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In Depth 2015: Baltimore Ravens

Never write off the Ravens. After a Super Bowl championship send legend LB Ray Lewis into retirement, Baltimore lost several other players to salary cap woes and missed the playoffs. But it didn’t take long to rebound. Ozzie Newsome and John Harbaugh combined to put together a solid group in 2014, and Joe Flacco continued his climb toward the top level of NFL QBs during a 10-6...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: How Breshad Perriman will make an impact

Breshad Perriman, the 6’2”, 212 pound newly acquired Baltimore Ravens receiver out of UCF, turned heads and sent his draft stock soaring upwards when he recorded a 4.2 second 40-yard dash at his pro day. Despite this, numerous scouts thought his time was all hype and labeled him as one of the most overvalued draftees of the 2015 class. Perrmian has the rare combination of size...
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Domestic violence charges dismissed against Ray Rice

It sure does pay to have money in the American justice system. Even after a surveillance video in a hotel at a New Jersey hotel caught former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then fiancee, Janay Palmer, unconscious, the 28-year-old Rice will not have a record as a domestic abuser. As part of a pretrial intervention agreement, Rice satisfied the court’s terms...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ravens' Tucker has mixed feelings on extra point change

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker hasn't missed an extra point in his career, even going back to his college days at Texas. So it's no wonder he doesn't want to see it moved back 13 yards, as the NFL voted to do on Tuesday. Tucker understands the league's desire to add excitement to a play that has become academic with a 99.5 percent success rate over the past four seasons, but he thinks...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tucker has Interesting Take on Move of PAT to 15-Yard Line

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker knows the pressure of making field goals when the outcome of the game is at stake. Now that the PAT will be attempted from the 15-yard line, this makes it PAT essentially a 33-yard field goal. Tucker has never missed a kick shorter than 37 yards during his three years in the NFL. In fact, he is 110 for 110 from that range. Speaking up on how...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Ravens Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Has coach Harbaugh crossed out Dennis Pitta?

The Baltimore Ravens are thrilled with their two recently drafted tight ends: Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle. Williams was a steal in the second round, while Boyle, who was projected to be off the board in the sixth round, was taken by the Ravens in the fourth round of the draft. Is Williams the day one starter at tight end? Where does Boyle fit in the depth chart? Will tight end Crockett...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens want to reduce Steve Smith's workload next season

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. is a grizzled veteran with 14 years of experience under his belt. Therefore it isn’t surprising that head coach John Harbaugh wants to protect Smith by reducing his snaps for the upcoming season. ESPN’s Jamison Hensley slipped this bit of information into an article about rookie receiver Breshad Perriman, who could be an integral...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Ravens in final contract year who must be extended…

Courtney Upshaw, OLB, 6-2, 272, Alabama, 4th year… Justin Tucker, K, 6-0, 189, Texas, 4th year… Marshal Yanda, G, 6-3, 305, Iowa, 9th year… Kelichi Osemele, G, 6-5, 330, Iowa State, 4th year… The Ravens have about two months left to negotiate extended contracts for some very important pieces of their 2015 roster— or risk losing them as free agents in 2016. Those...
Via Ravens Football Machine
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens like Buck Allen's skill in the passing game

If Ravens fourth-round pick Buck Allen is going to have an impact in 2015, it will probably come in the passing game.  John Harbaugh was happy to see that Allen's ability at Southern California is already showing early at Ravens offseason workouts.  "We've seen Buck catch passes, we've seen Buck pass protect, so we know he can do it," Harbaugh told The Baltimore Sun. "He has done...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens' Upshaw looking for more sacks in 2015

If Courtney Upshaw wants to follow in the footsteps of former teammates Pernell McPhee and Paul Kruger and land big money, he knows sacks are the name of the game. Upshaw, who has just three career sacks, has spent the bulk of his three-year career setting the edge on the Ravens defense against the run. With McPhee signing a five-year, $40 million deal with Chicago this offseason...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Maxx Williams was destined for the NFL

What do your parents do for a living? Mine are both lawyers, and while I am unsure whether I want to follow in their footsteps, I cannot deny that being a lawyer is in my blood. Baltimore Ravens draft pick Maxx Williams, like me, also has many family members who have followed similar career paths. Thankfully for Ravens fans, Maxx Williams’ bloodline is not full of lawyers and law...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco earned every bit of the nickname “Joe Cool” after these remarks

“I want us to be better,” Flacco said. “I think we’re going to be better. I definitely think we have the ability to. That’s what’s exciting about it.” These were Joe Flacco’s remarks in regard to the Baltimore Ravens’ new offense going into a new season. What an interesting statement coming from a quarterback who contributed to the best Ravens offense in their 19...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens sign CB Kyle Arrington

