Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Ravens’

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
The NFL approved eight playing rule proposals for the 2017 season Tuesday at the annual owners meeting in Phoenix, including banning the leaping block attempt on field goals and extra-point attempts. The league believes the play is too dangerous and could result in a player being flipped over and seriously injured, ESPN reports. The play was successfully executed during the 2016 season by New England Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.

NFL draft profile: No. 38 — Michigan State DL Malik McDowell, rare talent but big concerns (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Michigan State DL Malik McDowell, right, flashes dominant streaks but not nearly enough.

Free agent safety McDougald visits Browns (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Bradley McDougald could fill a sizeable space for the Browns.

Ray Rice believes he can still play in the NFL (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Ray Rice hasn’t played a snap of football since 2013. “I can still play football,” Rice told ESPN over the weekend at a charity basketball tournament. Rice hasn’t played since the revelation of a security tape showing him knocking his then-fiance unconscious.

Cowboys re-sign RB Darren McFadden and OL Johnathan Cooper (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed veteran running back Darren McFadden and guard Jonathan Cooper. McFadden will go into his 10th NFL season as a backup to Ezekiel Elliott, who has the league's leading rushing as a rookie last season. Cooper gives depth on the offensive line that lost Ron Leary to Denver in free agency.

Compensation pool to pay out $128 million to NFL players (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
NFL players will receive $127.84 million in performance-based bonuses for the 2016 season, led by a payout of $371,783 to Falcons cornerback Brian Poole. Poole was an undrafted free agent who became a regular on the NFC champions' defense. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott, the Offensive Rookie of the Year who helped the Cowboys to the NFC East title, earned a $353,544 payoff.

49ers acquire C Jeremy Zuttah from Ravens (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from the Baltimore Ravens for an exchange of draft picks.

Ravens DT Williams 'glad to be home' after signing mega deal (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Long before the start of free agency, the Baltimore Ravens weighed their options and decided that 340-pound Brandon Williams was a keeper. Then, after it became apparent that it was going to take a whole lot of money to make it happen, general manager Ozzie Newsome turned to owner Steve Bisciotti for guidance. Williams has starred over the past three seasons for one of the best defensive units in the league.

Ravens agree to terms with DT Brandon Williams (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to a five-year contract with nose tackle Brandon Williams. Williams has spent his entire career with the Ravens after being selected in the third round of the 2013 draft. The 28-year-old Williams has not missed a game over the past three years and has a run of 36 consecutive starts.

Ravens RB Dixon suspended 4 games for violating NFL policy (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers. Dixon ran for 382 yards and two touchdowns last season as a rookie, backing up Terrance West. In a statement, Dixon said, ''I accept full responsibility for my actions and their consequences.