Found September 13, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
TEAMS: Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens 11-year veteran safety Ed Reed is in the final year of his contract. He has hinted at retirement for the last several years. Reed lobbied for a new deal before the start of training camp but it never came.
General Manager Ozzie Newsome has a history of letting go of veteran players before they get too long in the tooth, especially when they demand large contracts. Is the writing on the wall for Reed?
Starting safety Bernard Pollard is only in his seventh year, and the team would have no trouble picking up another younger veteran safety. Reed is expendable, but certainly not replaceable.
Pollard hits harder, tackles more and plays the more consistent game.… Read more

John Harbaugh on Joe Flacco: “Pay the man”

Joe Flacco is in the final year of his rookie contract, and has been pretty adamant about receiving a new deal before he hits free agency next year. It is obvious that he likes the comforts of Ray Rice and that defense backing him up, so why would he want to leave? The team hasn’t [...]

Week one power rankings

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Ravens-Eagles final injury report

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A late game-winning drive salvaged an otherwise dreadful Week 1 for Michael Vick. Joe Flacco was brilliant for virtually all 60 minutes. Vick could be facing an unfriendly home crowd if his performance is much like the season opener, and Philadelphia Eagles fans would only be more temperamental if Flacco and the new-look Baltimore Ravens offense have another big game Sunday. Limited...

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