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Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw makes his NFL debut

Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw makes his NFL debut

In his NFL debut, Ravens rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw immediately got his legs chopped out from under him when he tried to penetrate the Detroit Lions' backfield. And the former Alabama star's frustration mounted during the same play when he rose to his feet only to get knocked down again. It was a painfully quiet NFL debut for the Ravens' top draft pick during a 27-12 defeat Friday night at M&T Bank Stadium, a game where he got manhandled at times by the Lions' offensive line. "My first series, they got me good," Upshaw said. "I kind of felt a little slow. In the second half, I read it good and was able to stay on my feet. It's a...

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