Ravens Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • John Harbaugh in favor of reunion with Anquan Boldin

    NFL.com "After their teams squared off in the Super Bowl four years ago, John Harbaugh's Ravens traded postseason hero Anquan Boldin to Jim Harbaugh's 49ers. Now John is open to bringing Boldin back to Baltimore. "I know he loved it in Baltimore, and I loved him in Baltimore," Harbaugh said Tuesday,..." March 28

  • John Harbaugh on notion Colin Kaepernick is blackballed: ‘Stupid, intellectually lazy’ argument

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh didn’t hold back any punches when asked about whether Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL. This, of course, is at least indirectly in response to Richard Sherman’s recent comments in which he said Kaepernick absolutely is being punished for..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Is There An Eventual Terrell Suggs Replacement In The Draft?

    BaltimoreRavens.com "Terrell Suggs isn’t going anywhere soon, but even the 34-year-old linebacker has said on the back nine of his career. The Ravens could use immediate pass rush help, especially after Elvis Dumervil’s release, and could use a long-term solution for when Suggs leaves. That begs the question, in..." March 24

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Ravens' Dennis Pitta takes pay cut for second consecutive season

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta took a $2.5 million pay cut for the next two seasons to remain with the team, according to a league source. Pitta, who led all tight ends last season with 86 receptions, will make $2.5 million in base salary in 2017 along with a $500,000 roster bonus. He..." March 22

  • Tony Jefferson: Picked Ravens after trying on uniforms via Madden

    ESPN "Many NFL players check out Madden just to see their ratings. Others spend hours on the game because it takes them back to their childhood. For safety Tony Jefferson, Madden was a factor in his ultimately signing with the Baltimore Ravens in free agency. "I am a guy of swagger, so I gotta..." March 22

  • Two gaping holes on offensive line now should be Ravens' biggest concern

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens' 2017 offseason was expected to be about finding a top receiver, pass rusher or cornerback. As of last week, the top concern became the offensive line. The basic philosophy of winning football is simple: If your front five can beat their front five, you're probably going to win most..." March 21

  • Retirement rumors behind him, cornerback Brandon Carr sees Ravens as perfect fit

    Baltimore Sun "Brandon Carr knows how rumors that he was contemplating retirement fanned out after the Dallas Cowboys’ stomach-punch loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional-round playoffs. He simply disputes the legitimacy of those reports. “I just basically said, nine years [of playing in the..." March 21

  • Still All Love For Torrey Smith In Baltimore Even Though He's An Eagle Now

    BaltimoreRavens.com "Torrey Smith was driving around Baltimore when he got the call two weeks ago that he’d been joining the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Ravens receiver was released by the San Francisco 49ers this offseason, and there were reports that he was considering a return to the team that drafted him in..." March 20

  • Ray Rice says he hasn’t given up on playing again

    ESPN "Ray Rice reiterated Sunday that he's not giving up on playing football again even though he's been out of the NFL since 2013. "The reason why I'm not playing football, you do the dots," Rice said before Torrey Smith's charity basketball game in Baltimore. "It ain't because I'm a bad football..." March 20

  • Brandon Carr’s deal is a one-year experiment for the Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "Although not many long-term NFL contracts result in every check being cashed by the player, cornerback Brandon Carr accomplished that feat in Dallas, making all of his five-year, $50.1 million deal. That may not happen with his new four-year deal in Baltimore. The structure shows that it’s a..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Lawrence Guy excited to be on other side of the Patriots-Ravens rivalry

    Providence Journal "After spending the last three seasons in Baltimore, Lawrence Guy heard plenty about the Patriots. He also lost plenty to the Patriots. As the veteran defensive lineman entered free agency this offseason, he never envisioned himself joining the squad in New England. That's until the Patriots..." March 17

  • Chiefs sign safety Marqueston Huff

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs added to their competitive depth at safety on Thursday by signing veteran Marqueston Huff. Huff, 24, was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. The 5-foot-11, 196-pounder – who also played cornerback collegiately at Wyoming – has appeared in 41..." March 17

  • Ravens sign Brandon Carr

    Pro Football Talk "Brandon Carr is heading to Baltimore. Carr, the veteran cornerback who played the last five years for the Cowboys, has agreed to a four-year deal with the Ravens. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the way the deal is structured it’s more likely to end up being a two-year, $12 million..." March 16

