Ravens Rumors & News

  • Ravens activate Danny Woodhead

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens running back Danny Woodhead is finally ready to get back on the field. The Ravens activated Woodhead to the 53-player roster today, meaning he should be good to go tomorrow against the Packers. Ravens coach John Harbaugh had been cautious about saying when Woodhead would be ready to..." November 18

  • No feelings of nostalgia for Ravens DB Anthony Levine before return to Green Bay

    Baltimore Sun "Anthony Levine Sr.’s NFL career began in 2010 when he joined the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted rookie. He spent two years on the practice squad and even earned a Super Bowl ring when the 2010 team defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the title game. But the defensive back said he has not..." November 18

  • Alex Collins will continue to be the featured back in Baltimore

    Pro Football Talk "In the absence of running back Kenneth Dixon, the Ravens have been trying to generate a ground game with various different players. Alex Collins will continue to be the centerpiece of the effort. Via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Thursday that..." November 16

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco has more completions for negative yards than 20+ yards this season

    Clutch Points "The Baltimore Ravens and starting quarterback Joe Flacco have struggled to find any level of consistency this season, currently sitting at a 4-5 record heading into their Week 11 matchup against the Green Bay Packers. The bulk of those issues have stemmed from the sub-par play from their..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Ravens Release RB Bobby Rainey

    Pro Football Rumors "Bobby Rainey‘s third tenure with the Ravens has come to an end. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports (via Twitter) that the team has released the veteran running back. The team has also signed offensive tackle Andrew Donnal, who was waived by the Rams last week. After being released by the..." November 14

  • Ravens superlatives from the first half of a tumultuous 2017 season

    Baltimore Sun "The stage was set for a tumultuous first half of the regular season before Ravens’ training camp even began. Quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Kenneth Dixon both sustained significant injuries while working out away from the team. Starting center candidate John Urschel abruptly..." November 12

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com. A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • What was billed as potential breakout year for Ravens' Perriman is flirting with lost season

    Baltimore Sun "Breshad Perriman doesn’t play special teams, but on Wednesday — and at the start of pretty much every practice since the regular season began — he’s on the field early with the Ravens who do. Perriman and his position coach, Bobby Engram, find an empty swath of grass and run through a series of..." November 05

  • Ravens Bring CB Maurice Canady Off Of IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens announced they have activated cornerback Maurice Canady off of injured reserve. To make room on the roster, wide receiver Chris Matthews has been released. Canady went down with a knee issue in July, making him one of many Ravens to succumb to the injury bug. A sixth round pick in..." November 03

  • Matt Judon fined $18,231 for horse collar

    Pro Football Talk "The league fined Ravens linebacker Matt Judon $18,231 for a horse collar tackle. Judon’s illegal tackle came after the game’s earlier brouhahas involving Kiko Alonso, Ndamukong Suh, Ryan Jensen and William Hayes. Judon’s fine was double their fines combined, with Alonso earning a $9,115 fine..." November 03

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Mike Wallace says he’s out of concussion protocol

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are expecting quarterback Joe Flacco to start against the Titans this Sunday after recovering from the concussion he sustained in last Thursday’s win over the Dolphins and he should be able to throw passes to Mike Wallace. The veteran wide receiver did not play against the Dolphins..." November 02

  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco Clears Concussion Protocol, Will Return In Week 9

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ravens QB Joe Flacco told reporters on Wednesday that he’s officially cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will suit for the team’s Week 9 game. Flacco took a scary hit from Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso last week that left him concussed and forced him to leave the game. According to Flacco,..." November 01

  • Danny Woodhead returns to practice for first time since going on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "Danny Woodhead is back at Ravens practice for the first time in seven weeks. Woodhead, the running back who suffered a Week One hamstring injury, has been cleared and is practicing this week, the team announced." October 31

