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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 fit previous molds.Both Lewis and Reed are aging stars, who every year defy the averages. While they continue to be effective players, it is clear that they are getting by as much with veteran know-how as physical skill. Suggs is on the PUP list, and won’t be available until week 7. The injuries and the age couple with the ever-changing rules that favor offensive players to suggest that the Ravens have reached a crossroads in their identity.Joe Flacco has demonstrated ability in the preseason that suggests he is ready to take his game to a new level and that the Ravens are ready to open their offense up an...
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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...
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:...
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...
We’re going into the last weekend before the NFL season. It’s going to be a huge fantasy drafting weekend. I myself have three leagues yet to draft. One being our Platinum league here on MrFantasyFreak.com; which will NOT be one of the four leagues Alex predicted he will win this year in his 40 bold predictions article. One draft will be Tuesday... the night before the season...
The Ravens released quarterback Curtis Painter as they reached the NFL's mandated 53-player roster limit.
Painter, who started eight games for the Colts last season, was in competition with Tyrod Taylor throughout the preseason to be the backup to Joe Flacco.
Three undrafted rookie free agents made the roster. They were receiver Deonte Thompson, running back Bobby Rainey and...
The Ravens had hoped rookie Courtney Upshaw could contribute to their rotation at linebacker, but his ability to play could be in question after reinjuring Thursday night against St. Louis a shoulder injury that nagged him throughout camp.
The 35th overall pick had sprained his right shoulder earlier in camp, and hurt it again in the second quarter of the preseason loss, leaving...
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...
A week ago, the Ravens top two tight ends returned to the teams practice field for the first time in almost a month, reducing doubt that Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta would be unable to suit up for the regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 10.
Since that Saturday, Dickson who sprained his right shoulder while catching a 9-yard touchdown pass from quarterback...
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.
The Ravens took their time until they finalized their roster at the 9 p.m. It went with two QBs and seven CBs.
The Ravens signed S James Ihedigbo on Sunday, and also inked former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon to the practice squad.
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...