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Ravens Name Flacco Starter, Set to Add Harrington

The Baltimore Ravens have named rookie Joe Flacco their starting quarterback for Sunday's opening regular season game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Flacco, a first-round draft choice in April out of Delaware, once seemed out of the starting competition. But Kyle Boller's shoulder injury and Troy Smith's recent illness put...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2008; 06:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ravens' Moves

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that they've released the following players: TE Adam Bergen QB Casey Bramlet DL Darrell Campbell WR Patrick Carter G Adrien Clarke DT Amon Gordon WR Justin Harper RB Alex Haynes TE Keith Heinrich G Adam Kraus LB Robert McCune RB Allen Patrick CB Ronnie...

 

By Mark Maske | August 30, 2008; 05:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

QB Shortage in Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens signed quarterback Casey Bramlet today. He is expected to play in tonight's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, with Kyle Boller plagued by a sore shoulder and Troy Smith by an illness. Rookie Joe Flacco is the only healthy quarterback in the Ravens' three-way starting competition....

 

By Mark Maske | August 28, 2008; 07:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens Trade For M. Douglas

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a trade in which they will obtain defensive end Marques Douglas from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Howard University product has had two previous stints with the Ravens, first as a rookie in 1999 and then again between 2001 and 2004. He spent...

 

By Mark Maske | August 27, 2008; 01:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Boller's Shoulder Injury Reportedly Could Be Serious

There is speculation in Baltimore that Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller could have a serious shoulder injury. Boller underwent an MRI exam, and the Carroll County Times reported the initial results weren't favorable and there are fears within the organization it could be a season-ending injury. If so, the Ravens'...

 

By Mark Maske | August 27, 2008; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (2)

Fearless QB Competition Predictions

Some predictions about some still-unresolved quarterback competitions around the league: Atlanta: The Falcons decide to give the job to prized rookie Matt Ryan. Why waste your time with Chris Redman, Joey Harrington or D.J. Shockley getting playing time that could aid Ryan's development? Baltimore: Troy Smith gets the early-season...

 

By Mark Maske | August 20, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (4)

T. Suggs Back With Ravens, as Promised

Defensive end-linebacker Terrell Suggs was, as promised, on the practice field Monday with the Baltimore Ravens. Suggs, after being absent from training camp in a contract dispute, signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal as the team's franchise player. Suggs is to get limited playing time during this weekend's preseason...

 

By Mark Maske | August 19, 2008; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Nothing Decisive For Ravens or Niners in QB Competitions

Updates on a couple quarterback competitions... In Baltimore, Troy Smith got the start for the Ravens on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings but didn't exactly make a convincing case he should be the starter. He threw an interception in a 3-for-5, 25-yard passing night. He also was sacked twice...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2008; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Smith Gets Chance Saturday to Make Case to be Ravens' Starter

Troy Smith is to start at quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens in Saturday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Smith is competing with Kyle Boller and rookie Joe Flacco for the Ravens' starting job. It seems unlikely that the Ravens will have Flacco begin his rookie season as the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2008; 09:34 PM ET | Comments (1)

T. Suggs to Report to Ravens on Sunday

Linebacker-defensive end Terrell Suggs reportedly plans to report Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens and sign his one-year, $8.5 million franchise tender. The Baltimore Sun reported that Suggs will practice Monday and participate in about 15 plays in the team's third preseason game. Suggs apparently will sign the deal without...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2008; 09:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens to Show Phelps's Race Saturday Night on Stadium Video Boards

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that NBC is allowing the team to show swimmer Michael Phelps's race Saturday night at the Olympics in Beijing on the video boards at M&T Bank Stadium Phelps potentially will be swimming for his record eighth gold medal of these Games. The Ravens said...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2008; 02:15 PM ET | Comments (2)

Quarterback Updates

Some quarterback updates for teams on which the starter is less than certain... Baltimore... The guess here is that the Ravens will keep rookie Joe Flacco on the bench for a little while and choose Troy Smith over Kyle Boller as the temporary starter until Flacco is ready to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2008; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens Add L. Neal

Former Pro Bowl fullback Lorenzo Neal has agreed to a contract with the Baltimore Ravens. He joined the team at its training camp this morning and passed a physical, and his signing should become official this afternoon. Neal formerly played for Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron when Cameron was...

 

By Mark Maske | August 12, 2008; 03:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Knee Surgery For McGahee

According to several reports, tailback Willis McGahee is to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, perhaps as soon as today. The procedure is regarded as relatively minor and the Ravens seem hopeful that McGahee will be able to play in the regular season opener. If not, he probably would be replaced...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2008; 06:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens' F. Washington Suspended For Opener Under Conduct Policy

The NFL has suspended Baltimore Ravens cornerback Fabian Washington without pay for the opening game of the regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. "We had knowledge of Fabian's situation prior to the trade we made for him," Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said in a written...

