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  1. 2017 Off-Season Thread
  • Ravens may release Dennis Pitta

    Pro Football Weekly "The Baltimore Ravens "may balk" at paying tight end Dennis Pitta's $5.5 million salary, sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. WHAT IT MEANS: Turning 32 in June, Pitta's 86 receptions led all NFL tight ends last year, but he averaged an anemic 6.02 yards per target and didn't have a..." February 23

  • Steve Smith rejecting requests to help other players train

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Since announcing his retirement, former Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. says numerous players are expressing a desire to train with him this offseason. It’s understandable why players would want to be mentored by Smith, after his brilliant 16-year career. But while Smith has the time,..." February 20

  • Under Armour, Ravens donate money to restore free after-school bus rides for city students

    Baltimore Sun "Under Armour and the Baltimore Ravens donated a combined $75,000 to restore free bus rides for Baltimore public school students for the rest of this school year, city officials announced Tuesday. The money, added to $26,000 raised by families, will allow students to ride anywhere free on..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Greg Roman: Ravens won't just be ground and pound

    NFL.com "The Baltimore Ravens' most significant offensive upgrade so far this offseason was the addition of former 49ers and Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who will be serving as the team's assistant head coach and tight ends coach. And in an effort to explain his new team's offensive..." February 14

  • Ravens Made Early Attempt To Re-Sign RT Ricky Wagner But Initial Offer Was Rebuffed

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Ravens made an early attempt to sign free agent RT Ricky Wagner to a contract extension, but their initial offer was “rebuffed.” Even so, La Canfora mentions that the Ravens want to keep both Wagner and free agent DT Brandon Williams. To get either..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Run stuffer Brandon Williams says his future with the Ravens is 'up in the air'

    CBS Sports "Unless you pay close attention to the Baltimore Ravens or are particularly interested in the nuances of run defense, it's entirely possible that you don't know who Brandon Williams is. And that's a shame, because he's one of the best players in football. Williams has been a Ravens starter for..." February 14

  • Crockett Gillmore To Fellow Tight Ends: Enjoy The Bench

    BaltimoreRavens.com "Gillmore To Fellow Tight Ends: Enjoy The Bench If there’s a position on the Ravens roster that’s massively deep, it’s tight end. But neither the competition, nor his injury history, has shaken Crockett Gillmore’s confidence. He sent a bold message to his fellow tight ends. “I don’t want..." February 12

  • Joe Flacco voted most attractive player in the NFL

    CBS Pittsburgh "A new survey found that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is the most attractive player in the NFL. The survey was done from We Are Fanatics. The website says they showed pictures of NFL players to a group of 400 participants, who ranked each player on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Recently retired Ravens LB Zach Orr now joining fight against opioid addiction

    Sportsnaut "Zach Orr shocked the NFL when he retired from football at the age of 24 after a CAT scan revealed a congenital spine condition. Freshly removed from the environment of the NFL — one that is rife with opioid abuse and addiction — Orr is now setting his eyes on a different battle. He’s going to..." February 07

  • Ravens reportedly tried to trade entire draft class to get Matt Ryan in 2008

    CBS Sports "In 2007, the Ravens went 5-11 and that, coupled with the lack of development from 2003 first-round pick Kyle Boller, had a lot to do with the team's decision to fire Brian Billick. In Atlanta, first-year coach Bobby Petrino quit after 13 games and the Falcons limped to a 4-12 record. Joey..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Ravens were set to trade draft class to pick Matt Ryan in 2008

    NFL.com "The Falcons and MVP Matt Ryan will attempt to win their first Super Bowl title Sunday in Houston. But if draft night had gone a little differently in 2008, none of this would be possible. The landscape of the NFL would be completely different. Rewind back nine years ago. It's well-known..." February 05

  • Steve Smith Sr. Officially Joins NFL Network

    BaltimoreRavens.com "Steve Smith Sr. has found his next profession, and it’s what his fans may have guessed. The former Ravens wide receiver has officially signed a multi-year deal to become an analyst on the NFL Network, and will be appearing on a host of their programs, including this Sunday at Super Bowl..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • Ravens To Prioritize Brandon Williams Re-Up

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens have lost several starters in free agency over the past few years and may be set to see more depart this year, but they appear intent on keeping at least one. Assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said from the Senior Bowl the Ravens “have to try and retain” defensive tackle Brandon..." January 28

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Matt Prater one-ups Justin Tucker, bombs 76-yard field goal at 2017 Pro Bowl

    CBS Sports "When Ravens kicker Justin Tucker lined up and blasted a 75-yard field goal during Pro Bowl practice, everyone kind of assumed he was just showing off the biggest leg at the event. Not so fast, my friends. Lions kicker Matt Prater would like a word. Prater, in a video also posted on his Twitter..." January 28

