Ravens Rumors & News

  • Several Ravens veterans, including Steve Smith, given day off Sunday

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens are maintaining their tradition of giving older veterans occasional days off from training camp. Several veterans without a known injury aren't practicing today, including wide receivers Steve Smith and Torrey Smith, tight end Owen Daniels, middle linebacker Daryl Smith and defensive..." July 28

  • Ray Rice doesn’t appeal suspension, fine

    Pro Football Talk "There are plenty of people who felt that the league did not impose the proper discipline on Ravens running back Ray Rice last week when they suspended him for two games and fined him an additional game check from the 2013 season in response to Rice’s February arrest for assaulting his wife and..." July 28

  • Entering final year of deal, contract a secondary thought for Ravens' Torrey Smith

    Baltimore Sun "Torrey Smith appeared carefree and relaxed as he shrugged his shoulders each time his contract status was broached last week. The former Maryland wide receiver's expressions and body language revealed no signs of stress. He's a man assured of his future. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and..." July 27

  • Report: Rice's wife made case to Goodell for lesser punishment

    CBSSports.com "On Thursday, the NFL suspended Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season. The punishment, which was widely criticized as too lenient, was handed down months after Rice was indicted on a third-degree assault charge following a physical incident with his now-wife, Janay..." July 27

  • Lardarius Webb leaves practice early with back spasms, not regarded as serious issue

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens starting cornerback Lardarius Webb exited practice early Friday due to back spasms. The condition is regarded as relatively minor, but Webb went inside to the training room and missed the majority of the practice. Webb was able to jog off the field without any apparent..." July 26

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Ravens signed suspended GIants safety Will Hill

  • Ray Rice not expected to appeal suspension

    Pro Football Talk "By rule, Ravens running back Ray Rice has the right to appeal the two-game suspension and one-game fine imposed on him by Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the personal-conduct policy. Per a league source, initial indications are that Rice will not appeal the ruling. Since the appeal is..." July 24

  • Terrell Suggs excited for return of 'fast and violent' Ravens' defense

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has talked several times this offseason about getting back to the aggressive style of defense for which the organization used to be known. The longest tenured member of the group welcomes that idea. On the eve of the Ravens’ first full-squad practice and the..." July 24

  • Newsome calls Rice suspension “fair,” Rice doesn’t say whether he’ll appeal

    Pro Football Talk "The suspension of Ray Rice has become official, which means that more statements will be issued from folks directly affected by the outcome. “We appreciate the thorough process the league office used to evaluate the incident with Ray Rice,” Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome said in a statement issued..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Ray Rice to be suspended for two games, according to sources

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have known for a while that they’d likely be without Ray Rice at the start of the 2014 season. Now, they know exactly how long their top running back will be sidelined. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will hand down a two-game suspension to Rice for violating the league’s personal..." July 24

  • Ravens CB Aaron Ross Suffers Torn Achilles

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ravens HC John Harbaugh told reporters on Thursday that CB Aaron Ross suffered a torn Achilles tendon while running conditioning test, per Aaron Wilson. Ross, 31, was signed to a contract close to a month ago to add some depth at cornerback, but it’s likely that this will end his 2014..." July 24

  • Cemetery decries fan's actions

    ESPN.com "A Cleveland Browns fan posted a video on YouTube showing himself urinating beside Art Modell's grave in Pikesville, Maryland. The unidentified man in the video, titled "Browns Fan 'Pays Respects' to Modell," arrives at the gravesite dressed in a Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed jersey. He then pulls it..." July 23

  • C.J. Mosley, rookies eager to show coaches, veterans they belong

    Baltimore Sun "For long stretches of the offseason, Ravens first-round pick C.J. Mosley and his fellow rookies have toiled on their own, learning the playbook and the team culture while veterans parachuted in for organized team activities and minicamp. After a week of practices mostly on their own, Mosley..." July 23

  • Suggs wants Flacco to drop more “F” bombs

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has the hardware and the cold-hard-straight-cash-homey. But is he ready to become a true franchise quarterback? The kind of guy who acts like an unofficial member of the coaching staff, getting in guys’ faces when they screw up and/or periodically firing off a..." July 23

  • Awaiting ruling on Ray Rice situation, Harbaugh says he expects NFL to be 'fair, judicious'

