Archive for the ‘Baltimore Ravens’ Category

Ravens lineman John Urschel, math genius, retiring from football

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Usually, players don’t get to choose when they retire from the NFL. NFL teams decide when they’re done. Urschel, who played on the offensive line for three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, called it a career.

Joe no: Ravens’ Flacco reportedly set to miss time with ‘disc issue’ in his back

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Baltimore Ravens are dealing with some concerning news as they open training camp: quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a back issue. Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens beat writer for the Baltimore Sun, wrote that Flacco is dealing with back soreness that could limit him. The Ravens open training camp on Thursday, but QB Joe Flacco is dealing with a back issue.

Ravens officially sign Bobby Rainey

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Yesterday, just minutes before it was reported that Kenneth Dixon would need surgery, and hours before we found out that Dixon would miss the entire season, it was reported that the Ravens planned to sign running back Bobby Rainey. Now, according to the team’s official Twitter account, the deal is complete: While Rainey alone obviously does not make up for what the Ravens lost in Kenneth Dixon, his versatile abilities should help the offense. Check out this piece on how Rainey fits into the Ravens running game. Rainey has a history with the Ravens, as was noted by the Ravens’ tweet. The Ravens signed Rainey as an UDFA in 2012. Rainey, however, was never able to make the active roster. Rainey

Three Baltimore Ravens who will surprise you in the 2017-2018 season

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

With training camp set to start this week, here are three Baltimore Ravens flying under-the-radar who are poised to have relatively big impacts on the 2017-2018 season: I am constantly defending and writing about how much of an asset Brent Urban is to the Ravens. It is getting annoying at this point, Urban is a stud. He is not going to be cut; I consider him a lock to make the 53-man roster, barring injury. His role last season grew from strictly a special teamer to a limited role on the defense. This season will be more of the same. Urban will still play the same role on special teams and block a couple of field goals but his role on defense will vastly increase. He does have competition on

Maxx Williams returns to the practice field after rare surgery

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Baltimore Ravens have some health concerns amongst the group of tight ends they currently possess, but today a promising development in the recovery of third year player Maxx Williams took place: An athletic pass catcher out of Minnesota, Williams was the top tight end in the 2015 draft class in terms of ranking and selection. However, since being picked in the second round by Baltimore that year, he hasn’t developed into the productive player they were hoping for him to be. Injuries have certainly played a role in why he hasn’t, and if the specifics of the one he recenty suffered are to be believed, it’s a very valid excuse. Apparently no one had ever had the surgery that Williams had to

Can Griff Whalen or Reggie Porter make the Baltimore Ravens 53-man active roster?

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

In a flurry of transactions on Friday, July 21st, the Baltimore Ravens signed WR Griff Whalen and CB Reggie Porter. The question is, do either of these players have a chance to make the final 53-man roster? Starting with Whalen; he is a scrappy, athletic, fast, play-making WR/ST. If Whalen were to make the roster, it would be as the team’s return man. His impact on the offensive side of the ball would be extremely limited and maybe a touch or two a game if that. Whalen’s skill-set is similar to Keenan Reynolds and Michael Campanaro. He would be a slot receiver, who can take end-arounds for sizable gains. For the return man position, he will go up against Keenan Reynolds, Lardarius Webb, Chris

Baltimore Ravens donate $1.5 million to help local high school

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

When it comes to the Baltimore Ravens and their off-field reputation, some still associate the team with the situations involving Ray Lewis, Ray Rice and others, looking at the organization as a bad example to other teams throughout the sports world. The truth however, is the team has made sure to do what they can to help their current and former players, as well as the community. One of the franchise's main goals under owner Steve Bisciotti is to be a first class organization, and overall they have done just that. The Ravens did it once again as they donated $1.5 million to the Renaissance Academy High School in Baltimore to keep the school open and helped with the renovation. The school was

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier lists Baltimore Ravens ILB C.J. Mosley as one of the ‘toughest guys’ he has played

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier wrote an article for the Players Tribune, in which he listed the top five toughest guys he has ever faced. Strangely enough, he listed C.J. Mosley as one of those five players. Below is what Shazier wrote about the former Alabama linebacker: Shazier also mentioned Mosley’s one-handed interception against the Jaguars in Week 3 of the 2016 season. This is high praise coming from a divisional rival, Pittsburgh Steeler player. Like he stated, the NFL has several extremely talented inside linebackers, so this compliment should not be taken lightly. Mosley has been a stud since being drafted 17th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Ravens may not have known how good

Anquan Boldin visiting mystery team Sunday; could he return to the Ravens?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Recently, Anquan Boldin mentioned his conversations with multiple teams about signing a contract. He told Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he has a visit scheduled for Sunday. He wouldn’t name the team he’s visiting. Could the mystery team be the Baltimore Ravens? Boldin wants to play for a contender, and the Ravens, though their record argues otherwise, look like contenders. Their re-loaded defense and big pick-ups in the offseason and NFL Draft are noteworthy. Also among reasons to sign Boldin, his dominating play years ago with Charm City. Poll Would you like Anquan Boldin to sign with the Ravens this season? The Ravens have all the speed this team can handle at receiver.

Antonio Brown? Odell Beckham Jr.? Julio Jones? Ranking every team’s WRs

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Ask anyone who the top five wide receivers in the league are and you’ll get a spirited debate. It’s hard to argue against the consensus top three — Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and Julio Jones — but after that it gets tricky. DeAndre Hopkins is an