Ravens Rumors & News

  • Ravens waive linebacker Josh Bynes to make room for cornerback Derek Cox

    Baltimore Beat Down "The Ravens needed to make room on the roster to bring back cornerback Derek Cox after a brief time away from the organization. To do so, the Ravens decided to part ways with a player that's been around for quite a while. On Tuesday, the Ravens announced that they have waived linebacker Josh..." September 02

  • Ex-Ravens offensive lineman Ryan Jensen diagnosed with severe sleep apnea

    Baltimore Sun "Offensive lineman Ryan Jensen hadn't felt like his normal self for a long time. He was visibly groggy from a lack of sleep. He was more irritable than usual. And he didn't feel as energetic as he needed to be on the Ravens' practice field. It turned out there was a reason why. Jensen..." September 01

  • Ravens sign three recent draft picks to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens have signed three of their former draft picks to the practice squad. The club announced Sunday it had re-signed outside linebacker John Simon (2013 fourth-round selection), offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (2013 sixth-round selection) and quarterback Keith Wenning (2014 sixth-round..." August 31

  • Ray Rice, Will Hill must work out on their own while suspended

    Baltimore Sun "The suspensions for Ravens running back Ray Rice and safety Will Hill officially began late Saturday afternoon when they were both placed on the reserve-suspended list. Rice is suspended for two games for violating the NFL personal-conduct policy, a punishment stemming from his felony..." August 31

  • Ravens' Pierce, Jimmy Smith, Webb, Jackson, Reid return to practice

    Baltimore Sun "Jimmy Smith walked up the hill from the Ravens’ practice field to the locker room and immediately started laughing when asked if he would be ready to play in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Sidelined since suffering a chest bruise developing lung issues when he fell awkwardly..." August 31

  • Derek Cox out in Baltimore, but he’s expected back

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens released cornerback Derek Cox on Saturday, but he may not be away from the team for long. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Cox, who signed in Baltimore after getting cut by the Vikings, is expected to re-sign with the team as soon as Sunday and described Saturday’s..." August 30

  • Report: Ravens release A.Q. Shipley

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are reportedly releasing a veteran interior lineman with quite a bit of recent starting experience. The club is parting ways with offensive guard A.Q. Shipley, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Saturday. A nine-game starter for Baltimore a season ago, the 28-year-old Shipley..." August 30

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Bernard Pierce also returned to practice

  • Ravens' 22-13 win over the New Orleans Saints

    Baltimore Sun "The fourth preseason game is more about individual battles for the last few roster spots than about any kind of team performance. And with Deonte Thompson, Kamar Aiken and Michael Campanaro competing for two spots, at most, wide receiver represented ground zero Thursday night. Thompson scored..." August 29

  • John Harbaugh says Ravens 'respect' NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decisions

    Baltimore Sun "In the wake of Roger Goodell implementing tougher punishments for domestic-violence offenders, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that he respects the NFL commissioner's decisions. Goodell acknowledged Thursday in a letter to NFL owners that he "didn't get it right" in suspending Ravens running..." August 29

  • Haloti Ngata fined for kicking Shawn Lauvao

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was able to avoid a flag for kicking Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao in the preseason game between the two teams last week, but it didn’t escape the notice of the league office. PFT has confirmed with the league that Ngata has been fined $8,268 for unnecessary..." August 29

  • Ray Rice's standing under new NFL policy unclear

    CSN Baltimore "Would a future domestic violence incident involving Ray Rice result in a lifetime ban for the Ravens’ running back? That remained uncertain. I received the following response from an NFL spokesman Thursday, when asked if Rice would be categorized as a second-time offender if involved in another..." August 29

  • Goodell in letter to NFL owners: I didn't get Rice punishment right

    CBSSports.com "When the NFL announced its new domestic violence policy on Thursday, it did so in the form of a letter written by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In the letter, which you can read in its entirety below. Goodell acknowledges that he got the Ray Rice punishment wrong. "I take responsibility..." August 29

  • Is it possible for the Ravens to keep seven receivers?

    Baltimore Beat Down "John Harbaugh's belief is simple when crafting a roster. The best 53 men will be on it. It doesn't necessarily matter when it comes to position. If you're one of the 53 and you can contribute, you'll be on the squad. And that brings us to this question. Could the Ravens begin the year with..." August 28

  • Ravens reportedly to sign CB Derek Cox

    NFL.com "It didn't take long for Derek Cox to find a new employer. The Ravens plan to sign the veteran cornerback on Wednesday, two days after he was released by the Minnesota Vikings, according to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson. The former Jaguars and Chargers defender is expected to play in..." August 27

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    Torrey Smith @TorreySmithWR

    @plaxicoburress @Bmeriweather31 @NFL I don't think he should be suspended...but I don't make or enforce the rules...I just play

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Ravens Trim Roster Down To 75

    NFL.com "The Ravens had to trim 15 players from the roster, waiving S Omar Brown and WR LaQuan Williams. The first round of cuts came on Monday, as the Ravens went from 90 players to 75. Baltimore had until Tuesday at 4 p.m. to get down to the required 75, but made their moves ahead of the..." August 25

  • Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata kicked Redskins lineman Shawn Lauvao in 'heat of the moment'

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata can likely expect to hear from the league office in the near future. Ngata kicked Redskins offensive guard Shawn Lauvao after Lauvao crushed Ravens cornerback Dominique Franks toward the end of a 19-yard run by Redskins running back Alfred Morris in..." August 25

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    Bernard Pierce @BPierce_30

    If anyone was wondering I'm fine

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    Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

    At this point, because Guion never passed his pre-training camp physical, he's likely to start the season on PUP. #Packers

  • Fullback Kyle Juszczyk leading Ravens in receptions in preseason

    Baltimore Sun "When the Ravens installed former Harvard standout Kyle Juszczyk as their new starting fullback, replacing Vonta Leach, they immediately hoped that he would emerge as a hybrid pass-catching option. So far, that's how the scenario has unfolded with Juszczyk leading the Ravens with 10 receptions..." August 24

  • Ray Rice didn’t play Saturday night, no word on plans for Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens saw running back Bernard Pierce leave early in Saturday night’s game with a head injury, but that didn’t lead them to change their plans for Ray Rice. With Rice suspended for the first two games of the regular season, the Ravens planned to hold him out of a game against the Redskins..." August 24

  • Ravens offensive starters complete first half with strong finish in 23-17 preseason win over Washington

    Baltimore Sun "The most unsettling sight for the Ravens was not getting stuffed on two fourth-and-shorts or their inability to establish a running game. It was quarterback Joe Flacco frequently running for his life and then picking himself up off the turf. Flacco took a beating against a blitz-happy..." August 24

  • Ravens will be without top three corners Saturday against Redskins

    Baltimore Sun "When the Ravens play the Washington Redskins on Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium, they'll be without their top three cornerbacks due to injuries. Starting cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb as well as backup Asa Jackson will all be sidelined. Smith is still recovering from a chest..." August 23

  • Torrey Smith wins Tim Wheatley Award for community service

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens star wide receiver Torrey Smith has become well-known for his involvement in the Baltimore community. The former Maryland standout holds an annual charity basketball game and visits several schools throughout the year through his charitable foundation, whose primary mission is to improve..." August 22

  • How Baltimore Ravens Drafted Joe Flacco Rather Than Trading Up For Matt Ryan

    ThePostGame.com "From Art Modell's founding of the franchise in 1996 to the decision to draft Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, to victories in two Super Bowls the past 15 years, the Baltimore Ravens' short history has been full of highlights. Jamison Hensley has covered much of that history, first as a Baltimore Sun..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Rick Wagner wins starting job, Jah Reid named team's third tackle

    Baltimore Beat Down "With a "solid" preseason, Wagner has been named Baltimore's starting right tackle. Rick Wagner made sure to squash any doubt about him being a starting right tackle. With that position the lone question mark on the offensive line entering the preseason, Wagner has fared well in Baltimore's..." August 19

  • A little more playing time exposes Ravens' defensive problems

    Baltimore Sun "A lot of the Ravens' defensive problems were hidden a week ago because the starting unit played very little. But the group got its first extensive action of the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night in its 37-30 preseason win, and the Ravens have some areas of concern. The..." August 17

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    Jamison Hensley @jamisonhensley

    #Ravens RB Ray Rice has a shoulder bruise, according to coach John Harbaugh. "It shouldn't be anything too serious," Harbaugh said.

