The day is finally here! The Baltimore Ravens will be playing their first preseason game on Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium against the Washington Redskins in a game most often called, “Battle of the Beltway.”
As you know, franchise quarterback Joe Flacco will be sidelined for Thursday’s game due to back injuries he suffered before training camp. Back-up quarterback Ryan Mallett will be starting. According to an article by Garrett Downing of Baltimoreravens.com, he will be spending a lot of time on the field with the first and second-team units. Mallett played only six games and two starts since signing with the Ravens in 2015. This will be his opportunity to show what he has to offer.
Many of the rookies will be there trying to earn a 53-man roster spot like rookie WR Tim White, CB Jaylen Hill among others.
This is a do-or-die season. The Ravens have missed the playoffs in the last two years. They need make it to the playoffs this season or fans will be asking many questions.