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Ravens allowed to move to Saint practice facility

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03:17 PM ET 01.31 | Publicly, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has been complimentary of practice facilities at Tulane University this week despite the fact that the team has practiced outdoors on a converted baseball field in windy conditions. Privately, some of the Ravens' players weren't pleased with the field conditions. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that the players felt the Tulane field was hard in spots. The NFL tested the field for hardness and the results fell within the acceptable range for league-approved fields, but the team still requested a change. The Ravens will do a walkthrough at Tulane on Thursday, but they will practice outdoors at the New Orleans Saints' practice facility in the afternoon. The news was first reported by NFL Network's Kimberly Jones. "The Ravens expressed a desire to spend a portion of practice today working on a grass field, which is present at the Saints' facility but not at Tulane," NFL vice president of communications Michael Signora told Rapoport. "We were able to accommodate that request and so the team will conduct their walkthrough at Tulane and then the remainder of their practice at the Saints' complex."

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January 31, 2013  03:38 PM ET

Hey it's the big game, give them the best

January 31, 2013  08:08 PM ET

The field is too hard... WHAT A BUNCH OF SISSYS!!!

 
January 31, 2013  09:21 PM ET

If it weren't for the fact that the Raven defensive stalwarts are older than dirt, I doubt this would've happened. Keeping the AARP members bruise-free until Sunday.

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