  • Kiko Alonso will not be suspended for hit on Joe Flacco

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has decided not to suspend Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso for his hit on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on Thursday night. Alonso delivered a hard hit to Flacco’s head as Flacco was sliding, knocking Flacco’s helmet off and knocking Flacco out of the game. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart..." October 31

  • Former Ravens, Titans WR Derrick Mason arrested, charged with assault

    Sporting News "Former NFL wide receiver Derrick Mason was arrested Monday in Nashville and charged with aggravated assault after an altercation with a woman he has been dating for about a year. Mason turned himself in to police around 9:10 p.m. Monday and released at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday after posting bond, jail..." October 31

  • Kiko Alonso texted Joe Flacco to apologize for concussion-inducing hit

    ESPN "Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso texted Joe Flacco the next day to apologize to the Baltimore Ravens quarterback for the hit that caused a concussion, according to former Baltimore tight end Dennis Pitta. "That's not the type of player (Kiko) is," Pitta told WBAL Radio in Baltimore on..." October 31

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • John Harbaugh: Joe Flacco has zero concussion symptoms

    Pro Football Talk "It didn’t take long for the Ravens to place quarterback Joe Flacco in the concussion protocol after he took a shot to the head from Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso while sliding to the ground in last Thursday’s 40-0 Ravens win, but it doesn’t sound like the team expects him to spend an extended..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Alex Collins’ 113-yard night gave Ravens their first 100-yard rusher in more than a year

    Baltimore Sun "After three opposing running backs in the past four games had run for more than 100 yards, the Ravens got into the act with their own 100-yard rusher. Alex Collins carried the ball 18 times for 113 yards to become the team’s first ball carrier to reach the 100-yard threshold since Terrance West..." October 28

  • Benjamin Watson: NFL must do more than fine Ndamukong Suh to send message that sticks

    Yardbarker "As he’s done throughout his career, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh crossed the line Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. He was called for two personal fouls and should have been called for three in the game. And at one point he legitimately choked backup Ravens quarterback..." October 28

  • Dolphins' Kiko Alonso: 'No way' to avoid dangerous, illegal hit to sliding Joe Flacco

    CBS Sports "The NFL goes to great lengths to protect quarterbacks because without them the game devolves into pretty much what we see from the Browns' offense every week. But football is also played by some of the fastest, strongest, most well-conditioned athletes on the planet, which means the game moves at..." October 27

  • Steve Smith threatened to whoop Michael Irvin’s ass on TV — and looked damn serious

    Awful Announcing "Many of us have surely made poor choices in pantswear during our lives. Maybe those jeans were too baggy. Those khakis were pleated. Perhaps you’re still planting the flag for cargo shorts during the summer. But don’t make fun of a man’s pants. Or if you must joke, sling your zinger and move..." October 27

  • John Harbaugh chooses his words carefully on Kiko Alonso

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens coach John Harbaugh was furious about Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso‘s hit on Joe Flacco on Thursday night, exchanging words with Alonso on the field and yelling at the officials about it as well. But after the game, Harbaugh had calmed down enough to choose his words carefully. Asked..." October 27

  • Ndamukong Suh shoves Ravens QB Ryan Mallett by throat

    USA Today "The tension between the Miami Dolphins' defense and the Baltimore Ravens' offense boiled over once again on Thursday night in the Ravens' 40-0 win. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh shoved Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett by the throat in the fourth quarter, drawing a personal foul on the..." October 27

  • Joe Flacco In Concussion Protocol

    Pro Football Rumors "Joe Flacco has entered concussion protocol, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (on Twitter). This comes less than 15 minutes after Kiko Alonso delivered a controversial hit to the Ravens quarterback’s head on a Flacco slide attempt. This comes as little surprise to those watching Thursday night’s..." October 26

  • Ravens rule out Terrance West and Maxx Williams

    Fanrag Sports "The Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday ruled out running back Terrance West (calf) and tight end Maxx Williams (ankle) for Thursday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins. A trio of wide receivers — Jeremy Maclin, Breshad Perriman and Mike Wallace — are all questionable. West has been out with the..." October 25

