Ravens Rumors & News

  • Blacks Represent 70 Percent Of NFL Players, Fan Base 83 Percent White

    Real GM Football "Seventy percent of African-American men comprise NFL rosters despite representing only six percent of the United States' population. While the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL fan base is 83 percent white and 64 percent male. The NFL has no African-Americans who are a majority..." August 30

  • Ravens start making cuts to get to 75-man limit, put two on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens placed a pair of players on injured reserve, as they made a series of transactions to get to the 75-man limit before Tuesday’s deadline. Moving tight end Benjamin Watson (torn Achilles) and cornerback Kyle Arrington (concussion) cleared the first two spots. The name of the group..." August 29

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Ben Watson tears Achilles, done for season

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ravens signed Ben Watson during the offseason to help reinforce the tight end position. After their third preseason game, it appears Baltimore once again may need to look for outside help. On the Ravens first play from scrimmage during Saturday’s game against the Lions, Watson went down and..." August 27

  • Flacco returns with sharp showing in Ravens' win over Lions

    The Sports Xchange "Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco was sharp in his first live action since last year's knee surgery and the Ravens won their third straight preseason game by routing the Detroit Lions 30-9 on Saturday night in Baltimore. Flacco played one quarter and led the Ravens to a scoring drive on the..." August 27

  • Steve Smith won’t play this week for Ravens, Suggs and Dumervil unlikely

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are going to put Joe Flacco on the field Saturday night against the Lions, but most of their other recovering-from-injury stars are going to get the night off. Via Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun, veteran wide receiver Steve Smith has already been ruled out by coach John Harbaugh,..." August 26

  • Flacco's back: Ravens QB plans to play versus Lions

    NFL.com "Joe Flacco's preseason slumber is over. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback told NFL Media's Adam Schein on Mad Dog Sports Radio that he plans to play Saturday against the Detroit Lions. Flacco hasn't seen game action since tearing his ACL last November. The Ravens have allowed him to practice..." August 23

  • Elvis Dumervil back on practice field

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens came into training camp with a fair number of players recovering from injuries and they’ve slowly but surely made their way back into active duty in the last few weeks. The latest player to make the move from sideline to practice field is linebacker Elvis Dumervil. The team shared..." August 22

  • Ravens' Perriman activated from PUP list

    CBS Sports "Perriman (knee) was activated off the PUP list on Monday, according to coach John Harbaugh. Perriman will finally be able to practice in a limited capacity for the time being after beginning training camp on the PUP list due to a partially torn ACL suffered earlier in the offseason." August 22

  • Harbaugh: Pitta's broken finger 'ridiculous'

    Baltimore Sun "Veteran tight end Dennis Pitta actually fractured his finger when he injured it during a fight with rookie teammate Kamalei Correa in the Aug.1 stadium practice, Harbaugh said Monday. Harbaugh said Pitta won't practice this week. The Ravens had initially said it was a sprain. "It’s absurd..." August 22

  • Ravens' Matt Elam: Undergoing knee surgery

    CBS Sports "Elam fell on his knee during Saturday's preseason win over the Colts, and he'll need surgery to clean out the issue as a result. Elam's injury isn't season-ending according to coach John Harbaugh, but it should keep the Ravens' safety out for an extended period of time." August 22

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Ryan Mallett could lose Ravens' backup QB job to Josh Johnson

    ESPN "Ryan Mallett led the Baltimore Ravens to an upset victory over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers eight months ago. He has a 99.5 quarterback rating and a 74 percent completion rate through two preseason games. Despite that success, Mallett could lose the backup quarterback job to surprisingly..." August 21

  • Ravens spoil return of Colts' Luck

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Mallett and Josh Johnson each threw a touchdown pass Saturday night and the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts 19-18, spoiling the return of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck, who had not played since Nov. 9 because of a lacerated kidney, completed all..." August 20

  • Former Navy QB Keenan Reynolds working hard to land spot with Ravens

    USA Today "Keenan Reynolds’ life has undergone a sea change. But the Baltimore Ravens rookie was surrounded by welcome faces Thursday, when his team hosted military personnel and veterans among a throng of fans witnessing the final practice of training camp. Reynolds, who graduated from the Naval..." August 19

  • Ravens' Suggs: 'This is the best we've looked' since Super Bowl

    The Score "Terrell Suggs doesn't think it'll be long before the Baltimore Ravens are back among the NFL's elite. As the star pass-rusher returns from last year's Achilles injury, everything he's seen in camp thus far reminds him of the perennial contender of seasons past. "It feels like everything that..." August 19

  • Suggs: Best Ravens have looked since Super Bowl

    NFL.com "Terrell Suggs was one of many Ravens veterans to succumb to the injury bug during Baltimore's doomed 2015 season. Suggs tore his Achilles, as did Steve Smith; Joe Flacco tore an ACL; Justin Forsett broke his arm; Crockett Gillmore injured his back; and that was barely a quarter of the Ravens'..." August 19