  • Ravens legend Ray Lewis says he's thinking about becoming a coach

    CBS Sports "Ray Lewis stepped away from football in 2013 after spending 17 seasons as the Ravens' star linebacker. He sounds like might be ready to return, in some capacity. In Orlando for the Pro Bowl on Friday, Lewis revealed that he's thinking about becoming a coach. "I've been asked that a lot,"..." January 28

  • Ravens stay in-house to fill spots on staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are staying in-house for a new quarterbacks coach, the Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. Craig Ver Steeg will be the team’s new quarterbacks coach. He has spent the last nine years with the team as senior offensive assistant and has worked with quarterbacks, wide receivers and running..." January 27

  • Colts Request GM Summit With Ravens’ Eric DeCosta

    Pro Football Rumors "A seventh name surged into the mix for the Colts’ GM job. The team sent an interview request toward Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com tweets. DeCosta worked with Colts coach Chuck Pagano during Pagano’s stay in Baltimore. DeCosta usually surfaces around this time of..." January 25

  • Jeremy Zuttah among replacement Pro Bowlers

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens and Steelers were involved in a Pro Bowl swap at linebacker with Ryan Shazier taking the place of C.J. Mosley and they’re involved in another one on the offensive side of the ball. It’s a Raven replacing a Steeler this time around. Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah will be at this..." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Ravens' Weddle added to Pro Bowl

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens felt that Eric Weddle was a glaring omission from the AFC team when the Pro Bowl rosters were announced last month, but the veteran safety will be participating in the game after all. Weddle, 32, was added to the AFC roster on Monday with New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty..." January 23

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Kenneth Dixon's rookie campaign was a series of lessons learned for the Ravens' running back

    Baltimore Sun "Kenneth Dixon’s debut in the NFL rode a learning curve as sharp and steep as the Ravens' running back could have expected. From leading the team in the preseason in carries and rushing yards to sitting out the first four games of the regular season because of a knee injury to starting slowly to..." January 22

  • Zach Orr says he’s “forced to walk away” because of neck condition

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens linebacker Zach Orr is retiring not because he wants to, but because doctors are telling him he has to. Orr says an examination on a herniated disc revealed that he has a rare neck condition that could result in a serious, life-changing injury if he continued to play. As a result, he’s..." January 20

  • Ravens LB Zach Orr Retiring From NFL

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Ravens LB Zach Orr is retiring from the NFL due to a serious injury. According to Rapoport, the Ravens weren’t able to talk Orr out of walking away from the NFL. Mike Garafolo adds that Orr was playing with a cracked bone in his shoulder late in..." January 20

  • Ravens, LB Zach Orr Progressing Towards Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens and linebacker Zach Orr have made “considerable progress” towards an extension agreement, tweets Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Baltimore has a press conference scheduled for Friday, leading La Canfora to speculate that the club could announce the new contract at that time. Orr,..." January 20

  • Ravens hire Joe D’Alessandris as offensive line coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens have filled their vacant offensive line coach position, hiring veteran assistant Joe D’Alessandris. He replaced Juan Castillo, who went to Buffalo to work on coach Sean McDermott’s staff." January 19

  • Joe Flacco expects Marty Mornhinweg to put stamp on offense this year

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens made an in-season change at offensive coordinator when they dismissed Marc Trestman and elevated Marty Mornhinweg from offensive coordinator. It wasn’t always the smoothest transition and quarterback Joe Flacco lamented the offense getting too conservative during a late November game..." January 19

  • Joe Flacco supports return of Marty Mornhinweg

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the big surprises after the NFL regular season ended was that the Baltimore Ravens retained offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Reports towards the end of the season said the Ravens were unlikely to retain Mornhinweg after the team’s offense struggled, but that changed. Apparently..." January 19

  • Ravens owner: Joe Flacco's knee injury hurt QB in '16

    NFL.com "Did Joe Flacco's rehab from a 2015 knee injury cause his up-and-down 2016 season? "The recovery from what everybody else says that they are not back completely, did that mess with his mind? Did that mess with his timing, his accuracy?" Owner Steve Bisciotti said, via the team's official..." January 19

  • Morgan Cox added to AFC Pro Bowl team

    Pro Football Talk "There have been a fair number of players added to the Pro Bowl rosters the last couple of weeks as players have dropped out, but the latest addition to the AFC team didn’t come with a corresponding departure. The Ravens announced that long snapper Morgan Cox has been named to the team by Chiefs..." January 18

  • Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti: Too many commercials during NFL broadcasts

    Sportress of Blogitude "Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes there’s a relatively simple solution to solve the ratings woes suffered by the NFL this past season: Reduce the “absurd” amount of commercials and breaks in the action. “It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that nobody wants to see two minutes..." January 17

  • Former Ravens president David Modell dies

    Baltimore Sun "David Modell, a former president of the Baltimore Ravens and the son of former team owner Art Modell, died of lung cancer Friday, the team announced. He was 56. Called the "unsung son," Mr. Modell was considered an architect of the Ravens team that won Super Bowl XXXV in 2001. "David hated..." January 13

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