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Ravens once again named 27th most valuable sports franchise — this time at $2.3 billion

Ravens once again named 27th most valuable sports franchise — this time at $2.3 billion

It’s a great time to be an NFL owner.

The Ravens were ranked the 27th most valuable sports franchise by Forbes on Wednesday, the same spot they placed in last year’s rankings. But the team’s value rose from $1.93 billion in 2016 to $2.3 billion, an increase of 19 percent.

The Cowboys, named the most valuable team in sports for the second straight year, this time at $4.2 billion, topped 29 NFL teams among the world’s 50 most valuable. Only the Bengals, Lions and Bills missed the cut.

“Credit the massive profitability...

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