Ravens Rumors & News

  • Ravens' Dennis Pitta and Breshad Perriman are back in action

    Baltimore Sun "Progress has been hard to measure for Dennis Pitta and Breshad Perriman in the three practices the Ravens have held this week. Even coach John Harbaugh said that the OTA sessions are more “touch football” than what might happen in training camp this summer or during the 2016 season. Yet for the..." May 29

  • Sean Payton explains that loss of a week of OTAs isn’t a big deal

    Pro Football Talk "Friday’s appearance on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio from Saints coach Sean Payton focused initially on the then-fresh claims from former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan that he wasn’t running the unit when he was, you know, running the unit. (Payton called that notion “silly.”) It also..." May 28

  • Ray Rice -- Not Giving Up NFL Dream ... Despite Mentor Role

    TMZ "Just because he's giving life advice to NFL rookies doesn't mean Ray Rice has given up on his NFL dream -- with multiple sources close to the RB telling us he's still hoping to play this season. Over the past few days, 29-year-old Rice returned to the Baltimore Ravens to advise the rookies..." May 28

  • For Trent Richardson, new team but same conditioning issues

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens running back Trent Richardson missed the entire first week of the team's organized team activities after tweaking his hamstring the previous week. "Trent just needs to get healthy," coach John Harbaugh said. "I think the workload and the amount of work it takes to be a..." May 28

  • Ravens' Harbaugh takes responsibility for offseason workout violation

    SI "When the NFL announced its punishment for Baltimore’s CBA violation Thursday afternoon, the Ravens were practicing. As news of the forfeiture of three OTA sessions and the six-figure fines levied against the club and its coach, John Harbaugh, bounced around the league, the team was having fun and..." May 27

  • Keenan Reynolds’ service deferred, cleared to play this season

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens were hopeful that sixth-round pick Keenan Reynolds was going to be given clearance to play for them this season, and they got final word today. The Ravens announced that the former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds has been cleared by United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter..." May 27

  • Warren Sapp wants to stop respectful tribute by Ravens' Timmy Jernigan

    ESPN "Warren Sapp's nickname during his playing days was "Quarterback Killa." On Thursday night, he was more like "Compliment Killa." Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan changed his number to No. 99 in honor of the Hall of Fame defensive lineman. But Sapp wasn't flattered. In fact, the boisterous..." May 27

  • Ray Rice gives speech to Ravens rookies

    The Score "Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is still one of the most controversial figures around the NFL. His overly-public domestic-violence incident sparked one of the darker eras in the league's recent history and saw his career come to an abrupt ending. While the Ravens haven't given..." May 26

  • NFL fines John Harbaugh, cancels a week of Ravens’ OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens and head coach John Harbaugh have been punished by the NFL for breaking the rule requiring rookie minicamp to consist only of non-contact practices without pads. “We made a mistake and we are sorry for that. We accept the NFL discipline,” the Ravens said in a statement. That..." May 26

  • Ravens’ John Urschel earns straight A’s in four MIT classes

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Ravens offensive guard John Urschel is not just a good athlete. He’s a pretty smart guy, as well, and has a fantastic track record in education to prove it. Urschel earned 4.0 honors in earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in math at Penn State (via Jamison Hensley, ESPN) and..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Ravens RB Justin Forsett visits prison and learns he's a fantasy favorite among inmates

    Fox Sports "Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett had a rough go of it last season after exploding for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014. He suffered a broken right arm in Week 11, forcing him to miss the final six games of the season. His breakout year just two seasons ago made him a fantasy..." May 24

  • Eugene Monroe calls for lift of marijuana ban in article about painkller use

    The Player's Tribune "Before kickoff on game day, in NFL locker rooms all over the country, players wait in line to drop their pants. We call it the T Train. I play for the Baltimore Ravens, and if we’re at home there’s a small office sectioned off from the training room in M&T Bank Stadium that we use. If we’re on..." May 23

  • Brandon Williams, Timmy Jernigan Must Elevate Games

    Baltimore Beat Down "Brandon Williams has the opportunity to get himself paid. Whether he is viewed as a franchise cornerstone, perhaps in the mold of Haloti Ngata will not only depend on his ability to rush the passer but also and more importantly the rate at which he records his pressures. Williams has put up two..." May 21

