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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Ravens might be busier than any other team post-draft

“We’re not done putting this team together right now,” general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “It’s still two or three months – maybe four months – before we have to play Denver.” Ozzie has made it clear that the Baltimore Ravens are far from having a complete roster for the 2015-2016 season. This doesn’t come as a shock to Ravens fans though. The draft is usually...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Ravens Wildcard Round Film Review: James Harrison

If the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wildcard round loss to the Baltimore Ravens is to be the last game of James Harrison’s career, then it’s a bit disappointing that one of the many pressures he had against rookie undrafted left tackle James Hurst didn’t end up in a sack. But either way, he finished the season on […] Steelers vs Ravens Wildcard Round Film Review: James Harrison...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens set to get two crucial players back from injury

This is good news for Ravens fans heading into their divisional round matchup in New England. LT Eugene Monroe and DT Timmy Jernigan set to return to practice Tuesday says John Harbaugh. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 5, 2015 Considering James Hurst was not all that impressive against the Steelers — the Ravens were forced to devote a lot of help from Osemele, and Osemele...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Polamalu returns to lineup for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) Troy Polamalu's creaky knee won't keep him out of the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers safety will start Saturday night's wild-card game against Baltimore after missing the final two games of the regular season with a sprained knee. Steelers Pro Bowl running back Le'Veon Bell is inactive, as is wide receiver Lance Moore and cornerback Ike Taylor. Coach Mike Tomlin...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Place OT Rick Wagner On Season-Ending I.R. & Promote DE Steve Means

The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday that they placed OT Rick Wagner on season-ending injured reserve. The Ravens also promoted DE Steve Means to their active roster to take Wagner’s place. Baltimore released DE Zach Thompson from practice squad and signed OL Nate Menkin and Joe Unga. The Ravens will have to either start undrafted rookie James Hurst at offensive tackle or...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore at Tampa Bay: 5 Things We Need to Know

The NFL. The National Football League. Full of action, excitement, and surprises. Shocks aplenty, leaving us a bucket load to talk about. Twists and turns, the kind of stuff you couldn't DREAM of happening. Players doing things no person in their right mind would do.And I haven't even gotten to the football.Yep, like has been the case all season, players off-field behaviour continues...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens at Colts - It's Not You, It's Me

Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis ColtsLine: -3/49Pick: Indianapolis Colts (-3)While it may be true that the Baltimore Ravens (3-1) have the 7th ranked rushing defense (82.5 YPG) in the league, it has come against opponents with a less-than-stellar ground attack - Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Carolina. With Baltimore's first challenge on the road this season, they better...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts and Ravens Looking to Make Statement in Week 5

Seldom after four weeks into the NFL season is it so visible that you are about to see a game that should, by all accounts, feature two teams that have very real aspirations of being Super Bowl contenders. This Sunday is one of those games.After losing in week one to their AFC North foe Cincinnati Bengals, the Baltimore Ravens have won three straight games outscoring their opponents...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens-Colts Preview

The Baltimore Ravens have overcome numerous challenges to put together a three-game winning streak, but now must navigate the most difficult portion of their schedule. They'll try to continue shaking off last year's uncharacteristic road struggles as they look to slow down the Indianapolis Colts and the league's top offense Sunday. Baltimore (3-1) continues to deal with controversy...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens overcome setbacks to crush Panthers, 38-10…

James Hurst It was not a good day for Carolina in Baltimore… Unless you still consider Steve Smith a Carolinian, which I guess in Steve’s heart of hearts he will always be… Smith took it to his former teammates with a vengeance. The real message he was sending was directed to his former coaches and general manager. In the post-game press conference, Ravens head coach John...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens 2014 will be fine, but these 10 teams should just throw in the towel

Three games is enough. It might seem like too small of a sample size, but it’s not; accurate judgments can be made just three weeks into the NFL season. Some teams have proven to be contenders, while others have already shown to be pretenders. And there are about a dozen teams trying to decide which category they belong in. The first group is pretty easy to determine; it’s the...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

James Hurst: Is the undrafted rookie ready to fill a starting role?

The Ravens hype surrounding undrafted free agents largely focused on James Hurst, the 6-foot-5, 308-pound tackle from North Carolina was a blue-chip recruit coming out of high school.  He was highly touted entering his senior season, but had a truncated final year due to a broken leg. Hurst’s injury caused his draft stock — someone scouts had pegged for an early round pick —...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens tackle Monroe out after knee surgery

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe will be sidelined for several weeks following knee surgery. Coach John Harbaugh says Monroe was scheduled to undergo ''a minor surgical'' procedure and will miss ''a number of weeks.'' Monroe has been a key figure on an offensive line that far has enabled the Ravens to average 4.6 yards per rush. In addition, quarterback...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Some surprises on the Ravens opening game roster…

Just 5 days before the Ravens take on division rival Cincinnati at home for the 2014 opener— and some eye-opening roster additions and some unexpected cuts. Undrafted rookies James Hurst (OT, 6-5, 308, North Carolina) and ILB Zach Orr (6-0, 237, U. of North Texas) made the team. Somehow Orr beat out the favored John Simon, who was trying to convert from DE to OLB and grab that...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Season opener, Ravens’ beginnings, beating the odds, more

Week 1 is upon us. Check out all the festivities for this week’s Countdown to Kickoff. http://t.co/OBU3ygVa4D pic.twitter.com/PrFIV2yUlb— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 1, 2014   How the Baltimore Ravens were built – ESPN (blog) http://t.co/1zdDC6Hs6a #NFL #BaltimoreRavens— Ravens Plus (@RavensPlus) September 1, 2014   Our five questions series continues with a...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: Final offseason move that needs to be made

With the offseason quickly coming to an end, the Baltimore Ravens are enjoying a break before training camp begins at the end of July. However, officials might be focusing on some difficult roster decisions now that they have seen OTAs and minicamp. The 2014 draft was certainly successful for the Ravens, and the entire offseason has strengthened the depth of many positions. The offensive...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFA bonuses and what they tell us

The Ravens pick their undrafted free agents wisely, as a result, the money they allocate is precisely calculated and is given based on their understanding of demand.  That being said, there is interesting information to be gleaned from the signing bonuses of these undrafted players, as it is more or less a free market for their services.  While opportunity comes into play, there...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Grades Are In: Ozzie & Co’s offseason O-line get…

Now that we are more than a week out of the draft and the undrafted free agents have signed, we have a pretty good look at the possible roster combinations.  For the talent that was added with the team’s nine picks, the draft grades were ranging anywhere from the C-range to the A-range, and this is mostly due to analysts’ personal opinions about the best player available strategy...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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