The Miami Dolphins appear determined to finally address the offensive line

The offensive line has been one of the biggest problems on the Miami Dolphins for the past several years, and yet any moves made towards upgrading it have either been inconsequential or just plain backfired. But now, with head coach Adam Gase in control, the Dolphins seem determined to finally fix this problem once and for all.According to a report by the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Dolphins, Lions, Panthers, & Steelers

Dolphins Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has a ton of nuggets regarding the Dolphins’ plans for the offseason in his latest article. Here’s a look at some of them. According Jackson the Dolphins realize they will need to do what it takes to upgrade at one, if not both, guard spots. Jackson reports that the like Ravens OL Kelechi Osemele, but the bidding could end up pricing...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Ravens welcome starting guard Kelechi Osemele back to practice

Ravens starting left guard Kelechi Osemele was a full participant in practice Wednesday after missing the last games with a knee injury.Osemele's return is a positive sign for an offensive line that was down three starters in last week's win over Cleveland. Ryan Jensen played in place of Osemele the past two weeks. Starting left tackle Eugene Monroe remains sidelined with a shoulder...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens likely to be without two starting offensive linemen Monday

Bad news for new Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Matt Schaub. The left side of his offensive line will likely be down its two starters in Monday night's game against the Cleveland Browns.Left tackle Eugene Monroe and guard Kelechi Osemele are both listed as doubtful after leaving last week's game against the Rams. Monroe has been battling a shoulder injury and did not practice...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns: 2015 Week 12 NFL Pick

Baltimore Ravens (3-7) at Cleveland Browns (2-8) This has been the season from hell for the Ravens. After going 11-5, winning a playoff game, and finishing the season 3rd in rate of moving the chains differential a year ago, the Ravens lost outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, wide receiver Torrey Smith, and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak this off...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens mix up their personnel in desperate attempt to beat Rams…

It’s hard for Ravens fans to imagine that it’s hard to imagine the Ravens beating the Rams this Sunday… But there you have it. It’s a conundrum. At 2-7 the Ravens are lost and mired in a swamp of bad breaks and roster depletion. Head coach John Harbaugh is still talking up his team’s chances of getting on a late run. Well, what else is he supposed to say? “This is a lost...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie Tight End Nick Boyle Doubtful Against Rams

(Photo cred: According to the Baltimore Ravens’ twitter account, rookie tight end Nick Boyle is doubtful for Sunday’s matchup in St. Louis against the Rams. Boyle has been nursing a foot injury, and was in a walking boot on Wednesday. He has 14 receptions for 128 yards on the season. The team added Chase Ford, signed off the Minnesota Vikings practice...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens' Dumervil, Osemele back at practice Thursday

The Baltimore Ravens had two starters back at practice Thursday in linebacker Elvis Dumervil and guard Kelechi Osemele.Both players sat out Wednesday's session with knee injuries, although neither missed time during Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. An Osemele absence would really put the interior of the Ravens' offensive line in a bind as center Jeremy Zuttah was just placed on season...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Trade Ideas & Candidates, Bears, Lions

Trade Ideas Joel Corry of CBS Sports offers some trades that teams should consider if they took move of a MLB/NBA approach towards the trade deadline. Lions trade WR Calvin Johnson to the Panthers for a conditional 2016 second-round pick. Ravens trade G Kelechi Osemele to the Ravens for a 2016 fourth-round pick. Bears trade RB Matt Forte to the Broncos for RB C.J. Anderson and...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens know everything on Chargers’ offense flows through Rivers…

Phil Rivers of the Chargers is one of the few QB’s in the NFL who literally calls his own plays. The question is can the Ravens patchwork defense respond well enough to at least hold Rivers under 30 points? It may shape up differently from how I see it right now, especially if it rains a lot during the game as it is forecast to do, but I see the Ravens’ needing at least 35 points...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Protecting Flacco's blind side could be a major issue Sunday

Add another potential problem to the growing list of issues for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.The left side of his offensive line is banged up as both tackle Eugene Monroe and guard Kelechi Osemele are still nursing the injuries they suffered in Monday night's loss to Arizona. Monroe (shoulder) has not returned to practice while Osemele (knee) was a limited participant in both sessions...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens were without left side of line on final drive