  • Ravens trade Jeremy Zuttah to 49ers; teams also swap 6th-round picks

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens traded starting center Jeremy Zuttah to the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday. The teams also swapped sixth-round draft picks (No. 186 to Baltimore and No. 198 to San Francisco). A source told ESPN earlier Wednesday that the Ravens planned to release Zuttah. After that news..." March 16

  • Kyle Juszczyk thinks one play made him a lot of money

    Pro Football Talk "Kyle Juszczyk got on the field for 463 snaps on offense and another 322 plays on special teams for the Ravens last year, but he can point out one play in particular that helped him earn a four-year, $21 million contract with the 49ers in free agency. Juszczyk is normally a blocking fullback,..." March 13

  • Tony Jefferson says Cardinals lowballed him during negotiations

    SI "Tony Jefferson is in his living room, on a sofa near a picture window overlooking the downtown harbor. His phone rings. It’s Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who is calling to welcome the 25-year-old free-agent safety to Baltimore. Jefferson quietly says the things you’d expect. I’m excited, coach; I’m..." March 12

  • Ozzie Newsome: Ravens 'not done' in free agency

    NFL.com "The Baltimore Ravens aggressively padded their roster during the first wave of free agency, but longtime general manager Ozzie Newsome made it clear the work is far from finished. "We're not done," Newsome said, per the team's official website. "I will say that." Baltimore made a splash..." March 11

  • Patriots to sign Lawrence Guy to 4-year contract

    247 Sports "Lawrence Guy is on his way to Boston. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman will sign a four-year, $20 million contract with the New England Patriots. Guy has played both defensive tackle and defensive end during his NFL career. Guy's..." March 11

  • Lawrence Guy visiting Patriots today

    Pro Football Talk "New England has been the king of taking other people’s odd parts and turning them into something greater. So it probably shouldn’t be a surprise when they bring under-the-radar names in for visits. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Ravens free agent defensive end Lawrence Guy..." March 10

  • Ravens' Pitta agrees to restructured contract

    Fantasy Pros " Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta agreed to a restructured contract to remain with the club. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter ) Fantasy Impact Pitta had an outstanding season in 2016, after not appearing in an NFL game since 2014 due to multiple hip injuries. " March 10

  • Ravens release safety Lardarius Webb, creating $5.5 million of cap room

    Baltimore Sun "The list of players who have been Ravens longer than Lardarius Webb includes just four names: quarterback Joe Flacco, guard Marshal Yanda, punter Sam Koch and rush linebacker Terrell Suggs. Webb’s eight-year tenure with the organization now appears to be over as the Ravens have released the..." March 10

  • Ravens re-sign Brandon Williams, making him NFL's highest-paid nose tackle

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Baltimore Ravens re-signed star nose tackle Brandon Williams to a five-year contract on Thursday. Williams was a candidate to receive the franchise tag from the Ravens, but the team decided not to, making him a free agent. Williams' contract is worth $54 million with $27.5 million in garunteed..." March 10

  • Ravens pick up 2017 option on wide receiver Mike Wallace

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens picked up Mike Wallace’s $5.75 million option for 2017, bringing the speedy wide receiver back for a second season with the Ravens. Wallace, 30, led the Ravens last season with 1,017 receiving yards and was second with 72 catches and four touchdown receptions. With five receptions..." March 09

  • Ravens complete signing of Tony Jefferson for 4 years, $36 million

    Baltimore Sun "For the second straight offseason, the Ravens have signed arguably the top free agent safety available. Officially able to sign free agents after the 4 p.m. start of free agency, the Ravens worked quickly to finalize a deal with former Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson. The Ravens..." March 09

  • Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon Suspended For Four Games In 2017

    CBS Baltimore "Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon has been suspended for the first four games of 2017 for violating league’s policy on PEDs. Ravens beat writer for the Baltimore Sun reported that Dixon said in a statement that he “mistakenly took a substance without the proper NFL medical exemption.” Dixon..." March 09

  • Tony Jefferson expected to sign with Ravens

    BaltimoreRavens.com "The Ravens may have one of the best safety pairings in the league in 2017 and beyond. Baltimore is expected to sign free agent safety Tony Jefferson, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The Ravens have not confirmed the move and players cannot officially ink contracts until 4 p.m...." March 09

  • Ravens set to release OLB Elvis Dumervil

    USA Today "Steve Smith is at it again. After breaking news about Torrey Smith’s eminent release from the San Francisco 49ers, the former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver is cashing in some of his knowledge on another player. This time it is Elvis Dumervil’s eminent release from the Ravens. The move isn’t..." March 08

  • Ravens, Eagles most likely landing spots for Torrey Smith

    Larry Brown Sports "Wide receiver Torrey Smith may be returning to some familiar stomping grounds. CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora tweeted Wednesday that the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles are the two most likely landing spots for Smith. Smith started his career in Baltimore and posted his best seasons..." March 08

  • Ravens place original round tenders on Terrance West, Michael Campanaro

    Pro Football Talk "The Baltimore Ravens placed original round restricted free agent tenders on four players ahead of the start of free agency on Thursday. Via Jeff Zriebec of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens tendered contracts to running back Terrance West (3rd), wide receiver Michael Campanaro (7th), tackle James..." March 08

  • Browns have an interest in Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have plenty of money to spend, and a bunch of Harvard guys deciding how they spend it. And since Ivy Leaguers have a tendency to take care of their own, the Browns may be throwing some money Kyle Juszczyk’s way. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns have an interest in..." March 08

  • Ravens Release CB Shareece Wright & S Kendrick Lewis

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday that they’ve released Shareece Wright and S Kendrick Lewis. According to OverTheCap.com, releasing these two will free up $4,966,666 of available cap space while creating $3,133,335 in dead money. Wright, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers..." March 07

  • Torrey Smith released by 49ers. Does a return to the Ravens make sense?

    Baltimore Sun "Two years after leaving the Ravens to sign a five-year, $40 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, wide receiver Torrey Smith is again looking for a new home. Smith was released by the 49ers on Monday, a move that was first reported by former Raven and now NFL Network analyst Steve Smith..." March 07

  • Steve Smith Sr. thinks Brandon Marshall ‘would be a good fit’ with Ravens

    The Sports Daily "The Baltimore Ravens are in search of wide receiving help after Steve Smith Sr. retired earlier this offseason. As fate would have it, the New York Jets released Brandon Marshall this week, and it sounds like Smith is lobbying for the Ravens to sign Marshall. “I think [Marshall] would be a good..." March 04

  • Brandon Williams: Future with Ravens remains 'up in air'

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams acknowledged he doesn't have a great feel for what his future holds less than a month before he becomes one of the top unrestricted free agents in the NFL. "If it so happens I feel like Baltimore is the best place for me, then I'll stay and we'll..." March 02

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Ravens won't use franchise tag on Brandon Williams

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that the Ravens remain in active negotiations with the team's top free agents, a group that includes nose tackle Brandon Williams, right tackle Rick Wagner and fullback Kyle Juszczyk. He expressed hope that the team can sign the pending unrestricted..." March 01

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system

    NFL.com "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • League considering full-time referees, again

    Pro Football Talk "The issue of full-time officials has percolated from time to time over the past five years. Indeed, the 2012 labor deal between the league and the NFL Referees Association gave the NFL the right to hire up to 17 full-time officials. The NFL once again is considering whether to finally follow..." March 01

  • Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to fantasy football involvement. Right-hander Keenan Bartlett, a junior who Baseball America recognized in the preseason as the A-10’s third-best..." February 28

  • Ravens say Elam not in 2017 plans after arrest on multiple drug charges

    Pro Football Talk "Technically, Matt Elam is still a Baltimore Raven. But in 11 days, he won’t be. Elam, who was arrested on drug charges early this morning in Miami, becomes a free agent on March 9. And the Ravens issued a statement following his arrest making clear that they will not re-sign him. “We are..." February 26

  • Ravens Safety Matt Elam Arrested On Drug Charges

    CBS Baltimore "Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam has been arrested on drug charges in Miami, according to ProFootballTalk. Elam was reportedly booked on charges of possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to sell or deliver, and possession of a controlled..." February 26