    Baltimore Sun "As the Ravens await word from the NFL on potential discipline for Ray Rice stemming from a domestic violence incident, coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence that the league will be fair to the three-time Pro Bowl running back. Rice is facing a potential multi-game suspension under the NFL..." July 23

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    bernard pierce told me he's fully cleared medically after offseason rotator cuff surgery has lost a lot of weight told me he's down to 223

  • It's time to see what Ravens can do on field instead of off it

    Baltimore Sun "There was a time not so long ago when the opening of Ravens training camp was a good excuse for local fans to turn the page halfway through another disappointing baseball season, but times have changed. When the Ravens begin workouts this week, they will be the ones trying to turn the page on a..." July 20

  • Big hitter Darian Stewart enters camp in lead for Ravens' free safety job

    Baltimore Sun "Uncoiling his upper body, Darian Stewart launched himself into Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams. When Stewart crashed into Williams' left shoulder and the side of his head on that play two years ago, the impact left Stewart lying on the ground for several minutes and ultimately..." July 19

  • Jimmy Smith latest player to be arrested in rocky offseason for Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "One month after coach John Harbaugh emphasized a high standard for players' conduct, starting cornerback Jimmy Smith became the latest Ravens player to be arrested during an unusually rocky offseason. Smith, 25, was charged Saturday night with failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer,..." July 14

  • Ravens' Urschel distinguished himself as a lineman, student and teacher

    Baltimore Sun "There’s plenty that distinguishes Ravens rookie offensive lineman John Urschel from his teammates, including his prodigious academic career and potential in the field of mathematics. But what I couldn’t fit into Sunday’s story was the fact that, with all of his football and academic..." July 13

  • Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith arrested, charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens starting cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct Saturday night after an alleged incident at The Greene Turtle in Towson, according to Baltimore County police. Police said Smith, 25, was cited for failure to obey a lawful order of a police..." July 13

  • John Harbaugh: Our defense will be top-five in the league at worst

    ESPN.com "A realization hit defensive coordinator Dean Pees when he talked to coach John Harbaugh about the Baltimore Ravens' depth chart this offseason: Only two starters remain from the defense that helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl 17 months ago. "When you have the [roster] turnover, there’s always..." July 12

  • Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley making bid to start immediately

    Baltimore Sun "The last time that C.J. Mosley made the transition to a higher level of football, he had no trouble adjusting. Mosley quickly emerged as a starter as a true freshman at Alabama and showed himself to be a playmaker, running back an interception for a touchdown against the Florida Gators. He was..." July 11

  • Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

    Baltimore Sun "Retired former Ravens center Matt Birk is staying involved with the NFL. The six-time Pro Bowl center and former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year was named the league's director of football development today. Birk spent this past year working as an appeals officer for the NFL and NFL..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Versatile role envisioned for Dennis Pitta

    Baltimore Sun "Dennis Pitta was in constant motion throughout the Ravens' offseason practices, making it difficult to get an accurate read on where he would line up from play to play. Signed to a five-year, $32 million contract in March, the tight end is expected to have a versatile role in new offensive..." July 09

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • DeAngelo Tyson pushing for increased role in Ravens' defensive line rotation

    Baltimore Sun "Last December, Ravens defensive end DeAngelo Tyson alertly secured his first NFL interception off a tipped pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. It was a glimpse of Tyson's athleticism last year, when he had 10 tackles and two sacks in 13 games while operating as part of the..." July 07

  • Ravens radio voice Gerry Sandusky: I’ll never change my name

    Pro Football Talk "Gerry Sandusky had a decades-long career as a sports broadcaster before former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing children. But once the Jerry Sandusky case became a national scandal, Gerry Sandusky faced unrelenting abuse from people who didn’t grasp the..." July 07

  • Training camp WR competition will be intense

    CSN Baltimore "The Ravens will have tough decisions to make at wide receiver once they open training camp. The quartet of Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Marlon Brown, and Jacoby Jones leads a wide receiver corps that looks much deeper than last season. Behind those four, others battling for roster spots and..." July 07

  • Torrey Smith quietly enters his contract year

    Pro Football Talk "When thinking about the current state of the Ravens’ corps of pass catchers, several names emerge before the player who has every reason to emerge in 2014 as one of the better wideouts in the NFL. Torrey Smith, a second-round pick in 2011, enters the final year of his rookie contract with no..." July 07

  • Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith ready to improve on 2013 season