  • The Ravens might lose a draft pick, but maybe not because who knows what Roger Goodell will do

    SB Nation "Earlier this week, news broke that the Baltimore Ravens are being investigated for violating the collective bargaining agreement by having rookies wear pads during non-contact drills. Though the penalty for this kind of infraction is usually nominal, the Ravens could be in danger of losing a draft..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Ravens withdraw proposal to overhaul NFL replay review system

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens have withdrawn a proposal to overhaul the NFL's replay review system, a source confirmed Thursday, and will not advocate for it during the league's spring meeting next week. Instead, the competition committee is likely to lead a discussion on more moderate changes to replay..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Source: NFL to investigate Ravens for using full pads with rookies

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens will be investigated for using full pads at a recent rookie minicamp, which is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement, a league source said. A Ravens official said the team is unaware of any investigation but explained there was a five-minute period on May 6..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Ravens run the risk of losing the compensatory pick for Kelechi Osemele

    Baltimore Beat Down "The Baltimore Ravens and general manager Ozzie Newsome are the unquestioned kings of compensatory picks, with 48 since they were implemented in 1994. The next highest team is a good 10 picks behind the Ravens. The Ravens accumulated the maximum amount of extra picks in 2013, 2014, and 2015 with 4..." May 16

  • Now is the time for the Baltimore Ravens to extend Brandon Williams' contract

    Baltimore Beat Down "Nose tackle Brandon Williams has developed into the best defender on the Baltimore Ravens. He is one of the very best run defenders in the league and adept at collapsing the pocket on pass plays. Over the last two seasons, Williams has amassed impressive statistics for a man who faces double..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Ravens Sign QB Josh Johnson & G Vlad Ducasse

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Baltimore Ravens announced that they’ve signed QB Josh Johnson and G Vlad Ducasse to a contract on Monday. Johnson, 30, is a former fifth-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2012. Since then, Johnson has played for a number of teams including the 49ers, Browns, Bengals, Chargers, Jets,..." May 16

  • Ravens' Monroe donates $80K for medical marijuana research

    Philly.com "The only NFL player to openly advocate for medical marijuana has donated $80,000 to fund cannabis research on football players at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University. Eugene Monroe, offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, has previously urged the NFL to remove..." May 13

  • Ronnie Stanley signs with Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens have their first-round draft pick, offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, under contract. The two sides agreed to terms Friday, leaving the Ravens with just two of their 11 picks left to sign: third-rounder Bronson Kaufusi and sixth-rounder Keenan Reynolds. Given today’s news that the Navy..." May 13

  • Ravens sign veteran cornerback Jerraud Powers

    BaltimoreRavens.com "The Ravens said after the draft that they weren’t done building their 2016 season. They showed that Friday afternoon by signing veteran cornerback Jerraud Powers to a one-year contract. The 28-year-old defender has started 82 of 87 career games in the NFL throughout his eight-year career,..." May 13

  • Navy confirms Keenan Reynolds, Joe Cardona can play in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Two recent Naval Academy graduates will be permitted to play in the NFL this season. Ravens rookie Keenan Reynolds and Patriots second-year long snapper Joe Cardona have both been given permission to play this NFL season while serving in the Navy Reserves, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told..." May 13

  • Ravens Player Eugene Monroe Creates Website in Support of NFL Marijuana Use

    Complex "Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe has created a website, eugenemonroe.com, in support the use of medicinal marijuana. Under "My Story," Monroe explains why he's calling for the removal of weed from the league's list of banned substances. I’m calling for the NFL to remove marijuana..." May 12

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Wide Receiver Chris Moore stands out in rookie mini-camp

    Baltimore Beat Down "Baltimore Ravens rookies had their first mini-camp this past weekend, which presented the first look at what will prove a very important rookie crop for a Ravens team looking to finish higher than third place, where they have finished for three consecutive seasons. With eleven rookies, the team..." May 10

  • Ravens' Kamalei Correa sustains first big hit -- taxes

    ESPN "Before linebacker Kamalei Correa suited up for his first practice with the Baltimore Ravens, the second-round pick sustained his first big hit in the NFL. "Those taxes on that contract, that hurt," Correa joked after signing his four-year, $5.74 million deal last week. Correa, the 42nd..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Ravens cornerback Jumal Rolle to miss season after tearing Achilles tendon

