Ravens Rumors & News

  • Jacoby Jones is putting the Ravens behind the eight ball

    Baltimore Beat Down "Jacoby Jones is a fan favorite on the Ravens. He's goofy. He's electric. He's an elite dancer. He has his name etched in silver alongside the 2012 team's most famous plays at the most critical junctures. Without him, the Ravens would not have a Super Bowl, and, if not for the team's quarterback,..." September 30

  • NFL, NFLPA agree to neutral arbitrator in Ray Rice's appeal

    Baltimore Sun "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice. No hearing date or hearing officer have been determined yet, though, as talks continue between NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith..." September 30

  • Steve Smith Sr. gets revenge on former team in Ravens 38-10 rout of Panthers

    Baltimore Beat Down "Steve Smith promised "blood and guts." He came to M&T Bank Stadium with a hat that read, "I [heart] haters." After three-and-a-half hours of football, Smith came away satisfied. The Ravens, led by Smith's seven-catch, 139-yard, two touchdown performance, destroyed the Carolina Panthers 38-10..." September 29

  • Ravens corner Jimmy Smith assigned October court date in misdemeanor disorderly conduct case

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has been assigned an Oct. 7 court date at Towson District Court for his misdemeanor disorderly conduct case, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson. Smith was charged with failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law enforcement..." September 27

  • NFL: 'Absolutely no evidence' it received Ray Rice tape in April

    CBSSports.com "The Associated Press reported Thursday night that a law enforcement official claims to have sent a surveillance video -- showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face in an Atlantic City elevator -- to the NFL in April, addressing the tape to league security chief Jeffrey Miller. Later..." September 27

  • Ray Rice video sent to NFL offices in April, addressed to security chief

    CBSSports.com "A law enforcement official told the Associated Press Thursday that he sent the surveillance video showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face and knocking her unconscious to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April. Miller denied that he had..." September 26

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    Jamison Hensley @jamisonhensley

    #Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (ankle, knee) and RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) both had full practices.

  • NFL sponsors avoid Ravens, Vikings due to off-the-field incidents, per report

    SB Nation "A report from The Hollywood Reporter claims that multiple NFL sponsors asked for their ads to be removed from games featuring the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings amid off-the-field scandals. The impact of the scandals surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and..." September 25

  • NFLPA to begin their own investigation of Ray Rice case

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to push back Ray Rice’s appeal for his indefinite suspension. But the union wants to have its own look at the case. The NFLPA just sent out a release saying they’ve retained their own counsel “to conduct our investigation surrounding the due process, discipline,..." September 24

  • Ravens WR Steve Smith: Jake Delhomme is best QB I've played with

    CBSSports.com "When the Ravens host the Panthers on Sunday, there will be two quarterbacks in the game who have thrown passes to Steve Smith: Joe Flacco and Cam Newton. However, neither one of those guys is the best quarterback Smith has ever played with, that honor goes to Jake Delhomme. Why..." September 24

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Told Ravens thinking LT Eugene Monroe's knee surgery will keep him out 3-4 weeks.

  • Ravens re-sign Deonte Thompson, waive Fitzgerald Toussaint

    Baltimore Beat Down "One day he's on. The next day he's off. That's been life thus far for running back Fitzgerald Toussaint. But hey, he can't complain. He's been on the 53-man roster for two of Baltimore's three games thus far, which is always nice for the bank account. However, he was once again waived on..." September 23

  • Ravens owner: Rice camp manufactured OTL story

    ESPN.com "Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has refuted an ESPN report into the team's handling of Ray Rice's domestic abuse case, claiming that the story was "manufactured" around the accounts of the running back's inner circle. Bisciotti addressed the ESPN "Outside the Lines" report during a news..." September 23

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta had his dislocated right hip popped back in successfully Sunday night after being sedated, per a source

  • Dennis Pitta hopes to avoid Bo Jackson fate with hip injury

    Sporting News "One of Baltimore’s top receivers is through receiving ... possibly for the season but hopefully not forever after a repeat dislocation of the right hip. Dennis Pitta dislocated and fractured his right hip last July in a preseason collision with James Ihedigbo, had surgery shortly thereafter and..." September 22

  • Technically, league is running out of time on Rice appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Ten days ago, the NFL indefinitely suspended running back Ray Rice. Last Tuesday, Rice appealed the suspension. Six days later, Commissioner Roger Goodell still hasn’t appointed a hearing officer, and no progress has been made toward establishing a date for the appeal. That could soon..." September 22

  • Ray Lewis: 'Some things [Ravens] can cover up ... some things you can't'

