Ravens Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Ravens tried to trade up for Ramsey before passing on Tunsil

    Baltimore Sun "By the time the Ravens were on the clock with the sixth overall pick of the NFL draft Thursday night, the phones in their draft room had stopped ringing. They had failed to complete a trade with the Dallas Cowboys to move up to the fourth spot to take Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey,..." April 29

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    At 6, Ravens take OT Ronnie Stanley, protection for Joe Flacco. Good pick. #NFLDraft2016

  • Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley goes sixth to Ravens in NFL draft

    Chicago Tribune "Ronnie Stanley’s declaration 15 months ago that he would not declare for the 2015 NFL draft was the harbinger of another revelation: He would not be staying in South Bend, Ind., beyond the 2015 season. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive tackle from Las Vegas, a projected first-round selection..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Ravens Most Likely Choice at Number 6

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "What will the Ravens do with the No. 6 pick in the draft? We will finally find out Thursday night, after speculating for months. I don’t expect them to trade the pick. So here’s my draft eve prediction on the five players most likely to taken by the Ravens at No. 6: The favorite: Laremy..." April 28

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Flacco scoffs at doubts about Carson Wentz

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is one of the few people who understands the challenge Carson Wentz will face when he enters the NFL. Wentz is set to become the fourth non-FBS quarterback selected in the first round since 1979 and the first since Flacco in 2008. Many draft experts..." April 25

  • Trent Richardson's contract with the Baltimore Ravens guarantees no money

    Baltimore Beat Down "After a loaded backfield to begin with, the Baltimore Ravens took a flier on former 3rd overall pick Trent Richardson. T-Rich went from superhero with Alabama hoisting two National Championships to being regarded as "The worst running-back of all-time". Sheesh... Ravens fans have been nervous..." April 23

  • Eugene Monroe Sounds Off on Twitter About Dangers of Painkillers in NFL

    Black Sports Online "Eugene Monroe is opening up about the prevalence of painkillers in the NFL. The painkiller addiction seems to be overlooked as everyone is fighting to keep hold onto their chance at playing in the NFL. The death of Prince has caused some understandably worried tweets from the Ravens offensive..." April 23

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Flacco running again, says rehab going 'really well'

    NFL.com "The Baltimore Ravens are a popular pick to return to the playoffs this season following a disastrous, injury-marred campaign in 2015. General manager Ozzie Newsome isn't ready to talk up his team, but the Ravens' 5-11 finish was partially an illusion: They stumbled through the year with wideout..." April 19

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Trent Richardson Officially Signs With Ravens

    BaltimoreRavens.com "At last, the Ravens have signed running back Trent Richardson. The deal was finalized Monday morning as the offseason strength and conditioning program kicked off. Talk of Richardson signing with the Ravens began in February at the NFL Scouting Combine, and the two sides have been in contact..." April 18

  • Ravens Re-Sign RFA WR Kamar Aiken

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Baltimore Ravens have officially re-signed restricted free agent WR Kamar Aiken on Monday. The Ravens elected to use a second-round tender on Aiken that will run them $2.553 million for the 2016 season. Aiken, 26, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of UCF..." April 18

  • Does Newsome see Ravens as bounce-back team?

    NFL.com "When Around The NFL ranked the AFC North as the top division in all the land, the Ravens had plenty to do with it. Baltimore bottomed out at 5-11 last season, but the ultra-consistent Ravens loom as a popular bounce-back candidate. General manager Ozzie Newsome, though, isn't ready to print..." April 13

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    Jamison Hensley @jamisonhensley

    Ravens TE Dennis Pitta after signing his restructured deal: "I am thankful for this opportunity to continue my... https://t.co/trciLYNSMf

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    News on Dennis Pitta: Ravens' TE has decided to continue his NFL after consulting with docs this offseason regarding his twice-repaired hip.

