Redskins, Bucs eager to get final look at backups

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Gerald McCoy's preseason is pretty much over. Like most of the starters for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle will play little - if any -Thursday night in a final tuneup for the regular season. McCoy is entering the final year of the contract he signed as the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, And...
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Top Five Fantasy Ravens

Photo: If you’re like me, most of you’re free time is taken up by Fantasy Football. Researching the latest story lines, evaluating schedules,and checking the injury reports cost you the time in which you’d normally shower or eat dinner. The hardest thing for me to do is draft players on my home team. Emotional attachment to your fantasy squad can lead to disastrous...
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Washington safety Brandon Meriweather to appeal suspension

  Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal the two-game suspension for his latest helmet-to-helmet blow, a hit his coach called a ''legitimate football play'' while teammates stood up for him with much stronger words. Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday he hopes the team can get the NFL to revoke or reduce the sanction for the hit on Torrey Smith in Saturday...
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Redskins' Meriweather to appeal 2-game suspension

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal a two-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Torrey Smith. Gruden said Tuesday he felt Meriweather's hit on the Baltimore Ravens receiver was a ''legitimate football play'' and that the team will do what it can to get the suspension revoked or reduced. The...
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Torrey Smith doesn’t think Brandon Meriweather should have been suspended

Since Monday’s announcement of Brandon Meriweather’s suspension, there has been a growing debate on if the punishment was just. For one day the Redskins quarterback controversy took a backseat. Teammates have adamantly come out to show their support, believing the hit was legal. Meanwhile, others disagree, including one angry sportswriter. But how about the guy who was on the...
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As the season nears, which Baltimore Ravens should be fantasy targets?

With the first taste of real football just under two weeks away, let’s take a look at some of the “studs” on the Ravens who could come in handy for your fantasy football team. 1. Torrey Smith Mark my words: Torrey Smith will be the best fantasy player on the Ravens this year. Smith has improved his statistics every year since coming into the NFL, and with a revamped offense...
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Brandon Meriweather suspended for two games following hit

Brandon Meriweather again earned a suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit. On Monday the NFL suspended the safety of the Washington Redskins after he delivered an illegal hit to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith during Saturday’s preseason loss. Last season Meriweather was suspended for two games for illegal hits against the Chicago Bears and wide receiver Brandon Marshall...
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Washington safety Brandon Meriweather suspended 2 games for illegal hit

The NFL has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the regular season following an illegal hit on Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith in Saturday's exhibition game – Meriweather's sixth violation of player safety rules. Meriweather, 30, can appeal the suspension, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 1 and end two weeks later...
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NFL suspends Brandon Meriweather for helmet-to-helmet hit

The National Football League has suspended Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for two games of the regular season, stemming from helmet-to-helmet hit during Saturday’s game vs. Baltimore. Redskins S Brandon Meriweather suspended 1st 2 games of regular season for 6th violation of player safety rules — Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) August 25, 2014 The hit in question came...
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Redskins S Brandon Meriweather Suspended Two Games, 6th Career Suspension

  The NFL has suspended Redskins S Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the 2014 regular season following a hit on Ravens WR Torrey Smith, per Randall Liu. This is the sixth suspension of Meriweather’s career. Brian McIntyre notes that if Meriweather’s suspension stands, it would cost him $100,588. Meriweather will not be permitted to attend press conferences...
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Steve Smith brings leadership and talent to Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Steve Smith has played 13 NFL seasons, loves to talk about football and craves winning. The qualities make the veteran wide receiver a welcome addition to a Baltimore Ravens locker room that last year sorely missed the leadership of Ray Lewis and Anquan Boldin. ''He brings something completely different than anyone else,'' fourth-year receiver...
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5 things we learned in the Ravens 23-17 win over the Redskins

1. Kyle Juszczyk is going to put up numbers. Catching all five of his targets for 53 yards, Juszczyk was the second leading receiver on the Ravens, tying Torrey Smith for second most targets on the team.  This further underlies the importance and versatility he provides to Gary Kubiak’s offense, and while Kubiak previously said Juszczyk could replicate James Casey’s production...
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Could Brandon Meriweather be suspended for helmet-to-helmet hit?