 

By Mark Maske | August 1, 2008; 04:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens Waive L. Walls, Sign Remaining Draft Picks

Veteran cornerback Lenny Walls was waived by the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens also officially announced the signing of first-round choice Joe Flacco and indicated they'd signed all their remaining draft picks: second-rounder Ray Rice, third-rounders Tavares Gooden, Tom Zbikowski and Oniel Cousins, fourth-rounder David Hale, sixth-rounder Haruki Nakamura and...

 

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2008; 04:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens, Flacco Have Tentative Deal

Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco tentatively has agreed to a five-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The deal includes $8.75 million in guaranteed money and potentially could be worth as much as $30 million, said the source, who spoke on the condition of...

 

By Mark Maske | July 17, 2008; 01:14 PM ET | Comments (2)

No Longterm Deal for Haynesworth, Suggs or Asomugha

The deadline for teams to sign their franchise-tagged players to longterm contracts was Tuesday. The Dallas Cowboys got safety Ken Hamlin signed to a six-year, $39 million deal that includes about $15 million in guaranteed money. But there were no longterm deals for Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth,...

 

By Mark Maske | July 16, 2008; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ogden Set to Make Retirement Official

Baltimore Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden told the Baltimore Sun that he has decided to retire. Ogden, 33, was one of the best offensive linemen in the sport for most of his 12 seasons but had been plagued by a toe injury. He'd been expected to retire this offseason...

 

By Mark Maske | June 11, 2008; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ogden Retirement Announcement Reportedly Could Be Coming Soon

It has been widely assumed that Baltimore Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden will retire this offseason, but it hasn't been made official. That could change soon. The Baltimore Sun reports that Ogden could announce his retirement within the next week or so....

 

By Mark Maske | June 4, 2008; 01:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Add Musa Smith for Backfield Depth

The New York Jets signed reserve tailback Musa Smith, a free agent formerly with the Baltimore Ravens. Smith spent five seasons with the Ravens and totaled 496 rushing yards, including 264 last season. He gives the Jets additional depth at tailback behind starter Thomas Jones....

 

By Mark Maske | May 27, 2008; 09:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens Not Shedding Undisciplined Image

The brawl that Baltimore Ravens players had during a minicamp practice over the weekend doesn't exactly dispel the image that the team had last season under former coach Brian Billick of being undisciplined and out of control. The lingering image of last season's Ravens is the penalty-filled meltdown by...

 

By Mark Maske | May 12, 2008; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (2)

Thoughts on Second-Round Quarterbacks

The draft's third and fourth quarterbacks came off the board late in the second round. Louisville's Brian Brohm went 56th overall to the Green Bay Packers, and Michigan's Chad Henne went to the Miami Dolphins on the following choice. A few issues arising from those selections: * So is...

 

By Mark Maske | April 27, 2008; 09:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. McNair Retiring

Quarterback Steve McNair is retiring. The Baltimore Ravens have scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference at which McNair, they said, will make his retirement announcement. McNair, 35, played in 13 NFL seasons, the last two of them with the Ravens after 11 with the franchise called the Houston Oilers,...

 

By Mark Maske | April 17, 2008; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (5)

Stover Outlines Plan to Replace Upshaw as Union Chief

Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover sent an e-mail in recent days to fellow player representatives in the NFL Players Association outlining a plan to select a new union executive director by next spring to replace Gene Upshaw. Reached by telephone today, Stover confirmed that he sent the message but...

 

By Mark Maske | April 8, 2008; 02:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Suggs, Ravens Headed To Arbitration Over Position Dispute

Terrell Suggs has filed a grievance against the Baltimore Ravens. At dispute is his official position--and $814,000 When the Ravens used their franchise player tag on Suggs last month, they designated him a linebacker. That gives Suggs a salary of $8.065 million next season if he remains the franchise...

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2008; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens Tag T. Suggs

The Baltimore Ravens placed their franchise player tag on Terrell Suggs. The move gives the Ravens the right to retain Suggs, who had been eligible for unrestricted free agency later this month, by matching any contract offer he might receive from another team. It also gives the Ravens the...

 

By Mark Maske | February 19, 2008; 01:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Class of Head Coaches Lacks Star Power

The four head coaches hired by NFL teams this offseason were Tony Sparano, John Harbaugh, Mike Smith and Jim Zorn. That perhaps qualifies this year's class of new head coaches as the least celebrated in recent memory. When the just-completed season began, all were NFL assistant coaches but none...

