Ravens Rumors & News

  • Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon unfazed by challenge of replacing Elvis Dumervil

    Baltimore Sun "Toward the end of his four-year tenure with the Ravens, Elvis Dumervil was not the same player who set a franchise record with 17 sacks in 2014. But the outside linebacker was still capable enough of collapsing a pocket and setting the edge. Since Dumervil’s release March 8, the defense has..." August 14

  • Ravens sign journeyman QB Thad Lewis, passing on Colin Kaepernick again

    CBS Sports "Much has been made of the possibility of the Ravens signing Colin Kaepernick, particularly after the injury to Joe Flacco, but it doesn't look like Kaepernick playing for John Harbaugh is in the cards. The Ravens signed journeyman quarterback Thaddeus Lewis on Monday, and waived quarterback Dustin..." August 14

  • Ravens move James Hurst inside to left guard after Alex Lewis is lost for season

    Baltimore Sun "James Hurst learned in his first three seasons with the Ravens that he needs to be prepared for everything. As a reserve offensive tackle, he understood that at any moment, he could be summoned from the sideline and asked to block one of the league’s top pass rushers. For him, change has been..." August 13

  • Fans kneel in support of Colin Kaepernick outside Ravens practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Outside of M&T Bank Stadium, a group of fans showed their support for former Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Ravens held the third of their three open practices on Saturday morning, which could be attended at no charge. Among those who made their way to M&T Bank stadium were a group of..." August 12

  • Brent Urban shines in debut as projected starting defensive end

    Baltimore Sun "Brent Urban’s debut could have gone better, but perhaps not by much. In his first game as the Ravens’ projected starting defensive end, Urban produced a sack, nearly had another, forced two fumbles, and contributed to a tackle for loss in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Washington..." August 11

  • John Harbaugh: Ryan Mallett played winning football

    Pro Football Talk "In the regular season, the final score of the game tends to cover many sins as long as your team comes out on top. The preseason generally doesn’t work that way, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh went that route on Thursday night when he was asked about quarterback Ryan Mallett‘s play. Mallett..." August 11

  • Ravens restructure Jimmy Smith’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens have dealt with a slew of injuries this year and they may need to make some tweaks to the roster as a result. A little cap space can’t hurt when that’s in the cards and the Ravens have reportedly made a move to create some. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has restructured..." August 10

  • Ravens' practice WR standouts Adeboyejo, White ready for their closeups against Washington

    Baltimore Sun "Tim White talked to scouts from a number of NFL organizations. He pored over teams’ depth charts at both wide receiver and returner. He considered what cities he wanted to live in during the season. Not long after Arizona State’s pro day in mid-March, White’s mind was essentially made up on..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Injuries forcing Ravens to quickly develop young talent at nickel cornerback

    Baltimore Sun "For much of his career with the Ravens, Lardarius Webb played cornerback before moving to free safety last fall. This summer, he has lined up as the defense’s top nickel cornerback, covering the slot when the offense has used a three-receiver set. It’s a familiar role for the nine-year..." August 07

  • Quincy Adeboyejo’s relationship with Bobby Engram helped Ravens land playmaking wide receiver

    Baltimore Sun "In the past five days, undrafted rookie Quincy Adeboyejo has made several eye-opening catches against some of the best Ravens defenders, including cornerbacks Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr and Lardarius Webb. The Mississippi product has arguably been the most effective wideout for the Ravens, who have..." August 06

  • Marty Mornhinweg said Ravens don’t yet have a plan for integrating Joe Flacco when he returns

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have now completed seven practices in training camp without starting quarterback Joe Flacco, who is still sidelined by a back issue. The hope is that at some point, Flacco will be ready to come back, but the team has yet to craft a plan for his return. Offensive coordinator Marty..." August 05

  • Flacco's back injury confirmed as minor by 2nd opinion

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Ravens finally received some good news in a summer that’s been filled with news of the opposite variety. According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, a second opinion on Joe Flacco’s injured back confirmed that it’s a minor..." August 05

  • Ravens waive Crockett Gillmore to make room for Austin Howard

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Crockett Gillmore is expected to miss the entire 2017 season after suffering a knee injury that required him to have surgery on his MCL, so the Ravens probably didn’t have to think that long about who to waive in order to make room for newly signed tackle Austin Howard. Gillmore drew..." August 05

  • Nineteen players absent from Ravens practice on Thursday

    Baltimore Sun "A training camp-high 19 players did not take part in Ravens practice on Thursday morning at the team’s headquarters in Owings Mills. Several of the absent players are not injured and are likely benefitting from a day off for veterans. That group could include cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Jimmy..." August 04

  • Ravens finalizing deal with former Raiders OT Austin Howard

    USA Today "With the injuries the Baltimore Ravens have suffered, it makes sense that they would still be on the hunt for some players that can bolster their roster. One of the biggest concerns has been on the offensive line, so the Ravens working on a deal with former Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Austin..." August 04

  • Ravens wide receiver Chris Matthews seeking to be more consistent in training camp

    Baltimore Sun "For a guy who missed the 2016 season because of a torn ligament in his thumb, wide receiver Chris Matthews has made a few standout catches during the first six days of Ravens training camp. But the four-year veteran acknowledged that he needs to be more productive to make a lasting impression with..." August 03

  • Ravens refute report about owner blocking Colin Kaepernick signing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Ravens say they have not yet made a decision about whether or not they will sign Colin Kaepernick, and they claim team owner Steve Bisciotti is not pressuring the coaching staff or front office to avoid the free agent quarterback. In a brief statement released on Wednesday, the..." August 02

  • John Harbaugh, Ravens GM Support Signing Colin Kaepernick, Owner Resistant

    SI "Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome reportedly support signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick but have met resistance from owner Steve Bisciotti, according to ESPN's Diana Russini. It is not the first time that a team has been in talks and..." August 02

  • Michael Campanaro passes physical, ready to return to practice

    Baltimore Sun "Wide receiver-punt returner Michael Campanaro has passed his physical and is expected to practice with the Ravens on Tuesday. Campanaro, who injured his toe during organized team activities earlier this offseason, started training camp on the physically unable to perform list. After passing his..." August 01

  • John Harbaugh says there’s nothing new on Ravens’ QB situation

    Pro Football Talk "Will the Ravens add Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III while Joe Flacco recovers from a back injury? Coach John Harbaugh has been asked the question several times in the last week, and he says there’s not much more to say about it. “There’s really nothing new on that quarterback situation,”..." August 01

  • Crockett Gillmore has MCL surgery, now expected to miss season

    Pro Football Talk "When Ravens coach John Harbaugh updated the status of tight end Crockett Gillmore on Sunday, he said Gillmore suffered a cartilage tear in his knee that wasn’t expected to end his season. Harbaugh also said that Gillmore would be going for another visit with doctors on Monday and the results of..." August 01

  • Ravens WR Breshad Perriman leaves practice with hamstring injury

    Sportsnaut "The injury news isn’t getting much better for the Baltimore Ravens as their training camp continues. We already know Joe Flacco is sidelined for potentially the next month with a back injury. Second-year running back Kenneth Dixon is lost for the season. Meanwhile, two other potentially valuable..." August 01

  • Ravens G Nico Siragusa out for season after knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "It looks like you can add another member to the list of Ravens out for the season. Rookie guard Nico Siragusa had to be carted off the field at Tuesday’s practice after injuring his knee during a drill. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Siragusa is done for the season after tests showed he..." August 01

  • John Harbaugh: Joe Flacco will ‘definitely’ return in the preseason

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco might be returning to action sooner than expected, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Originally, it was thought that Flacco could miss 3-6 weeks due to a back injury. Since the news of Flacco’s injury broke, the team explored the idea of signing..." August 01

  • Mallett not worried about potential Kaepernick signing

    NFL.com "Lost in the Colin Kaepernick-Ravens saga was the fact that the Ravens had someone they believed was a solid backup option in Ryan Mallett. But during the team's flirtation with the Pro Bowl free agent, the Baltimore Sun reported that Mallett hurled seven interceptions over the course of two..." August 01

  • Ravens don’t expect Crockett Gillmore, Maurice Canady to miss season

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens had barely arrived at training camp before they learned running back Kenneth Dixon would miss the season after having knee surgery, which got things off on a wrong foot that’s kept popping up on the injury front. Unlike Dixon, however, it does not look like tight end Crockett..." July 31

  • Ravens shuffle QBs, sign Josh Woodrum

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens have spent time talking about the possibility of signing Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick in recent days, but neither one of them was involved in a roster move on Monday that brought a new quarterback to the roster. David Olson, who was signed last week after word of Joe..." July 31

  • Ravens discuss signing Robert Griffin III

    Pro Football Talk "Looking for depth behind the injured Joe Flacco, the Ravens are considering quarterback Robert Griffin III. That’s the word from Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, who said at a forum for fans today that his team is discussing Griffin, the free agent quarterback who has been out of work since the..." July 31

  • Ravens' leaders say Colin Kaepernick would be accepted in their locker room

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens officials acknowledged received differing opinions when talking to former players, fans and sponsors about the possible addition of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But the Ravens' leaders indicated Sunday that Kaepernick would be accepted in their locker room. Kaepernick drew..." July 31

  • With Ravens only since July 21, wide receiver Griff Whalen eager to make quick impression

    Baltimore Sun "Signed by the Ravens on July 21, Griff Whalen has had the shortest tenure with the team of any wide receiver on the roster and has his eyes on being on the sideline when the Ravens open the season at the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 10. “That’s how you make the team — make a good impression and..." July 30

  • Report: Ravens dealing with two more serious injuries

    Yardbarker "Just a couple days into camp, and the hits keep on coming for the Baltimore Ravens. First it was second-year running back Kenneth Dixon who was lost for the season with a knee injury. Then, a few days later, quarterback Joe Flacco went down with a back injury. For his part, Flacco is expected to..." July 30

  • Ravens CB Maurice Canady will miss time with knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens’ run of bad injury news now includes cornerback Maurice Canady. Canady injured his knee during Friday’s practice and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Canady is expected to miss “extended” time. The team is still evaluating the severity of the injury, but it is believed..." July 30

  • Ravens sign veteran tight end Larry Donnell

    NFL.com "As injuries pile up in Baltimore, the Ravens added tight end depth. The team announced Sunday it signed Larry Donnell. Baltimore waived receiver Tim Patrick in a corresponding move. The Ravens' tight end position has been a mess all offseason. Baltimore lost tight end Dennis Pitta to..." July 30

  • Kaepernick wants to play for Ravens, sides haven't talked money

    NFL.com "An unfortunate side effect of Colin Kaepernick's silence during free agency has been speculation regarding his desire to sign as a backup and confusion about his possible asking price. Citing sources familiar with Kaepernick's thinking, NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Saturday that..." July 29

  • Joe Flacco: Colin Kaepernick welcome in Baltimore, but not as starter

    ESPN "They've competed against each other in a Super Bowl. They were in a nationally televised McDonald's commercial together. Now, could Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick become teammates? Flacco likes the idea of Kaepernick joining the Baltimore Ravens. "I would like to see Colin get back in [the..." July 29

  • Ravens fans reportedly opposed to possible signing of Colin Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "If the Ravens decide to sign Colin Kaepernick, it's a decision that might not sit well with their fan base. According to NFL.com's Mike Silver, Ravens fans have spent the past 24 hours letting the team know that they don't want Kaepernick in Baltimore. The Ravens considered adding..." July 29

  • Running back Bobby Rainey feels like he is ‘back at home’ in second stint with Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "Running back Bobby Rainey has played three seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one each for the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants after never getting onto the field as a Ravens rookie. But returning to the organization that signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky in..." July 28

  • Ravens' back-up QB Mallett has meltdown at practice

    CBS Sports "The Ravens better hope that Joe Flacco's back starts to heal soon because right now, the team doesn't appear to be in very good hands with backup quarterback Ryan Mallett. With Flacco nursing a sore back, Mallett was forced to take most of the first-team snaps with Baltimore's offense on..." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Ravens John Urschel Gives Details On How CTE Report Led To Early Retirement

    Black Sports Online "John Urschel is more than a football player and his early retirement solidifies that. Urschel played guard and center for the Baltimore Ravens 2014-16. Urschel retired because he wants to pursue his doctorate in mathematics at the Michigan Institute of Technology. Urschel’s retirement..." July 28

  • Flacco insists back injury is minor, says Week 1 status not in doubt

    CBS Sports "Flacco's absence from practice is mostly due to stiffness in his back rather than a disc problem, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports. Flacco's back injury was initially described as a disc issue, but it thankfully appears that his impediment is more so related to stiffness. The quarterback's..." July 28

  • Ravens add arena league QB David Olson with Joe Flacco sidelined

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with arena league quarterback David Olson, the NFL Network reported Thursday night. The Ravens desperately needed another healthy quarterback after they began training camp Thursday without starter Joe Flacco, who is expected to miss a week because of a..." July 28

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • John Harbaugh: Ravens exploring signing Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Ravens have lost starting quarterback Joe Flacco for at least a few weeks with a back injury. As such, the team is exploring the possibility of signing Colin Kaepernick, head coach John Harbaugh said on Thursday. Kaepernick has remained unsigned since opting out of his contract..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Genius Mathematician John Urshel is Retiring from the NFL

    BaltimoreRavens.com "Ravens center and resident genius mathematician John Urschel is retiring from the NFL after three seasons. Urschel, 26, participated in all the team’s offseason camps, but did not report for the start of training camp Wednesday. “This morning John Urschel informed me of his decision to..." July 27

  • Colin Kaepernick An Option For Ravens If Joe Flacco’s Back Injury Is Long-Term Issue?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Reports surfaced Wednesday evening that Ravens QB Joe Flacco is expected to miss some time with a lower back injury. One estimate said Flacco could miss 3-6 weeks, but others have said that this could end up being just a week-to-week issue and nothing major overall. Interestingly enough,..." July 27

  • Joe Flacco (back) preparing to miss 3-6 weeks

    NFL.com "Ravens camp will begin without the team's quarterback. Joe Flacco will miss the first week of Baltimore's camp and is preparing to miss three to six weeks with a disc issue in his back, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per sources informed of the..." July 27