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Preston: The Ravens created excitement for 2018 this offseason. Now they have to back it up

Preston: The Ravens created excitement for 2018 this offseason. Now they have to back it up

The Ravens had one of their best offseasons in recent years, which has created some optimism in the city. Now it’s time to start winning.

That’s always the bottom line.

The first full training camp practice opens Thursday, and there is a buzz about this team despite the disappointing way the 2017 season ended in the last game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

We all remember because the agony of that last-minute defeat won’t allow us to forget. The loss kept the Ravens out of the playoffs for the fourth time in five years.

Combined with dwindling attendance, years of an unimaginative offense and the kneeling by the players for the national anthem, some bitterness...

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