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Hayden Hurst wasn’t known as a speedster coming out of college. As an older-than-usual tight end, high-level speed wasn’t one of his bigger selling points as a prospect.

Don’t tell that to him, though.

On a 61-yard catch-and-run touchdown against the Bills in Week 14, Hurst reached a top speed of 20.5 mph, according to Next Gen Stats. That number is the highest reached by any Ravens offensive player this season.

That’s right. It’s not a typo. Faster than Lamar Jackson. Faster than Marquise Brown.

So, of course, Hurst had to notify Madden, in case they felt the need to make any adjustments to his rating.

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Hurst moved from a 83 speed rating to an 85. He’s still just 16th at his position, and behind many of his teammates. Jackson and Brown are in the mid-90s, and even fellow tight end Mark Andrews is still ahead of Hurst with an 86.

It’s nice to see Madden is willing to make changes when it’s deserved. Maybe a few more 60-yard touchdown receptions will help bump Hurst up to Andrews’ level.

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After a slow start, the Baltimore Ravens offense was able to shake off the rust.

After scoring on a two-play, 32-second drive to get the lead, Baltimore’s defense answered the call to force the Cleveland Browns to a three-and-out. With little more than a minute remaining in the game and no timeouts, quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ offense weren’t going to be denied.

Marching down the field, Jackson fought off would-be-tacklers to connect with tight end Mark Andrews for his second touchdown of the game.

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It was an MVP-caliber throw from Jackson, putting the ball in the spot where only Andrews could catch it in spite of defenders breathing down his neck. It’s proof of ascension from Jackson this season as a passer and the perfect highlight to prove why he’s the MVP frontrunner.

As has been the case all game long, it also hit another big milestone for Jackson. He’s now tied with Cam Newton and Steve Young as the only quarterbacks to ever throw 35 touchdown passes and run for seven more touchdowns. It’s worth noting both those quarterbacks won the NFL’s MVP that season and went to the Super Bowl.

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The Baltimore Ravens had a question mark in their offensive line as the 2019 NFL season approached. They had plenty of contenders for the left-guard spot, but seemingly no clear favorite.

The job went to Bradley Bozeman, a second-year player from Alabama with 214 snaps of NFL offensive experience.

So how has Bozeman done?

“You know what I think?” Ravens offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris said. “Bradley has done a heck of a job — one heck of a job. I mean, you look at the people he’s had to block from Week 1 to last weekend. He had to go against Chris Jones. He had to go against (Cameron) Heyward. He’s had to go against the young man that they activated last week from Alabama (Jarran Reed), his old teammate. He’s had the top inside people and has done one heck of a job.

“I’ve seen nothing but good growth. He’s improved as a puller. He’s improved as a good pass protector. We all make mistakes — coaches, players. We all have a little flaw here or there. The object is to correct it, and he’s correctable, and he works hard at it. He’s doing one hell of a job.”

Baltimore traded Alex Lewis, a 10-game starter at left guard in 2018, to the New York Jets on Aug. 5. The preseason depth chart showed third-year player Jermaine Eluemunor in the No. 1 slot at left guard. But after he got hurt during practice, the Ravens traded him to the New England Patriots on Aug. 28.

Baltimore still had James Hurst, a tackle who played left guard at the end of the 2018 season when Lewis was hurt, fourth-round draft pick Ben Powers and undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari vying with Bozeman as left-guard candidates.

They all made the team, but Bozeman got the job, and he’s played all 520 of the Ravens’ offensive snaps this season.

Bozeman got a break last weekend when Baltimore hit its open date, and he spent his time off in a unique way. Handley High School in Roanoke retired Bozeman’s jersey at halftime of the Tigers’ 41-14 victory over Talladega on Oct. 25.

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Bozeman was the Class 3A Lineman of the Year for Handley’s undefeated AHSAA Class 3A championship team in 2011.

“I can’t form words to show how blessed I am and how much appreciation I have for this school and this community and this county,” Bozeman told the Randolph Leader. “It’s an unbelievable honor, and I’m really excited about it.”

Bozeman wore No. 78 at Handley because his older brother, Jody, had worn it. And it will be worn again, even though it’s retired.

“My nephew is actually going into the ninth grade next year,” Bozeman told Glenn Clark Radio, “and we set it up so the Bozeman bloodline can continue to wear that number. He’s going to wear No. 78 next year. It’s retired, but it’s not quite retired all the way.”

Bozeman returns from the break on Sunday, when the Ravens square off against the Patriots at 7:20 p.m. CST at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. NBC will televise the game.

New England leads the AFC East at 8-0. The Ravens sit atop the AFC North at 5-2.

