Marshal Yanda makes Top 100 Players List again—and a quick look at Ravens salary cap…

Marshal Yanda is the only guard named in the Top 100 Players List this year at NFLN… 9th-year Ravens offensive guard Marshal Yanda is still held in high regard by his fellow players around the league. That’s really borne out by the fact that Yanda is the only guard on the Top 100 Players list compiled by the NFL Network this year. Yanda dropped to #79 from #55 last year, but...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Draft Selection Grades

The Baltimore Ravens used nine of their ten draft picks over the weekend. They went into the draft with holes at wide receiver, tight end, running back, and needing to add depth throughout their defense. View image | gettyimages.com Pick 26: WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida 2014 College stats: 50 Rec/ 1,044 Rec yds/ 9 TD/ 20.5 Yd/Rec Perriman is a freak at wide...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens expecting breakout season from Matt Elam

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY SportsThe Baltimore Ravens are expecting to see safety Matt Elam come up with a breakout season during the 2015 campaign. He was drafted with the 32nd overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, and has yet to prove that he can be the type of playmaking safety that they drafted him to be. Elam understands that there are expectations for him this year, and he is ready...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Reed announces retirement from NFL

Former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will formally retire from the NFL on Tuesday. A nine-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time first-team All-Pro, Reed spent 11 seasons in Baltimore before splitting his final season between the Texans and Jets. Reed will make his announcement Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Under Armour Performance Center with coaches and former teammates in...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens draft WR Breshad Perriman with the No. 26 pick

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports The Baltimore Ravens drafted wide receiver Breshad Perriman of UCF with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday. Perriman, 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, was selected 2014 first-team All-American Athletic Conference after finishing with 50 catches for a 20.9 yards-per-catch average with nine touchdowns. PRO DAY RESULTS 40-yard dash...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the Ravens Draft Process

Baltimore Ravens fans are very familiar with the best player available approach when entering NFL drafts. GM Ozzie Newsome and assistant GM Eric DeCosta have been using the BPA approach over the last several years. The Ravens have been known for excelling at finding value and not being forced to draft for a position of need. When the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday evening, Ozzie...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the Ravens Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Joe Flacco, Elvis Dumervil and the Ravens to reach...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens 2015 schedule

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports The Baltimore Ravens will open the 2015 regular-season with a road game against Gary Kubiak and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 13. The Ravens play five nationally-televised primetime games: Week 4, Oct 1: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Thursday Night Football)Week 7, Oct. 26: at Arizona Cardinals (Monday Night Football)Week 12, Nov. 30: at Cleveland...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: 5 Best 4th-Round Picks of the Past Decade

Part four of a nine-part series looking at the best NFL draft picks of the past decade brings us to the fourth round, which is typically a spot where teams still find solid talent. These are players who were supposed to be picked higher—according to “experts,” anyway—but for whatever reason fell. Fourth-rounders are also guys who may have had loads of talent but played...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens hope to sign Joe Flacco to a new deal after season

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is “very confident” the team will get a new deal done with quarterback Joe Flacco after this season. Flacco signed a six-year, $120.6 million contract in March 2013.  His salary cap number is $28.55 million in 2016, which would account for nearly 20 percent of the Ravens’ entire cap. “I’m not real...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pre-Draft Grades for Ravens Defense: Baltimore Can't Pass on Cornerbacks

Yesterday there were pre-draft grades for the offensive side of the ball. Today we take a look at the Ravens' defense, and how the unit shapes up heading into the 2015 NFL Draft.This offseason, the Ravens made two big moves on the defensive side of the ball.First, Baltimore traded all-pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions on the first day of free agency in exchange...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Baltimore Ravens Have the Best Defense in the AFC North?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens optimistic about re-signing Torrey Smith

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off of a very successful season after getting to the AFC divisional playoffs in 2014, but they have quite a few big decisions to make this offseason. One of those decisions will be about wide receiver Torrey Smith, who is a free agent and looking for a new contract. If they can afford him, there is no question that they would like to bring him back...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Pass Rushers the Ravens Could Pick