  • Chris Christie calls NFL “hypocrisy” on gambling “overwhelming”

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL paves the way for putting a team in Las Vegas, it continues to push back against the ongoing effort to pave the way for sports wagering in all 50 states. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose state’s effort to launch sports wagering sparked the lawsuit that will be resolved by the..." October 25

  • Ravens Sign TE Gavin Escobar, Release G Tony Bergstrom

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Baltimore Ravens announced that they’ve signed TE Gavin Escobar to a contract on Monday and released G Tony Bergstrom. Baltimore actually brought in Escobar for a workout last week, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition. Escobar, 26, is a former second-round pick of..." October 23

  • Flacco on Ravens' limited offense: 'It just is what it is'

    NFL.com "Not a pretty sight. How else to describe the handiwork of Baltimore's offense in a decisive 24-16 loss to the Vikings that didn't look as close as the score? Once again, quarterback Joe Flacco found himself short-handed and running for his life, left with just Michael Campanaro and a..." October 23

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Ravens expected to have Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace and Benjamin Watson Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens turned in a lengthy injury report on Friday that included 10 players with the questionable tag heading into Sunday’s game against the Vikings. One of those players is wide receiver Mike Wallace, who missed Thursday’s practice with a back injury. Wallace said during the week that he..." October 22

  • Ravens’ Mike Wallace goes out on a big hit by Vikings’ Andrew Sendejo

    Washington Post "Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace entered the league’s concussion protocol after sustaining a big hit in the game against the Minnesota Vikings. Wallace collided with Andrew Sendejo and his helmet flew off, landing about 15 yards away. Wallace’s head smacked the turf and he lay on the..." October 22

  • Joe Flacco: I wouldn’t say offense is completely broken

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens went into Week Seven with one of the league’s worst offenses and they won’t be climbing the rankings after their game against the Vikings. Baltimore gained 208 yards on their way to a 24-16 loss that leaves them with a 3-4 record. After all four of those losses and at least the first..." October 22

  • Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley’s recent play has drawn raves

    Baltimore Sun "While the Ravens offense has been inconsistent in the past two games, the same cannot be said for starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley. The organization’s first-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft allowed zero sacks and quarterback hits in the team’s win against the Oakland Raiders and overtime..." October 21

  • Ravens re-sign Tony Bergstrom

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens re-signed offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom on Saturday. They had released him Thursday to make room for wide receiver Griff Whalen. To make room, the Ravens waived cornerback Tony McRae. The Ravens needed depth in the offensive line, having already ruled out right guard Matt Skura..." October 21

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Ravens hope return of Brandon Williams helps end rut against the run

    Baltimore Sun "With an Incredible Hulk shirt sticking out from under the bottom of his jersey, Brandon Williams manned his customary spot along the interior of the defensive line at the Ravens’ practice Wednesday and, suddenly, all seemed right again with the team’s beleaguered run defense. Williams’ absence..." October 19

  • Mike Wallace “should be fine” for Sunday’s game

    BaltimoreRavens.com "The Ravens receiving corps is short-handed going into Sunday’s matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, but the good news is that top receiver Mike Wallace is optimistic about his status despite battling a back injury. Wallace took a helmet to the back in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, and..." October 19

  • Ravens expected to sign Griff Whalen to help banged-up receivers

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign Griff Whalen on Thursday to help their banged-up wide receivers, according to a source. The Ravens' top three receivers are on the injury report. Mike Wallace (back) and Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) were limited Wednesday and Breshad Perriman (concussion)..." October 18

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • John Harbaugh won't pin Ravens' woes on Mornhinweg

    NFL.com "Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has found himself in the familiar, unenviable position of defending an offensive coordinator. Baltimore is currently 29th in yards, 31st in passing yards and 29th in passing touchdowns. Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has been in his current role since October of..." October 17