Ravens Rumors & News

  • Saints Decline To Match Ravens’ Offer Sheet For WR Willie Snead

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter confirms reports over the weekend that the Saints will not match the Ravens’ offer sheet to RFA WR Willie Snead. The news was first reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Baltimore signed Snead to a two-year offer sheet worth up to $10.4 million on Friday. The deal is a..." April 23

  • Saints Not Planning To Match Ravens’ Willie Snead Offer Sheet

    Pro Football Rumors "After four years in New Orleans, Willie Snead looks like he will head north. The Saints are not planning to match the Ravens’ offer sheet, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports (Twitter link), which will send the RFA wide receiver to Baltimore. The Ravens only submitted this two-year offer sheet..." April 21

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Ravens Signing Saints RFA WR Willie Snead To Two-Year, $10.4M Offer Sheet

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Saints RFA WR Willie Snead is signing a two-year offer sheet worth up to $10.4 million with the Baltimore Ravens on Friday. The Saints will now have five days to match the Ravens’ offer sheet to Snead. New Orleans placed the original-round restricted..." April 20

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Joe Flacco not worrying about Ravens drafting a quarterback

    ESPN "Joe Flacco essentially shrugged his shoulders when asked about the talk of the Baltimore Ravens drafting a quarterback, possibly in the first round. "It is what it is. It's a business," Flacco said Tuesday at the start of Baltimore's offseason workouts. "Eventually, at some point, that's going..." April 18

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • The Ravens have interest in WR Dez, but is the feeling mutual?

    Baltimore Sun "Before the Ravens started their great wide receiver search of 2018, team officials reviewed all their pass-catching options. They looked at the pending unrestricted and restricted free-agent receiver classes, the wide receivers available in the NFL draft and the rumored salary-cap casualties at..." April 16

  • It's five for No. 5: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco announces birth of fifth child, a son

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is going to have a full complement of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs to throw to in the offseason. On Friday afternoon, Flacco announced on Twitter the birth of son Thomas Kevin, his fifth child with wife Dana. They married in June 2011. Thomas,..." April 14

  • Robert Griffin III a 'smarter player' after studying game during year off

    ESPN "Robert Griffin III believed he had two choices while being out of the NFL last year: Get upset or get motivated. Griffin dedicated himself to watching games, analyzing offenses and learning from the mistakes of other quarterbacks. He feels he has a better grasp of how to play the game and what..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Ray Lewis feels 'hurt' by New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.

    247 Sports "Odell Beckham Jr. apparently struck a chord with Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, and although it's difficult to understand why, the former NFL linebacker won't give it up. It all started when Lewis dropped a long-winded rant about how the New York Giants wide receiver has "removed God from his life"..." April 11

  • RGIII sees “great opportunity” to learn from Joe Flacco

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Griffin III is back in the NFL after going unsigned for the entire 2017 season and the Ravens formally introduced their newest addition to the quarterback room at a press conference on Wednesday. Griffin said that his focus “isn’t really” on getting back to where he was as a rookie and..." April 11

  • Titans Signing WR/KR Michael Campanaro To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeff Zrebeic, the Titans have agreed to terms with WR/KR Michael Campanaro on a one-year deal. According to Zrebiec, the Titans have been talking to Campanaro’s agent for a “couple of weeks” and “a few other teams” were interested in him, including the Ravens. Campanaro, 27, is..." April 10

  • Cowboys & Eagles Inquired About Jeremy Maclin Before Signing Other WRs

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Cowboys and Eagles both made “preliminary inquiries” about free agent WR Jeremy Maclin before they signed other receivers. The Eagles added Mike Wallace and the Cowboys signed Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson contracts in free agency, so it’s unlikely..." April 10

  • Ravens Made Offer To Cam Meredtih

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens have made a concerted effort to revamp their receiving corps this offseason, and to that end, they extended an offer to Bears’ restricted free agent Cameron Meredith, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. Meredith, however, ultimately decided to sign an offer sheet with the Saints, and..." April 08

