Ravens Rumors & News

  • Greg Olsen, Benjamin Watson, J.J. Watt named Man of the Year finalists

    NFL.com "Houston Texans linebacker J.J. Watt, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson were named finalists Sunday for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide. "Greg, Benjamin and J.J. have changed countless lives with their..." January 21

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • John Harbaugh's last stand with Ravens?

    CBS Sports "It's hard to look at what's going on in Baltimore – or what's not going on, to be more to the point – and not see it as, potentially, John Harbaugh's last stand. The former Super Bowl-winning coach has two years on his deal, and his status, like the very franchise he is a part of, appears to..." January 10

  • Ravens Promote Don “Wink” Martindale To Defensive Coordinator

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens announced that they have promoted Don “Wink” Martindale to the role of defensive coordinator. In related moves, the team moved defensive backs coach Mike MacDonald to linebackers coach. Martindale takes over for Dean Pees, who retired at the end of the 2017 season. After six years..." January 09

  • Ravens keeping options open at RB next season

    Sporting News "The Ravens' loss during the final week of the regular season knocked them out of the playoffs, and the team is now open to roster changes. Running back is a position of particular interest for head coach John Harbaugh, despite Alex Collins' emergence as a lead back. Collins rushed for 973..." January 09

  • Ravens hire James Urban as quarterbacks coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens had Marty Mornhinweg doing double duty as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2017, but that won’t be the case next season. Mornhinweg is back as offensive coordinator and the Ravens announced on Friday that they have hired James Urban as their quarterbacks coach. Urban..." January 05

  • John Harbaugh: Ravens will consider drafting a quarterback

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have the 16th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, so it’s highly unlikely that any of the top available quarterbacks will fall to them. Southern California’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield are expected to be gone by the time the..." January 05

  • Ravens tight ends coach Greg Roman re-signing with Baltimore

    Sporting News "Baltimore Ravens tight end Coach Greg Roman isn't going anywhere after all. A source tells Sporting News that Roman will be re-signing with the Baltimore Ravens and given an assistant head coach designation. Roman's contract was set to expire with the Ravens and he was prepared to pursue..." January 05

  • Packers want to interview Eric DeCosta for G.M.

    247 Sports "The Green Bay Packers continue their search for a new general manager as they moved Ted Thompson to a new role in the front office. And they are looking to get their new GM from the AFC North. According to Pro Football Talk, the Packers are attempting to interview Eric DeCosta who is the..." January 05

  • Ravens Retaining Marty Mornhinweg As Offensive Coodinator

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ravens HC John Harbaugh announced Thursday that offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will return for the 2018 season. “We dealt with a lot of adversity on offense,” Harbaugh said, per Jamison Hensley. “We were the second-highest scoring team in the second half of the season. That’s not..." January 04

  • John Harbaugh hints that Chuck Pagano could be coming back to Ravens

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that Chuck Pagano has been fired by the Indianapolis Colts, there have been rumblings that he could get his old job back with the Baltimore Ravens. Based on some of the things he has said about his coaching staff, all signs indicate John Harbaugh is open to that. On Thursday, Harbaugh told..." January 04

  • Jeremy Maclin is a prime candidate to get cut by cap-challenged Ravens

    ESPN "Jeremy Maclin's disappointing first season with the Baltimore Ravens could be his last one with the team. The wideout's career lows in catches and receiving yards -- combined with the $5 million in cap space the Ravens can gain by releasing him -- makes Maclin a top candidate to get cut before..." January 04

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • Ravens Trying To Bring Back Chuck Pagano As Defensive Coordinator

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Ravens have spoken to former Colts HC Chuck Pagano about returning as their defensive coordinator. Preston adds that the Ravens have other options at this point, but it appears as though Pagano is their focus. Bears DC Vic Fangio has..." January 02

  • These Six NFL Teams Could Be Forced To Do HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ In 2018

    NESN "The 2017 NFL regular season officially is over, and we know what you’re thinking: Which teams are eligible for “Hard Knocks” next summer? The HBO documentary gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a different NFL team each preseason, but there’s one issue: Most clubs don’t want to participate..." January 02

  • Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs vows to play ‘for a few more years’

    Baltimore Sun "Terrell Suggs’ 15th season ended much like his 13th and 14th – a trip home rather than a berth in the AFC playoffs. But in the immediate aftermath of Sunday evening’s 31-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens outside linebacker said retirement is not in his immediate future. “I plan on..." January 02

  • Eric Weddle loses $1 million playoff bonus after Ravens implode against Bengals

    CBS Sports "The Ravens came into Sunday's game against the Bengals with a 93.7 percent chance of qualifying for the postseason. All they had to do was beat a six-win team. It took 51 minutes, but Baltimore finally took a 27-24 lead. And then, with less than a minute to go, the unthinkable happened: Keep..." January 01

  • Long wait might be over for Ravens CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste

    Baltimore Sun "After bouncing around with four organizations before landing with the Ravens, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste might play in his first game since 2014, when he was a rookie with the New Orleans Saints. It’s the chance he has been eagerly awaiting. “I’ve just been waiting just to get on the..." December 31