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • Taking Ezekiel Elliott makes sense for Ravens but is hardly a no-brainer

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens are focusing on fixing their running game and adding playmakers this offseason, so all that talk about them possibly using the sixth overall pick on Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott makes sense. Elliott is considered the top offensive playmaker in the draft. In three seasons..." April 11

  • Trent Richardson says he'll be there when Ravens start offseason program on April 18

    Alabama "Baltimore will begin its voluntary offseason workout program on April 18, and running back Trent Richardson plans to be there with the rest of the Ravens. One problem: He's not a Raven yet. But Richardson told the Baltimore Sun on Thursday that he expects to sign a contract with the NFL team..." April 09

  • Ravens' Terrance West sues hotel after allegedly being robbed — twice

    Sporting News "When Terrance West returns to Miami, he'll carefully consider his accommodations. The Ravens running back on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against South Beach Group Hotels, claiming two women burglarized his suite at the Metropole South Beach Hotel before was was robbed by an unidentified man later..." April 08

  • Ravens Re-Sign ERFA WR Chris Matthews

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that they’ve re-signed exclusive rights free agent WR Chris Matthews. Matthews, 26, originally signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky back in 2011. He lasted just a few months in Cleveland before he was waived at the start of..." April 07

  • Ravens Re-Sign ERFA RB Terrance West

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Baltimore Ravens announced Wednesday that they’ve re-signed exclusive rights RB Terrance West. West, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2014. He was later traded to the Titans in deal with the Browns that sent a 2016 conditional pick to Cleveland in return for the..." April 06

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • Steve Smith rips Greg Hardy’s claim

    Pro Football Talk "Unemployed defensive end Greg Hardy is trying to find a way back into the NFL and recently gave an interview in which he claimed he never put his hands on the woman who accused him of domestic violence. Hardy’s former teammate Steve Smith isn’t buying it. Smith posted a snippet of Hardy’s..." April 05

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Joe Flacco plans “huge impact” for Mike Wallace

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s rehab from a torn ACL didn’t call for him to take part in former teammate Torrey Smith’s charity basketball game on Saturday, but he did show off some progress while shooting around before the game. Flacco said that he’s “getting better and better each week” and..." April 03

  • Flacco: Wallace signing will have 'huge impact'

    CBS Sports "It has been four seasons since Mike Wallace had at least 1,000 receiving yards. But after forgettable stops in Miami and Minnesota, the speedy wide receiver is back in the AFC North, this time with the Ravens, a team desperate for a deep threat. The hope is that quarterback Joe Flacco, who..." April 03

  • Ravens' Joe Flacco believes he's on track to be ready for training camp

    BaltimoreRavens.com "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco strolled onto the court at Torrey Smith’s charity basketball game Saturday and took a few casual jump shots before settling into his spot on the bench. Flacco didn’t play in the game as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee, but he walked without..." April 03

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    Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiecsun

    Justin Forsett said that he continues to make good progress in recovery from broken arm. Has already started lifting.

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    Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiecsun

    Terrence West, here at Torrey Smith's charity basketball game, said that he's lost nearly 15 pounds. He's down to 219. Been offseason focus

  • Terrell Suggs Pleads Not Guilty ... In AZ Car Crash Case

    TMZ "NFL superstar Terrell Suggs just pled not guilty to all charges in his Arizona car crash case ... formally denying he left the scene of an accident last month. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Baltimore Ravens star was arrested on March 4th and later charged with 2 misdemeanors -- driving..." April 01

  • Don't rule out trade down for Ravens on draft day

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Will Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome trade down in the first round, instead of drafting at No. 6? Knowing Newsome’s history, it’s a possibility. Here is a good Ravens draft question from reader @MelVogelsang who asks: “Reading a lot saying Ravens will trade down for more picks. Why on..." March 31

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

  • Joey Bosa, Ronnie Stanley and DeForest Buckner are popular choices for the Ravens in NFL mock drafts

    Baltimore Sun "The NFL draft is now less than a month away, and if you look on the Internet, everybody’s an expert. Baltimore has the No. 6 pick after a 5-11 season. Here’s a compilation of the Ravens’ potential selections in various mock drafts. Todd McShay: DeForest Buckner, DT/DE, Oregon- “The Ravens..." March 30

  • The Ravens tried to to buy the Colts' team name for $5 million in 1996

    CBS Sports "The Baltimore Ravens celebrated a milestone Tuesday: March 29 marked the team's 20th birthday. On March 29, 1996, former Ravens owner Art Modell unveiled the team's new name at a news conference in Baltimore. Modell had just moved the team from Cleveland, but the new team in Baltimore..." March 30

  • The Baltimore Ravens are making a concerted effort to reduce the prevalence of injuries

    Baltimore Beat Down "Joe Flacco, Eugene Monroe, Steve Smith, Terrell Suggs, Breshad Perriman, Jeremy Zuttah, Matt Elam, Chris Canty, Justin Forsett, Crockett Gillmore, Dennis Pitta, Will Davis, Lorenzo Taliaferro - this is just a sampling of the starting caliber players who landed on injured reserve in 2015. Not to..." March 29