“Big games like this, they are crucial and they’re so much fun to play in,” Bozeman said. “This game is going to be a war, and it’s going to come down to the guys up front. We are really excited about it as an offensive unit and as a whole team, so we’ll see what we are really made of. They’re a great team with one of the best quarterbacks to ever live … so we are really excited.”

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were planning to prepare for Lamar Jackson to start at quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens in their season finale, but John Harbaugh took the ball out of his hands.

The Ravens coach announced Monday that Jackson is one of a handful of Pro Bowl players who will not play on Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium. The others are running back Mark Ingram, guard Marshal Yanda, defensive tackle Brandon Williams and safety Earl Thomas.

Harbaugh said veteran backup Robert Griffin III will start, and third-stringer Trace McSorley, a rookie from Penn State, could see action.

When asked before the announcement was made how much of a difference it would make who played quarterback, Steelers inside linebacker Mark Barron called Jackson “the most dangerous player in the league.” The second-year quarterback has passed for 3,127 yards with 36 touchdowns and five interceptions and rushed for 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns this season and is the frontrunner for NFL MVP.

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“It probably changes the game a little bit,” Barron said. “Honestly, to us, it doesn’t really matter. We’ve got to go out here and win this game and do what we can do to get in these playoffs.”

Griffin, a Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor, was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, won rookie of the year honors and made the Pro Bowl with the Washington Redskins before a number of injuries.

Griffin has completed 12 of 17 passes for 129 yards with a touchdown and an interception and has rushed for 20 yards on 12 carries this season.

He is 0-2 as a starter against the Steelers, losing to them in 2012 with the Redskins and in 2016 with the Cleveland Browns. In those two games, Griffin has completed 60.8% of his passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns with one interception and rushing for 40 yards on 11 carries.

“I haven’t seen much of him, but he’s still a guy that can run around a little bit and still deliver some accurate balls,” Barron said. “We’ve got to prepare to go out and try to get this ‘W.’ ”

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No Baltimore Ravens player will miss Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills because of an injury, the team unveiled when it announced its inactives lists 90 minutes before kickoff.

The Ravens listed four players as questionable for the game on their injury report entering the weekend, but they all participated in practice Friday and will suit up at Buffalo’s New Era Field. That left Baltimore to deactivate seven healthy players to get down to the gameday maximum of 53.

Quarterback Trace McSorley, offensive guard Ben Powers, center Hronis Grasu, wide receiver Jaleel Scott, defensive tackle Justin Ellis and cornerbacks Anthony Averett and Iman Marshall will sit out.

Grasu signed with the Ravens this week to offer insurance on the offensive line in the wake of center Matt Skura’s knee injury. Undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari will make his second start in place of Skura on Sunday, while Baltimore chose to activate Parker Ehinger as the backup interior lineman instead of Grasu.

Ellis joined the Ravens (10-2) last month after defensive tackle Michael Pierce suffered an ankle sprain that kept him sidelined for two weeks. With Pierce healthy and no other injuries hampering the defense, Baltimore deactivated Ellis on Sunday for the first time since he landed on the roster.

The other five inactive players also sat out last week.

Safety Brynden Trawick, a one-time Pro Bowl special teams contributor, is available to play Sunday for the first time since he suffered an arm injury in Week 2.

The Bills (9-3) are relatively healthy for a Week 14 matchup, too. Reserve offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe (ankle) is their lone player sidelined by an injury. Wide receiver Duke Williams, running back T.J. Yeldon, tight end Tommy Sweeney, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, safety Dean Marlowe and offensive lineman Ike Boettger are also inactive for Buffalo.

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Travis Homer was initially listed as one of the top waiver-wire targets for Week 17, but that was before we got an early Christmas present: Beastmode is (probably) back! Marshawn Lynch is expected to sign with the Seahawks this week to replace Chris Carson, who is out for the season with a hip injury. That immediately makes Lynch a very intriguing Fantasy target for those of you still playing in Week 17, as the expected lead back for a team that wants to run the ball. Obviously, the 34-year-old may not be in game shape after sitting out the entire season before this, so he won’t be a must-start option. However, if you lost Carson or Mark Ingram, or just need a running back for this week, Lynch is in the discussion, and he’s widely available.

Week 17 is always tough to make sense of for Fantasy players, which is why we always stress that you should be wrapping up your playoffs in Week 16. However, we know there are still some of you out there with something to play for, and this year could be one of the trickiest Week 17’s in memory.