  • Jeremy Maclin, Breshad Perriman among Ravens’ inactives

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens will not have receiver Jeremy Maclin (knee). The team had listed him as doubtful with a knee injury. Maclin played five plays in Week 15 before leaving with the injury. He has remained out since. Receiver Mike Wallace, who was questionable with a knee injury, will play, but the..." December 31

  • Ravens defensive coordinator Pees to retire after season

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees, one of the league's top defensive minds, is expected to retire after this season, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Pees, 68, has coached in Baltimore since 2010, and before that he was the New England Patriots' defensive coordinator..." December 31

  • Another prolific pass rusher awaits Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley

    Baltimore Sun "The list of opposing pass rushers Ronnie Stanley has faced is impressive, including the Houston Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cameron Heyward and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Calais Campbell. Just as he faced Heyward and Steelers rookie T.J. Watt twice thus far, the Ravens..." December 30

  • Jeremy Maclin doubtful to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens coach John Harbaugh said earlier this week that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin “has a chance” to play against the Bengals this weekend after missing last Sunday’s game with a knee injury. It’s not a very good chance. The Ravens have listed Maclin as doubtful for the regular season..." December 29

  • Bengals return 200 tickets for game against Ravens

    Larry Brown Sports "The Bengals have returned 200 of their allotted tickets for this Sunday’s season finale against the Ravens in Baltimore. Ravens fans who are in search of tickets for this weekend’s game are in luck. 200 tickets became available when they were returned by Sunday’s opponent, the Bengals." December 28

  • Ravens safety Eric Weddle could earn $1M bonus if Baltimore makes playoffs

    Sporting News "Eric Weddle could be in for a hefty payout if his team makes the playoffs. According to an incentive in his contract, the Ravens safety could earn a $1 million bonus if he is named on the original Pro Bowl ballot and if Baltimore advances to the postseason. Weddle had already been selected..." December 28

  • Ravens believe they'll be 'a team to be reckoned with' in the postseason

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens aren't concerned about their sloppy performance in Saturday's 23-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts. The prevailing sentiment in the locker room is the Ravens' confidence continues to grow, kind of like safety Eric Weddle's beard. The players believe they can make a run if..." December 27

  • Ravens lose Jaylen Hill to torn ACL, MCL

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens will be trying to book passage to the postseason in Week 17 without the help of cornerback Jaylen Hill. Hill will miss the final game of the regular season and any playoff games the Ravens might play in January after tearing his ACL and MCL in Baltimore’s win over the Colts. Hill,..." December 26

  • Ravens promote a wideout, say Jeremy Maclin “has a chance” to play

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens played without wide receiver Jeremy Maclin against the Colts in Week 16 and they added a wide receiver to the roster on Tuesday with doubt about whether Maclin will return for the regular season finale. The team announced that Quincy Adeboyejo has been promoted from the practice..." December 26

  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh not pleased Sunday's game moved later

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh isn't pleased with the NFL's decision to move kickoff for Sunday's important game against the Cincinnati Bengals to 4:25 p.m. ET, especially if it affects the size of the crowd at M&T Bank Stadium. "I don't think the NFL did us any favors by moving it..." December 26

  • Despite persistent criticism, Flacco says being Ravens QB is 'what I love'

    Baltimore Sun "No matter what you ask him, it’s difficult to get Joe Flacco worked up. This will shock virtually no one who’s watched him play quarterback for the past decade. “Joe Cool” has become his identity, a rallying cry for those who believe he’s at his unflappable best in the most stressful games and..." December 26

  • Ravens' John Harbaugh regretted declining Colts’ holding penalty in pivotal fourth quarter

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens’ playoff hopes stay strong after Saturday’s 23-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium, but the final score was closer than it could have been. After quarterback Joe Flacco had found tight end Maxx Williams for a 4-yard touchdown with 8:40 left in the fourth..." December 24

  • Mike Wallace: Ravens fans “disrespectful” to Breshad Perriman

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Breshad Perriman hasn’t lived up to expectations since the Ravens took him in the first round of the 2015 draft, something that was illustrated by the reaction of the home fans to Perriman’s first catch in Saturday’s win over the Colts. The crowd reacted with a sarcastic cheer for..." December 24

  • Jeremy Maclin among Ravens’ inactives

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens will play without receiver Jeremy Maclin against the Colts. They listed him among their inactives Saturday. Maclin was doubtful after he injured his knee in last week’s game. Chris Moore will start in his place, and Breshad Perriman is active. Perriman was a healthy scratch for..." December 23

  • John Harbaugh unconcerned about LT Ronnie Stanley missing Thursday’s practice because of illness

    Baltimore Sun "The absence of starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley from Thursday morning’s practice was startling, but not to Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said after practice that Stanley, who has started 13 of 14 games, did not participate Thursday because of an illness. The 2016 first-round pick was..." December 22