When the Baltimore Ravens mounted their late rally in Arizona on Monday night, they did it without the left side of their offensive line.Left tackle Eugene Monroe was forced with a shoulder injury while Kelechi Osemele had an issue with his knee. Both were on the sideline during the team's final drive as James Hurst and John Urschel filled in, respectively. Monroe's tenure in Baltimore...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Will Have A Hard Time Retaining G Kelechi Osemele Following Marshal Yanda Extension

Raven G Kelechi Osemele says he’s not thinking about his contract situation, even after the team locked up fellow G Marshal Yanda to a four-year, $37.4 million contract extension. “All I really can control is how I play,” Osemele said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “I’m not thinking about leaving or staying or anything. I’m kind of just focused on trying to...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens guard Osemele worried Achilles injury will linger into regular season

Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele isn't sure he'd be able to play a full game the way his Achilles injury has lingered this training camp.  Osemele, who has been in and out of practice since getting stepped on Aug. 5, is worried that he may not be 100 percent when the regular season begins Sept. 13 against Denver.  "If I had to play a game, it’d be tough," Osemele said via The Baltimore...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Agree Extension With Punter Sam Koch

The future of Baltimore Ravens long-time punter Sam Koch was resolved yesterday, as the team signed a five-year extension with the player they drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.Koch was set to become an unrestricted free agent next year, and this new deal keeps him in Baltimore until 2020, meaning he's likely to be a Raven for his entire career.While guards Marshal...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens' Yanda not worried about contract negotiations

Ravens guard Marshal Yanda is entering the final year of his contract, but he isn't letting that get in the way of the task at hand.Yanda rated far and away as the league's best offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus last season. While negotiations for a new contract are at an impasse, Yanda is confident it will get done. "I'm focused on the mandatory minicamp right now," Yanda...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Interested in Ex-Eagles Guard Evan Mathis

First of all, Evan Mathis is an outstanding football player. He's been one of the best guards in football these past few seasons, but contract disputes with Philadelphia led to his release last week. Age is not on the side of Mathis, who will be 34 in November, and this will count against him in negotiating terms with any NFL teams. On his side however, is his outstanding play the...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens likely keeping tabs on Evan Mathis market

The Ravens don't have a need at offensive guard, but that doesn't mean they won't be paying attention to the Evan Mathis situation.Mathis was surprisingly released by Chip Kelly's Eagles Thursday amid a contract dispute. It will be interesting to see what kind of dollars Mathis will command on the open market.Mathis was rated as the top guard in the league from 2011-13 by Pro Football...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens' guard Kelechi Osemele fulfils dream of buying his mom a house

Kelechi Osemele has been waiting for this moment since the day he signed his first NFL contract. In fact, he couldn't wait any longer. Osemele bought his mom, Imedla, a sprawling six-bedroom home in their native Texas to accommodate their large family. The Ravens guard tweeted a picture of the new home on Wednesday with a loving message. Osemele has been waiting for this moment his...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Random construction notes on 2015 Ravens in early June…

Looks like kicker Justin Tucker will get the Franchise Tag contract next season. For a kicker, the NFL Franchise value is $4.45 million in the tagged season. The Ravens can’t afford to extend Tucker’s rookie contract this season because all the dough is budgeted to help extend Kelechi Osemele’s contract in 2015. But the Ravens would be foolish to let Tucker get away as a...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens G Kelechi Osemele Could Be Entering His Final Season In Baltimore

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun writes that Ravens G Kelechi Osemele could be entering his final season in Baltimore. Osemele is entering the final year of his contract could prove to be too expensive for the Ravens to sign him to a long-term contract next year after they address fellow G Marshal Yanda, who is also set to be an unrestricted ... The post Ravens G Kelechi...
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June 04, 2015  |  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...
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May 18, 2015  |  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 | 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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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Rob Gronkowski is actually writing a real book

Listen, Rob Gronkowski is really good at football. So who cares if he can’t read a book, right? I mean, especially if he can just write his own. A few months ago, Gronk told Jimmy Kimmel that the last book he read was To Kill a Mockingbird. “I haven’t read a book since ninth grade, when they made me — you know, you don’t raise your hand, but they call on you?” Today...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Baltimore Ravens let Kelechi Osemele walk in 2016?

Two seasons ago, the Baltimore Ravens’ offensive line was a complete mess. Its star player Marshal Yanda, who’s approaching free agency next year, was battling injuries all season long. Kelechi Osemele, a fresh new face that had a brilliant rookie season in 2012, was sidelined with a back injury after seven games. Michael Oher, Gino Gradkowski and A.Q. Shipley all flopped as...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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