  • Ravens defense is challenged early in a 37-30 preseason win over the Cowboys

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens had hoped to play quarterback Joe Flacco and the rest of the first-team offense about a quarter, but very little went according to plan early last night against the Dallas Cowboys. Less than three minutes into the game, their top healthy corner, Jimmy Smith, was on the sideline, bent..." August 17

  • Crowded competition for Ravens' wide receiver spot

    Baltimore Sun "Kamar Aiken has been in four NFL organizations in three years. He's been cut at the end of training camp and again during the regular season. Hardened and humbled by the experiences, the well-traveled wide receiver has adopted a mindset that will serve him well over the next 21/2 weeks as he..." August 16

  • Jimmy Smith, Ray Rice exit game

    ESPN.com "The Baltimore Ravens watched two starters leave the field with injuries in the first half of Saturday's preseason game at the Dallas Cowboys. Cornerback Jimmy Smith bruised his chest on the opening series, and running back Ray Rice injured his shoulder. X-rays to both Smith's chest and..." August 16

  • With new title, personnel, Ravens' Juan Castillo has put last season behind him

    Baltimore Sun "Juan Castillo endured awkward circumstances and heavy resistance to his blocking techniques and coaching methods during a rough season last year as the Ravens' run-game coordinator. Despite the challenging year, Castillo was named the Ravens' offensive line coach this season. That's why it..." August 15

  • Ravens rookie Timmy Jernigan becoming pivotal player due to injuries and his progress

    Baltimore Sun "When Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees huddled recently with the San Francisco 49ers' coaches, they kept singling out rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan for praise. It was an encouraging sign about Jernigan. The second-round draft pick has become a pivotal figure along the defensive..." August 15

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    Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiecsun

    Showtime announces that former Ravens safety Ed Reed has joined the cast of Inside the NFL, joining Brandon Marshall.

  • Report: Browns don't want Manziel to face Steelers in Week 1

    CBSSports.com "Brian Hoyer will be under center when the Browns face the Redskins on Monday night, putting him one step closer to the starting job when the regular season begins on Sept. 7. First-year coach Mike Pettine hinted last week that rookie first-round pick Johnny Manziel might make his first preseason..." August 15

  • Steve Smith embraces “bully way” in Baltimore

    Pro Football Talk "When the Panthers moved on from receiver Steve Smith in the offseason, he made a beeline for Baltimore. And for good reason. Smith identifies with the mentality that has made the Ravens a consistent contender and a two-time Super Bowl champion. Notwithstanding the inescapable comparisons to..." August 15

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Michael Vick urges Ray Rice to “make amends”

    Pro Football Talk "Michael Vick was treated much more harshly — both by the legal system and by the NFL — for his involvement in dog fighting than Ray Rice was for assaulting his wife. But Vick and Rice are both football stars whose off-field actions have landed them in trouble, and so Vick feels that he may be able..." August 12

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    John Harbaugh says it's a minor ankle injury for Asa Jackson but appears to be a season-ending Achilles for Kapron. Tough break there

  • Healthier this year, Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee having impressive camp

    Baltimore Sun "His knees no longer ache the way they used to. Unlike his first two NFL offseasons, when he had knee and groin procedures, Ravens outside linebacker Pernell McPhee didn't have to undergo any surgeries this offseason. And McPhee attributes his health as a large factor toward what's arguably..." August 10

  • 49ers, Ravens play it safe in joint practice

    USA Today "The first joint practice between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Saturday went off without a hitch, as the teams took to heart the coaches' message to play it safe. The two physical teams practiced without incident for about 2½ hours, two days after the Ravens beat the 49ers..." August 10

  • Solid start for new Ravens right tackle Rick Wagner

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens offensive tackle Rick Wagner is aware of the scrutiny he's under as the replacement for right tackle Michael Oher. And Wagner has quietly gone about his work, rarely being noticed during training camp as he's improved his blocking technique and strength heading into his second NFL..." August 09

  • Asa Jackson emerging in battle vs. Chykie Brown for cornerback spot

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees recently acknowledged he had few clues about who will emerge as the team's third cornerback. The competition to replace veteran nickel back Corey Graham began to take shape Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers during the Ravens' preseason opener..." August 08

  • Ravens offense impresses in preseason-opening win against 49ers, 23-3

    Baltimore Sun "It was only one drive, lasting 10 plays and just under five minutes. But it was just what quarterback Joe Flacco and the first-team offense needed to kick off the preseason and the Gary Kubiak era. Flacco drove the offense down the field for a touchdown in his only series and spent the rest of..." August 08

  • Ray Rice cheered by Ravens fans in Rice jerseys

    CBSSports.com "When football starts, I guess it's easy for some to forgive. We saw that when the Ravens running back Ray Rice practiced in front of his fans late last month, and we saw that during the team's preseason game vs. the 49ers on Thursday. Rice -- who carried the ball three times for 17 yards on..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • 49ers' Boldin seeking closure in return to Baltimore

    San Jose Mercury News "An exhibition opener shouldn't mean much for a 12th-year veteran. But these are special circumstances for Anquan Boldin. Closure is on Boldin's mind as he begins another potential Super Bowl run. He wants to thank Baltimore Ravens fans, a year and a half after his stunning trade to the 49ers, a..." August 07