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Maxx Williams returns to the practice field after rare surgery

The Baltimore Ravens have some health concerns amongst the group of tight ends they currently possess, but today a promising development in the recovery of third year player Maxx Williams took place: An athletic pass catcher out of Minnesota, Williams was the top tight end in the 2015 draft class in terms of ranking and selection. However, since being picked in the second round by...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
6 hours ago

Humor thread: MS Paint to be deleted after 32 years, paint Baltimore football’s last 32 years of history!

Provide your masterpiece! After a humorous post from reddit.com/r/nba, I decided to create my own, for the Baltimore Ravens. If you didn’t know, Microsoft announced they’re no longer supporting Microsoft Paint, after 32 years. Yes, the application you played on before you understood the internet as a child is leaving. No more pinball, no more MS Paint. Sad times. But now you...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
7 hours ago

Ravens Tight End Maxx Williams Is Back on the Field

After more than nine months of uncertainty, the third-year tight end is playing football following a never-done-before knee surgery.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
8 hours ago

Ravens Help Fund 'Step' Documentary, Which Premieres Tonight

The award-winning documentary features three seniors at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, which the Ravens have donated to for years.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
9 hours ago

Why The Baltimore Ravens Don’t Need Gary Barnidge

There has been a lot of talk about the potential of Gary Barnidge coming to the Baltimore Ravens. Here is why it won’t happen, and why the purple and black doesn’t need it to: The argument for bringing in Gary Barnidge is pretty solid. He is a 6’5″ target who caught 55 passes in Cleveland […] Why The Baltimore Ravens Don’t Need Gary Barnidge - Ebony Bird - Ebony Bird...
Via Ebony Bird
14 hours ago

Key Dates of 2017 Ravens Training Camp

The Ravens will hit the practice field this week for the start of training camp, and here are all the dates you need to know for the rest of the summer.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
15 hours ago

Baltimore Ravens will finally have a top-tier secondary

The Baltimore Ravens have had their fair share of struggles in the secondary. It seems like a yearly conversation about a never ending problem. Well the discussion will change this season: The key here for the Baltimore Ravens is that they have two of the best safeties in the NFL. Tony Jefferson and Eric Weddle […] Baltimore Ravens will finally have a top-tier secondary - Ebony...
Via Ebony Bird
16 hours ago

Ravens news, notes and opinions: Thoughts about Joe Flacco, conditioning tests and free agents

Philadelphia Eagles second-year quarterback Carson Wentz had his new-look receiving corps join him for a couple of days of workouts in Fargo, N.D. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had shoulder surgery in May, but he and Panthers running backs, receivers and tight ends were at Under Armour...
Via Ravens Insider
17 hours ago

Baltimore Ravens: Tim Williams will be the next great Ravens edge rusher

 The Ravens have seen a plethora of great pass rushers over the years. Terrell Suggs, Peter Boulware… Tim Williams? Perhaps he can join that list. Ozzie Newsome loves his Alabama football players, but he might have just gotten his best one yet in Tim Williams. In fact, Williams could possibly come in and immediately assert […] Baltimore Ravens: Tim Williams will be the next...
Via Ebony Bird
1 day ago

Ravens training camp positional preview: Quarterback

With training camp set to open in just a few days, now is the perfect time to look over the Ravens roster by each position and determine it’s outlook for 2017. Naturally, we’ll start with the most important position which is, of course, quarterback. Honestly, there isn’t much to say here other than the fact that training camp and the preseason will be a good way to gauge...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
1 day ago

2 men get probation for assault at Baltimore Ravens game

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Oakland Raiders fans from New York accused of assaulting a 55-year-old Maryland man during a Baltimore Ravens football game won’t serve jail time. The Baltimore Sun reports that Scott Smith and Andrew Nappi each entered an Alford plea Friday on misdemeanor second-degree assault. In an Alford plea, a defendant maintains his or her innocence but acknowledges...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Ravens sign Griff Whalen, place Michael Campanaro on PUP list amid flurry of roster moves

The Ravens continued their roster tinkering ahead of next Thursday’s start of training camp, signing two players while placing two others on the physically unable to perform list. Veteran wide receiver Griff Whalen, who has played five NFL seasons, was added to the Ravens roster after a successful...
Via Ravens Insider
3 days ago