  • Ravens Have a Major Joe Flacco Problem

    The Big Lead "The Baltimore Ravens have a major Joe Flacco problem, even if they don’t realize it or want to admit it. Since going on his four-game streak to win the Super Bowl after the 2012 season, and getting a big contract, Flacco has been among the worst regular starters in the NFL, and the Ravens have not..." April 08

  • Jaguars Worked Out RG3

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens signed Robert Griffin III to a one-year deal this week, but not before he drew interest elsewhere. The Jaguars auditioned the quarterback on Monday, according to Mike Florio of PFT. The Jaguars did not offer Griffin a contract, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union (on..." April 06

  • Ravens are reportedly a 'sneaky' landing spot for Lamar Jackson

    Yardbarker "As Lamar Jackson prepares for the coming NFL Draft, the former Heisman winner worked out with Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins in South Beach on Friday. It’s one of the final visits Jackson will take prior to the annual event later this month in Dallas. Though, it’s now looking like the..." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells SI.com that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Ravens: RG3 won't change QB draft plans; they could make surprising draft pick

    CBS Sports "With a dearth of quality playmakers and a lack of an elite quarterback, the Ravens might've been one of the most boring teams in football a season ago. But a more exciting future might be coming to Baltimore. After signing Michael Crabtree in free agency after Mike Wallace led their receiving..." April 05

  • Report: Ravens' Harbaugh, Newsome to be questioned in Kaepernick case

    The Score "Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome will be questioned under oath Thursday in relation to free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the NFL, a source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Kaepernick is suing the league for his..." April 05

  • Ravens Bringing In WR Eric Decker For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Ravens are hosting free agent WR Eric Decker for a visit on Thursday. So far this offseason, Decker has visited with the Raiders. There was a report that he was set to meet with the Saints but that was quickly shot down by HC Sean Payton. Decker said in..." April 05

  • Robert Griffin III’s Ravens contract worth $1 million for one year

    Clutch Points "The Baltimore Ravens have been looking to find a backup for quarterback Joe Flacco all offseason, and on Wednesday, they finally found their man in Robert Griffin III. The team announced the signing this morning. The former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Heisman Trophy winner saw his..." April 05

  • Michael Campanaro set to visit Titans Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans may be making an addition to their receiving corps. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team will have wide receiver Michael Campanaro in for a visit on Thursday. Zrebiec adds that the team has been in touch with Campanaro’s agent for a couple of weeks. Campanaro..." April 04

  • John Harbaugh: Ravens 'got a steal' landing RG3

    Yardbarker "In jaw-dropping news this Wednesday, the Baltimore Ravens signed quarterback Robert Griffin III. Obviously, this news caused quite the eruption throughout social media. And it should have, considering Griffin has not played since the 2016 season. The Ravens are darn pleased with their new..." April 04

  • Ravens Sign QB Robert Griffin III

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told reporters that they hosted Griffin for a visit last week and it looks like everything checked out. Baltimore was clearly in the market for a backup quarterback, considering that they only had Josh Woodrum behind Joe Flacco. Griffin, 28, is a former first-round..." April 04

  • Ravens HC John Harbaugh wants Joe Flacco and new receivers to build chemistry

    Clutch Points "The Baltimore Ravens have undergone quite a drastic overhaul of their receiving corps this offseason. It was a necessary one given how poor their passing game was last season. The Ravens have brought in Michael Crabtree and John Brown in place of Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin to become Joe..." April 03

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Guice's predraft visit doesn't mean Ravens consider RB a top need

    Baltimore Sun "That the Ravens entertained LSU running back Derrius Guice on a predraft visit Thursday doesn’t suddenly mean that the team is determined to take a ball carrier early in next month’s draft. More than two dozen draft prospects will visit the Under Armour Performance Center in the coming weeks and..." March 31