    CBSSports.com "Ray Lewis, who spent 17 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and now works for ESPN, said Sunday morning that Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti were always truthful with him during his tenure with the team. "I've known Ozzie Newsome more than 19 years of my..." September 22

  • Ravens rookie RB Lorenzo Taliaferro takes advantage of opportunity

    Carroll County Times "Inside the Ravens' locker room late Sunday afternoon, rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro smiled and did his best to shrug off compliments from veteran teammates. Taliaferro, a fourth-round draft pick, rushed for a game-high 91 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries during a 23-21 victory over..." September 22

  • Ray Rice appeal to cite edited tape

    ESPN.com "One of the chief arguments that Ray Rice will make in the appeal of his indefinite suspension is that the NFL extended his punishment on the basis of an edited videotape, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Legal sources told Schefter that the TMZ tape of Rice hitting his then-fiancee..." September 22

  • Dennis Pitta carted off field

    ESPN.com "Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was carted off the field late in the second quarter Sunday against the Cleveland Browns with an apparent hip injury. Pitta, who was tied for the team lead in receptions entering the game, lost his balance on a catch and collapsed to the ground without..." September 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Ravens RB Bernard Pierce is inactive.

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Ravens needed depth at running back, hearing some rumblings that Bernard Pierce availability today now in serious doubt. Game-time decision

  • Letters to court in Ray Rice case play key role in reduced sentence

    CBSSports.com "Having built up immense goodwill in the Baltimore area throughout his career from myriad charity initiatives and outreach, public and private, Ray Rice was considered a pillar of the community and, following his arrest on a domestic violence assault of his now-wife a legion of supporters stepped..." September 21

  • Ravens VP: We'll address ESPN 'inaccuracies' after Browns game

    CBSSports.com "On a day that saw more than 8,000 Ray Rice jerseys exchanged at M&T Bank Stadium, Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne maintained that the ESPN report of a team coverup in Rice's domestic-violence case contained "inaccuracies" that will be addressed at some..." September 21

  • Fans wait to trade in Rice jerseys

    ESPN.com "Thousands of Ravens fans lined up with Ray Rice jerseys in hand to exchange them Friday in a team-organized event at M&T Bank Stadium. Some people waited over two hours to trade in their No. 27 jerseys for ones sporting the names of Joe Flacco, Torrey Smith or Terrell Suggs at no..." September 21

  • Jeremy Zuttah leading improved Ravens offensive line with athleticism and smarts

    Baltimore Sun "During an offensive line meeting on Thursday, Jeremy Zuttah impressed his teammates with yet another example of how he had already considered every possibility heading into Sunday's game in Cleveland. The starting center pointed out what rookie reserve tackle James Hurst would only call a "rare..." September 20

  • Ravens cut Deonte Thompson, promote Fitzgerald Toussaint with Bernard Pierce questionable

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have cut veteran wide receiver Deonte Thompson, promoting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad to the active roster. The roster move coincides with starting running back Bernard Pierce's being listed as questionable on the injury report with a thigh..." September 20

  • Ravens reiterate that ESPN report contains “inaccuracies,” without identifying one

    Pro Football Talk "In response to Friday afternoon’s bombshell report from ESPN regarding the Ravens’ gross mishandling of the Ray Rice investigation, the Ravens said only that the report contains “numerous errors, inaccuracies, false assumptions and, perhaps, misunderstandings.” But the Ravens didn’t mention a..." September 20

  • Rice case: purposeful misdirection by team, scant investigation by NFL

    ESPN.com "The seven-month scandal that is threatening Roger Goodell's future as NFL commissioner began with an unexpected phone call in the early morning hours on a Saturday in February. Just hours after running back Ray Rice knocked out his then-fiancée with a left hook at the Revel Hotel Casino in..." September 20

  • Ravens deny Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice in February

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are denying a new report that there’s been dissension within their franchise for months over Ray Rice, as ESPN says coach John Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice in February, while the team says that’s not the case. According to the report from ESPN, Harbaugh was upset enough about the..." September 20

  • Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw fined $16,000 for hit on Ben Roethlisberger

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw has been fined $16,000 by the league office for his roughing-the-passer penalty last week against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Upshaw plans to appeal the NFL punishment. "Yeah, the fined me. They got me," Upshaw said. "Of..." September 19

  • Torrey Smith says he's not frustrated by early lack of touches in Ravens' offense

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has spent the majority of the first two games running fly patterns and operating as something of a glorified decoy. The former Maryland star has been targeted 10 times and has just four receptions for 60 yards and no touchdowns. He drew one defensive pass..." September 19

  • Ravens player retires to give kidney to younger brother, a retired Steelers player