The Patriots cut Kyle Arrington earlier this week, voiding the 6.5 million in non-guaranteed money over 2 years remaining on his contract. It was a weird move, as Arrington was a valuable slot cornerback for them, grading out above average in 4 straight seasons, including 21st in 2013, and the Patriots had already lost their starting cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner...
Via The Football Fan Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Each Ravens Draft Pick Will Fit on the Depth Chart

View image | We recently brought you a story that discussed the Ravens’ pre draft depth chart. This was our prediction on how the depth chart would look before the addition of this year’s draft class. Now that the draft is complete and Ravens’ rookies having reported to this past weekend’s rookie minicamp, it’s time to look at how the new additions...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Strengthen Secondary, Depth On Defense

The Baltimore Ravens have strengthened their secondary and added depth on defense with the addition of ex-Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington. A former 2008 undrafted free agent out of Hofstra (a school that ended its football program in 2009), Arrington has managed to establish himself as a solid and versatile slot corner over the last five seasons with the Patriots. During that...
Via Gridiron Grit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens make savvy pickup by signing CB Kyle Arrington…

Ozzie Newsome wasn’t kidding when he said he was going to add more cornerbacks to the Ravens roster. Kyle Arrington is a quality veteran corner who specializes in the slot but can cover outside, too. When the Patriots balked at extending Arrington’s contract for the $4 million he expected to make in 2015, they let him walk. In swooped Ozzie and within 40 hours Arrington was...
Via Ravens Football Machine
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will 2015 Be The Year The Loss Of Baltimore’s Defensive Stalwarts Is Finally Felt?

With many of their recent defensive stalwarts moving on in recent years, whether it be Ray Lewis, Ed Reed or Haloti Ngata, the bottom line remains in that the NFL is a business and the writing was on the wall for the aforementioned Baltimore Ravens. But with several key pieces on the defensive side of the ball creeping up […] Will 2015 Be The Year The Loss Of Baltimore’s...
Via Steelers Depot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Supernaw gets bumped off Ravens roster again—and other Crabtown news…

TE Phil Supernaw (#84, right) got the axe yet again as the Ravens will go with their newly drafted rookie tight ends Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle instead…also, 2nd-year QB Kurt Wenning (#10, left) was cut as QB#3. My heart goes out to Phillip Supernaw who has spent the last two years bouncing up and down on the Ravens roster like a yo-yo. They tend to take this kid for granted...
Via Ravens Football Machine
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Not Done Seeking Answers At Cornerback

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb was once on the path to becoming a Pro Bowl player. Jimmy Smith also appeared to be headed that way last season before suffering a foot sprain about halfway through the season that landed him on injured reserve. Smith was limited to just eight games last season. While Webb played […] Ravens Not Done Seeking Answers At Cornerback is a...
Via Steelers Depot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith Waits Till Birthday to Respond to Twitter Troll

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is the kind of guy fans either love or hate. If he is on your team you love him because he has a knack for play making and will stop at nothing to have an impact on any given play. If he is not on your team you hate him because he can be a dirty SOB and tends to mouth off a bit too often.His antics have drawn the attention of many a Twitter...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL predictions: AFC North

Predications about NFL standings in the spring are often looked upon with chagrin in December, but people try anyway. In this series, I will go from division to division, predicting the standings for the 2015 NFL Season, as well as analyzing each teams ceiling and floor as far as potential outcomes for the season go. Cleveland Browns Best-case scenario: The Browns investments in...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis skipping NFL draft to stay in Baltimore

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and current ESPN NFL analyst Ray Lewis is bowing out of the network’s coverage of the NFL Draft this week because of the current rioting and violence in Baltimore. Ray Lewis, scheduled to be on ESPN’s draft set Thursday, said he will stay in Baltimore to try to stop violence. Louis Riddick replaces him. — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ray Lewis gives fiery speech about Baltimore riots

Ray Lewis posted a video on social media Tuesday pleading with protestors in Baltimore to stop the violence and destruction. The tone was the same as the one we have heard from Lewis countless times in football huddles, but the message is much more serious this time around. “Baltimore, get off the streets!” Lewis urged....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Rice getting 'legitimate interest' from teams

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could be getting another shot in the NFL in the near future. According to TMZ, Rice has received “legitimate interest” from a handful of teams this offseason. He has reportedly met with multiple teams and received positive feedback, with one NFL agent who does not represent Rice telling...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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