankruptcy, claiming he (somehow) has less than $50,000 in assets. Brown, who made $88 million during his playing career with the Steelers, Patriots, and Buccaneers, owes nearly $3 million to eight different creditors, including truck driver Anton Tumanov following a $1.2 million court judgment.