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Orientation program helps rookies transition into NFL, helps team to 'develop a Raven'

Orientation program helps rookies transition into NFL, helps team to 'develop a Raven'

The Ravens' rookie class, 23 players in all, filed into the team auditorium late Thursday afternoon and settled into the first three rows. For the next hour, they shared what magical power they'd most like to have, debated the meaning of a Muhammad Ali quote and donned superhero masks.

After another long day of organized team activities and meetings, the newest Ravens were active and engaged. That's exactly how Harry Swayne wanted them for a discussion of mental health and wellness.

“Their football day alone is at least 11 hours, and typically, like today, I get the last hour,” said Swayne, the Ravens director of player engagement. “Sometimes it isn't the...

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