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Ravens sign S Kai Nacua to practice squad

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After De’Lance Turner was promoted to the active 53-man roster earlier this week [url=http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/alex-lewis-jersey-cheap]http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/alex-lewis-jersey-cheap[/url] , the Ravens had an opening on their practice squad. Over the weekend, Baltimore had filled that spot with safety Kai Nacua.Nacua spent training camp and the preseason with the Ravens, and he primarily played free safety. Nacua’s most memorable moment came in the final preseason game as he had a pick-six in the middle of the third quarter against Washington. Given Baltimore’s depth in the secondary, it is unlikely that Nacua will be promoted to the active roster barring an injury. However, he has an intriguing skill set that could entice the Ravens as he could serve as a true free safety. They seemingly have four ‘strong safeties,’ and if Nacua can develop into a quality starter, he could find a role in Don ‘Wink’ Martindale’s defense.“Kai [Nacua] is a good football player. He’s a little banged up, which in training camp that happens. He hasn’t said a word; he just comes into work and works every day. He’s done a nice job. He’s starting to gather the defense as well,” Martindale said during training camp, via the team’s official website.Standing at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Nacua was a playmaker in college. In four years at BYU, he recorded 14 interceptions, 12 pass breakups [url=http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/willie-snead-iv-jersey-cheap]Youth Willie Snead IV Jersey[/url] , one forced fumble and 165 total tackles.Although he went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, he posted impressive numbers at his pro day. Nacua ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash while posting a 39-inch vertical jump, per Draft Scout. Nacua eventually was signed to Cleveland’s practice squad following the 2017 preseason, but he was promoted to the 53-man roster before week one. He appeared in all 16 games for the Browns but was waived in April. This might not be the only move the Ravens make before week three as they reportedly hadten offensive linemen in for workouts on Saturday morning. Baltimore will try to bounce back against the Broncos after suffering a crushing 34-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.Ravens WR Willie Snead: “We’re coming out here everyday to get better” Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead IV is now entering his fifth NFL season while also joining a new team. Snead IV was an undrafted rookie in 2014, signing with the Cleveland Browns, then the Carolina Panthers and eventually landing with the New Orleans Saints on December 11, 2014. Playing in three seasons with the Saints, Snead provided a strong punch from the slot receiver position, totaling 149 receptions for 1,971 yards and seven touchdowns. With the Arena Football League playing their championship game in Baltimore on Saturday night, Snead IV took in the sights and sounds. The 25-year old receiver was in attendance to watch his childhood friend, Jared Dangerfield, who is a wide receiver for the now-Arena Bowl champion Washington Valor.”The arena game was cool [url=http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/marshal-yanda-jersey-cheap]Cheap Marshal Yanda Jersey[/url] ,” Snead IV said after practice on Monday. “My good friend from back when we were jits, Jared Dangerfield, played for DC Valor. So, it was good to see them win and see him get them a championship.”After living in New Orleans for three years, Snead IV is now in the Baltimore area during the season. He still hasn’t fully explore the area but does enjoy the scenery in the area. ”It’s been cool,” said Willie, on coming to the Baltimore area. “It really hasn’t been too bad. I’ve really just been sticking to myself, but the city is quiet, which is different than New Orleans, but I’m loving the atmosphere. I’m loving the change of scenery and everything with the forests and the valleys and everything like that. So, it’s been good. I’ve been enjoying myself and I’m just ready to play football here in a little bit.”The former Saint isn’t the only new receiver on the block for the Ravens; joining him in their starting lineup is Michael Crabtree and John Brown, two fellow free agent wide receivers. Each receiver has a different ability in attacking the field. Crabtree is a big, physical receiver that can make catches at the highest point of attack. Brown can blow the top off coverage's and Snead IV makes plays across the middle of the field in the slot. ”It’s been great [url=http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/justin-tucker-jersey-cheap]Cheap Justin Tucker Jersey[/url] ,” Snead IV said of joining Crabtree and Brown on the Ravens. “We’re coming out here every day to get better. Like you said, we all have different skill sets that make us unique in the offense. So, it’s just working those repetitions [working them out] and getting on the same page with Joe [Flacco] in different situations. That’s why we’re coming out here every day. We’re coming out here to get better at different things. You know, we just gotta watch the film and always learn from it and get better from it and it’ll prepare us when we need it the most.” With the chance to have a bounce-back season with Baltimore, Snead IV has worked with Flacco during the offseason along with other wide receivers. The extra time between Willie, his quarterback and the other starting wide-outs has been repeatedly seen during training camp with the trio working with Flacco on the side during team drills.As the quartet continues to build their chemistry, more success has been on display in the passing game. The Ravens ranked 29th in the NFL in passing in 2017 (3,030 passing yards) and although it is just practice, Baltimore can look almost nowhere but up.


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