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Former NFL star running back Ricky Williams says that he does not believe that there is a link between playing football and suffering from concussions. Williams played for 12 seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens after winning the Heisman Trophy at the University of Texas. He announced his retirement from football this past February. Yet while Williams was a standout on the gridiron since his college days setting records with the Longhorns, Williams is not exactly an authority on too many things that don’t have anything to do with carrying a football or lighting up a joint. Seriously. It surprises me that this is even news, but since it was reported, I figured why not write about more insanity from Williams. I will admit that after watching the ESPN 30 for 30 special on Williams, I did forgive him a bit for how he quit on the Dolphins on numerous occasions. Whether he left them high and dry with the news of his sudden retirement, or scre...

A look into Ravens inking all 8 draft picks

The Baltimore Ravens’ rookie camp started last Friday, with all eight rookies now under contract. Baltimore signed their top pick, linebacker Courtney Upshaw, to a four-year contract worth almost $5.3 million. During Upshaw’s last season with Alabama, he recorded 9.5 sacks and 51 tackles. Look for him to be an immediate starter in the Ravens [...]

Jonathan Ogden chosen for the College Football Hall of Fame

Former Baltimore Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden is considered by many to be one of the frontrunners for the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. But before we get ahead of ourselves, the former UCLA Bruins standout learned he’s been inducted into another Hall of Fame. Ogden, a four-year starter and one of the [...]

Bernard Pierce to the Ravens: Fantasy Analysis

The Baltimore Ravens drafted power back Bernard Pierce to play behind Ray Rice. Pierce is listed at 6’0 and 218 lbs and timed at a 4.49 40-time, and having scored 27 touchdowns for Temple last year is expected to come in a be a short-yardage and goal-line specialist while also giving Ray Rice some much needed breathers throughout games. Pierce may eventually steal some early...

Ravens promote DeCosta to assistant GM

The Baltimore Ravens promoted director of player personnel, Eric DeCosta, to assistant general manager, another move that points toward DeCosta becoming the heir apparent to Ozzie Newsome, according to Jamison Hensley of The Ravens gave DeCosta a raise last year when he became one of the most sought-after general manager candidates in the league. [...]

Osemele, Gradkowski compete for starting job with Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens lost veteran left guard Ben Grubbs this offseason and immediately turned to the draft to fill his shoes. The Ravens drafted Kelechi Osemele, a collegiate left tackle, in the 2nd round and then picked up Gino Gradkowski two rounds later. Both rookies will be given an opportunity to compete with Jah Reid for Grubbs’ old job. Gradkowski also played center in college...

Ravens sign rookie free agents, release others

Apparently free agency for undrafted rookies doesn’t end once teams release names of players they’ve signed. The Ravens announced today that they have signed five undrafted free agents and released four others. The players signed were tight ends Matt Balasavage and Bruce Figgins, linebacker Nigel Carr, cornerback Jordan Mabin and quarterback Chester Stewart. They released Jamison...

Ed Reed looking for a new contract?

Moments ago Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed isn’t sure whether or not he’ll play in 2012.  He also mentioned that playing another four to five more years was a “reality” two months ago, but it doesn’t seem like that’s the case right now.  It looks like Reed is looking for a new contract, since his current deal is scheduled to run out after this season.  He’s set...

Ozzie Newsome: Richardson May Not Even Get to Ray Lewis

What I will tell you is we’ve got a freshman at Alabama that’ll probably make us forget about Trent Richardson already. They’re that good down in Tuscaloosa right now. Trent’s a physical player. So is Ray [Lewis]. They asked [Ravens top draft choice] Courtney Upshaw about playing against Trent, and he said, ‘I think I can get him on the ground.’ That’s what’s fun...

Ravens elevate DeCosta to assistant GM

Eric DeCosta has been promoted to assistant general manager by the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Thursday. DeCosta had served as director of player personnel since 2009. He joined the Ravens in 1996 and had previously worked as an area scout and director of college scouting. “When we extended Eric’s contract earlier this year, we changed his title to Assistant GM,”...

UCLA's Ogden elected to College Football HOF

Jonathan Ogden, one of the top offensive linemen to play at UCLA, has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Ogden was a four-year starter for the Bruins and won the Outland Trophy as the nations top lineman in 1995. He spent 12 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and was named to the Pro Bowl nine times. Ogden was drafted fourth overall by the Ravens...

Suggs, Peters to lose pay because of injuries

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters may forfeit millions in salary because both sustained injuries that fall under the "Nonfootball injury" provision of the collective bargaining agreement, according to an report. The Article 20, Section 3 provision of the CBA states: "A player who is placed on a Nonfootball...

Ravens' Suggs and Eagles' Peters face salary reductions

AP Photo reported Wednesday Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Philadephia Eagles tackle Jason Peters are facing salary reductions for the 2012 season after suffering Achilles injuries the league has deemed nonfootball related. The new collective bargaining agreement states: “A player who is placed on a Nonfootball Injury or Illness List (“N-FI”) is not...
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