Ravens Rumors & News

  • Joe Flacco active, Muhammad Wilkerson inactive

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are down a pair of starting offensive linemen for Sunday’s road game against the Jets, but their replacements won’t have to tangle with one of the Jets’ top defensive linemen. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is inactive for the game due to an ankle injury that kept him from..." October 23

  • Steve Smith to wear ‘Break the Silence’ cleats

    Sportsnaut "Steve Smith Sr. is outspoken against domestic violence. He made headlines this week by blasting New York Giants kicker Josh Brown. He’s also going to be wearing custom made cleats this Sunday when the New York Jets host the Baltimore Ravens. Here is a look at the cleats, which read “Break the..." October 23

  • Fitzpatrick, defense fuel Jets past Ravens

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick -- a pair of past, possibly present but almost certainly not future New York Jets quarterbacks - sat at the far end of a busy locker room Sunday afternoon. They leaned into the vacant locker of injured third-string quarterback Bryce..." October 23

  • Ravens activate Taliaferro

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens activated running back Lorenzo Taliaferro from the physically unable to perform list Saturday. Taliaferro missed all of the offseason and the start of the season while recovering from a foot injury he suffered last October." October 22

  • Joe Flacco will be active Sunday against Jets

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Ravens will almost certainly have Joe Flacco on the field Sunday when they take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. As noted by Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the Ravens did not promote David Fales from the practice squad and will have Flacco active for the game. Flacco missed..." October 22

  • Former Ravens player wonders why Josh Brown has job but Ray Rice is 'blackballed'

    CBS Sports "The treatment of Josh Brown by the NFL and the New York Giants has been perplexing at best. The Giants knew Brown abused his wife and still decided to re-sign him. The NFL only suspended Brown one game, a mystifying number given the circumstances. Brown isn't with the Giants in London for..." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • NFL.com Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Joe Flacco practicing on Friday

    Pro Football Talk "After Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco missed practice on Wednesday, neither he nor head coach John Harbaugh expressed much concern about Flacco missing Sunday’s road game against the Jets due to the right shoulder soreness that kept him off the field. Flacco missed practice again on Thursday,..." October 21

  • Steve Smith: “Our system is broken”

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL learned the hard way two years ago the problems that can arise from failing to employ proper diligence when investigating domestic violence allegations involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice. A current Ravens player has opted to say things that need to be said given the reality..." October 21

  • Joe Flacco remains out of practice Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s absence from practice is now at two days and counting. Flacco did not practice on Wednesday due to a right shoulder issue that coach John Harbaugh said the team would monitor over the course of the week, although Flacco didn’t seem overly concerned. “It’s..." October 20

  • Steve Smith Blasts Josh Brown ... You Deserve a Beatdown!

    TMZ "Baltimore Ravens superstar Steve Smith is coming out swingin' at NY Giants kicker Josh Brown -- saying the guy needs his ass beat down after new domestic violence details came to light. "You know what if your ex-wife was my daughter yo ASS would be on IR," Smith wrote." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Reunion remains possible between Michael Campanaro and Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "en the Ravens reached an injury settlement with wide receiver Michael Campanaro a little over a month ago, the hope was that the former River Hill standout would get healthy and potentially re-sign with the team for the second half of the season. There's still a chance that occurs, but both..." October 18

  • Mike Wallace says penalties are killing the Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter against the Giants on Sunday and they looked like they were on their way to more points when Joe Flacco hit fullback Kyle Juszczyk for a 19-yard gain that brought the Ravens inside the Giants’ 30-yard line. Wide receiver Mike Wallace was..." October 17

  • Broncos Claim OL Billy Turner Off Waivers From Ravens

    NFL Trade Rumors "Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Broncos have claimed OL Billy Turner off of waivers from the Ravens on Monday. This is the second time Turner has been claimed in the past week. Turner, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2014. He’s currently in the third..." October 17

  • Ravens' Terrell Suggs believed to have torn bicep

    Baltimore Sun "Already playing without five starters and two major contributors, the Ravens had three more starters sustain injuries that kept them from finishing Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs injured his left arm while sacking New York quarterback Eli Manning..." October 17