    Baltimore Sun "Daryl Smith just smiled and shrugged off the question. Asked recently about being the replacement last year for iconic Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis, Smith stayed true to his low-key personality. He doesn't focus on such comparisons, instead directing his attention to the coming season...." July 06

  • 'Hard-nosed' rookie WR Jeremy Butler off to good start with Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "Before rookie wide receiver Jeremy Butler had signed his first NFL contract, he already felt like he was officially on the Ravens' roster. That's because Butler was frequently in conversations with Ravens wide receivers coach Bobby Engram leading up to the NFL draft. It was an effective..." July 04

  • Joe Flacco: Ray Rice in good shape, showing explosion

    Baltimore Sun "When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco handed the football off and threw swing passes to Ray Rice this spring, he was privy to a close view of the physical progress of the three-time Pro Bowl running back. Rice had regained much of his old quickness, displaying an ability to run away from defenders..." July 04

  • Ravens' Dennis Pitta avoided grievance route that Saints' Jimmy Graham took, and lost

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta were thankful to avoid the legal standoff that just unfolded between the New Orleans Saints and star tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham lost a grievance hearing Wednesday as NFL arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled that he's officially a tight end and only eligible..." July 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Interrupt soccer for this: Dallas traded 6th-rd pick for LB Rolando McClain and Baltimore's 7th-rd pick, per source. McClain wants to play.

  • Chris Canty says he can’t play without big facemask

    Pro Football Talk "Chris Canty’s not doing it for fashion. The Ravens defensive lineman has been wearing a modified facemask with an eye shield since he suffered a detached retina in 2005, and he hopes to continue, so he can continue to play. “Not sure what the memo or new policy is, but it’s simple for me,”..." July 01

  • Ray Rice's likely suspension could force Ravens to embrace running back by committee

    Baltimore Sun "As the Ravens await NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling on Ray Rice's discipline, it's becoming more apparent that they won't be alone in going with the running back by committee approach during Rice's absence. There is wide-ranging opinion on how long Rice will be suspended for violating..." June 30

  • Ravens’ C.J. Mosley: “I feel like I’m doing a great job”

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley has seen enough through minicamp and Organized Team Activities to know he fits right in with Baltimore’s defense. “The coaches feel comfortable with the way I’m playing and comfortable enough that I know the defense,” he told the team’s website. “It’s all..." June 29

  • Ravens have weighed leaning “heavily” on two-TE sets

    Pro Football Talk "Are the Ravens ready to regularly use formations that will get Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels on the field at the same time? According to Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report, Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has pondered the prospect of “relying heavily” on formations using two tight ends..." June 28

  • Ozzie Newsome: Ravens lacked weapons, Steve Smith will help

    Pro Football Talk "If Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome has a criticism of himself coming off the disappointing season in Baltimore last year, it’s that he didn’t get the team enough offensive playmakers. Some of the problem was a matter of injuries that were beyond the team’s control, but Newsome also knew..." June 28

  • Ravens hope to improve Flacco's pass protection

    CSN Baltimore "Joe Flacco has never missed a start in six seasons. However, here’s another streak that Flacco would like to see end. Flacco was sacked at least once in every game last season. When Flacco was sacked more than twice in 2013, the Ravens were 2-6. That’s another illustration of how important it..." June 28

  • Ravens trying to extend Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker's contract

    Baltimore Sun "It’s been well-documented that the Ravens would like to sign wide receiver Torrey Smith, nose tackle Haloti Ngata and cornerback Jimmy Smith to contract extensions before the start of the 2014 season. Little has been said about Pro Bowl third-year kicker Justin Tucker’s contract, but the Ravens..." June 28

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Ravens rookie defensive lineman Brent Urban making quick progress

    Baltimore Sun "Towering Ravens rookie defensive end Brent Urban underwent surgery in February following the Senior Bowl. After being selected in the fourth round, the 6-foot-6, 298-pound former hockey player wasn't supposed to be ready for the Ravens' organized team activities or minicamp with full..." June 22

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Ravens signed Aaron Ross, Dominique Franks, Austin Spitler and Mike Willie

  • Ravens sign wide receiver Mike Willie, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have signed former San Diego Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie after a successful minicamp tryout, according to a source. Willie is a 6-foot-2, 220-pound former Arizona State player. He was with the Chargers for the past two years, including the 2012 season on their practice..." June 20

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed

    Covers.com "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

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