2:31 PM EDT, Sun May 28, 2017
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Brandon Carr vs Marlon Humphrey: predicting who will be the Week One starter

Brandon Carr vs Marlon Humphrey: predicting who will be the Week One starter

Will it be the veteran or the rookie? One of the biggest issues facing the Ravens coming into this offseason was finding a reliable cornerback to line up across the field from Jimmy Smith. General manager Ozzie Newsome and his staff have absolutely accomplished that goal, adding not one, but two players who could fill that spot. Those players are free agent signee Brandon Carr, and first round draft pick Marlon Humphrey. However, with just one spot up for grabs, will it be the veteran who is the Week One starter, or will it be the rookie? Typically, with the occasional exception for...
6 hours ago
Quarterback Rankings: 2017 pre-mini camp edition

Quarterback Rankings: 2017 pre-mini camp edition

Where does Ravens QB Joe Flacco stand in comparison to the rest of the league? With the OTA’s now underway, and mini-camps just around the corner, here is my QB rankings heading into the 2017 season. A quick note, my rankings are not solely based on the 2016 season. Although last season was a big factor in determining the rankings, it was not the only element in deciding the order. These rankings are also based on their individual situation as of now. Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers Ben Roethlisberger Matt Ryan Drew Brees Russell Wilson Derek Carr Matthew Stafford Andrew Luck Philip Rivers Dak...
May 26, 2017
Ravens RB Danny Woodhead is practicing without limitation

Ravens RB Danny Woodhead is practicing without limitation

Perfect timing During the second game of the 2016 season, runningback Danny Woodhead of the then, ‘San Diego Chargers’, tore his ACL. A bad injury during a contract year, Woodhead’s only saving grace, the injury occured early in the season. After a long season with the Chargers, he was healthy by free agency. More good news for Danny, the Ravens signed Woodhead to a 3-year, $8.8 million contract. The deal also swings well for the Ravens, with the contract structered as 1-year, $3.25 million, with only $1.5 million dead cap. What’s most important though, Danny has a job as an NFL...
May 26, 2017
OTA press conference highlights from John Harbaugh, Alex Lewis and Dennis Pitta

OTA press conference highlights from John Harbaugh, Alex Lewis and Dennis Pitta

The Ravens met with the media on the first open practice of OTA’s With OTA's officially underway, the Baltimore Ravens held their first open practice session to the media. Below are highlights of what head coach John Harbaugh, tight end Dennis Pitta, and offensive lineman Alex Lewis had to say to the media Pitta discussed his new contract restructure and joked that the money went to Brandon Williams for his new mega-deal. "My money I think went to Brandon Williams. He owes me." The now eight-year tight end also complimented wide receiver Breshad Perriman, saying that nobody is making...
May 26, 2017
Breshad Perriman impressing thus far in OTAs

Breshad Perriman impressing thus far in OTAs

Is the former first round pick finally reaching his potential? Arguably the biggest story in Baltimore during the lead up to the pre-season will be the Ravens’ wide receiver situation. Many, including myself, have suggested that the Ravens look to bring in a wide receiver, but if the first wave of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) are any indication, the Ravens might not have to. Why? Because former first round pick Breshad Perriman looks like he may have finally turned the corner into becoming a productive receiver. In OTAs Perriman has been very impressive. In fact, during a press...
May 25, 2017
Victor Cruz signs with the Chicago Bears

Victor Cruz signs with the Chicago Bears

One less opportunity for the Ravens receiving unit Earlier today, Victor Cruz announced he was either signing with the Baltimore Ravens or Chicago Bears. The sweepstakes have concluded though, as Cruz is signing a one-year deal with the Bears. The #Bears are signing former #Giants WR Victor Cruz to a 1-year deal, per @KimJonesSports and me. He has a new home.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 25, 2017 Baltimore Ravens fans were on the fence about Cruz. Fans know the receiving unit needs desperate attention, but Cruz doesn’t come without injury prone baggage. In the end, I expect the...
May 25, 2017
Victor Cruz says he’s narrowed down to two teams: Baltimore Ravens or Chicago Bears

Victor Cruz says he’s narrowed down to two teams: Baltimore Ravens or Chicago Bears

The Cruz sweepstakes are coming to a head Today, on the Victor Cruz Show, from VSporto and Bears Sports Radio, Victor Cruz announced where he expects to play next season. “Actually two teams,” Cruz states, from the question on if there’s a shortlist. “The Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens. Those are the two teams in the hunt right now.” The biggest factor on the Ravens signing the wideout, his injury concern. In October of 2014, Victor suffered a torn patellar tendon. It’s been well over two years since the injury though, and he played in the 2016 season. 15 games played |...
May 25, 2017
ICYMI: Ed Reed blasts the NFL on The Rich Eisen Show

ICYMI: Ed Reed blasts the NFL on The Rich Eisen Show

Former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed recently gave a passionate appeal for the NFL to take better care of players on The Rich Eisen Show. The mercurial ballhawk played through a dangerous nerve impingement in his neck and shoulder for many seasons, and is not satisfied with the medical support he has received since retiring in 2013. The interview in its entirety can be found here. Some of his most piercing soundbites: “... I need to be compensated for, as far as insurance from the NFL, but since I have been retired, God’s honest truth, the NFL and [their] lawyers, they make it so...
May 25, 2017
Should the Ravens consider signing OT Cyrus Kouandjio?

