Ravens Rumors & News

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Judge rules Goodell must testify in Rice case

    ESPN.com "Roger Goodell will be forced to testify at the hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by a judge's ruling, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday. ESPN and multiple media reports said on Tuesday that the hearing will be heard Nov. 5-6. Rice was suspended..." October 23

  • Ray Rice files grievance against Ravens, claims wrongful termination

    SB Nation "The former running back is also awaiting a hearing to appeal his suspension from the NFL. Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice officially filed a grievance against his former team, citing wrongful termination, per a report. The move was expected from Rice, who is now fighting back..." October 22

  • Rice appeal hearing set for November 5-6

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, the Ray Rice appeal hearing tentatively was set for early November. The tentative has now become more definite. Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that the hearing will occur on November 5 and 6. Like every other legal proceeding that’s ever been scheduled, the dates could be..." October 21

  • Ray Rice could be reinstated to the NFL within a month

    CBSSports.com "Former Ravens running back Ray Rice remains suspended indefinitely following the publication of the video of him striking his now-wife, Janay, in a casino elevator, but he could be reinstated within the next four weeks, sources said. An appeal hearing date has been set, with a final decision..." October 20

  • After slow start, Ravens pass rush makes impact

    Baltimore Sun "Following a five-sack performance Sunday that doubled the team's season sack total, the Ravens' expensive and mercurial pass rush was rightfully praised, and just as quickly deflected it. The uptick in quarterback pressure over the last few games has been just as much the result of the talented..." October 19

  • Ravens WR Steve Smith quits Twitter, says Internet courage like cover-2 CB

    CBSSports.com "If you follow Steve Smith on Twitter, don't look for new tweets anytime soon -- or ever again. The Ravens wide receiver said Thursday that he's quitting the social media site. "I'm done with it," Smith said, via the Ravens official website. "I think technology can help you, and it can hurt you,..." October 19

  • Ravens placing safety Will Hill on active roster with suspension over

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens placed veteran safety Will Hill on the active roster today in advance of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Hill has finished serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy and was practicing this week under a roster exemption that was set to..." October 18

  • Steve Smith retired from Twitter to set better example for his children

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith quit Twitter last week, and he explained why with the honesty that probably made such a departure from the social media necessary. “I’ll kill you on Twitter, so I had to stop,” Smith said. “Somebody would say something inappropriate to me, and I wasn’t being a..." October 17

  • Eugene Monroe practices for first time since knee surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are a little closer to getting their left tackle back in the lineup. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Eugene Monroe participated in practice for the first time since having arthroscopic knee surgery three weeks ago. According to Wilson, Monroe “wasn’t moving that bad”..." October 16

  • Forsett emerges as Ravens' most productive runner

    CSN Baltimore "Ravens running back Justin Forsett is fifth in the NFL in rushing (408 yards), after his 111-yard performance Sunday against the Buccaneers. At the beginning of training camp, did anyone expect Forsett to be the Ravens’ leading rusher through Week 6, averaging 6.4 yards per carry with three..." October 16

  • Lardarius Webb seeing his game snaps increase

    Baltimore Beat Down "Near the end of the first half, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb jumped up to defend a pass before appearing to twist his body on the fall. Webb was on the ground for a couple of minutes and slow to get up. It was a moment for concern, since Webb has been slowly returning to game action after..." October 14

  • Jacoby Jones drops sixth pass of the season, but is more decisive on returns

    Carroll County Times "Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' struggles with his hands continued Sunday as he dropped his sixth pass of the season. Jones dropped an accurate throw from quarterback Joe Flacco during the second quarter of the Ravens' 48-17 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The..." October 13

  • Ravens beat down on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6

    Baltimore Sun "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stink -- let’s get that out of the way first. But the Ravens still needed an offensive performance like this on the road. It was extremely beneficial to get Torrey Smith going, and also to incorporate a couple of more targets, like Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken, into..." October 13

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    Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

    The Ravens have re-signed TE Phillip Supernaw to the practice squad, and cut CB Lou Young.

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Ray Rice asks NFLPA to fast-track suspension appeal

    USA Today "An investigation into the NFL's handling and pursuit of evidence in the Ray Rice assault case isn't expected to be completed for months, and it now appears likely Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension could be resolved first. Rice spoke recently with the NFL Players Association and asked..." October 09

  • NFL's investigation of Ray Rice case could take 'several' months

    USA Today "New York Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday the investigation into the NFL's handling and pursuit of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case will probably take "another several months." Asked if that means former FBI director Robert Mueller's report might not come until after the..." October 09

  • Chris Canty to miss 2-3 weeks after surgery, per report

    NFL.com "The Baltimore Ravens are down a man on their run-stuffing defensive line. Chris Canty is expected to miss another two to three weeks after undergoing successful wrist surgery to remove an infection, Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. Canty sat out Sunday's loss to the..." October 08

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    The Ravens tried out veteran CB Champ Bailey, per a league source. He spent training camp with New Orleans.