Because most of the NFL doesn’t really have much to play for. 10 of 12 playoff spots are already locked up across the two conferences, with the No. 1 seed in the AFC already locked up and just four teams alive for a playoff spot otherwise; in the NFC, there is still plenty of seeding to be sorted out, but with both wild card spots locked up, most of the conference is playing without stakes in Week 17. We don’t know exactly who will be resting starters for Week 17, but it’s safe to say we’ll see plenty of backups next week.

Even if Mark Ingram hadn’t left Sunday’s game with a calf injury, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill might still be viable pickups for those of you playing in Week 17. After all, we already got reports more than a week ago that the Ravens would be resting Lamar Jackson if they had their seed clinched, which they did in Week 16. That means we’ll see Robert Griffin start next week against the Steelers, and it probably means we wouldn’t have seen much of Ingram even if he were healthy.

Add in a calf strain, and we already know Ingram won’t be out there next week, which means we should see plenty of Edwards and Hill. It’s not a great matchup, but even without Jackson, the Ravens should be able to move the ball on the ground. Edwards figures to lead the way, and has proven to be a productive rusher in this offense, averaging 5.2 yards per carry on more than 200 carries over the last two seasons. He will be a viable starting Fantasy option for Week 17 with Ingram sidelined, while Hill has some PPR appeal in a role that should garner him a dozen or so touches.

For those of you playing into Week 17, here’s the rest of our early waiver-wire targets:

WEEK 17

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CLEVELAND, Oh. (WJZ) — Ravens tackle Ronnie Stanley and linebacker Chris Board are listed as questionable for Sunday’s AFC North matchup in Cleveland against the Browns.

Stanley and Board returned to practice Wednesday after suffering concussions in the Ravens’ win over the Bills back on December 8. They were listed as full participants in practice Friday.

Neither Stanley nor Board played in the Ravens’ win Thursday against the Jets.

A win Sunday against the Browns would give the Ravens home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Baltimore Ravens simply need to beat the Cleveland Browns in Week 16 and they’ll lock themselves in as the No. 1 seed in the AFC. But they could have the tall task of beating a division rival without one of their best players.

According to coach John Harbaugh, left tackle Ronnie Stanley and linebacker Chris Board are still in the concussion protocol.

Both players missed the Ravens’ Week 15 42-21 win over the New York Jets. But with Cleveland likely attempting to play spoiler over Baltimore and looking to pick up a key win to potentially save jobs, missing Stanley would be a huge blow to the Ravens’ offense.

Stanley has been playing at an insane level, stepping up his game this season. He’s allowed just six pressures and no sacks through 13 active games, something that seems almost unheard of in this era of football. Of course, Baltimore features the top-ranked rushing offense in yards, touchdowns and yards-per-carry average — something Stanley is a big portion of.

Board hasn’t played much on defense after the Ravens signed L.J. Fort and Josh Bynes in the middle of the season. However, Board has gotten a number of snaps on special teams for Baltimore. And as a key reserve inside linebacker, Board would likely be counted on if there was an injury to Bynes or Fort.

With such a key game upcoming and with the playoffs looming in the future, the Ravens have an interesting question to ask themselves. While few teams have a chance to sit their players to rest up before the postseason, Baltimore might look to be extra cautious with Stanley returning in these final two games. But with a full week before the Ravens have to suit up against the Browns, there’s plenty of time for Stanley and Board to get healthy and back into the lineup.

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The Baltimore Ravens (9-2) and San Francisco 49ers (10-1) will meet Sunday in a matchup of teams making strong cases to be Super Bowl LIV opponents. And while Ravens safety Earl Thomas III isn’t sure the Niners will play in the big game, he’s confident Baltimore will earn a trip to Miami Gardens.

“You think the 49ers are going to the Super Bowl?” he said when asked about the game being a Super Bowl preview, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “It could be. Let’s see. When the Super Bowl comes, whoever we play, they’re going to be in trouble.”

A lot can happen between now and February, but the Ravens have earned the right to be confident.

Baltimore has won seven straight games, including impressive victories over the Seattle Seahawks (9-2), New England Patriots (10-1), Houston Texans (7-4) and Los Angeles Rams (6-5). The Seahawks, Pats and Texans appear likely to be playoff teams.

And the Ravens absolutely blasted the two Super Bowl teams from last season, beating the Pats and Rams by a combined 82-26. The Ravens have scored 37 or more points in four straight games, and during their winning streak, the defense has given up just 14.6 points per game. In the past three weeks, it has allowed an average of 8.7 points.

Lamar Jackson is the front-runner for MVP. John Harbaugh should be the front-runner for Coach of the Year. They are firing on all cylinders, and they are doing it against tough competition—Baltimore has a 5-1 record against teams with winning records.

