Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Ravens’

Ravens CB Smith practices; Yanda recovering from shoulder surgery

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith returned to practice for the first time since Achilles surgery. Smith, who turns 30 next week, was limited to individual drills in minicamp last month as he continues his recovery from a December injury. The Ravens will closely monitor Smith, coach John Harbaugh said, and provide him extra rest as he ramps up workouts.

Ravens to pay wide receiver Perriman’s bonus

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman opens training camp with no guarantee he will make the 53-man roster, but his $649,485 roster bonus will be picked up Saturday, ESPN reported. Perriman, a first-round pick in 2015, has just 43 career catches in 27 games while dealing with constant injuries. The Ravens overhauled their receiving corps in the offseason, drafting two tight ends and signing wide receivers Michael Crabtree, Willie Snead and John Brown.

NFL franchise tag deal deadline: What’s the latest with Le’Veon Bell, other players?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones on the three things NFL fans should keep an eye on heading into training camps. For NFL players still on the franchise tag, Monday represents the last opportunity to secure some long-term security before the season. Four remain under the designation ahead of the deadline to reach a multi-year contract (wide receiver Jarvis Landry was tagged by the Miami Dolphins but was later traded to the Cleveland Browns and signed a five-year, $75 million contract). While a hefty payout awaits those who don't reach an agreement with their respective teams, the one-year arrangement leaves plenty of uncertainty.  Here's a closer look at where all four players stand ahead

Believe it or not, the AFC North is a division on the rise

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

I was speaking with a family friend from Chicago at a birthday party recently when the discussion inevitably switched to professional football. Naturally, he proclaimed to be a lifelong Chicago Bears fan. He lamented about the team’s recent struggles and how long it had been since the team felt like a real contender in the NFC North. I countered with what a great player Walter Payton had been and said the fans would always have memories of that dominant 1985 Bears Super Bowl Championship team. I reminded him that this year’s team might be much improved with impressive young quarterback Mitch Trubisky, the two-headed monster tandem in the backfield that the Steelers witnessed up close and personal

What will it take for WR Breshad Perriman to make the roster?

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Breshad Perriman’s tenure with the Baltimore Ravens has been mired with drops and injuries. Perriman has never fully completed a training camp, and he has only played in one preseason game. Given his limited amount of snaps prior to the start of the regular season, he has never been able to develop a rapport with quarterback Joe Flacco. With Michael Crabtree, Willie Snead and John Brown now on the roster, Perriman faces an uphill battle to make the cut. Furthermore, Baltimore seems to be enamored with Chris Moore’s potential after he started to show progress at the end of the 2017 season. Perriman is on his last chance since the team declined his fifth-year option, making him a free agent at

NFL notebook: McCoy reportedly hires defense attorney amid investigation

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has hired a defense attorney as an investigation continues into a home invasion that resulted in the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend. McCoy is being represented by Don Samuel, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Samuel, based in Atlanta, was part of the defense team when former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was charged with murder in 2000.

Steve Smith says Matt Nagy will bring winning football back to Chicago

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Former Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith joined NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" on Friday and continued the offseason theme of confidence in the Chicago Bears heading into the 2018 season. "Chicago has a history of winning," Smith said. Smith emphasized the impact new coach Matt Nagy will have on Chicago's offense as a key reason why fans should be confident in the new-look Bears.

Lamar Jackson says it was the Chargers who asked him about playing receiver

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Lamar Jackson stood at a podium at the NFL scouting combine and defiantly told everyone he would not play any position but quarterback. Clearly that was the right move, since the Baltimore Ravens drafted Jackson in the first round a couple months later. Jackson was a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and it was clear from his film that he was a much more refined pocket passer than many give him credit for.

Reports: Ravens sign first-rounder Hurst, completing 12-man class

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with first-round tight end Hayden Hurst on a four-year contract, according to multiple reports, putting all 12 of the team's 2018 draft picks under contract. Terms have not been reported, but the deal should be worth around $10.4 million over the first four years, with a signing bonus around $5.7 million, based on his draft slot. The Ravens took Hurst with the 25th overall pick in April's draft after trading down twice, first from No. 16 to No. 22 and then to No. 25.

Hall of Famer Rod Woodson isn’t a fan of Terrell Owens skipping his HOF induction

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Pro Football Hall of Fame voters complaining that Terrell Owens won’t attend his induction in Canton, Ohio wasn’t surprising. Woodson, a great player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers and one of the most respected voices in the game over the past generation, said Owens isn’t thinking about those who helped him make the Hall of Fame.