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The Ravens released linebacker Josh Byrnes, offensive lineman Justin Boren and offensive lineman Cord Howard. In addition, linebacker Nigel Carr, defensive lineman Terrence Moore, wide receiver Dorian Graham, defensive tackle Nick Jean-Baptist, linebacker Chavis Williams, safety Omar Brown and defensive tackle Ishmaa'ily Kitchen were to be cut before the 9 p.m. ET deadline to reduce rosters to 53 players. An earlier report that 2011 third-round pick offensive lineman Jah Reid had been released appeared to be incorrect. Reid, 6-7, 340, played in all 16 games as a rookie but did not start a game last season or in the 2012 preseason.
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The Ravens cut former Colts quarterback Curtis Painter amongst a bevy of roster moves on Friday.Fantasy Spin:With Joe Flacco ahead of him on the depth chart, Painter never had a realistic chance to succeed in Baltimore so it's no surprise that they gave him the boot on cut day. Painter hasn't shown us much in his first three years of professional football (66.6 career QB...
I'm blown away by the news of Curtis Painter's getting the axe from the Ravens...I seriously thought Painter had outplayed backup QB Tyrod Taylor over the course of the preseason...Curtis Painter has left the building...despite what I saw as a superior pocket presence and a supremely more accurate arm compared to Tyrod Taylor...These cuts never cease to amaze me.Former Indianapolis...
The Ravens needed to get down to 53 players. They did just that Friday night.
Once again the Ravens elected to keep two quarterbacks by cutting Curtis Painter. Painter showed a few things in his playing time during the preseason, but the Ravens obviously feel Tyrod Taylor is the better option to back up Joe Flacco.
Aside from Painter, here’s the list of players the Ravens cut:...
Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw re-injured his shoulder during Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Rams.
“Upshaw, who was bothered throughout training camp by a sprained right shoulder, reinjured it in the second quarter of the Ravens’ 31-17 loss. He jogged off the field favoring his shoulder and he did not return to the game.
Ravens brass had a very productive 2008 draft as they secured a franchise QB with the 18th overall pick when they selected Delaware Blue Hen Joe Flacco and then got one of the steals of recent draft memory nabbing Ray Rice in round 2. With a more aggressive offensive philosophy , myriad of receiving weapons and a defense that could yield more points without Terrell Suggs (expected...
As the Baltimore Ravens prepare to defend their AFC North championship this season, they still have issues to sort out before the start of the regular season.On defense, they will begin the season without linebacker Terrell Suggs, who suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon during the offseason.Not only did Suggs lead the team in sacks (14) in 2011, he was the emotional leader...
The Ravens had a chance to get on the board before the end of the half, but rookie free agent kicker Justin Tucker missed a 57-yard attempt.
To get the Ravens a chance at scoring, cornerback Danny Gorrer picked off Kellen Clemens in the end zone.
The Ravens trail the Rams 21-0 at the half.
The Ravens’ Shifting Identity For nearly a decade the Baltimore Ravens’ identity has been a defensive one, almost to the complete exclusion of the offense. For years Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and Terrell Suggs have been the poster-boys of the franchise, and offensive stars have always shone with a lesser fury. But times are changing, and we may be in store for a Ravens team that doesn’t...
It took a while for the Ravens to get on the board, but they did in the third quarter.
Backup quarterback Curtis Painter found tight end Billy Bajema in the end zone for the Ravens’ first touchdown of the game.
Painter later found wide receiver Deonte Thompson for the second touchdown of the game.
Cuts are tomorrow. I will write about those when they happen.
Jeff Fisher may have done Baltimore a favor by starting his first team and playing them for most of the first half... it gave Ravens coach John Harbaugh a benchmark for testing the playability of his 2's, 3's and 4's in the final game of the 2012 preseason.Now the cuts the Ravens have to make will at least be based upon relativity to the best St. Louis has to offer.It...
The Ravens have fallen behind the St. Louis Rams in their final (hooray!) preseason game in the first quarter.
Sam Bradford led the Rams on a drive from under the shadow of his own field goal posts. The drive was aided by a long pass play in which Jimmy Smith fell down in coverage.
On the next Ravens’ offensive possession Tyrod Taylor lost a fumble.
The Ravens are down 14-0 in the first quarter.