Ravens Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Baltimore police ID the guy who peed on Art Modell’s grave

    Pro Football Talk "Those stalwarts of law enforcement in Baltimore have found the guy who urinated on Art Modell’s grave, not that he made it that hard for them. According to Colin Campbell of the Baltimore Sun, 61-year-old Paul Serbu of Franklin, Ohio has been charged with disorderly conduct in a cemetery." August 06

  • NFL not talking about whether it has seen the other Rice video

    Pro Football Talk "By now, anyone who wants to see the video of Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his mostly-unconscious then-fiancée (now wife) from an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has seen it. Possibly because that video was improperly leaked to the media, far tighter clamps have been placed on the..." August 05

  • No timetable for Terrence Cody, Will Rackley to get back on the field

    Baltimore Sun "There's no specific timetable for Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody and guard Will Rackley to return to the practice field, according to coach John Harbaugh. Cody remains on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing offseason hip surgery. If Cody is still on the list and not..." August 04

  • Ravens' Marlon Brown catching on, has his best practice of training camp Sunday

    Baltimore Sun "After a three-hour practice, Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown signed a couple autographs, spoke briefly to reporters and then jogged back to the practice field to catch more passes from the JUGS machine. Brown, the second-year player who set a Ravens franchise rookie record in touchdown..." August 04

  • Another practice fight for Steve Smith

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has once again found himself involved in a fight on the practice field. This time, according to the Ravens’ website, Smith and cornerback Chykie Brown were engaged in a physical blocking drill, got overly heated and started swinging at each other. They had to be..." August 04

  • Hungry for greatness, Ravens' Courtney Upshaw must beat the 'food monster'

    Baltimore Sun "Standing at his locker Monday night after a practice spent chasing down running backs and quarterbacks, Courtney Upshaw brooded about a few plays that had eluded him. Visibly tired, Upshaw shook his head. “I’ve got to do better,” he said. “We all know I’ve got to improve. Every year, I want..." August 03

  • Lardarius Webb won’t play in first two preseason games

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens didn’t find anything structurally wrong with cornerback Lardarius Webb’s back, but they’ll be taking things very slowly with him this summer anyway. Coach John Harbaugh said that Webb, who has missed the last seven practices with a back injury suffered early in camp, will not play in..." August 03

  • Ravens, 49ers cancel August 8 joint practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens and 49ers, coached by the Harbaugh brothers, had planned to conduct a joint practice on Friday, August 8 at M&T Bank Stadium. Key word: had. The Ravens have announced that the practice has been canceled due to the limitation on consecutive days of practice or football activities..." August 03

  • Lardarius Webb expected to miss half of preseason with back injury

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens starting cornerback Lardarius Webb is expected to miss at least half the preseason with a lower back injury. Webb has been sidelined since experiencing back spasms during the second day of practice. The Ravens are holding out some hope that Webb, who had offseason sports hernia surgery,..." August 02

  • Roger Goodell: Ray Rice's punishment consistent with NFL discipline

    CBSSports.com "Roger Goodell finally took questions on the Ray Rice issue Friday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Not surprisingly, Goodell seems perfectly content with his decision to suspend the Ravens back for two games following a domestic incident in February with his now-wife. "We have a very firm..." August 02

  • Goodell on suspensions for Dolphins harassers: It’s a broad issue

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to reporters in Canton, Ohio on Friday and much of the focus was on the league’s much-criticized two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice. Goodell answered questions on other topics, however. The fallout from the Dolphins’ 2013 harassment of..." August 02

  • John Harbaugh explains why he is 'proud' of Ray Rice since incident

    Fox Sports "The Baltimore Ravens should probably stop talking about Ray Rice, but they’re not done quite yet. The star running back was suspended just two games after assaulting his then-fiancée in a casino elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the NFL has drawn quite a bit of criticism for what many..." July 31

  • Ray Rice: My actions were 'totally inexcusable'

    NFL.com "Ray Rice didn't read a prepared statement from a cell phone this time. The Baltimore Ravens running back addressed the media regarding his assault charge for the first time on his own and spoke with emotion about the mistakes he has made. "My actions that night were totally inexcusable. That..." July 31

  • Ravens fans give Ray Rice standing ovation during practice

    SI.com "Baltimore Ravens fans gave running back Ray Rice a standing ovation as he jogged onto the field during training camp practice on Monday, according to the team's website. Rice acknowledged the cheering fans by pointing to the crowd. Rice was seen on video in February dragging his..." July 29

  • NFL VP: League sent a message with Rice

    ESPN.com "NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch strongly disagreed Monday that the league's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for his domestic violence arrest was too light. Birch, appearing Monday morning on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike," responded to..." July 29

  • Roger Goodell is a Coward

    Denver Post "Hey, Roger Goodell, you sanctimonious coward: What if that were your daughter Ray Rice dragged out of that elevator? Well, it was somebody's daughter, and you're telling every parent of daughters that if some despicable faux of a man decides to beat his child — but this guy happens to be an NFL..." July 29

  • Several Ravens veterans, including Steve Smith, given day off Sunday

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens are maintaining their tradition of giving older veterans occasional days off from training camp. Several veterans without a known injury aren't practicing today, including wide receivers Steve Smith and Torrey Smith, tight end Owen Daniels, middle linebacker Daryl Smith and defensive..." July 28

  • Ray Rice doesn’t appeal suspension, fine

    Pro Football Talk "There are plenty of people who felt that the league did not impose the proper discipline on Ravens running back Ray Rice last week when they suspended him for two games and fined him an additional game check from the 2013 season in response to Rice’s February arrest for assaulting his wife and..." July 28

  • Entering final year of deal, contract a secondary thought for Ravens' Torrey Smith

    Baltimore Sun "Torrey Smith appeared carefree and relaxed as he shrugged his shoulders each time his contract status was broached last week. The former Maryland wide receiver's expressions and body language revealed no signs of stress. He's a man assured of his future. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and..." July 27

  • Report: Rice's wife made case to Goodell for lesser punishment

    CBSSports.com "On Thursday, the NFL suspended Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season. The punishment, which was widely criticized as too lenient, was handed down months after Rice was indicted on a third-degree assault charge following a physical incident with his now-wife, Janay..." July 27

  • Lardarius Webb leaves practice early with back spasms, not regarded as serious issue

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens starting cornerback Lardarius Webb exited practice early Friday due to back spasms. The condition is regarded as relatively minor, but Webb went inside to the training room and missed the majority of the practice. Webb was able to jog off the field without any apparent..." July 26

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Ravens signed suspended GIants safety Will Hill

  • Ray Rice not expected to appeal suspension

    Pro Football Talk "By rule, Ravens running back Ray Rice has the right to appeal the two-game suspension and one-game fine imposed on him by Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the personal-conduct policy. Per a league source, initial indications are that Rice will not appeal the ruling. Since the appeal is..." July 24

  • Terrell Suggs excited for return of 'fast and violent' Ravens' defense

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has talked several times this offseason about getting back to the aggressive style of defense for which the organization used to be known. The longest tenured member of the group welcomes that idea. On the eve of the Ravens’ first full-squad practice and the..." July 24

  • Newsome calls Rice suspension “fair,” Rice doesn’t say whether he’ll appeal

    Pro Football Talk "The suspension of Ray Rice has become official, which means that more statements will be issued from folks directly affected by the outcome. “We appreciate the thorough process the league office used to evaluate the incident with Ray Rice,” Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome said in a statement issued..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Ray Rice to be suspended for two games, according to sources

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have known for a while that they’d likely be without Ray Rice at the start of the 2014 season. Now, they know exactly how long their top running back will be sidelined. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will hand down a two-game suspension to Rice for violating the league’s personal..." July 24

  • Ravens CB Aaron Ross Suffers Torn Achilles

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ravens HC John Harbaugh told reporters on Thursday that CB Aaron Ross suffered a torn Achilles tendon while running conditioning test, per Aaron Wilson. Ross, 31, was signed to a contract close to a month ago to add some depth at cornerback, but it’s likely that this will end his 2014..." July 24

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