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • Ravens' Suggs: Goodell has 'his favorites'

    The Score "The relationship between NFL players and commissioner Roger Goodell has been a hot topic this week and some of the league's more outspoken players are beginning to chime in. Asked to comment on the current climate Thursday on ESPN's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" radio show, 13-year veteran..." August 18

  • Ravens' Steve Smith Sr. explains why his comeback has nothing to do with NFL records

    Fox Sports "When Steve Smith ruptured his right Achilles tendon last season, that could have been the end of the line for one of the NFL's most successful wide receivers. The 37-year-old seriously contemplated retirement, to the point that he was telling reporters and teams alike that he was done with the..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Ravens wideout Steve Smith passes physical, will practice soon

    Pro Football Talk "Steve Smith’s comeback from a torn Achilles can now begin in earnest. According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens wide receiver has passed his physical and will be activated from the physically unable to perform list, and could practice as soon as Monday. That would be plenty..." August 17

  • Ray Lewis’ son indicted on sexual assault charges

    Myrtle Beach Online "An Horry County grand jury has indicted former Coastal Carolina University football player Ray Lewis III with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Lewis III, the son of the former NFL star linebacker by the same name, is accused of engaging in sexual battery of an 18-year-old female who was..." August 17

  • Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe find new partner for FS1 debate show

    Sporting News "Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe have found the moderator for their planned debate show on FS1. She’s Joy Taylor, a former South Florida sports radio personality who joined Fox Sports in March. Taylor will play a role similar to Molly Qerim's and that of previous debate moderators on Bayless’..." August 16

  • Joe Flacco: ‘My knee’s not 100 percent’

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the second week of preseason action, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is still dealing with lingering effects from his knee surgery. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, he revealed his knee still isn’t fully healthy but did say “it feels great,” per Luke Jones of..." August 16

  • Marc Trestman shows better handle on playbook

    Baltimore Beat Down "In the waining weeks of the season past, Marc Trestman caught flak for dialing up over 60 passing plays against the Steelers. The mark of a bad team is always shown by inflated passing attempts. The Ravens thankfully start this season at 0-0. Trestman has a chance to establish his philosophy..." August 15

  • Phelps not impressed by reporter wearing Steelers gear

    The Score "Baltimore Ravens fan and 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps doesn't have time for the Pittsburgh Steelers. During a press conference Sunday, a reporter wearing Steelers gear attempted to ask the Maryland native a question, but Phelps was having none of it. "Is that a Steelers ......" August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Terrell Suggs returns to practice for Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "While discussing players on the team who were returning from injuries last week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that he thought linebacker Terrell Suggs was the closest to returning to action. Harbaugh’s premonition was proven correct on Monday. The Ravens announced that Suggs is on the..." August 15

  • Ravens' Harbaugh recalls his daughter bonding with Tom Brady

    The Score "John Harbaugh was ticked at Tom Brady. As the story goes, the Baltimore Ravens led the New England Patriots late in their 2014 divisional playoff game, but the Patriots mounted a comeback and called three plays in which eligible players were declared ineligible and eventually won the game..." August 14

  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh wants to rank higher on Patriots villains list

    The Comeback "The NFL offseason can be long and dry at times. There aren’t a lot of big free agents or transactions like in MLB, the NBA and the NHL, and there aren’t massive trades like MLB teams configure every couple days. To pass the time, one New England news service decided to make an interesting..." August 13

  • John Harbaugh joins the chorus questioning the new kickoff rule

    ESPN "Five yards. We're talking about five yards. In reality, it's the mere potential of five extra yards on a play that teams, on average, face five times a game. But that statistical blink has not slowed near-unanimous dissension among NFL coaches and place-kickers to the league's latest tweak of the..." August 12

  • West (two TDs) leads Ravens over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "After Carolina quarterback Cam Newton orchestrated a 68-yard drive that led to a field goal on the game's first possession, the NFC champion Panthers could not hold off the host Baltimore Ravens in a 22-19 loss in a preseason game Thursday night. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who is..." August 11

  • Suggs, Dumervil, Perriman and Smith Sr. expected for Ravens Week one says John Harbaugh

    Baltimore Beat Down "Finally, good injury news out of training camp. John Harbaugh said today that Steve Smith Sr., Terrell Suggs, Breshad Perriman and Elvis Dumervil are all going to be ready to go in Week 1 against the Bills. We do expect them all to play in the opener, Harbaugh said. ‘As far as the preseason, I..." August 09

  • Ravens rookie Ronnie Stanley has been a quick study

    Baltimore Sun "Ronnie Stanley stood in front of his locker late Saturday night and downplayed the significance of a "soft tissue" injury that forced him out of practice. He insisted he felt "perfectly fine" and advised a small group of reporters that Ravens coach John Harbaugh was going to be the one who..." August 08