  • D shall overcome in Colts' win over Ravens

    Indianapolis Star "When Mike Adams was a boy, he dreamt of playing football on glorious Sunday afternoons, with huge stakes and big plays to match. The ideal scenario: His defense takes the field needing a precious, final stop to slam the door and preserve a win. "That's what we want," the Colts' starting..." October 06

  • Ray Rice will talk with NFL, NFLPA

    ESPN.com "Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, along with his wife Janay and original attorney Michael Diamondstein, will be speaking to the people involved in the Robert Mueller investigation and the NFL Players Association's investigation, according to a source familiar with the process. Rice..." October 05

  • Colts WR Reggie Wayne: 'Hopefully we can give you a show, not show you our AARP cards'

    Indianapolis Star "A scroll through the 2001 NFL draft hints at an era long past, one of winnowed primes and expired careers. Some of the standouts – LaDanian Tomlinson, Steve Hutchinson – have happily retired, content to cap a decade-plus of Hall of Fame-worthy work. Most never came close to playing that..." October 05

  • Ravens defense prepping for Colts deep threat T.Y. Hilton

    Baltimore Sun "There’s a pretty solid chance that the Ravens’ scouting report on the Indianapolis Colts’ offense includes a few bolded reminders about how dangerous wide receiver T.Y. Hilton can be as a deep threat. Hilton is one of the fastest wide receivers in the NFL, having run the 40-yard dash in 4.34..." October 04

  • Terrell Suggs back at practice, questionable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens got linebacker Terrell Suggs back at practice on Friday and hope to have him in the lineup on Sunday. Suggs missed the first two days of practice this week with a groin injury that has lingered for the last couple of weeks without keeping him out of any games. Suggs was able to go on..." October 03

  • Defensive coordinator Dean Pees defends Ravens' safeties

    Baltimore Sun "A week after he was critical of the Ravens’ coverage breakdowns, defensive coordinator Dean Pees defended the play of starting safeties Matt Elam and Darian Stewart, saying he thought the team’s secondary played well in the victory over the Carolina Panthers. “I think they're doing real well,”..." October 03

  • Judge Jones looks like an ideal choice to handle Rice appeal

    Pro Football Talk "Initial research regarding former Judge Barbara S. Jones, now a partner with the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder, shows that she is an ideal choice to serve as the hearing officer in the appeal of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension. Before ascending to the bench, Judge Jones worked as a prosecutor,..." October 03

  • NFL appoints judge to hear Rice appeal

    Covers.com "The NFL appointed former United States District Judge Barbara S. Jones to handle the appeal case filed by the NFL Players Association on Ray Rice's behalf. Commissioner Roger Goodell was required by the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement to consult with NFLPA executive director..." October 02

  • Steve Smith rips Dave Gettleman, Ron Rivera: 'I was stabbed in the back'

    CBSSports.com "Steve Smith spilled blood and guts everywhere against the Panthers on Sunday afternoon, carving up his old team en route to putting him on pace for the best season of his career. The new Ravens No. 1 wideout held back from going after the Panthers at the podium after the game but he didn't hold..." October 01

  • Jacoby Jones is putting the Ravens behind the eight ball

    Baltimore Beat Down "Jacoby Jones is a fan favorite on the Ravens. He's goofy. He's electric. He's an elite dancer. He has his name etched in silver alongside the 2012 team's most famous plays at the most critical junctures. Without him, the Ravens would not have a Super Bowl, and, if not for the team's quarterback,..." September 30

  • NFL, NFLPA agree to neutral arbitrator in Ray Rice's appeal

    Baltimore Sun "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice. No hearing date or hearing officer have been determined yet, though, as talks continue between NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith..." September 30

  • Steve Smith Sr. gets revenge on former team in Ravens 38-10 rout of Panthers

    Baltimore Beat Down "Steve Smith promised "blood and guts." He came to M&T Bank Stadium with a hat that read, "I [heart] haters." After three-and-a-half hours of football, Smith came away satisfied. The Ravens, led by Smith's seven-catch, 139-yard, two touchdown performance, destroyed the Carolina Panthers 38-10..." September 29

  • Ravens corner Jimmy Smith assigned October court date in misdemeanor disorderly conduct case

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has been assigned an Oct. 7 court date at Towson District Court for his misdemeanor disorderly conduct case, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson. Smith was charged with failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law enforcement..." September 27

  • NFL: 'Absolutely no evidence' it received Ray Rice tape in April

    CBSSports.com "The Associated Press reported Thursday night that a law enforcement official claims to have sent a surveillance video -- showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face in an Atlantic City elevator -- to the NFL in April, addressing the tape to league security chief Jeffrey Miller. Later..." September 27

  • Ray Rice video sent to NFL offices in April, addressed to security chief

    CBSSports.com "A law enforcement official told the Associated Press Thursday that he sent the surveillance video showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face and knocking her unconscious to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April. Miller denied that he had..." September 26

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    Jamison Hensley @jamisonhensley

    #Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (ankle, knee) and RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) both had full practices.

  • NFL sponsors avoid Ravens, Vikings due to off-the-field incidents, per report

    SB Nation "A report from The Hollywood Reporter claims that multiple NFL sponsors asked for their ads to be removed from games featuring the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings amid off-the-field scandals. The impact of the scandals surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and..." September 25

  • NFLPA to begin their own investigation of Ray Rice case

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to push back Ray Rice’s appeal for his indefinite suspension. But the union wants to have its own look at the case. The NFLPA just sent out a release saying they’ve retained their own counsel “to conduct our investigation surrounding the due process, discipline,..." September 24

  • Ravens WR Steve Smith: Jake Delhomme is best QB I've played with

    CBSSports.com "When the Ravens host the Panthers on Sunday, there will be two quarterbacks in the game who have thrown passes to Steve Smith: Joe Flacco and Cam Newton. However, neither one of those guys is the best quarterback Smith has ever played with, that honor goes to Jake Delhomme. Why..." September 24

  • 28d
    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Told Ravens thinking LT Eugene Monroe's knee surgery will keep him out 3-4 weeks.

  • Ravens re-sign Deonte Thompson, waive Fitzgerald Toussaint

    Baltimore Beat Down "One day he's on. The next day he's off. That's been life thus far for running back Fitzgerald Toussaint. But hey, he can't complain. He's been on the 53-man roster for two of Baltimore's three games thus far, which is always nice for the bank account. However, he was once again waived on..." September 23

  • 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

  • 30d
    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

  • 31d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Ravens RB Bernard Pierce is inactive.

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