Should the Ravens consider signing OT Cyrus Kouandjio?

On May 24, the Buffalo Bills released offensive tackle and former second round pick Cyrus Kouandjio. According to Mike Rodack of ESPN, Kouandjio has not participated in organized team activities this month as he is recovering from hip surgery as a result of a fall in his home in January. In addition, in April, Kouandjio was hospitalized when he was found not wearing any clothes near a highway. However, it seems that the biggest reason for the release of Kouandjio was to make room for the Bills two new signees: tight end Wes Saxton and wide receiver Rod Streater. The Ravens are in need of a...
May 24, 2017
How crucial are the next two seasons for Joe Flacco?

How crucial are the next two seasons for Joe Flacco?

Things are beginning to heat up for the Ravens franchise QB Joe Flacco may be the most interesting Baltimore Raven. For a man who has done a lot for the city of Baltimore, he still receives a lot of heat for his inconsistent play and his dry personality. Maybe his dry personality does not fit the city of Baltimore? Does the city need more of a Phillip Rivers, type-A personality? Perhaps, but for right now ‘January Joe’ will go down as the greatest quarterback in franchise history. These next two years are critical for Flacco as his contract becomes less daunting after the 2018 season....
May 23, 2017
NFL owners vote four rules changes to be implemented for the upcoming season

NFL owners vote four rules changes to be implemented for the upcoming season

During the NFL Spring League meetings, the NFL owners passed several rule changes that will affect the game play for this season. The overtime period was changed from 15 minutes to 10 minutes, as per Adam Schefter The NFL owners have removed the 75-man roster, meaning teams will go from 90 players to 53 in one massive cutdown day, as per Ian Rapoport. Each team now has the ability to activate two players from the I.R. to return to the active 53-man roster, as per Ian Rapoport The NFL has loosened the reigns on its rules on celebrations. Players are allowed to use the ball as a prop,...
May 23, 2017
Strong veteran attendance for the Ravens first OTA practice of 2017

Strong veteran attendance for the Ravens first OTA practice of 2017

The Baltimore Ravens hit the practice field on Tuesday for their first session of ‘organized team activities’ in 2017. Attendance is completely voluntary this week. Nevertheless, several prominent veterans were present at the team training complex in Owings Mills. Most notably, franchise quarterback Joe Flacco had an opportunity to work with both of his top two wideouts. After the Ravens picked up his contract option in March, Mike Wallace was in attendance. Breshad Perriman was a full-go as well, and hauled in a deep touchdown from Flacco. This time last year, Flacco was still...
May 23, 2017
Former Ravens S Matt Elam arrested again on Monday morning

Former Ravens S Matt Elam arrested again on Monday morning

Elam was arrested for grand theft and battery. The story of Matt Elam is now becoming a sad installment of a young man's life. A promising career that never was after having success at Florida, and now for the second time in three months, he has been arrested. According to TMZ Sports, Elam was arrested on grand theft and battery charges Monday morning in Delray Beach, Florida. Elam was previously arrested on drug charges for carrying 126.2 grams of marijuana, and 3.1 grams oxycodone. Currently, Elam is being held on a $4,500 bond. As we know, Elam was the first pick by the Baltimore...
May 22, 2017
Poll: Who will the Ravens miss the most in 2017?

Poll: Who will the Ravens miss the most in 2017?

Taking a look at some of the Ravens players who departed, and how they will be missed. The Baltimore Ravens saw a lot of players leave the Owings Mills facility over the last two months. Whether it was for the greener pastures of free agency, or the victim of a trade this offseason, Baltimore finds itself watching key players donning new jerseys in 2017. Here, we take a look some of the most notable, and most important players from the past few years who are no longer Ravens, and we ask you who will the team miss the most this upcoming season. Ricky Wagner Wagner was one of the two...
May 22, 2017
Film study on the Ravens 2017 third round pick: DE Chris Wormley

Film study on the Ravens 2017 third round pick: DE Chris Wormley

The Ravens had two picks in the third round, and used the first one of Chris Wormley, a defensive end out of Michigan. Wormley played the five technique in college, and will do the same on the NFL. With Lawrence Guy leaving for New England this offseason, Wormley will have a golden opportunity to win a starting job in his rookie season. I expect Wormley to be a rookie starter. Let’s look at what the former Michigan standout excels in, and what aspects of his game need development. Strengths Tackling Wormley looks to be a perfect player to fill Lawrence Guy’s spot, because both Guy and...