  • Ronnie Stanley suffers “minor setback” in Saturday practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens have installed first-round pick Ronnie Stanley as their left tackle, which makes his development this summer important to the team’s offense. That development hit a blip on Saturday night when Stanley had to leave practice with what’s being described as a soft tissue injury suffered..." August 07

  • Denver's Britton Colquitt latest to bash Justin Tucker

    NFL.com "The Broncos' special teams unit has thrown the challenge flag on Justin Tucker after the Ravens kicker exuded confidence he could nail an 84-yard field goal in pristine conditions at Denver's home stadium. In the wake of Broncos kicker Brandon McManus offering an all-expense trip to Tucker to..." August 07

  • Running back Terrance West continues to stand out at training camp

    Baltimore Sun "Former Towson star Terrance West (Northwestern) continues to be one of the standout players in training camp for the Ravens. After losing about 15 pounds, the 5-10, 225-pound running back appears to be in the hunt for more carries – and perhaps a starting role – when the season..." August 06

  • Broncos’ kicker doesn’t buy Justin Tucker’s 84-yard field goal claim

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Justin Tucker must be up there with the Denver altitude. The Baltimore Raven is a real good kicker. But he’s not that good. Tucker said that if he played in Denver and the conditions were perfect, he could kick an 84-yard field goal. The claim brought a laugh from Broncos’ kicker Brandon..." August 05

  • Rookie Bronson Kaufusi will miss season with a broken ankle

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens rookie defensive end Bronson Kaufusi suffered a broken ankle Thursday at practice and will likely miss the season, coach John Harbaugh said. The third-round pick out of BYU was unable to put weight on his left foot and was carted off the field roughly 90 minutes into practice after going..." August 04

  • Tyrod Taylor is better than Joe Flacco ... in 'Madden NFL 17'

    Baltimore Sun "Ah, Madden ratings season: that blessed period on the NFL calendar when EA Sports' behemoth video game franchise releases the digital grades for every quarterback, lineman and long snapper, infuriating some to the point that they tear up the paper on which they learn that no, they are not..." August 04

  • Eugene Monroe continues advocacy for medical marijuana

    Deadspin "Last month, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe retired from the NFL at 29 years old, after seven seasons with the Jaguars and Ravens. Monroe’s retirement came just a few months after he declared his advocacy for medical marijuana as a way to combat the constant pain that comes with life as an NFL..." August 04

  • Justin Tucker: In Denver with perfect weather, I’m good from 84 yards

    NFL.com "Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, the owner of a still-fresh four-year, $16.8 million contract, is arguably the best player at his position in football. But when we think about kickers, we almost never consider using them beyond the 50-yard line, and for good reason. Obviously, the success rate of a..." August 04

  • Colin Cowherd believes the Ravens have the wrong Harbaugh

    Baltimore Beat Down "Fox Sports 1 radio host Colin Cowherd is no stranger to the world of sports and the sports media. Whether you like him and enjoy listening/watching his show or just flat out hate his guts, he's always got an opinion. Last week on his show "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" he described every NFL team..." August 03

  • Ravens release Trent Richardson

    The Score "Trent Richardson's time in the NFL could be over. The Baltimore Ravens announced the release of the running back Tuesday. The former first-round pick was on his fourth team since being drafted No. 3 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. After being traded from the Cleveland Browns to the..." August 02

  • Chris Moore has emerged as surprising star early in Ravens camp

    ESPN "Fantasy alert: Rookie wide receiver Chris Moore has been the star in the first two days of Baltimore Ravens training camp. Moore is generating some early buzz after catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco in each of the first two practices. For a team looking for..." July 30

  • Jake Long doesn't sign injury waiver, won't join Ravens

    BaltimoreRavens.com "Veteran left tackle Jake Long won’t be a Raven after all, according to reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Long declined to sign an injury waiver with the Ravens Friday, instead opting to remain a free agent. After the two sides agreed to terms, the deal got hung up on Long’s..." July 29

  • Rookie RB Kenneth Dixon injured, had to be helped off the field

    Baltimore Beat Down "Late in practice as the Ravens finished up drills rookie running back and expected future star Kenneth Dixon was injured. On the drill Dixon hauled in a pass, and sprinted to the near sideline. Towards the end of the run he was pushed out of bounds by a defensive player. He stumbled and rolled..." July 28

  • Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro placed on PUP list

    Baltimore Beat Down "The Baltimore Ravens have confirmed that third-year running back Lorenzo Taliaferro has been put on the PUP list on the first day of training camp. According to head coach John Harbaugh, it is related to the foot injury that initially sidelined him for the much of the 2015 season." July 28

  • Justin Forsett not trying to hear about running-back-by-committee system

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "That running-back-by-committee system the Ravens are thinking about using? Justin Forsett isn’t feeling that. “What’s running-back-by-committee?” Forsett deadpanned. “I don’t understand that.” Forsett laughed, but he was serious about retaining his starting job and doing the bulk of the work..." July 28