  • John Harbaugh: Reports of Ravens' demise were greatly exaggerated

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens stand only two wins from clinching their first playoff berth since 2014, something that appeared to be a long shot only two months ago. The Ravens had only a projected 25.6 percent chance to reach the postseason after they dropped to 3-4 on the season with a loss at the..." December 22

  • Ravens cite anthem protest as one reason for higher no-shows

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens sent a letter this week to season-ticket holders, suite holders and sponsors about the number of no-shows at M&T Bank Stadium this season, citing a protest during the national anthem as one potential reason. The letter, which was signed by team president Dick Cass, mentions..." December 22

  • NFL announces 2018 Pro Bowl rosters

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers led all teams with a league-best eight selections in the 2018 Pro Bowl, per rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday. The Killer B's -- Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Chris Boswell -- along with linebacker Ryan Shazier (who suffered a season-ending..." December 19

  • NFL isn’t ready for high-tech replay

    Pro Football Talk "After referee Gene Steratore used a decidedly low-tech tool to determine whether the Cowboys gained a crucial first down on Sunday night, there’s been more talk that the NFL needs a high-tech system to figure out whether the ball crosses the line to gain or goal line. Some have suggested taking a..." December 19

  • NFL Network Insider: Network's Culture A "Toxic Cesspool"

    Deadspin "More details and hints about the NFL Network’s culture of misogyny and sexual misconduct have emerged in the days since Jami Cantor, a wardrobe stylist for the network, filed an amendment to her lawsuit against the company that accused Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans, among others, of..." December 19

  • Vince McMahon Planning XFL Reboot?

    Pro Football Rumors "In 2001, the WWF and NBC attempted to go toe-to-toe with the NFL. Despite a debut broadcast with tremendous ratings, the XFL quickly fizzled and folded after just one season. It now appears that wrestling magnate Vince McMahon could be ready to take another shot at professional football...." December 18

  • ESPN says Chiefs-Ravens is the most likely playoff matchup

    247 Sports "The Baltimore Ravens aren't even currently in the AFC playoff field, but their remaining schedule along with the schedule of other contenders puts them in a good position to be in the postseason when the smoke clears. ESPN Analytics believes that once they get there, the team they're most likely..." December 18

  • Jeremy Maclin is out with knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Maclin won’t return with the team having ruled him out with a knee injury. Maclin returned from the injury for one series but left and did not return. Chris Moore replaced Maclin as Baltimore’s No. 2 receiver." December 17

  • Ravens want to get Benjamin Watson more involved after tight end was shut out against Pittsburgh

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has been around long enough to not get too caught up in the ebbs and flows of an NFL regular season. He understands that opportunities are plentiful some weeks and non-existent in others. Quarterback Joe Flacco and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg have..." December 16

  • Spencer Drango bracing for Ravens’ 35-year-old sack machine Terrell Suggs

    Akron Beacon Journal "When Browns 10-time Pro Bowl selection Joe Thomas lists the best pass rushers he has ever encountered, Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is always among the defenders the future Hall of Fame left tackle mentions. Spencer Drango is well aware. Suggs has 18 sacks, nine forced..." December 16

  • Roger Goodell plans to step aside as commissioner at end of new deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Roger Goodell’s new five-year contract is expected to be his last. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed to reporters Wednesday that Goodell has decided to step aside as commissioner when his new deal expires in 2024, and that he intends to devote part of his time in the years to come to..." December 13

  • Report | NFL teams informed of likely 2018 salary cap

    Fanrag Sports "At the NFL owners’ meetings in Texas this week, the teams received a clearer picture of what the 2018 NFL salary cap will look like. The cap’s grown by more than $10 million in each of the past five years, and that trend could well continue come 2018. But the increase might not be quite as much..." December 13

  • RG3 Claims He Nearly Signed With Ravens

    Pro Football Rumors "Robert Griffin III wasn’t able to land an NFL contract this year, but he says he was close. In an appearance on ESPN, RG3 said that he almost wound up playing for the Ravens (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter). The quarterback added that he has had “interesting offers” from other teams as..." December 12

  • Why there shouldn’t be a debate: Devin Hester belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    NBC Chicago "Devin Hester announced his retirement on Tuesday, putting an official end to the greatest career a return man has ever had in NFL history. That’s not an opinion borne out of a view through Bear goggles. Consider his accomplishments: — Most punt return touchdowns (14) of anyone in NFL..." December 12

  • Devin Hester officially announces his retirement

    Pro Football Talk "After playing for the Seahawks in their Divisional Round loss to the Falcons in last season’s playoffs, kick returner Devin Hester said he thought he was done with his playing career. Hester didn’t get around to officially closed the door on returning until Tuesday, however. That’s when he..." December 12

  • NFL issues memo warning teams of 'significant' punishment for abuse of officials

    ESPN "The NFL warned its teams Monday that it will begin levying "significant discipline" to anyone engaging in offensive conduct or contact against game officials, responding to a series of incidents that had grown increasingly worrisome to the NFL Referees Association. The message was delivered..." December 12

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