Ravens Rumors & News

  • Man gets life in prison for killing friend over Super Bowl bet

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013, Eddie Roberson lost a $700 bet with his longtime friend, Talif Crowley, over which team would win the game. Two days later, Roberson remained angry over losing the bet and shot Crowley six times on a..." February 06

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Ricky Williams touts cannabis as NFL's pain management solution

    Sporting News "By now, it's no secret that Ricky Williams is a cannabis supporter. It's why the former NFL running back took part in a panel of former players over the weekend at the 2016 SoCal Medical Cannabis Cup, where he explained how his use of the drug helped him deal with the pain associated with..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Josh Gordon to the Baltimore Ravens?

    Baltimore Beat Down "Joe Flacco fires deep, right side, HE'S GOT A MAN OPEN! GORDON TOUCHDOWN! BALTIMORE IS ON THE BOARD! Now wouldn't that be something to hear. Small rumors have been bouncing around with Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns deciding whether or not to clean house once again to fix the re-occuring..." February 01

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Ravens running back Justin Forsett expects to be 100 percent soon

    Baltimore Sun "While his right arm is not yet 100 percent, Ravens running back Justin Forsett has a pretty good idea that it will be soon. That’s because it held up to a big test over this past weekend. Like many other Baltimoreans, Forsett spent hours over the past couple of days trying to dig out after..." January 28

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Ravens center John Urschel accepted into PhD program at MIT

    ESPN "There's obviously no "off" in the offseason for Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel. After ending the season as the Ravens' starting center, Urschel announced on Twitter he is starting his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is listed as a..." January 27

  • Ravens guard John Urschel starts work on Ph.D. at MIT

    Sporting News "Ravens guard John Urschel is two years into his NFL career and is going to back to college to earn a degree. His third degree. After receiving his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Penn State in three years, Urschel spent the next two years earning a master's degree and working on a second..." January 26

  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco jealous of Steelers wealth at receiver

    Baltimore Beat Down "With Steve Smith Sr. down, the Ravens were left stranded at the wide receiver position. Defenses knew this and stacked the box, punishing the run game, and forcing Flacco to throw at receivers Ravens fans didn't know a week prior. And Flacco spoke about it with FOXSports Jason Garcia, "I don't..." January 26

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Joe Flacco happy to avoid wearing Ravens' gold pants

    The Score "There aren't many upsides to suffering a season-ending knee injury, but Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has managed to find a silver lining to his disappointing 2015 season. The Ravens wore perhaps the ugliest pants in NFL history in their Week 15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and..." January 23

  • Mike Maccagnan says Jets' front office 'talked about' Ray Rice, but ...

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan was a guest Friday morning on Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason's WFAN radio show. During the course of a wide-ranging interview, Carton asked Maccagnan about Ray Rice, the former Rutgers and Baltimore Ravens running back who has been out of the NFL since..." January 22

  • Joe Flacco willing to rework contract to help Ravens' salary cap

    ESPN "Joe Flacco said he's motivated to restructure his contract to help the Baltimore Ravens gain extra salary cap room in free agency. "Come on, I want to win, so I want to do everything we can to get something done," Flacco told WBAL Radio on Thursday morning, where he was making an appearance to..." January 21

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Ray Rice: Gunning For 2016 NFL Comeback ... 'I'm Still Hopeful'

    TMZ "Ray Rice says he's still training his ass off in the hopes of signing with a team before the 2016 season -- and sources tell us the guy is getting interest from multiple organizations. Rice touched down at LAX Sunday when he told us he's still training like a maniac ... staying ready in the..." January 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Ray Rice is going to coach in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

  • Ray Rice on coaching staff for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    Yahoo! Sports "Ray Rice is back in football. Sort of. And temporarily. The former Baltimore Ravens running back is serving as co-running backs coach for head coach Mike Martz at this week's NFL Players' Association Collegiate Bowl. Rice was released by the Ravens in Sept. 2014 after video surfaced from an..." January 19

  • Ravens hire Leslie Frazier to coach secondary

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens hired former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier to coach their secondary Friday. Frazier was the Vikings head coach from 2011-13. He spent the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Buccaneers. Frazier becomes the second hire for the Ravens from Lovie Smith’s staff..." January 16

  • Brian Billick calls Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger a 'drama queen'

    Fox Sports "Former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick apparently still has some unpleasant memories of facing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In an appearance on 104.3 The Fan in Denver on Thursday, Billick opined about how Roethlisberger's shoulder injury will affect him in Sunday's..." January 16

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    Jamison Hensley @jamisonhensley

    Matt Schaub tells @Ravens that he doesn't plan to retire. Most players don't decide when to retire, the NFL retires them.

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

  • Raiders' Khalil Mack makes history, named All-Pro at two positions

    CBS Sports "People outside Oakland who didn't know about Khalil Mack got their introduction to his talents when he sacked Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler five times in Week 14. On Friday, Mack made history when the Associated Press named him an All-Pro at two positions -- linebacker and defensive..." January 09

  • NFL plans to stream London games in 2016, Apple and Google in talks to buy rights

    New York Daily News "The National Football League is planning to live-stream all three games scheduled to be played in London next season, and Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc subsidiary Google are among the technology companies in talks to buy the rights to conduct the streams, said two sources familiar with the..." January 08

  • Beyonce Will Join Coldplay for Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

    ET Online "Coldplay will have a very high-profile guest star at the Super Bowl. Sources confirm to Entertainment Tonight that Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, will join the band on-stage during their halftime performance at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Presumably, the group will deliver a live rendition of "Hymn..." January 08