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Ravens’ last 24 drives with Lamar Jackson at quarterback:
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The Ravens are on pace to punt just 32 times this season. That would be the fewest for any team in any season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (excluding the strike-shortened nine-game 1982 season).

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At 22, Lamar Jackson is the youngest NFL player ever to win player of the week four or more times in a season.

Jackson has five games remaining to set or tie the record for most player of week awards in a season.

Tom Brady (2007) and Cam Newton (2015) each won it five times.

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But it’ll face a major test in San Francisco, which arguably has the best front seven in football. The Niners give up the fewest yards per game (248), allow the second-fewest points per game (14.8) and rank fourth in takeaways (23), first in sacks (44) and second in third-down conversion percentage against (27.5).

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Nick Bosa (35 tackles, eight sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries) is running away with the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. And Arik Armstead (10 sacks), Dee Ford (6.5 sacks) and DeForest Buckner (5.5 sacks) are helping him terrorize opposing quarterbacks.

And while San Francisco has faced an easier schedule than Baltimore (it’s 3-1 against teams with winning records), its 37-8 annihilation of the 8-3 Green Bay Packers on Sunday night served as a reminder of its talent.

So, yes, Sunday’s matchup very well could be a Super Bowl preview. Thomas certainly expects the Ravens to be there.

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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man accused of sexually assaulting women at knife-point across San Diego will face trial.

On Tuesday, Judge Maureen F. Hallahan bound over eight felony counts against 19-year-old Seth Roberts.

Three of his alleged victims gave testimony on Tuesday, describing their encounters with him.

The first was an 18-year-old woman who said she had dated Roberts for about two months last year. They had been living in Oklahoma but both decided to hitchhike to California in October.

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The woman, whose name was not released, said they stayed in Los Angeles for a week before coming down to San Diego where they were staying in a tent at a campground.

She told the judge Roberts forcibly raped her one morning, holding her hands above her head.

“I was telling him it was wrong, saying it was rape,” she said.

After, she said Roberts left to go to work and she called a Lyft car which drove her all the way to Arizona where she called police and reported the alleged rape.

The second victim said she met Roberts while walking near the beach in Pacific Beach in November of 2018.

“He seemed like a very nice person,” she said through an interpreter.

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The woman said she is from Brazil but had been living in Washington, DC working as an au pair for a family.

She traveled with them to San Diego for vacation and bumped into Roberts on her day off.

She said he began making small talk and told her his roommate had a Brazilian girlfriend. He convinced her to walk with him towards his apartment to meet her.

But she said before they made it there, he directed her to an area on the side of a home and pulled out a knife.

She told the court that Roberts put his hand down her pants and inserted his finger into her anus while holding a knife to her throat.

“I thought of my family. I thought of my dreams, how much I wanted to come here,” she said. “I could have never imagined this would happen to me.”

A third woman also testified, saying Roberts raped her in her home at knife-point after she refused his advances.

Roberts is being held on $2,000,000 bail. He is due back in court January 6th, 2020.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Near his hometown in rural Louisiana, Baltimore Ravens rookie pass rusher Jaylon Ferguson was always one of the more quiet and courteous kids on the West Feliciana High School football team, coach Robb Odom said. But he also caused teammates to leave the field in tears on a regular basis.

“Jaylon beat our offensive linemen so badly in practice that they would cry,” Odom said. “He was just physically overpowering and he wouldn’t let up. It was every single play. He didn’t stop.”

In the Ravens’ locker room this week, Ferguson said he knew one player Odom was referencing. There was an offensive tackle named Drew. Ferguson considered Drew a close childhood friend with whom he shared a deep bond — yet he saw no problem overmatching his buddy on the football field, barreling past him day after day, snap after snap.

“It was like a life lesson,” Ferguson said. “You’re going to get knocked down over and over and over.”

It’s that ruthless side of Ferguson’s personality that the Ravens hope will bolster their quest for a championship. Many experts view Baltimore (9-2) as Super Bowl favorites entering Sunday’s matchup with the San Francisco 49ers (10-1), because quarterback Lamar Jackson, a balanced offense and a talented-filled secondary have led the path to seven straight wins.

If there’s one aspect of the team that could use a boost, that remains somewhat of a concerning question mark in the midst of an exception stretch, it’s the pass rush. Baltimore has totaled 25 sacks this season, tied for 24th out of 32 NFL teams.

Ferguson thinks he has the power — and the mentality — to transform the defense.

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The 49ers have sacked opposing quarterbacks on 11.8 percent of their dropbacks, the highest rate in the NFL.

