Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Ravens have been fined $200,000 for violations of the Coach-to-Player Communications Policy during 2018 preseason games.
According to Rapoport, the policy prohibits multiple players from being on the field simultaneously wearing helmets with Coach-to-Player communications components.
The Ravens released the following statement regarding the violation:
Team statement regarding NFL fine. pic.twitter.com/t1yRKfqJlh
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 19, 2018
A team will have one player with communications components in their helmet who is tasked with communicating the plays to their teammates, but Baltimore had multiple players listening in on calls being made from the sideline.
This is the first violation of the NFL’s Coach-to-Player Communications Policy we’ve seen in over eight years of covering the NFL.
The Ravens have had multiple practice violations over the past few years that has resulted in them losing OTA practices and being fined by the NFL.