  • Beckham breaks out as Giants edge Ravens

    The Sports Xchange "By Patti Traina, The Sports Xchange EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York quarterback Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, two of which were deep balls to receiver Odell Beckham Jr., as the Giants snapped a three-game losing streak with a 27-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife..." October 16

  • Ravens waive Billy Turner, promote a linebacker

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a rough week for Billy Turner. Cut by the Dolphins after starting at guard on Sunday against the Titans, Turner was claimed on waivers by the Ravens. He’s now been cut again. The Ravens have announced the placement of Turner on waivers. The move was necessitated by the promotion of..." October 15

  • Changing coordinators won’t fix everything ailing Baltimore Ravens’ offense

    The Comeback "On Monday, the Baltimore Ravens fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman following the team’s 16-10 loss to Washington. Baltimore had started the season with a 3-0 record, but lost their two most recent games. Head coach John Harbaugh has since promoted quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg to the..." October 14

  • Benjamin Watson teams up with anti-slavery organization IJM

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has long been an advocate to those who are oppressed and downtrodden. He and his wife, Kirsten Watson, started a charitable organization back in 2008 called One More, which helps promotes education and provides “enrichment opportunities through charitable..." October 14

  • Ravens CB Jimmy Smith threatens to fight Odell Beckham ahead of matchup

    Sporting News "Odell Beckham Jr. may not enjoy a peaceful game of football for the rest of the season. This time, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith gave Beckham a not-so-gentle warning ahead of Sunday's clash, stating if Beckham comes at him after the whistle he's going to fight back. "All of that..." October 14

  • Ravens Owner Pushed To Fire Marc Trestman?

    Pro Football Rumors "Marc Trestman is out in Baltimore and it may not have been John Harbaugh‘s doing. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti had a strong hand in firing the offensive coordinator, sources tell Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link). Furthermore, sources say that Trestman’s relationship with Joe Flacco..." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Ravens Sign G Vladimir Ducasse

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens announced that they are placing cornerback Sheldon Price on injured reserve. To fill his spot on the roster, the Ravens re-signed guard Vlad Ducasse. Price’s season is likely over thanks to a severe thigh injury. The cornerback started for Baltimore on Sunday as Shareece Wright was..." October 11

  • Ravens suggest NFL 'clean up' rule on fumbling out of bounds in end zone

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens suggested that the NFL look at what is considered one of the stranger rules of football. In Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Washington Redskins, Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley intercepted Kirk Cousins and returned it toward the end zone. In an effort to score a touchdown, Mosley..." October 11

  • Lions Signing Veteran RB Justin Forsett

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Detroit Lions are signing RB Justin Forsett to a contract on Tuesday, according to Justin Rogers. Forsett has already confirmed the news via his Twitter account: Detroit brought in Forsett for a workout on Tuesday and could use some depth at running back, so this seems like a decent move..." October 11

  • Ravens fire Marc Trestman, promote Marty Mornhinweg

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens only scored 10 points in Sunday’s loss to Washington, and that will cost their offensive coordinator his job. Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman has been fired, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He will be replaced by Marty Mornhinweg, who had previously been Baltimore’s..." October 10

  • Ravens' John Harbaugh, Justin Tucker defend failed fake field goal attempt

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Ravens defended their fake field goal attempt Sunday against the Redskins, even though the play didn’t work. Justin Tucker, a right-footed kicker, lined up as a left-footed kicker before the ball was snapped. That could have potentially tipped off the Redskins, but Tucker said he was..." October 10

  • Joe Flacco finds offensive performance “embarrassing”

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens' defensive players emphasized the need not to point fingers. They didn't have to do so. Their starting quarterback did it for them. While the Ravens' defense ranks among the NFL's best, the offense continues to weigh down the team by coming up short on final drives,..." October 10

  • Ravens starting RB Terrance West, using Kenneth Dixon as backup

    Today's Pigskin "The Baltimore Ravens are going to give RB Terrance West another start this week. His backup will be rookie Kenneth Dixon. The Ravens play the Washington Redskins. Baltimore’s starter just two weeks ago was Justin Forsett. He was terrific a few years ago with OC Gary Kubiak, who is now the head..." October 09

  • Steve Smith ruled out of game vs. Redskins with ankle injury

    247 Sports "Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith will not return to the field during the Ravens matchup with the Redskins, as he has been officially ruled out with an ankle injury. Smith initially left the game in the first half after injuring the ankle during an impressive reception." October 09

