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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 Colts starting quarterback Curtis Painter headlined the list of 16 players waived by the Baltimore Ravens on Friday as the team trimmed its roster down to the mandatory 53-man limit.
Also waived by Baltimore was running back Anthony Allen, a seventh-round pick by the team in last year's draft, who lost out in a battle with 2012 third- rounder Bernard Pierce, and undrafted rookie Bobby Rainey, to be the primary backups to All-Pro Ray Rice.
The Ravens placed six players on injured reserve as well on Friday, including rookie wide receiver and sixth-round draft choice Tommy Streeter.
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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...
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...
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.
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 apparently aren’t done tweaking their roster. The team has agreed to sign former Patriots safety James Ihedigbo, according to the player’s Twitter account.
The move hasn’t been made official so I don’t know the specifics of who the Ravens let go to get Ihedigbo on the roster.
More to come.
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.