Ravens Rumors & News

  • Trading back in the draft makes sense for the Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens will go over numerous scenarios in the days leading up to the NFL draft that might play out in the first round, but they probably won't make a move until they are on the clock with the No. 17 overall pick. And they could trade with another team and move back in the first round. The..." April 22

  • Rice 'looks great' in conditioning

    ESPN.com "With his legal troubles having cast doubt on his playing future, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been committed to what he can control: losing weight and getting back to full strength after a hip injury derailed him last season. Rice is attending the start of the Ravens' offseason..." April 22

  • John Harbaugh joins “Cradle of Coaches”

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Ravens coach John Harbaugh won a Super Bowl. This year, he secured something even more rare. On Friday, a statue was unveiled in his honor at Miami of Ohio’s “Cradle of Coaches,” a bronze gallery of tributes to coaching legends who played college football at the school. “There’s..." April 20

  • Terrence Cody says Rolando McClain has 'humbled himself,' is 'ready to play football'

    Baltimore Sun "The last time that Ravens nose guard Terrence Cody played football with middle linebacker Rolando McClain they were both consensus All-Americans for an Alabama team that won the national championship. Four years later, Cody is looking forward to reuniting with his friend and former..." April 19

  • Ravens, 49ers plan joint practice before preseason game

    Pro Football Talk "The Harbaugh brothers are scheduled to face one another in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII in the exhibition season this summer and it sounds like they’ve figured out a way to spend some time together ahead of the contest without infringing on practice time. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee..." April 19

  • Rolando McClain expected to join Ravens on Monday

    Fansided "The Baltimore Ravens are expected to have linebacker Rolando McClain re-join the team on Monday when workouts are slatted to begin. This would mark the first time since his retirement that McClain will have set foot in an NFL weight room as he works to play in his first game since he was with the..." April 18

  • Wisconsin nose tackle Beau Allen, Bowling Green tight end Alex Bayer visited Ravens, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "Wisconsin nose tackle Beau Allen and Bowling Green tight end Alex Bayer visited the Ravens this week, according to sources. Allen was snubbed for the NFL scouting combine but has outstanding size for a nose guard at 6-foot-2 1/2 and 330 pounds. He's regarded as a late-round draft target...." April 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Texans exercised 5th-year option for JJ Watt, per his contract (as @FieldYates said). Jets did with Mo Wilkerson. Ravens & Jimmy Smith, too

  • Ravens reinstate LB Rolando McClain from reserve/retired list

    CBSSports.com "It looks like the Baltimore Ravens are going to give Rolando McClain a second chance. According to the NFL daily transaction report, the team reinstated McClain from the reserve/retired list on Thursday. McClain had been on the list since announcing his retirement in May. It's an interesting..." April 17

  • 5d
    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Ravens have exercised the fifth-year option for cornerback Jimmy Smith for 2015 for $6.898 million, according to a source

  • Ravens aren't finished adding running backs

    NFL.com "The Baltimore Ravens have talked for months about adding bodies to a backfield that leaned on an ineffective, two-man rotation of Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce last season. That plan remains in place, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer, who said on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" on Tuesday..." April 16

  • Haloti Ngata rejected 'long-term' deal from Ravens

    NFL.com "The Baltimore Ravens opened up a prairie land of cap space in February when they agreed to a four-year contract extension with pass rusher Terrell Suggs that lifted $4 million off the books. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported on Tuesday's edition of "NFL Total Access" that Baltimore's front..." April 16

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Rolando McClain got his workout w the Ravens and I'm hearing it was NOT a roaring success. Didn't finish conditioning test, didn't do drills

  • Pondering David Carr as a backup quarterback option for Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens signaled their interest in upgrading the backup quarterback position when they made an unsuccessful run at Brandon Weeden before he signed with the Dallas Cowboys in March. Coach John Harbaugh reinforced that notion during the NFL owners meetings when he discussed backup quarterback..." April 15

  • Lardarius Webb's knee nearing 100 pecent

    Baltimore Beat Down "Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb "fully trusts his knee again" after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in 2012. Webb also excited to meet and practice against veteran wide receiver, Steve Smith. Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb "fully trusts his knee again" after tearing his anterior..." April 14

  • Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas met with Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "With Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels signed to contracts this offseason, the Ravens are well-equipped when it comes to pass-catching tight ends. What they don't have on the roster is a traditional blocking tight end in the mold of Notre Dame's Troy Niklas. The draft prospect recently visited..." April 14

  • Steve Smith isn’t upset that he’s not a Panther

    Charlotte Observer "It’s tough to say what was the more jarring sight Friday at zMax Dragway: watching former Panthers receiver Steve Smith climb behind the wheel of a top fuel dragster to rev the engine, or seeing him sporting the colors of his new team, the Baltimore Ravens. “The confidence that I have in..." April 13

  • Ravens' Webb says he fully trusts his knee now, excited to practice against Steve Smith

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb had regained trust in his surgically repaired left knee by the end of last season. He became confident enough to plant without hesitation to backpedal, break on the football and accelerate into coverage. It was the first year back for Webb after tearing his..." April 13

  • Deonte Thompson's felony and misdemeanor drug charges have been dismissed

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens reserve wide receiver Deonte Thompson's felony and misdemeanor drug charges have been dismissed by Florida prosecutors, according to his lawyer and court records. Thompson was arrested on Feb. 24 in Gainesville, Fla., and charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor..." April 12

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Dickson gets veteran minimum $730,000 from #Panthers, with a $65k signing bonus. Could be a bargain if he catches 30 passes or so.

  • Ed Dickson to meet with Panthers

    CSN Baltimore "Former Ravens tight end Ed Dickson was expected to meet with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday and indications are the free agent could be close to a deal. That might be the fresh start the former third-round draft pick needs after four seasons with the Ravens, the last two highly..." April 10

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16

    NFL.com "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

  • Baltimore Ravens targeting a safety

    Fansided "The Baltimore Ravens selected Florida Gators’ safety Matt Elam in the first round of last year’s draft. Elam had a disappointing rookie season, but the Ravens still have high hopes. Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com believes the Ravens will target a safety early in the draft for the second..." April 05

  • Ravens have 'big plans' for Owen Daniels

    Carroll County Times "Baltimore Ravens tight ends coach Brian Pariani was apparently excited enough that the Ravens had come to terms with Owen Daniels that he let out a mild roar when he first heard Baltimore had agreed to terms with Daniels Thursday afternoon. That’s at least how it was described to Daniels Friday..." April 05

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    Matt Zenitz @mzenitz

    The Ravens just re-signed defensive tackle Terrence Cody

  • Ravens agree to one-year deal with tight end Owen Daniels, according to source

    Baltimore Sun "Former Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels is joining the Ravens on a one-year contract, according to a league source. Daniels and the Ravens agreed to terms Thursday, a transaction pending a physical. It reunites Daniels with former Texans coach Gary Kubiak, who was hired this offseason as..." April 03

  • Ravens need a healthy Pierce

    CSN Baltimore "The Ravens questions at running back don't end with Ray Rice and his legal problems. Bernard Pierce, entering his third season with the Ravens, is coming off offseason shoulder surgery and a subpar second season with the Ravens. The time is now for him to show that he can stay healthy and be a..." April 02

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    John Harbaugh said plan is or Sam Koch to remain Ravens' punter, won't be a salary-cap casualty. $2.8 million cap figure, $2.2M salary 2014

  • Ravens G/T Jah Reid pleads not guilty to two charges of misdemeanor battery

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens reserve offensive lineman Jah Reid has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of battery stemming from an altercation at a strip club in Key West, Fla. Reid's lawyer, Samuel Kaufman, entered the plea during an arraignment hearing on behalf of the NFL player. Reid is now scheduled..." April 02

  • Ray Rice arraignment conference set for April 28 in Atlantic City

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens running back Ray Rice's felony aggravated assault case has been scheduled for an April 28 arraignment conference at Atlantic County Superior Court, according to a court spokesperson. The arraignment is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. The case stems from a physical altercation between the..." April 02

  • Tyrod Taylor understand he has to fight for his job

    Baltimore Sun "Before Brandon Weeden's signing with the Dallas Cowboys to back up Tony Romo earlier this month, a league source said the Ravens were in talks to try to acquire the former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback. The Ravens' interest in landing a backup quarterback through free agency or the NFL..." March 30

  • Anquan Boldin: Steve Smith brings completely different things to Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "When Steve Smith signed with the Ravens after being released by the Panthers, plenty of people pointed out that it looked like the Ravens found a player who could give them what they were missing after trading Anquan Boldin before the 2013 season. Smith avoided making any direct comparisons to..." March 30

  • Brandon Spikes rips Ray Rice on Twitter, says somebody should choke him

    Fansided "Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes spent a lot of time playing against Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens during his stint with the New England Patriots. And apparently, there’s no love lost between the two – at least in regards to Spikes who went off on the Ravens running back today. After..." March 30

  • 24d
    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Bernard Pierce said his surgically-repaired rotator cuff is getting better, will be ready by training camp, says, I'm grinding every day.'

  • Stewart will get chance to show skills at safety

    CSN Baltimore "The Ravens have not identified their starting free safety, but Darian Stewart has not been ruled out. While Stewart’s hard-hitting run support skills seem more suited to play strong safety, the Ravens plan on moving Matt Elam to strong safety. Speaking at the NFL owners meetings, Ravens coach John..." March 29

  • A day after indictment, Ray Rice gets married

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday, Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted for aggravated assault of his fiancee. On Friday, he married her. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Janay Palmer and Rice exchanged vows last night, in a ceremony that had been scheduled for weeks. The conscious coupling likely will..." March 29

  • 25d
    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Falcons signed restricted free agent Robert McClain

  • Ray Rice indicted on aggravated assault charge

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens running back Ray Rice has been indicted by prosecutors in Atlantic County, N.J. on a charge of aggravated assault, officials announced Thursday. Rice had initially faced a charge of simple assault for allegedly striking his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in the Revel Casino on Feb. 15...." March 28

  • Ravens hope to unveil Ray Lewis statue before 2014 season starts

    CBSSports.com "The Johnny Unitas statue that stands outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is about to have some permanent company. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said this week that he hopes to have a Ray Lewis statue up before the 2014 NFL season kicks off. According to Bisciotti, artist Frederick Kail is..." March 28

  • 26d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Ravens RB Ray Rice was indicted today on one count of aggravated assault. Carries a 3-5 year prison term.

  • Sources: Ravens met with free agent nose tackle Terrence Cody today

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens met today with veteran unrestricted free agent nose tackle Terrence Cody, according to sources. A 2010 Ravens second-round draft pick from Alabama, Cody wasn't immediately signed to a deal. It's undetermined at this time if the Ravens will bring back Cody, according to sources. If..." March 27

  • Torrey Smith receptive to long-term deal, says he's not worried about contract

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have made it clear that wide receiver Torrey Smith is going to be a priority for a long-term contract extension. During the NFL owners meetings, coach John Harbaugh said that he wants both Smith and cornerback Jimmy Smith to play for the Ravens for a long time. That's a mutual..." March 27

  • Harbaugh thinks long-term with Jimmy, Torrey Smith

    CSN Baltimore "If John Harbaugh has his way, both Jimmy Smith and Torrey Smith will receive long-term contracts in the not-too-distant future. Speaking at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Harbaugh said the Ravens would exercise a fifth-year contract option on Jimmy Smith before the May 3 deadline. Smith is..." March 26

  • Jeremy Zuttah passes Ravens physical, completing Bucs trade

    Baltimore Sun "Newly acquired Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah has passed his physical and his trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is now finalized, the team announced. Zuttah joined the Ravens in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick. The 6-foot-4, 308-pounder is the Ravens' new starting center, replacing..." March 26

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Ron Rivera questions Steve Smith's speed, ability to stay healthy

    Charlotte Observer "A day after Baltimore coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence that new Ravens receiver Steve Smith can still get open deep, Smith's former coach didn't sound so sure. "He doesn't have the top-end speed like he used to, but he still has good speed," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday at..." March 26

  • 28d
    Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

    Roger Goodell says the NFL is monitoring the Ray Rice legal situation and there's no indication on whether a suspension could be coming.

  • Baltimore Ravens to pick up option on Jimmy Smith

    NFL.com "Jimmy Smith will always be known as the defender on the play which won the Baltimore Ravens their second Super Bowl title. He should have a chance to build on that legacy. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that the Ravens plan to pick up the fifth-year option in Smith's rookie contract...." March 25

  • John Harbaugh gets another year

    ESPN.com "Coach John Harbaugh was given a one-year contract extension by the Baltimore Ravens last month, owner Steve Bisciotti told ESPN.com on Monday. Harbaugh signed a four-year contract last year after the Ravens won the Super Bowl. This extension means he is signed through the 2017..." March 25

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