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Monday, November 18, 2013
Ravens: Ozzie Newsome 'feeling fine'

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Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome was feeling better Monday and was on his way to Baltimore after being hospitalized following the team's overtime loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field.

The Ravens confirmed in a statement that Newsome is returning to Baltimore and that the 57-year-old said he is "feeling fine."

Ozzie Newsome
Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told the team that he was "feeling fine" after a health scare Sunday.

"Newsome is expected to be back in the Ravens' office and on the treadmill soon," the team statement said.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said later Monday that Newsome received a "clean bill of health" and that the health issue was not serious.

Newsome told The Baltimore Sun that tests done at the hospital "were normal."

"I'm fine," Newsome told the paper. "All my tests were normal, and there is nothing wrong with me. They didn't find anything."

Newsome also told the Sun that he anticipated returning to work Monday.

"I'll begin breaking down film this afternoon," he told the paper. "It's back to work."

"It's good to see Ozzie's here," Harbaugh said. "He's working. He's been here all afternoon working."

Newsome was taken to a hospital Sunday evening after the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Bears.

The Ravens confirmed that Newsome did not travel with the team. Newsome walked to an ambulance on his own and didn't need a stretcher, according to a source.

Newsome was sweating profusely after the game as he rode the elevator down to the locker room with reporters.

The former longtime Cleveland Browns tight end does not have any known medical conditions, according to the Ravens. The Hall of Famer has been Baltimore's general manager since 2002.

"He's back and he has a clean bill of health," Harbaugh said. "I don't think we know exactly what caused the situation yesterday, but it wasn't anything serious."

While the Ravens have not offered many details on the GM's condition, wide receiver Torrey Smith took to Twitter to support Newsome.

Prayers up for Mr. Newsome

— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) November 18, 2013

ESPN.com Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley contributed to this report.