    USA Today "Ma’ake Kemoeatu missed his final collegiate football game because the NCAA suspended him for improperly providing textbooks to his younger brother. He was a four-year starter at Utah on scholarship and his little brother Tevita was a walk-on. Their parents didn’t have enough money to buy books,..." September 18

  • Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice for the abbreviated media viewing portion on Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice and appearing on the injury report as a non-participant due to illness. Flacco was doing individual drills with backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and..." September 18

  • Joe Flacco, Eugene Monroe, Timmy Jernigan not practicing

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco isn't practicing today for undisclosed reasons. Flacco didn't appear to get hurt during the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but a source emphasized that it's nothing serious. Flacco practiced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, offensive tackle Eugene..." September 17

  • NFL won’t reinstate Rice pending appeal

    Pro Football Talk "In most cases, a player’s suspension doesn’t become final until he has exhausted his appeal rights. In the case of indefinitely suspended running back Ray Rice, that’s not the case. The NFL contends that Rice remains suspended until his appeal is resolved, or until his suspension..." September 17

  • NFLPA files Ray Rice appeal

    Pro Football Talk "As expected (but a day later than expected), the NFLPA has filed an appeal of the NFL’s indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. “This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players,” the NFLPA said in a statement. “The NFLPA appeal is based on supporting facts..." September 17

  • Matt Elam in slot adds size, depth to defense, Harbaugh says

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Monday explained the decision to slot second-year safety Matt Elam in at the nickel cornerback slot in Thursday's 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, which he said allows the team to take advantage of its safety depth and added a run nickel package to its future..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • O.J. Brigance celebrates 45th birthday, weighs in on Ray Rice

    Baltimore Sun "As a band played during his New Orleans-themed 45th birthday party Saturday night at Pimlico Race Course, Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance smiled as he enjoyed the festivities. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerocis in 2007, the retired former Ravens linebacker is..." September 15

  • Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Ray Rice hasn’t said or done much since he was cut by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL last Monday. This Monday, he’ll say plenty. According to multiple league sources, Rice will appeal the indefinite suspension on Monday. The appeal will be handled by the NFLPA and by an..." September 15

  • Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro remaining patient as he waits for his chance

    Baltimore Sun "It's been a quiet two games for Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro since leading the NFL in preseason rushing yards. With no carries in the regular season and with one pass thrown in his direction for an incompletion against the Cincinnati Bengals, the fourth-round draft pick from..." September 14

  • Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley fined $8,268 for late hit in Bengals game

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley was fined $8,268 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness during the season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the league. Mosley was penalized in the second quarter for his late hit on Bengals running back Giovani Bernard where the..." September 13

  • Steve Smith escapes fine for Adam Jones facemask maneuver

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most exciting plays in Week One happened when Ravens receiver Steve Smith got behind Bengals cornerback Adam Jones for a long catch. When Jones closed in, Smith gave Jones a stiff arm that resulted with Jones on the ground and Smith in the end zone. A reverse angle shown during..." September 13

  • Ray Rice deal: Less than 1 percent get it in NJ

    ESPN.com "The pretrial intervention program offered to Ray Rice in the assault case involving his wife was granted in less than 1 percent of all domestic violence assault cases from 2010-13 that were resolved, according to New Jersey Judiciary data obtained Friday by "Outside the Lines." Rice and his..." September 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Under-the-radar name likely to receive a reduced suspension: #Ravens S Will Hill. They love his talent, may factor in soon.

  • Ravens bounce back from Week 1 loss with dominating 26-6 win over Steelers

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens coach John Harbaugh walked toward the back of the bench to exhort the fans, held four fingers in the air to signal the start of the final quarter and welcomed Haloti Ngata to the sideline with a flying chest bump. Despite one of the most trying weeks in franchise history, Harbaugh told..." September 12

  • League says video was “starkly different” than Rice’s version

    Pro Football Talk "Well, now we have an explanation. It just needs an explanation. According to Jane McManus of ESPN.com, the NFL informed Ray Rice that it increased his suspension from two games to indefinite because the video they eventually saw showed a “starkly different” sequence of events than what Rice..." September 12

  • Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley fined $8,268 for late hit in Bengals game

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley was fined $8,268 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness during the season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the league. Mosley was penalized in the second quarter for his late hit on Bengals running back Giovani Bernard where the..." September 12

  • Ray Rice supporters still evident at Ravens game

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens offered a trade-in program for Ray Rice jerseys, a good call after he was released and suspended indefinitely for punching his wife in the face. But some Ravens fans — including several women — were still proudly wearing them last night. Via the Associated Press, there were still..." September 12