Brandon Meriweather is no stranger to controversial hits. After sending Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce out the game for concussion tests with a solid hit, the Washington Redskins safety hit Ravens’ wide receiver Torrey Smith with a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit during Saturday’s preseason game. Meriweather was flagged 15 yards for the hit. Meriweather wasn’t pleased...
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2014 Fantasy Football Team Preview: The Baltimore Ravens

Note: This piece was originally written on July 15th by Mark Morales-Smith and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2014 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published. The defending champs looked like anything but champions in 2013. The defense sputtered after losing an abundance of key players, including...
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Torrey Smith wins Tim Wheatley Award for community service

Ravens star wide receiver Torrey Smith has become well-known for his involvement in the Baltimore community. The former Maryland standout holds an annual charity basketball game and visits several schools throughout the year through his charitable foundation, whose primary mission is to improve the lives of youth through educational support opportunities and resources. Smith was...
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Which receivers will soar in the Baltimore Ravens offense?

With so many new additions to the Ravens receiving core, it makes one wonder who will have the best season statistically. As of right now, the 53-man roster is not set, so it is hard to say who stays and goes, but the surefire locks will most definitely make an impact. The locks to make the roster are Torrey and Steve Smith, speedster Jacoby Jones, and the impressive undrafted...
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Twitter Tuesday: Harbs mic’ed up, ageless Suggs, Torrey’s new ice, more

I love this. We mic'd up Harbaugh for yesterday's practice with the 49ers. #HarbCamp — Garrett Downing (@gdowning14) August 10, 2014 No current Raven has been in purple longer than Terrell Suggs. "Sizzle'' is team's elder statesman; our camp Q&A: — Don Banks (@DonBanks) August 12, 2014 Patrick Willis...
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The Baltimore Ravens Are Looking Primed For An AFC North Crown

Joe Flacco (5) and the Baltimore Ravens may be an underdog in the 2014 season due to their divisional foes’ hype – Mandatory Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images via Who would have thought two years after winning the Super Bowl, the Baltimore Ravens would go into the 2014 season as underdogs. Because that’s what it’s shaping out to be. Fresh off their 2013 AFC North...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Steve Smith

Steve Smith hasn’t been much of a fantasy factor for awhile now. His red zone opportunities have been swallowed up by guys like Greg Olsen and he’s clearly been slowed by age. But he’s moved on now to Baltimore where he no longer has to be the main cog in a passing game. Can he pick up the pace under the rocket arm of Joe Flacco and become fantasy relevant once again? Or is...
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5 things to watch in tonight’s preseason opener — Harbowl pt. II

The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will square off tonight in Baltimore for their first preseason game of the 2014-’15 season. This will be the first time the two have met on the field since the memorable Super Bowl XLVII where the Ravens held off the 49ers to bring home their second Super Bowl title in franchise history, in a 34-31 victory. Being that it’s preseason...
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Baltimore Ravens Are Making Out Like Bandits

The salary structure in the NFL is imperfect because a player’s salary doesn’t always match his production. Often times a player’s only recourse to achieve fair value is to to hold out. We nearly saw that with Kansas City Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles, who was severely underpaid before getting his well-deserved long-term contract in late July. Charles’ rich new...
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A look at the Baltimore Ravens 1st offensive depth chart reveals some surprises

As every other NFL fan, I patiently awaited the first unofficial depth chart’s release, and must say I was pleasantly surprised. Here is a quick rundown of what is going on during camp and who is impressing the coaches thus far on offense. At quarterback, the man in charge is undoubtedly Joe Flacco, with Tyrod Taylor and Keith Wenning bringing up the rear. At running back...
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Weekly Rewind: Torn ACL, Rice’s public trial, Torrey Smith’s money, more

Ravens Columns The Ravens addition of Will Hill was controversial, but it just could prove to be a difference maker. [READ] The Ravens suffered a big blow in training camp when one of their rookie defensive linemen tore his ACL. [READ] Joe Flacco’s contract was honored by Grantland, in a bad way, recently. [READ] Torrey Smith has a payday in his future, and his performance his...
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Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith ranked 19th best in NFL, Steve Smith 30th

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 wide receivers in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s pass catcher not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of WRs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s wide...
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Baltimore Ravens: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

A year removed from winning Super Bowl XLVIII, the Baltimore Ravens suffered from a serious Super Bowl hangover last season like they had one too many Hurricanes on Bourdon Street.Realistically, losing core players Ray Lewis (retirement), Ed Reed, Anquan Boldin, and Bernard Pollard to free agency; and QB Joe Flacco’s $120 million contract strapping their salary cap were the biggest...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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