  • Willie Snead tries out for Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "Willie Snead visited the Ravens last week, and apparently they wanted to see more of the receiver. Snead, a restricted free agent, tried out for Baltimore on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Saints tendered Snead, but they used the lowest tender so they will get no compensation..." March 30

  • Ravens work out Michael Floyd

    Pro Football Talk "Receiver Michael Floyd worked out for the Ravens on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. It’s the first known interest in Floyd since free agency began. Floyd spent last season with the Vikings, playing in 11 games and catching 10 passes for 78 yards and no touchdowns." March 30

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon

    NFL.com "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • Saints bringing back Benjamin Watson on 1-year deal: source

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It took until the third week of free agency, but the New Orleans Saints have finally found tight end help. The Saints agreed to a one-year deal with Benjamin Watson on Wednesday (March 28), according to a league source. Contract terms were not immediately available. The 37-year-old Watson..." March 28

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27

  • Owners unanimously approve simplified catch rule

    ESPN "NFL owners approved new rules and bylaws on Tuesday, including unanimously approving the proposal to change the league's catch rule and authorizing in-game ejections from the league's officiating office. The owners also made permanent the rule change that teams start from the 25-yard line after..." March 27

  • Ravens' Eric DCosta not ruling out taking a quarterback at No. 16

    NBC Sports Washington "And with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select.... a quarterback? Assistant general manager, and soon to be general manager, Eric DeCosta isn't ruling out the possibility that the Ravens use their first-round pick on drafting a quarterback to eventually..." March 26

  • Pass interference rule unlikely to be changed to 15-yard penalty

    ESPN "A proposal to change the NFL's defensive pass interference rule to a 15-yard penalty, rather than a spot foul, does not appear to have enough support to pass this week at the league's owners meetings. New York Giants co-owner John Mara said that he was one of the few competition committee..." March 26

  • NFL not considering rule change on fumbles through the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "The rule that says a fumble into the end zone and out of bounds goes to the defense on the 20-yard line seems illogical. But it’s not going anywhere. Among the many rules changes the league will consider at next week’s owners’ meeting, there’s nothing about the fumble touchback rule, which many..." March 23

  • NFL considering ‘McDaniels rule’ allowing assistants to take new jobs during playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL would probably like to avoid ever seeing the Josh McDaniels coaching fiasco ever happen again, and a subsequent rule change would ensure that it doesn’t. NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay confirmed that the league is considering a rule change that would allow assistant..." March 23

  • Ex-Ravens WR Mike Wallace, Eagles agree to 1-year contract

    ESPN "Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Thursday. Wallace's deal is worth up to $4 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Wallace, 31, was the Ravens' most reliable wide receiver last season..." March 22

  • Report | Chiefs working to sign Benjamin Watson

    Fanrag Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs are working on a deal with free-agent tight end Benjamin Watson, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Watson would be a nice addition to a Chiefs offense that is expected to be led by young quarterback Patrick Mahomes next season. The 37-year-old is coming off a..." March 21

  • Cameron Meredith to visit Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Cameron Meredith left his visit with the Colts without a contract and word was that he’ll be visiting with other teams in the days to come. One of the teams is the Ravens. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Meredith will visit with the team on Thursday. It’s not a..." March 21

  • Eric Weddle Goes Off On Chargers, Throws Shade At Spanos Family

    The Big Lead "Eric Weddle was a rock at the back of the San Diego Chargers’ defense for nine years. After being selected by the franchise in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft, he went on to be a five-time All-Pro for the organization. He was a Ring of Honor candidate who is almost universally beloved by..." March 21

  • Eric DeCosta ready for chance to become G.M. of Ravens

    ESPN "The long-awaited chance to become the Baltimore Ravens general manager has sunk in for Eric DeCosta. It was announced over a month ago that DeCosta will be taking over as the Ravens' top personnel position from Ozzie Newsome at the end of this season. This was part of owner Steve Bisciotti's..." March 21