After veteran Pernell McPhee suffered a season-ending triceps injury Oct. 20, Ferguson stepped into a starting role and has become a fixture in the team’s defensive front.

The NCAA Division I all-time sacks leader, Ferguson can play in a variety of spots for the Ravens. Defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale often allows him to rush the passer from the interior of the defensive line or sets him up on the edge, where he has the speed and muscle to beat top-tier offensive tackles the way he did for four years at Louisiana Tech.

Ferguson recorded his first NFL sack Nov. 17 against the Texans and piled up a career-high five tackles in Monday’s win over the Rams. Coaches feel like he’s ascending.

“I’ve been pleased with Jaylon Ferguson since he’s been here, and I keep telling you guys, ‘He’s on the come,’” Martindale said last week. “He’s on the come. Watch out. And continue to watch out, because it’s really all starting to click for him.”

And once things click, Ferguson said he can let his fiery side burn brighter.

Off the field, it’s easy to label Ferguson a laid-back, positive presence. He regularly shows off a toothy smile and wears thick-rimmed glasses around the Ravens’ team headquarters. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound football star is the first person in his family to graduate from college, and during high school, Odom said Ferguson spent extra time talking with teachers whenever progress reports showed his grade slipping below a B.

In adulthood, Ferguson’s life revolves around his two children. He has a 6-month-old daughter and a son who turns 2 on Saturday. Ferguson, who uses the nickname Sack Daddy, said his family provides the motivation he needs to morph from easygoing father to merciless pass rusher once he slides on shoulder pads.

“When I’m off the field, I’m just really, really calm, because I don’t see no reason to be riled up all the time,” Ferguson said. “On the field, I got people I can’t let down. That’s how I work. That’s how I eat. And I’ve got my kids now, so I’m not going to let nothing stop me from eating.”

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During high school, Ferguson’s drive came from the desire to create a career in football. Odom said Ferguson never wanted to play offense like most top-notch players, and instead preferred to use his overwhelming length and strength to wallop quarterbacks.

After games, opposing coaches would shake hands with Odom and say “we had no chance of stopping that kid.”

Ferguson spurned a few programs from power conferences to attend Louisiana Tech, a school in his home state. Odom said Ferguson felt he’d have the support and opportunity to graduate from Louisiana Tech while still pursuing an NFL future.

When defensive line coach Rick Petri joined the Bulldogs’ staff before the 2015 season, Ferguson was a redshirt freshman. Petri could sense that the kid from West Feliciana carried star potential. Many players with imposing size and natural skill like Ferguson can be reluctant to embrace the physical nature of football.

“What made Jaylon different is he loved the contact from Day 1,” Petri said.

Ferguson totaled a school-record 14.5 sacks as a redshirt sophomore in 2016, and in Petri’s mind, he continued to solidify himself as an NFL prospect during his junior year. Ferguson’s sack total dipped to seven that season, but Petri said he began playing within the team’s system more effectively.

He used the more sensitive side of his personality to take the time needed to understand the intricacies of the defense. Ferguson didn’t selfishly chase sacks when he could take on blockers and free space for a teammate, Petri said.

As a senior in 2018, Ferguson put all of his best qualities on display — the patience and motivation, the relentless and the understanding. He finished the year with 17.5 sacks, and his 45 career sacks he broke an NCAA record held by former Raven and Arizona State star Terrell Suggs.

Ferguson’s success didn’t translate into immediate production in the NFL. He landed in Baltimore as a third-round pick after providing aid to tornado victims in Ruston, Louisiana, the week of the draft. He was inactive for the first two games of the Ravens’ season, but more chances to see the field arose when the Ravens cut outside linebacker Tim Williams on Oct. 1.

Little by little, Ferguson’s playing time expanded until McPhee went down in Week 7. The Ravens decided not to make a trade or sign an established edge rusher; they instead widened Ferguson’s opportunity.

In most senses, he’s taken advantage. Ferguson still sees room to grow, and the Ravens can hold onto the belief that he’ll improve enough to give the team another productive pass rusher to pair with outside linebacker Matthew Judon. At the least, Ferguson is providing steady play that helps anchor Baltimore’s defense.

“He has gotten better every single week,” coach John Harbaugh said. “He still knows he has a long way to go, but the physicality, the heavy hands, the edge setting, the way he’s rushing the quarterback — Yes, I’d say he’s done a good job.”

When Ferguson uses his natural ability to push past an offensive lineman in games or practices these days, nobody is reduced to tears.

He still thinks about Drew from time to time, though.

“I think I helped him. He got better,” Ferguson said. “Actually, he played damn good for us.”

So why, Ferguson asked, would he feel bad about beating him every day at practice?