Ravens signing veteran WR Griff Whalen

The Ravens are adding another veteran receiver and a potential kick returner. Griff Whalen worked out for the Ravens on Friday, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports they will sign Whalen after he passed a physical. Baltimore placed receiver Michael Campanaro on the physically unable to perform…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Ravens donate $1.5 million to keep high school open

On the verge of what should be a very telling 2017 season, the Baltimore Ravens took time out of their busy schedule to help the community.The team decided to donate $1.5 million to keep Renaissance Academy High School in Baltimore open. Not only that, the Ravens helped renovate the previously rundown school. It was a tremendous gesture, one that owner Steve Bisciotti made a reality...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens 2017 training camp primer: A position-by-position breakdown

Roster questions will be answered over the next six weeks as position battles are sorted out. Injuries will inevitably occur. A few veterans will be phased out and an unknown undrafted rookie or two will emerge as a potential key piece. The period players affectionately call “the grind” begins...
Via Ravens Insider
3 days ago

Rookies report early to Ravens training camp

Here’s guest columnist Thomas George of SB Nation reporting on the opening of Ravens Training Camp for rookies this week: “NFL teams routinely open training camps with rookies reporting first. The rookies desperately need this. Teams assess how much knowledge the rookies retained after the draft from those minicamps that followed. They assess where the rookies are in conditioning...
Via Ravens Football Machine
4 days ago

Former Panthers blast GM Dave Gettleman after firing

The Carolina Panthers made the surprising decision to fire general manager Dave Gettleman on Monday, and three prominent former members of the team made it clear they are not shedding a tear for the executive.Steve Smith, whose 13-year career with the Panthers ended on a sour note in 2014, sent a sarcastic tweet about Gettleman after he heard the news: Smith was cut by the Panthers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens missing link

After the retirement of Steve Smith, the biggest concern for the Baltimore Ravens was whether or not they were going to be able to find someone of similar caliber to fill the position. His retirement left a gaping hole on the offense that needed to be filled if the team wanted any chance to end the playoff drought they have experienced for the past five years since their Super Bowl...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Maclin takes advantage of free crab cake offer

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, a Baltimore restaurant, has a rather famous history of offering athletes free food for life for various reasons. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin got such an offer, and he elected to take them up on it.When Maclin was being courted by the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent, Jimmy’s, as they often do, made a public offer of free crab cakes for life if he signed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens’ Brandon Williams does ‘Carlton’ dance at London fan forum

The Baltimore Ravens will head across the pond this fall for a Week 3 showdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. And what better way to get the locals fired up for some NFL football than having a 340-pound defensive lineman bust out some spectacular dance moves?Ravens run-stuffer Brandon Williams — the NFL’s highest paid nose tackle — took part in a fan forum in London...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tucker: PATs aren’t much different than 75-yard FGs

The Baltimore Ravens have a fantastic kicker in Justin Tucker. When you have talent like his, things that are impossible for most come rather easy.But that is still not going to stop us from hitting the pause button on his recent comment about 75-yard field goals and PATs.“I’ve never attempted a 75-yarder in a game, but should the opportunity arise, not a whole lot would be different...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: Concern at tight end

At the beginning of the offseason, the Baltimore Ravens had several positions that needed serious attention if they are going to be super bowl contenders for this upcoming season. Most of these positions have now been addressed and the team is well on their way to making a long awaited come back. However, a new position has recently come under scrutiny. What was once that last position...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Jefferson forming chemistry with Eric Weddle

Long before he would become his teammate, Tony Jefferson studied Eric Weddle. The 25-year-old Jefferson was a teenager in the San Diego area when Weddle began playing in the NFL for the Chargers, so he learned Weddle’s habits at a young age. That could be why the safeties have worked so well together since the Ravens signed Jefferson as a free agent. “No disrespect to any of...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens’ Darren Waller suspended for season

The Ravens’ misfortunes at the tight end position continued Friday. Darren Waller was suspended for the 2017 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, according to NFL.com. This is Waller’s second substance-abuse suspension. He also sat out the first four games of last season. The Ravens were set at tight end last season when Dennis Pitta overcame a history...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens TE Darren Waller suspended a year for violating substance abuse policy

The NFL has never been afraid to throw out major news as the rest of the United States prepares for a holiday weekend. We can expect that to continue with the Fourth of July weekend approaching.It started Friday afternoon with the league announcing that it has suspended Baltimore Ravens tight end Darren Waller for a year for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Waller, a...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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