    Baltimore Sun "Jumal Rolle, one of the cornerbacks the Ravens brought back with designs on having depth at the position, tore his Achilles tendon recently while participating in a workout. He’ll miss the 2016 season. Rolle, 25, was added to the Ravens’ practice squad last November after he was released by the..." May 09

  • Former Navy QB Keenan Reynolds' transition to new position begins at Ravens rookie minicamp

    Baltimore Sun "For nearly a year, Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds thought about the one play he didn't make. The Midshipmen were facing Notre Dame in November 2014, when offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper dialed up a fullback pass. Noah Copeland threw it and Reynolds was in position to catch it. Everything..." May 08

  • Joe Flacco's brother trying out for Ravens at tight end

    Baltimore Sun "There were over 20 players participating in the Ravens minicamp on a tryout basis, but only one who was confused for the team’s longtime starting quarterback. “It’s funny, the first day I was here, they didn’t even know I was Joe’s brother,” tight end Mike Flacco said. “They saw me from behind..." May 07

  • Ravens announce signings of six picks, make several other moves

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens announced the signings of six draft picks on Friday, including the previously reported agreement with fifth-round linebacker Matt Judon. The others who have agreed to deals are second-round outside linebacker Kamalei Correa, fourth-round offensive tackle Alex Lewis, fourth-round wide..." May 06

  • Fifth-round pick Matt Judon agrees to terms, becomes first Ravens draft pick to sign

    Baltimore Sun "One down, 10 to go. The Ravens signed their first of 11 draft picks Thursday, agreeing to a $2.595 million deal with fifth-round selection Matt Judon of Grand Valley State. Judon was the team's lone fifth-round pick. Judon (6 feet 3, 275 pounds) led the nation with 20 sacks last year to go..." May 06

  • RB Bernard Pierce reportedly suspended first two games

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent Bernard Pierce may find things a little tougher to catch on with a team to start the season this year. Pierce has been suspended the first two games for the 2016 season, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Pierce was arrested for DUI last March and was cut by the Ravens. " May 06

  • Father of Breshad Perriman, former NFL receiver Brett Perriman, on life support

    Baltimore Sun "Former NFL receiver Brett Perriman, the father of the Ravens’ 2015 first-round wide receiver Breshad Perriman, is on life support in a Miami-area hospital, according to several reports. Jason Cole, an NFL reporter for Bleacher Report, wrote that Brett Perriman suffered a brain..." May 06

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer likely done at the network

    New York Daily News "Skip Bayless and Mike Tirico are not the only broadcasters leaving ESPN’s Bristol Campus. NFL TV sources say Trent Dilfer, one of ESPN’s most engaging NFL analysts and member of the “Monday Countdown” crew, is likely headed out the door. Spies say money is the issue." May 02

  • Ray and Janay Rice Announce They Have a Baby On the Way

    TMZ "NFL free agent Ray Rice and his wife Janay are about to become parents all over again ... Janay just announced she's got a bun in the oven. A noticeably pregnant Janay took to her Instagram page Saturday to make the announcement ... and said she's 21 weeks along." May 01

  • Ravens add to crowded backfield by selecting Kenneth Dixon

    The Score "The Baltimore Ravens have selected running back Kenneth Dixon out of Louisiana Tech in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Dixon joins a backfield that includes Justin Forsett, Buck Allen, Lorenzo Taliaferro, and Trent Richardson. " April 30

  • Keenan Reynolds must wait on OK from Navy before joining Ravens

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens are giving Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds a chance to make the team as a wide receiver and returner. He just hopes the Navy will allow him to do that. After being drafted in the sixth round, Reynolds said he is optimistic that he can pursue his NFL dream while honoring..." April 30

  • Video kept Ravens from drafting Laremy Tunsil with No. 6 overall pick

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens would've taken Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with the No. 6 overall pick were it not for the gas mask video that surfaced on social media right before the draft, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Saturday. Tunsil fell to No. 13 to the Miami..." April 30

  • Cornerback Jimmy Smith of Baltimore Ravens to have surgery this weekend

    Baltimore Beat Down "In a surprising turn of events Jimmy Smith is expected to have surgery this weekend. According to the Baltimore Sun, and later confirmed by CSN, the star Ravens cornerback is having surgery to remove the screws placed in the foot after his Lisfranc fracture. The surgery being this weekend..." April 29