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'Beeping footballs' help Ravens cut down on turnovers

'Beeping footballs' help Ravens cut down on turnovers

The Ravens were one of the worst NFL teams in the turnover department last year, and now they have a new way of remedying that: beeping footballs.

In specific ball security drills during mandatory minicamp this week, the team is using special footballs with pressure sensors that beep when a player is gripping them the proper way.

The Ravens also tested the footballs in a team meeting, when running backs coach Thomas Hammock demonstrated the concept with head coach John Harbaugh.

“He tossed it to me, and I was squeezing it, and the darn thing wouldn’t beep. Wouldn’t beep,” Harbaugh said. “I’ve been working out. I feel like I’m...