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Brown, McAdoo among surprising survivors as Ravens trim roster

Brown, McAdoo among surprising survivors as Ravens trim roster

For Chykie Brown, the idea of making it to the NFL rested on the periphery of reality during his playing days at the youth and high school level. That only changed when he became a starter at Texas and his defensive backs coach Duane Akina encouraged him to think bigger. "Once I started playing in college, that's when my coach opened my eyes and said, 'You know, you can play on the next level. It just depends on you and how you work,'" Brown recalled. Brown proved his former coach right on Saturday when he earned a spot on the Ravens' 53-man roster. The team's first pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft in April, Brown sounded elated about his new...

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