Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Ravens’

Welcoming party: The Ravens get first crack at newly signed QB Jay Cutler

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

After it was announced that QB Jay Cutler was to play against the Baltimore Ravens, I couldn’t help but smile. The Ravens aren’t ones to play nice against anybody. Obviously no team treats the returning starters or rookies of the opposition nicely, but most teams don’t have the defensive capability to punish them for thinking they’ll cruise into their first or returning game. The defense is excited to work; they’re roaring in practice. They don’t even like their own offense scoring or being successful. Eric Weddle, during morning stretches and warmups, said, “The goal today, is to destroy the offense.” This was against his own team. Some players attempted to convince head coach John Harbaugh

Report: Baltimore Ravens and Jeremy Zuttah are close to a deal

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

A few months ago, the Baltimore Ravens shipped center, Jeremy Zuttah, out of town in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick. Zuttah spent three years, from 2014-2016 as the starting center for the Ravens, and was coming off two down years heading to the Bay Area. Baltimore, meanwhile, were ready to move on from Zuttah with the likes of Ryan Jensen and John Urschel to compete for the starting center spot. Even at guard, the team had starter Alex Lewis, and also rookie, Nico Siragusa, for depth. Things seemed okay until Urschel retired, along with season-ending injuries to Lewis and Siragusa. Furthermore, Zuttah didn't last that long as a 49er, as he was released

Chris Simms’ power rankings has Ravens on the rise

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Baltimore Ravens have been a tough team to get a read on this preseason because theyve sustained so many injuries, some of which have hindered their ability to fully showcase their potential. This could be said of a few other NFL teams, but with the Ravens it is especially true due to the absence of franchise quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco didnt appear in last Thursdays opener against Washington, but despite that, Bleacher Report NFL analyst Chris Simms remains very high on this team which he had already tabbed tenth in his previous power rankings.

Ravens 2017 Schedule Week 1 vs. Dolphins: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Monday, August 14th, 2017

It's one down, three to go for the Baltimore Ravens, who opened the preseason schedule with a dominant 23-3 win over Beltway rival Washington Redskins. During the preseason opener, the Ravens put up 267 net yards with quarterback Josh Woodrum leading

Redskins 2017 Schedule Week 2 vs. Packers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Redskins' first preseason game against the Ravens wasn't exactly pretty to watch, so maybe they can do better Week 2 when they're in front of a home crowd. With Kirk Cousins likely taking a decent number of snaps or at least doing more than completing

Dolphins’ Pouncey says return to contact drills feels good

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey's left arm briefly went numb when he collided in practice Monday with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The Dolphins want to limit Pouncey's exposure to contact to reduce the risk of re-injury, so he joined contact drills for the first time Saturday. Coach Adam Gase said Pouncey doesn't need much practice to be ready for the season.

Ravens waive QB Dustin Vaughan, sign free agent Thaddeus Lewis

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The most recent quarterback news for the Baltimore Ravens does not involve QB Joe Flacco, nor Colin Kaepernick. Rather, the Ravens have waived QB Dustin Vaughan and signed free agent QB Thaddeus Lewis. The contract details haven’t been released, but I presume this to be another ‘camp-arm’ move. The Ravens don’t have money for any big-name players, and Thad Lewis brings a veteran presence for cheap. Thad Lewis has played all over the league over the past seven years. He’s bounced around from seven different teams. He’s by no means a quarterback we expect to carry past the final preseason game, but he’s a camp arm to continue reps for second, third and fourth stringers.

The Baltimore Ravens do not need free agent center, Jeremy Zuttah

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Back in March of 2017, the Baltimore Ravens traded veteran center Jeremy Zuttah and their 2017 sixth-round pick, 198th overall pick, to the 49ers for their 2017 sixth-round pick, 186th overall pick. Now in August, in a series of bizarre events, the 49ers released Zuttah after Daniel Kilgore was winning the battle for the starting center job. Now, it has been reported that talks have begun to ‘heat-up’ between the Ravens and their former center, as per Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun. Putting aside how poor Zuttah performed last season for Baltimore, the Ravens have two major reasons why they should not add him. Ryan Jensen has been performing well as the teams starting center and he continued

University of Miami to induct Ray Lewis and Ed Reed into Ring of Honor

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Ray Lewis and Ed Reed will always be linked together when it comes to their legendary NFL careers. Both men were the best at their positions in the last generation, winning Defensive Player of the Year awards, and leading legendary Baltimore Ravens defenses from 2002-2012. Finally, winning the Super Bowl in their final season together, in 2012. Not only are they linked together in terms of their time as Ravens, but it goes back even further in college, as they both attended the University of Miami. Lewis from 1993-1995, leading the Big East in tackles during his last two seasons and notched the fifth most in school history. Reed's tenure at "The U" is probably even more memorable as he attended

NFL-National Football League roundup

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

The Miami Dolphins officially placed quarterback Ryan Tannehill on injured reserve Saturday morning after he sustained a serious knee injury last week. Tannehill will undergo reconstructive surgery on a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and miss the 2017 season, according to multiple reports. - - Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott, suspended six games by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents, is disappointed by the league's decision and plans to appeal.