Ravens Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Ray Rice told Goodell in June Meeting that he hit fiancee

    ESPN.com "Ray Rice told NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on June 16 that he punched then-fiancee in a casino elevator, four sources have told "Outside the Lines," an assertion that contradicts Goodell's statement this week that "when we met with Ray Rice and his representatives, it was ambiguous about what..." September 11

  • Roger Goodell was at the Masters when the Ray Rice tape was sent

    CBSSports.com "Take a look at that date on the photo above. Go ahead, I'll wait. April 9, 2014, is correct. So what's special about that date? Well, it was the day before the 2014 Masters started but apparently it was also the day something else was going on with a different sport. NFL commissioner..." September 11

  • Jets’ Michael Vick to reach out to Ray Rice

    New York Post "As a veteran of raging controversy himself, Michael Vick wanted Ray Rice to know Wednesday he has an experienced shoulder to lean on. Vick didn’t condone Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious on the video that got the Ravens running back released and suspended this week, but Vick says Rice..." September 11

  • Rice controversy casts gloom on prime-time Ravens-Steelers showdown

    Sporting News "Yuks and giggles are going to be hard to come by when the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field against the Ravens in Baltimore Thursday night. The NFL is engulfed in its worst public-credibility crisis since the weekend of the Kennedy assassination half a century ago, and ground zero is Baltimore,..." September 11

  • Prosecutor explains decision to grant Ray Rice PTI

    Press of Atlantic City "Ray Rice never would have faced jail time in the assault that knocked his now-wife unconscious, even if he had gone to trial, the Atlantic County prosecutor said Wednesday, breaking his silence on the case for the first time. TMZ’s release of a video showing Rice punch Janay Palmer inside a..." September 11

  • Former FBI director will head investigation into NFL's handling of Ray Rice situation

    Yahoo! Sports "Finally, there should be some real answers to how the NFL handled the Ray Rice situation. The league, through a statement by spokeman Greg Aiello, said former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III has been hired to investigate the league's handling of the domestic violence incident with Rice, a..." September 11

  • Terrell Suggs reminds Baltimore of the Mike Tomlin on-field incident

    Yahoo! Sports "On Thursday, Baltimore plays Pittsburgh for the first time since last Thanksgiving's Mike Tomlin/Jacoby Jones on-field dance. You remember, don't you? Tomlin wandered onto the field during a kickoff return, blocking Jacoby Jones from running back a potential touchdown. Tomlin was fined $100,000..." September 11

  • Ravens executives address Ray Rice investigation in exclusive interview

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens’ top decision makers acknowledged Wednesday that the organization failed in its handling of the Ray Rice investigation and now needs to rebuild trust with its fans. In their first interview since Monday’s decision to terminate Rice’s contract on the same day a video surfaced of him..." September 11

  • Ray Rice's wife: How could you do this to me? I'm the mother of your kid

    CBSSports.com "Since the night Ray Rice was arrested on Feb. 15, there's been two videos released. One video shows Rice punching his then-fiancee and the other video shows Rice dragging an unconscious Janay Palmer out of an elevator. What wasn't clear before Wednesday is what happened immediately before and..." September 11

  • Report: Ravens knew Rice's lawyer had copy of tape, didn't ask for it

    CBSSports.com "Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti on Tuesday said the team stopped trying to obtain the Ray Rice elevator surveillance tape and that the decision had been a mistake. But ABC News reported Wednesday evening that the team knew shortly after Ray Rice hit Janay Rice that a video from inside the elevator..." September 10

  • Looks like Ray Rice's high school is cutting ties with him, too

    Fox Sports "It’s been a long week of organizations separating themselves from Ray Rice. First the Baltimore Ravens. Then the NFL. Oh, and EA Sports and Nike, too. And now one of his alma maters, New Rochelle (N.Y.) High School, is on that list. That’s where Rice got his start, but now his legacy there..." September 10

  • OTL: Sources say Ray Rice spat at fiancee

    ESPN.com "Ray Rice spat in the face of Janay Palmer the night he punched her in a hotel elevator, one current and one former security staffer at the Revel hotel told "Outside the Lines." Three current or former security staffers, who spoke with "Outside the Lines" this week on the condition of anonymity,..." September 10