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Baltimore Ravens Key Offseason Dates Remaining Before Defending Super Bowl Title

May 31st, 2013 at 10:35 AM
By Josh Michael

The Baltimore Ravens have already seen NFL free agency begin, the NFL Draft, rookie mini-camp, and after today's practice the first and second week of OTA's take place, so what remains this offseason before the Ravens begin their Super Bowl defense?

'John Harbaugh' photo (c) 2008, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

That Super Bowl defense begins in 97 days when the Ravens open the season at Mile High stadium against the Denver Broncos to open up the 2013 NFL season, but there are still some key offseason dates remaining.

June 4-6

Next week will be the third and final week of OTA's for the Ravens in Owings Mills. This will be the final week for Head Coach John Harbaugh and his staff to teach and implement their system with the rookies and new comers before the break.

June 7

The 2012 Baltimore Ravens and staff will be presented with their Super Bowl XLVII Championship rings in a private ceremony. The rings were designed by Jostens, along with some influence from players and staff, including Joe Flacco and Ray Lewis.

June 11-13

The entire team will come to Owings Mills, as this will be a mandatory three day mini-camp and will be the final practice's before training camp begins.

July 21-24

Rookies, quarterbacks and injured players will be required to arrive on July 21 for training camp, while the rest of the team will have until the 24th to arrive.

July 25

Baltimore will begin training camp with their first official practice of the preseason.

 'Jonathan Ogden' photo (c) 2007, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

August 3

Although this date does not involve the current roster, it will be important for Baltimore Ravens fans, players, coaches, retired players and staff as offensive tackle, Jonathan Ogden will become the first Raven to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

August 8, 15, 22, 29

These dates mark the four preseason games the Ravens have scheduled prior to the 2013 NFL Season. They will open up on the road at Tampa, before coming home to play the Atlanta Falcons for their preseason home opener. Baltimore will host the Carolina Panthers in their third preseason game, before closing out the preseason by traveling to St. Louis to take on the Rams.

It may seem like a long time, but September 5 will be here before you know it, and the Ravens will open up their season in the same location of the 'Mile High Miracle' on Thursday Night Football.


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