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  • Texans beat Ravens 25-13 to keep playoff hopes alive

    Houston Chronicle "andy Bullock kicked six field goals Sunday afternoon and the Texans’ defense intercepted three Joe Flacco passes in a 25-13 win over Baltimore that kept alive Houston’s slim playoff chances entering next Sunday’s regular-season finale. The Texans improved to 8-7 with the victory at NRG Stadium..." December 22

  • Steve Smith: We got our butts kicked

    ESPN.com "Wide receiver Steve Smith expressed his frustration more than any other player after the Baltimore Ravens' 25-13 loss at the Texans. "Bottom line is offensively, we just got our ass kicked," Smith said. "That's what happened. That's what the score looks like. That's what it looks like when you..." December 22

  • Playoffs, not revenge, on former Texans running back Justin Forsett’s mind

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texans running back Justin Forsett isn’t making Baltimore fans forget Ray Rice, but he’s doing an exceptional job of replacing him. The Ravens are Forsett’s fourth team in four seasons, and he’s having a career year with 208 carries for 1,128 yards (5.4 average) and eight touchdowns..." December 20

  • Obama confuses 'Interview' star with Flacco

    ESPN.com "During Friday's year-end White House news conference, President Barack Obama said it was a mistake for Sony to cancel the release of "The Interview" because of the threat of violence from North Korea. He added that he loved the film's actors, Seth Rogen and James Flacco. Wait, who was that..." December 20

  • Ray & Janay Rice -- Handcuffed and Making Out After Elevator Fight

    TMZ.com "Ray Rice and then fiancee Janay Palmer were handcuffed the night of the Atlantic City elevator fight ... and even kissed each other in an elevator as police escorted them out of the casino. The surveillance video posted by ABC News shows cops seated with Ray and Janay at separate tables in the..." December 20

  • Documents show ESPN mischaracterized testimony from Rice appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, a kerfuffle erupted between the NFL and ESPN regarding an ESPN report that focused on one key portion of the Ray Rice appeal process. Specifically, the league accused ESPN of distorting the testimony and the evidence. The fight centered on the impression created by Don Van Natta,..." December 19

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    Jamison Hensley @jamisonhensley

    #Ravens injury report. DID NOT PRACTICE: DE Canty (ankle). LIMITED: CB Levine (ankle). FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Jones (ill), RB Pierce (back).

  • Ray Rice makes public appearance in Baltimore, hopes for 'second chances' after 'horrible mistake'

    Newark Star-Ledger "After being reinstated to the NFL and breaking his months-long silence on the "Today" show, former Rutgers and Ravens running back Ray Rice made a return to Baltimore on Wednesday. He was in attendance along with former Ravens teammate Torrey Smith at a Toys For Tots charity event. " December 18

  • Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown contributing more in recent weeks

    Baltimore Sun "When the Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 24, wide receiver Marlon Brown was visibly angry with himself when he stumbled after catching a pass over the middle to lose out on a potential touchdown. Since that game, Brown has become more productive with a combined total of 11 receptions..." December 16

  • Ravens place Lorenzo Taliaferro, Jackson, Brooks on IR, sign Casey Walker

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens placed rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro on injured reserve due to a sprained foot suffered against the Miami Dolphins, signing former New England Patriots defensive tackle Casey Walker to the active roster. Taliaferro was in a walking boot last week and wasn't expected to..." December 16

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Asa Jackson has a posterior cruciate ligament injury, ruled out for remainder of season

  • 8d
    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Torrey Smith (knee) is officially listed as probable, but it's more like questionable to doubtful

  • Obama criticizes NFL's handling of Rice case

    Covers.com "President Obama said Friday during a radio interview that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be making up policy as he went along in handling player discipline such as the Ray Rice case. In an interview with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio, Obama said the Rice case troubled him as it shined a..." December 13

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million

    Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Ray Rice grievance hearing vs. Ravens set for middle of January, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "Ray Rice's wrongful termination grievance hearing against the Ravens has been set for the middle of January, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Rice's hearing is set for Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 before an arbitrator. Rice's $35 million contract was terminated by the Ravens on..." December 10

  • 12d
    Sports With Coleman @sportswcoleman

    A source tells me #Ravens Torrey Smith is a long shot to play vs #Jaguars. Knee is quite sore, and they may not really need him @1057TheFan

  • 13d
    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    The #Ravens are signing CB Antoine Cason today, per a league source.