  • Lions Bringing In Veteran RB Justin Forsett For Visit Monday

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Lions have scheduled a visit with free agent RB Justin Forsett for Monday. On the surface, this seems like a good landing spot for Forsett, as they could not only use some depth at running back, but a veteran presence could be a plus for them. Forsett,..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Ravens activate Darren Waller

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens activated tight end Darren Waller on Saturday. Waller had returned to the team earlier in the week on a roster exemption after serving a four-game suspension to start the season. The Ravens did not have to make a corresponding roster move after placing tight end Maxx Williams on..." October 08

  • Ravens Placing TE Maxx Williams On Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Ravens are placing TE Maxx Williams on injured reserve with a knee injury Friday. This will cost Williams at least the next eight weeks of the season before the Ravens could activate him from injured reserve. Williams, 22, is a former second-round..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Bart Scott: 'I would choke the hell out of Odell Beckham' if he was on my team

    CBS Sports "Odell Beckham says football isn't fun anymore -- which, on the surface sounds preposterous since he racked up 2,755 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns in his first two seasons. But he's off to a frustrating start in Year 3, the lowlight coming in Monday night's loss to the Vikings where he managed..." October 06

  • Josh Norman and Baltimore’s Steve Smith share great respect thanks to their time together in Carolina

    Washington Post "Every week seems to feature an intriguing matchup for Josh Norman. Two weeks ago, the Redskins cornerback faced off with Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., with whom Norman had exchanged both physical blows on the playing field last season, and verbal jabs both in the 2015 meeting between the..." October 06

  • Ravens to release RB Justin Forsett

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens have informed running back Justin Forsett that they will release him. Forsett, 30, was benched in favor of Terrance West on Sunday and was inactive. He averaged 3.2 yards per carry in the first three games, which tied a career low. "They wanted to go younger," Forsett..." October 04

  • Ravens offense still not where John Harbaugh or the players want it

    Baltimore Sun "After four games, Ravens coach John Harbaugh has yet to see the offense he pictured in his mind's eye as he thought ahead to the 2016 season. Big plays have clicked too infrequently and miscues have stalled the Ravens at inopportune times. But as Harbaugh explained his thinking Monday in the..." October 04

  • John Harbaugh won't commit to Terrance West as Ravens' featured back

    ESPN "Running back Terrance West set a career high with 113 yards rushing in his first start with the Baltimore Ravens. He became the Ravens' first 100-yard rusher since October 2015. Does that mean West is going to be the team's featured back going forward? "I'm not going to say that. I'm not..." October 03

  • Ravens fan in critical condition after alleged assault by Raiders fans

    Sporting News "Two Raiders fans were arrested after an assault on a Ravens fan at Sunday's game in Baltimore, police told the Baltimore Sun. Joseph Bauer, 55, was identified by his sister as the man who was assaulted, and now is in critical condition. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma..." October 03

  • Terrance West, Javorius Allen's Fantasy Outlook After Justin Forsett Is Benched

    Bleacher Report "Justin Forsett's ineffectiveness to start the 2016-17 campaign has seemingly forced the Baltimore Ravens and fantasy owners to see what Javorius Allen and Terrance West can do. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported prior to kickoff against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday that the Ravens will..." October 02

  • Justin Forsett, Ronnie Stanley inactive for Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "A report on Sunday morning had the Ravens making a change in the starting lineup by replacing Justin Forsett with Terrance West after Forsett saw the most snaps at running back through the first three weeks. That report was accurate and Forsett isn’t just dropping to the No. 2 role. Forsett is..." October 02

  • Carr, Crabtree propel upstart Raiders past Ravens

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Oakland quarterback Derek Carr found a way to beat the Baltimore Ravens ... again. Carr threw for four touchdowns, including a go-ahead 23-yard pass to Michael Crabtree with just under two minutes remaining, and Oakland beat the previously undefeated Ravens 28-27 on Sunday...." October 02

  • Stanley misses practice again, but Ravens won’t rule him out

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley did not practice all week due to a foot injury, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday that he won’t rule Stanley out of Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders. “I think he still has a chance for Sunday,” Harbaugh said." September 30