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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco have now put their contract talks on hold until the offseason.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens were close to finalizing a long-term contract extension the first week of August before talks were tabled, according to league sources.
But they were not just tabled; they essentially were shelved. There have been zero contract discussions in the six or so weeks since the two sides nearly finalized their deal, according to sources.
Neither side is concerned. Part of Flacco’s greatest leverage is his indifference about procuring a long-term deal; he is far more focused on playing to the level he did during Baltimore’s season-opening win over Cincinnati.
The best thing for Flacco would be to wait until after the season to get a new deal done. The better he plays this season, the more leverage he’ll have to ask for a big time deal.
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After coming up one-yard shy of hitting the 300 yard mark during the Ravens’ season opener, Joe Flacco made the infamous comment that he just got more “expensive.”
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The Ravens quarterback has seen enough and following a questionably called game against the Eagles, Joe Flacco said the replacement refs are "affecting the integrity of the game."
Joe Flacco had the ball on target and a Ravens touchdown in Joe Jacoby's grasp.
Flacco's celebration was short lived.
Jacoby was whistled for offensive pass interference and the TD was wiped out. What should have been a 10-point lead turned into a field goal two plays later. The penalty and lost touchdown came back to cost Baltimore in a 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles...
Yes, the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco looked amazing last Monday Night against a division rival and yes the offense probably played the best game you’ve ever seen them play. The defense, while only giving up 13 points did bend a bit to the inside running game. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles struggled to beat a perennially rebuilding Browns team.
So, why am I telling you...
This touchdown pass from Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco to WR Jacoby Jones gave their team a 14-7 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles midway through the second quarter on Sunday. Jones then proceeded to celebrate by giving the folks in Philly a fine lesson in imaginary juggling. However, it would be the Eagles who got the last laugh in this one as QB Michael Vick scored a touchdown...
This game is a tough one to pick this early in the season. It’s not real clear how either team, the Ravens or Eagles, will be this season.
Baltimore looked dominant Monday night and the Eagles won their game against the Browns, but turned the ball over five times.
For this week, I’m rolling with the home team.
Joe Flacco showed pinpoint accuracy in the Ravens’ 44-13 victory...
The Ravens look to continue riding their hot streak this week in Philadelphia against the 1-0 Eagles, who are coming off an ugly win over the Browns in Cleveland, a game that featured eight total interceptions. Although the Eagles' offense struggled for most of game against Browns, and Baltimore pummeled 2011 playoff participant Cincinnati, those curious Vegas odds-makers have...
Carolina receiver Steve Smith (knee) is expected to play in Week 2 against New Orleans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.Fantasy Spin:Schefter said Smith will play "barring an unforeseen setback," so go ahead and start him as a WR1 Sunday.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is expected to play today, barring any setbacks.
Barring an unforeseen setback, Panthers expect WR Steve Smith to play today vs. the Saints.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2012
Smith has been dealing with a knee injury over the course of this past week.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore has been listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
Raiders list Denarius Moore as probable, Redskins list Pierre Garcon as questionable, Chargers list Ryan Mathews as questionable.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2012
Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer could...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sportscenter that New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will undergo an MRI today on his injured ankle. The belief is that he has a high ankle sprain, which would likely sideline him for the next 4-6 weeks.
This is a tough blow for the Patriots, they’ll have to rely more heavily on Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker.