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Baltimore Ravens: 3 things we don’t want to say after the 2017 season

The Baltimore Ravens head into a season that could shape the future of their team. It’s either win now, or have less than fun conversations later: After the 2014 season, it seemed that the Ravens were on the right track. They had just beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. They had given the New […] Baltimore Ravens: 3 things we don’t want to say after the 2017 season...
Via Ebony Bird
7 hours ago

Ravens Productions Brings Home Six Emmy Awards

The Ravens were recognized at the Emmy Awards Saturday evening for their excellence in media production.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
7 hours ago

Baltimore Ravens: Last seasons shortcomings explain the offseason moves

The Baltimore Ravens fell short against their two top rivals in 2016. Their short comings explain the direction Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta chose to go this offseason: I know revisiting the Ravens Christmas Day loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers isn’t exactly a fun thing to do, but we’re not done learning from it. The […] Baltimore Ravens: Last seasons shortcomings explain...
Via Ebony Bird
13 hours ago

Baltimore Ravens: A look at the wide receiver competition

Going into this season, the Baltimore Ravens have interesting competition at wide receiver. The Baltimore Ravens were a pass happy team last season, but it was not to their advantage. Mike Wallace was a 1,000 yard receiver and that’s where most of the production came from. Dennis Pitta was the second leading receiver on the […] Baltimore Ravens: A look at the wide receiver competition...
Via Ebony Bird
1 day ago

NFL.com lists Ravens as one of the most pass-happy teams of 2016

NFL.com’s Conor Orr analyzed the most run-happy and pass-happy teams of last season. He looked at first-and-10, second-and-10 and third-and-one; and listed the most pass-happy, run-happy and balanced teams during those plays. It should not surprise many of you that Baltimore was listed twice as pass-happy; first-and-10 and second-and-10. They were not listed as anything for third...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
1 day ago

ICYMI: Tony Jefferson offers to sign fan’s jerseys

A jersey and an autograph? NFL jerseys aren't cheap, ranging from $100-$150. On Monday, June 19, Ravens safety and recent free agent acquisition Tony Jefferson offered fans an exciting opportunity via Twitter if they buy his jersey. That’s right, Tony Jefferson has offered to sign your jerseys if you send them to him! It’s awesome that NFL players recognize that jerseys aren...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
1 day ago

Bronson Kaufusi ready to contribute after missing rookie season

The Ravens drafted defensive end Bronson Kaufusi in the third round last season, but they have yet to see him on the field. Kaufusi broke his left ankle early in training camp and missed all of last season rehabbing. “Injuries are always frustrating, but you also have to look for the silver lining in it,”…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Looking at where Joe Flacco's contract stands following Derek Carr's big deal

It didn’t seem that long ago when the Ravens’ Joe Flacco, who signed a six-year, $125 million with $44 million in guaranteed money in March 2016, was the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. That distinction now belongs to the Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr while Flacco dropped down another peg on...
Via Ravens Insider
2 days ago

Baltimore Ravens: A job half done?

Out of the last four years, the Baltimore Ravens have only made one playoff appearance. So, when this past season came to an end, again without making the playoffs, the front office was well aware that big changes had to be made this offseason. There is no doubt that the Ravens have made several impactful improvements thus far, but with all the improvements the Ravens have made this...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Preston: It's time for some young Ravens to step up

The 2017 season will be a pivotal one for the Ravens. Not only will the status of coach John Harbaugh be determined, but so will the immediate future of this team with close to 15 draft picks reaching the critical third- and fourth-year marks as far as development. It's a make or break year for...
Via Ravens Insider
2 days ago

Late For Work 6/23: Could the Ravens Still Sign Anquan Boldin? What About Nick Mangold?

Ravens ranked as NFL's 12th-most popular team. Brandon Boykin is confident he can get back to his 2013 level of play. Eric Weddle congratulates Derek Carr on big contract. Two deaths in the Ravens/Colts family.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
2 days ago

Football Outsiders ranks the 2000 Ravens as the 26th best team in the last 30 years

Too low or just right? ESPN Insider, with the help of Football Outsiders DVOA advanced metrics system, has decided to rank the best offense, defense, special teams, and overall teams in the last thirty years every day this week. They ranked the best thirty defenses over the last three decades a few days ago, and six Baltimore Ravens defenses were among them. Which is a clear testament...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
2 days ago

Ravens are 12th in 247wallst.com ranking of most popular NFL teams

Rival Patriots and Steelers are behind Baltimore in look at average home attendance in 2016 as a percentage of stadium capacity.
Via Ravens Insider
3 days ago

Ravens Announce Start Date for 2017 Training Camp

Veteran players will report to Baltimore July 26, and the Ravens will also hold three free, open practices for fans.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
4 days ago

Suddenly Ravens tight end is Nick Boyle’s job to lose (again!)

The starting tight end position for the Ravens is a quandary heading into the summer of 2017. Dennis Pitta is done in by another hip fracture/dislocation. Who knows if 37-year-old veteran Benjamin Watson can really come back from Achilles rehab at a high level? Suddenly it looks like Delaware’s own Nick Boyle has the inside track on the starting job. Yeah, that Nick Boyle—the...
Via Ravens Football Machine
4 days ago

Theft and battery charges dropped against Matt Elam

Former Baltimore Ravens first-round pick Matt Elam found himself in some hot water back in May when he was arrested on grand theft and battery charges.This came on the heels of a drug arrest earlier in the year.While Elam still has the drug case hanging over his head, the aforementioned grand theft and battery charges have been dropped. This likely won’t change Elam’s status...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maclin reveals he played through groin tear in 2016

Jeremy Maclin was surprisingly released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month, though the veteran wide receiver was coming off the worst statistical season of his career. How big of a role did his groin injury play in that?A very significant one, it would seem.Maclin missed four games in 2016 with a groin injury, but the extent was never clear. In an appearance on Adam Schefter’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Maclin learned of his release by voicemail

Jeremy Maclin says the Chiefs didn’t approach him about taking a pay cut, and they didn’t even approach him personally to tell him he was released.The new Ravens wide receiver said that Chiefs general manager John Dorsey delivered the message through a voicemail.“I was upset, I was shocked,” Maclin told Pro Football Talk. “Apparently, they had been trying to trade me for...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs reportedly thought Jeremy Maclin lost a step

The Kansas City Chiefs made the shocking decision to release Jeremy Maclin earlier this month. No specific reason was given for their move, leading to much speculation.Many thought that Maclin was released for financial reasons, as the move saved them money against the salary cap. But now another reason has come to light.The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says the Chiefs may have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens get crazy value with $11 million Jeremy Maclin contract

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday after he visited with both the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore the prior week. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Maclin’s new deal is worth just $11 million for two years. Maclin will receive $6 million guaranteed, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Clearly, the Ravens are making out like bandits with such...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Fantasy Outlook: Baltimore Ravens

As their roster is currently constructed, the 2017 Baltimore Ravens are one of the most offensively-depleted rosters in the NFL. Fantasy production from these birds could be limited, but all of their skill position battles are worth keeping an eye on to see which players rise to the top of the fantasy food chain. This bi-weekly series of columns will focus on one or two teams and...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Maclin agrees to two-year deal with Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have landed a potential No. 1 wide receiver.The team announced on Monday that they have agreed to a two-year deal with Jeremy Maclin. Maclin, who was surprisingly released by the Kansas City Chiefs, had reportedly narrowed his decision down to the Ravens and Buffalo Bills. As we saw with Steve Smith and Derrick Mason before him, veteran wide receivers have carved...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens “Opportunity to be legendary”

Going into free agency, the Baltimore Ravens had several bases to cover if they were going to be considered as an actual contender for the upcoming season. But, as a consistent fan and follower of the Ravens, I have grown accustom to a more disappointing than not beginning of free agency. Because the opening of free agency is usually characterized by huge contracts and players being...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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