The Ravens boasted two of the top pass rushers in the league last year. Linebackers Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs combined to record 39 sacks last season (Dumervil 17, Suggs 12), and were an absolute terror in opposing backfields.Baltimore also runs the risk at losing pass rushing specialist Pernell McPhee (7.5 sacks in 2014) to free agency, and even Haloti Ngata's future with...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Forsett nearly delivered baby son in the car

Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett announced the birth of his second son on Sunday and revealed that he almost had to deliver his baby in the car. According to his social media accounts, Forsett and his wife were going to celebrate Valentine’s Day by attending a Lauryn Hill concert in Washington, but their plans quickly changed. From Forsett’s Intagram account: “S...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles enter the Paper Chase portion of the NFL season…

They say the job’s never finished until the paperwork’s done… but in the NFL, the paperwork is just the beginning of the job ahead. Dave Spadaro provides Eagles fans with a very nice primer on the upcoming schedule of “paper chase” events for the Eagles in his “On The Inside” column at PE.com. This stuff is important more for the mistakes that must be avoided than...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pro Bowl happened, Ravens played, coached

The Pro Bowl happened. Did you notice? The Ravens showed up, both coaches and players, however Harbaugh’s Team Carter lost to Team Irvin in the end. Here are some highlights. Pro Bowlers @JForsett and Marshal Yanda arrive for work. https://t.co/NypjXhEER8 #blessing #RavensNation #ProBowl2015 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/PRMzSKHkMz — CJ Mosley (@TreyDeuce32RTR) January 26, 2015...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Terrence Cody’s agent says dog died due to worms not cruelty

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they will terminate nose tackle Terrence Cody’s contract after the Super Bowl next Sunday. According to The Baltimore Sun, Cody is under investigation for animal cruelty, and the case is being discussed with the Baltimore County State’s attorney’s office.  He has not been charged with a crime. The case involves the death of...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

What If Steelers Had Signed Elvis Dumervil Instead Of Ravens? 

There are numerous “what ifs?” that exist in the sports world. Some are franchise altering decisions that completely shift the landscaping hierarchy of conferences and leagues. What if the Portland Trailblazers had drafted Michael Jordan? What if the Indianapolis Colts selected Ryan Leaf instead of Peyton Manning? While certainly not a franchise changer by any […] What If...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting Each NFL Divisional Round Playoff Matchup

Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (-7.5)  Did you know that six of the past eight AFC title games have featured either the Patriots, Ravens, or both? Two franchises that epitomize excellence will face off again this weekend with a trip to the AFC title game on the line. Brady and Flacco will hash out their playoff rivalry yet again, as this is the fourth showdown between...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Playoff Preview: Patriots vs. Ravens

For the fifth consecutive season, the New England Patriots’ first playoff game will be a home divisional playoff game. Out of the three possible opponents New England could have played in this round, they got arguably the toughest opponent, the Baltimore Ravens. For the third time in four years, the Patriots and Ravens will square off in the postseason. However, this time, the...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco owns Tom Brady in the playoffs

The Baltimore Ravens will travel to Foxborough on Saturday to face the the New England Patriots in an AFC divisional round playoff game. The Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco will have the chance to beat the Patriots on the road in the playoffs for a third time. Since entering the league in 2008, Flacco is 2-1 against Tom Brady and the Patriots in the postseason.  He’s also won...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots: Size doesn't matter with Ravens' Dumervil

BY NICK ST. DENISBaltimore Ravens outside linebacker and pass-rushing specialist Elvis Dumervil isn't the biggest guy in the world at 5-foot-11, 255 pounds, but his explosiveness and ability to get past the line make his presence plenty large. The New England Patriots are preparing for Dumervil and the rest of the Ravens' defense leading up to the teams' bout Saturday in the divisional...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Baltimore Ravens keys to a victory over the New England Patriots

The Baltimore Ravens will go into Foxborough for a playoff match up for the fourth time in six years, when they take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round this Saturday. Baltimore got into the playoffs on the last day of the season, and upset the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. Now, here are five keys to a victory on Saturday. 1. Lots of pressure The strength of...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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