  • Hobbled Torrey Smith used primarily as decoy against Dolphins

    Baltimore Sun "Wide receiver Torrey Smith knew early in warm-ups Sunday that his sore right knee wasn’t going to let him have the type of game that he wanted to have against the Miami Dolphins. But the Ravens already had their inactive list set, so Smith figured that the very least, he could serve as a decoy..." December 08

  • Ravens wake up from slow start, pull away for 28-13 win over Dolphins

    Baltimore Sun "The obvious decision was to punt the ball. The Ravens had already failed twice Sunday when needing just 1 yard to prolong a drive and short-yardage situations have troubled them all year. It was still early in the third quarter and the Ravens' deficit was just three. If they didn't get the..." December 08

  • Report: Haloti Ngata Says He Took Adderall To Gain Energy For Dealing With Kids

    NESN "The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone — just ask Haloti Ngata. The Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle was suspended for four games earlier this week for violating the NFL’s drug policy. Ngata tested positive for Adderall, and his reasoning for using the drug is one you don’t always..." December 08

  • Lardarius Webb's struggles will lead to difficult decision

    ESPN.com "There has been increased talk this week about defensive tackle Haloti Ngata's uncertain future after the Pro Bowl defensive lineman was suspended four games for taking performance-enhancing drugs. But the struggles of another veteran could put the Baltimore Ravens in an equally difficult position..." December 07

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Ravens are expected to activate Asa Jackson today from injured reserve-designated to return, per a source, likely to play extensively Sunday

  • 16d
    Clifton BrownCSN @CliftonBrownCSN

    Probable for Sunday: Marlon Brown, Daniels, Mosley, Daryl Smith, Torrey Smith, Suggs, Tyson, Upshaw, and Zuttah. #RavensTalk

  • Ravens' Marlon Brown 'feels great' after returning from concussion

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown said he has fully recovered from a concussion that he suffered Sunday against the San Diego Chargers when he landed hard on his head and was forced out of the game. Brown, who returned to practice Thursday, said he's not feeling any lingering effects from the..." December 04

  • Ravens' Haloti Ngata suspended four games by NFL

    NFL.com "The Baltimore Ravens will finish the regular season without the services of Haloti Ngata. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle has been suspended by the NFL for the next four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, the team announced on Thursday." December 04

  • Ravens deny giving Janay Rice a script for May press conference

    Pro Football Talk "Ray and Janay Rice have said plenty this week about the February 15 incident in a casino elevator and its aftermath. Among other things, Janay said that she was following a suggested script from the Ravens at the couple’s May 23 press conference. The Ravens have issued a statement denying that..." December 04

  • Ray Rice makes his case for a ‘second chance’ in NFL

    New York Post "Ray Rice was reinstated to the NFL on Friday, but the former Ravens running back knows it is possible he may never play football again after being caught on video hitting his then-fiancée — now his wife — in an elevator in Atlantic City in February. Since Rice won his appeal of an indefinite..." December 03

  • Ray Rice seeks 'second chance' for NFL; admits mistake for not apologizing to Janay

    Today.com "On Monday, we heard from Janay Rice, about that February night in an Atlantic City elevator, when her then-fiancé Ray Rice knocked her unconscious in an assault that was caught on camera. In an interview that aired on TODAY Tuesday, Ray Rice spoke to Matt Lauer about the elevator incident, his..." December 02

  • Janay Rice -- The Ravens Betrayed Us

    TMZ.com "Janay Rice says she's furious with the Baltimore Ravens -- telling Matt Lauer she feels completely betrayed by the NFL team for the way they hung Ray out to dry after the elevator incident. During Part 1 of her interview with the "Today" show (which aired this morning), Janay explains that she..." December 02

  • Rough day for Ravens receivers, Steve Smith says he played 'terrible'

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens veteran wide receiver Steve Smith spoke bluntly late Sunday afternoon, clearly disgusted with his performance during a one-point loss to the San Diego Chargers. It was arguably the worst game the five-time Pro Bowl selection has played since signing a three-year, $11 million contract..." December 01

  • John Harbaugh says late pass interference call “not fair” to Anthony Levine

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens were trying to hold onto a six-point lead late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chargers when Philip Rivers threw the ball toward Malcom Floyd in the Baltimore end zone. The ball fell incomplete, but a flag hit the turf as well. Floyd and Ravens defensive back..." December 01

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    Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiecsun

    Ravens should get CB Asa Jackson and WR Campanaro back for next game in Miami. But health of WRs Marlon Brown and Torrey Smith are concerns.

  • Chargers edge Ravens

    San Diego Union-Tribune "This could have been about the first-quarter interception or the second-quarter fumble. This could have been about the third-down disasters or special teams fiascos. Had the result gone differently, this game may have been about the Chargers racking up yellow flag after yellow..." December 01

  • Janay Rice says there was nothing “ambiguous” about Ray’s explanation to NFL

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, former U.S. Judge Barbara Jones said that Ray Rice didn’t provide a “starkly different” account to the NFL in June from the images of the elevator video that was released on September 8. Before the NFL told Rice that his indefinite suspension resulted from an alleged “starkly..." December 01

  • Justin Forsett's deal prevents Ravens from re-signing him until free agency

    CBSSports.com "Justin Forsett has been one of the more improbable feel-good stories in the NFL, with the journeyman former seventh-round pick standing third in the NFL in rushing yards, and first in yards per carry (by a massive margin), and leading Baltimore's quest to return to the playoffs. He's been a..." November 30

  • Ray Rice drawing interest from teams

    ESPN.com "At least four teams have expressed interest in recently reinstated running back Ray Rice, including Indianapolis and New Orleans, though the Colts and Saints are not expected to pursue him, according to multiple league sources. It still will be difficult for Rice to find work this season. He..." November 30

  • Timmy Jernigan was late for a meeting due to snowman construction

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens coach John Harbaugh was mum when asked whether rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, a Florida native who was late for a defensive meeting Wednesday afternoon because he was building his first snowman, was issued a “snow fine.” “It's all good, he had a fun time,” Harbaugh said. “He had..." November 30

  • Ray Rice wins the appeal of his suspension

    Pro Football Talk "Now that’s what the NFLPA would call independence and neutrality. Per a league source, former U.S. Judge Barbara S. Jones has rejected the NFL’s indefinite suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice. In her designated role as the hearing officer for Rice’s appeal of his suspension, Judge Jones..." November 29

  • Ray Rice -- Fantasy Football Boom ... Becomes #1 Added Player in Minutes

    TMZ.com "Didn't take long for Fantasy Football owners to forgive Ray Rice -- because just hours after he was reinstated, Ray has become the MOST picked up player in Yahoo! fantasy leagues. As we previously reported, Ray's fantasy stock sank like a stone after TMZ Sports published the inside-the-elevator..." November 29

  • Janay Rice: My apology followed the Ravens’ suggested script

    Pro Football Talk "One of the many ugly elements of the Ray Rice domestic violence case was the way the victim, Janay Rice, was treated in some quarters like she deserved blame for the incident. That was exemplified by a press conference hosted by the Ravens in which Janay apologized for her role in the attack, an..." November 29

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Ray Rice has been reinstated by Judge Barbara Jones, source says. Appeal won.

  • Justin Forsett hopes to sign long-term deal with Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "During his six years in the NFL, running back Justin Forsett has played for five teams. Now that he's thriving with the Ravens, Forsett is hoping to remain with them for a long time. He expressed confidence and hope that a long-term contract can be worked out after the season when his one-year,..." November 27

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Not enough NFL news for the day before Thanksgiving? Hearing there's a chance we get Barbara Jones' decision on Ray Rice's appeal today.

  • Timing of Rice ruling could drive reaction to it

    Pro Football Talk "On Sunday, multiple reports suggested that former U.S. Judge Barbara S. Jones could issue a ruling in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension as soon as Monday. Now that it’s Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, a ruling adverse to the NFL’s interests would be less unwelcome over the next two..." November 25

  • Ruling on Ray Rice's reinstatement expected early this week

    CBSSports.com "Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension has been under review for roughly 10 days, with the judge's ruling expected before Thanksgiving. That was the timeline given at the time lawyers for the NFL, the NFLPA and Rice submitted their final briefs and arguments in the case. Many felt the..." November 24

  • Will Ray Rice return to the NFL? It's too late, according to some NFL personnel men

    Newark Star-Ledger "While former Baltimore Raven and one-time Rutgers standout running back Ray Rice awaits re-enstatement to the NFL, he may not find a job once he is eligible. According to three personnel men from three different teams it's too late into the season for Rice to come in and contribute..." November 19

  • Source: Colts have no interest in adding Rice

    ESPN.com "Despite losing running back Ahmad Bradshaw for the season, the AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts would have no interest in signing Ray Rice as a potential replacement once the player is reinstated to the NFL, a team source said. Colts coach Chuck Pagano was defensive coordinator of the..." November 18

  • These six games will decide Ravens' postseason future

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens officials spent the bye week preparing for not only next Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints, but for the final six-game stretch that will determine whether the team makes the NFL postseason. With a 6-4 record, the Ravens are right in the middle of the AFC's muddled..." November 16

  • Final briefs in Ray Rice suspension appeal are due today

    Baltimore Sun "Final briefs from lawyers involved in Ray Rice's suspension appeal are due today, and former federal judge Barbara S. Jones is expected to hand down her ruling within the next 10 days, according to sources with knowledge of the case. The former Ravens running back is seeking reinstatement from..." November 13

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