Found November 01, 2011 on
The Purple Chaos:
Baltimore Ravens’ defensive end, Paul Kruger has come into his own in his third season with the Baltimore Ravens. Since being moved back to his natural slot rush end position, the Ravens 2009 second-round draft pick has earned increased playing time with his sound play. His improved play paid off in a big way Sunday [...]
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Linebacker Paul Kruger, a third-year player out of Utah, was a second-round pick in Baltimore's 2009 draft. For much of his first two seasons, he didn't do much. Part of the problem was he moved from linebacker and defensive end in 2010. In 2011, he's back to being a linebacker.
Kruger, with the exception of a game-icing interception in 2009 against the Pittsburgh Steelers...
The Ravens have placed 27-year old LB Prescott Burgess on the Injured Reserve List, ending his season due to an abdomen injury. Burgess played in 3 games for the Ravens this year and he had 3 tackles. He has now played in 40 games in his first four years with the Ravens and he has 38 tackles. This will hurt the special teams way more than the defense for the Ravens.
The Baltimore Ravens (5-2) had to rally back from a 21-point deficit, which is the biggest comeback in team history, to beat the Arizona Cardinals (1-6) in a game that looked like it was over from the start.
The Arizona defense made it tough for the Baltimore offense, which has been struggling in recent weeks, to get anything going on the ground or threw the air. The Arizona defense...
The Ravens have been pretty solid on kickoff returns so far this year. WR David Reed is the standout on kickoff returns for the Ravens as he has returned 9 of them for 263 yards (29.2 avg). Reed has missed a lot of time due to injury this year, which has given other players a shot to return kickoffs. Rookie WR LaQuan Williams pitched in with 5 kickoffs returns for 109 yards...
"Oakland this is going well!"
Remember Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh formerly of Cincinatti Bengals fame? Well apparently the Oakland Raiders are trying to workout Housh Tuesday according to NFL.com. Is it just me or are the Raiders turning into the Bengals of old? May not be a bad thing considering before Carson Palmers’ leg exploded in the playoffs years back...
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker, Terrell Suggs made sure the Arizona Cardinals regret not drafting him when they had the chance to do so in 2003. In Sunday’s 30-27 victory over the Cardinals, Suggs recorded a career high 13 tackles (four for losses), including a sack and two quarterback hits. “It’s always special to do it [...]
Evans, Ngata, D.Reed not out there during portion available to media Ravens guard Ben Grubbs playfully warned reporters to not ask him any questions about the toe injury that has kept him out since the first week of the season against the Steelers.
The Ravens’ come-from-behind victory against the Cardinals was a league-record fifth this season of 20 or more points.
The NFL has overturned the $5,000 fine that Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk received for removing a microphone he was wearing in a game against the New York Jets. Birk's agent, Joe Linta, confirmed Tuesday that the six-time Pro Bowl selection won his appeal of the fine. NFL rules now require centers or guards to wear microphones on their pads, but Birk indicated that the listening...
Ravens’ Wednesday interview transcripts featuring the following:
Head Coach John Harbaugh
QB Joe Flacco
LB Ray Lewis
RB Ray Rice
OLB Terrell Suggs
The Raiders signed T.J. Houshmandzadeh to veteran minimum contract on Tuesday. Houshmandzadeh is familiar with Hue Jackson and Carson Palmer from their days together in Cincinnati. Palmer also worked out with Houshmandzadeh during his “retirement.” Aside from Houshmandzadeh’s familiarity with Jackson and Palmer, what does he bring to the table as a receiver? Houshmandzadeh...
The newest group of inductees in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame, headlined by NFL stars Ed Reed and Bryant McKinnie, will be honored at the Homecoming game against Duke at Sun Life Stadium.