50 Words or Less: Takeaways From Ravens’ First OTAs

The Ravens’ first organized team activities this week left plenty to buzz about.

Here are various thoughts on Ravens OTAs in 50 words or less:

Lamar Jackson’s absence was unfortunately the biggest story to come out of Owings Mills this week. As Jackson reminded everyone Friday, it’s voluntary. Practicing with your teammates, meeting with coaches, etc. is always a positive, but there are thousands of reps and meetings still on the horizon.

It sounds like Jackson is planning to arrive at OTAs soon. It’s clear he doesn’t appreciate the hubbub. He fired back at NBC Sports’ Chris Simms, who said “I just don’t get” Jackson’s absence. Jackson doesn’t like being compared to Tom Brady, saying “Lamar wants to be Lamar.”

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