  • Ozzie Newsome: Re-Signing K Justin Tucker A Priority, Will Franchise Him If Needed

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told reporters on Thursday that trying to extend K Justin Tucker‘s contract remains a “priority” for them this offseason, per Jeff Zrebiec. Newsome added that if it gets to the point where they aren’t close to an agreement, they will use their franchise tag on..." January 07

  • Major NFL Agent Ben Dogra Banned 3 Years by NFLPA

    The Big Lead "Early Wednesday, per Rand Getlin of NFL Network, the NFL Players Association revoked the operating license of high-profile agent Ben Dogra and fined him $200,000. 38 counts? Yikes. While the players union did not cite any specifics re: the reason for the suspension and fine, the NFLPA did..." January 07

  • Dean Blandino: Veteran WRs helping clarify 'catch rule'

    NFL.com "The NFL is working hard to remedy one of the league's most pressing competitive issues and has sought out veterans and legends for advice. Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino told NFL Network's Dan Hellie on Tuesday that the league has reached out to former wide receivers for input and..." January 06

  • Terrell Suggs absence might indicate thoughts of retirement

    Baltimore Beat Down "Where has Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs been all season long? After tearing his Achilles tendon in week one against the Denver Broncos, the potential Hall of Fame linebacker has been mysteriously absent from the team. Could that mean that we've seen the last of him in black and..." January 05

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    Mike Jones @MikeJonesWaPo

    Confirmed Redskins have signed former Ravens and Seahawks CB Cary Williams.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    One target for the Tennessee Titans in their GM search: Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta. Aiming high. We'll see if he considers it.

  • Top 20 picks in draft order set, Titans are on the clock

    Pro Football Talk "Twelve teams have games to prepare for this morning. But for the other 20, the 2016 NFL Draft looms, and with the playoff field set, we know the order of the first 20 picks. The Titans earned the top pick in the draft with yesterday’s loss to the Colts, since they lost to an even worse..." January 04

  • Bengals beat Ravens, tie franchise mark with 12th win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Bengals lost the right to set their playoff path with a loss on Monday night in Denver, so all they could control in Sunday’s regular season finale at Paul Brown Stadium was to win, and let chips fall where they may across the league. A victory would tie the franchise-high mark..." January 03

  • Ryan Mallett: Ravens a better atmosphere than other places I’ve been

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett is coming off a solid game in his first start with the team, and he says he owes his success to having support in Baltimore that he hasn’t always had in the past. Mallett was effusive in his praise of quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen, who went above and..." January 02

  • John Harbaugh addresses talk linking him to Eagles head coaching job

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With the Eagles looking for a head coach to replace Chip Kelly, John Harbaugh has been a popular name on Philadelphia talk radio. Harbaugh spent 10 seasons as an Eagles assistant coach (1998-2007) before becoming the Ravens’ head coach, but Harbaugh squelched any rumors that he might be..." December 30

  • Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr. will not retire, will play in 2016

    Baltimore Sun "Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has made up his mind. He will be returning to the Ravens to play a 16th NFL season. More than four months after declaring that the 2015 campaign would be his last and five weeks after suffering a season-ending right Achilles tendon tear, Smith has informed team..." December 30

  • Ravens stun Steelers, 20-17, behind Ryan Mallett, solid defense

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith intercepted Ben Roethlisberger’s tipped pass and found nothing in front of him for a 101-yard touchdown return. But it was what was behind him that prevented the Ravens from scoring the likely upset-securing touchdown. A flag was thrown on Ravens outside linebacker..." December 27

  • Ryan Mallett could start at quarterback vs. Steelers

    Baltimore Sun "If the Ravens decide to begin their examination of quarterback Ryan Mallett this season as opposed to waiting until the summer, offensive coordinator Marc Trestman believes he has done enough in practice since arriving last Tuesday to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday if that's asked..." December 26

  • Steve Smith Sr. to join CBS ‘NFL Today’ pregame show Sunday

    Sportsnaut "Steve Smith Sr. is currently rehabbing from a season-ending Achilles injury, but the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver will return to television on Sunday. According to Clifton Brown of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Smith will be a guest analyst on CBS pregame show NFL Today. Smith will join..." December 24

  • Sony offering free tickets to 'Concussion' for NFL players

    ESPN "If NFL players want to see "Concussion" -- the movie starring Will Smith as a doctor investigating the effects of brain trauma on football players -- they won't have to pay to do it. Sony Pictures says it is offering free admission to NFL players with one guest each at any Cinemark theater when..." December 23

  • NFL backs away from funding major Boston University brain study

    ESPN "The NFL, which spent years criticizing researchers who warned about the dangers of football-related head trauma, has backed out of one of the most ambitious studies yet on the relationship between football and brain disease, sources familiar with the project told Outside the Lines. The..." December 22

  • Ravens rookie gets stuck with $11,500 bill for team dinner

    Yahoo! Sports "Sticking rookies with a bill for an outrageous meal is a longstanding NFL tradition, and on Monday night Baltimore Ravens rookie defensive tackle Carl Davis found himself on the receiving end of the financial blast. Davis tweeted out a photo of his receipt: Sweet mercy, an $11,500 bill...." December 22

  • Even after sitting, Matt Schaub stands to make extra $1 million

    Baltimore Sun "As was widely discussed when he took over as the starting quarterback for an injured Joe Flacco last month, Matt Schaub had a couple of interesting incentives in his one-year, $2 million contract with the Ravens. If Schaub played 5 percent of the team’s offensive snaps for the season, he would..." December 22