 

By Mark Maske | February 11, 2008; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Ravens Make It Official and Retain Ryan as Defensive Boss

PHOENIX--Defensive coordinator Rex Ryan remained with the Baltimore Ravens today. New head coach John Harbaugh also gave Ryan the title of assistant head coach. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said when he fired Brian Billick as the team's coach that Ryan and the club's other assistants were free to search...

 

By Mark Maske | January 28, 2008; 02:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens Close to Hiring Cameron as Offensive Coordinator

The Baltimore Ravens are close to completing a deal to hire Cam Cameron as their offensive coordinator, an NFL source said. John Harbaugh, the Ravens' new head coach, previously worked for Cameron in the college ranks at Indiana in 1997, when Cameron was the school's head coach. Cameron was...

 

By Mark Maske | January 23, 2008; 01:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ravens Pick Harbaugh

This from Mark Maske: The Baltimore Ravens just announced that they have hired Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach John Harbaugh to be their new head coach, replacing Brian Billick. The move comes one day after the Ravens' first choice, Jason Garrett, rejected the job to remain the offensive coordinator of...

 

By Emilio Garcia-Ruiz | January 18, 2008; 06:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Harbaugh Having Second Interview With Ravens

Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach John Harbaugh is meeting with Baltimore Ravens officials today at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's Harbaugh's second interview for the Ravens' vacant head coaching job. The Ravens were left reassessing their search after they failed to complete a contract earlier this...

 

By Mark Maske | January 18, 2008; 01:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Garrett Staying in Dallas

Jason Garrett has withdrawn from consideration for the head coaching jobs of the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons, an NFL source said this morning. He plans to remain the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision has...

 

By Mark Maske | January 17, 2008; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (90)

Does Caldwell's Disappearance from Other Coaching Searches Signal Dungy's Intention?

As Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy prepares to announce a decision about whether he will retire, it is intriguing that Colts quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell has dropped off the radar for other head coaching vacancies around the league. Caldwell once was viewed as a top candidate in Atlanta and...

 

By Mark Maske | January 17, 2008; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Garrett's Decision Coming Today?

It could be decision day for Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. He received head coaching offers from the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons this week, according to sources familiar with the discussions, and the Cowboys are trying to retain him as their offensive coordinator. Garrett returned to the...

 

By Mark Maske | January 17, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Garrett Finishes Second Interview With Falcons Without Taking Job

Jason Garrett completed his second head coaching interview in Atlanta today without accepting a job offer from the Falcons. The Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator had been in Baltimore before going to Atlanta. The Ravens tried but failed Tuesday to complete a contract with Garrett to be their head coach....

 

By Mark Maske | January 16, 2008; 06:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons' Turn to Try to Hire Garrett

It was on to Atlanta for Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after the Baltimore Ravens tried but failed Tuesday to hire him as their head coach. Now the Falcons apparently will attempt to complete a deal with Garrett today to fill their head coaching vacancy. Garrett, according to...

 

By Mark Maske | January 16, 2008; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Garrett Leaves Ravens' Complex With No Deal

Jason Garrett left the Baltimore Ravens' headquarters without agreeing to a deal to be their head coach. Garrett likely will have a second interview for the Atlanta Falcons' head coaching job next. The Dallas Cowboys also are trying to retain him as their offensive coordinator and have informed him...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2008; 05:18 PM ET | Comments (7)

Cowboys Trying to Keep Garrett

The Dallas Cowboys are trying to keep Jason Garrett as their offensive coordinator. Garrett is in Baltimore and might accept an offer today to become the Ravens' head coach. But, according to a source familiar with the deliberations, the Cowboys have told Garrett that they will match the financial...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2008; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (11)

Ravens, Garrett Close

It appears that the Baltimore Ravens indeed are getting close to hiring Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as their head coach. An NFL source said early this afternoon that Garrett likely would accept the job, barring any last-minute snags in contract negotiations. Garrett is at the team's training...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2008; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens Might Try to Finish Deal With J. Garrett Today

Jason Garrett is in Baltimore today for a second interview for the Ravens' vacant head coaching job and an NFL source said this morning it's possible that the team could hire Garrett by day's end. Garrett, the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, has emerged as the front-runner to...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2008; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (700)

Coaching Searches Can Accelerate Now That Sparano, Garrett and Caldwell Are Available

A few head coaching searches around the league should be able to move forward and perhaps be resolved now that the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts have been eliminated from the playoffs, making three coveted assistants--offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Tony Sparano of the Cowboys and...

 

By Mark Maske | January 14, 2008; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons to Interview Garrett, Sparano Today

The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to interview two Cowboys assistants, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Tony Sparano, for their head coaching vacancy today in the Dallas area. Teams in the head coaching market are using the opportunity they have under NFL rules to interview candidates on...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2008; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Young Offensive Coordinator McDaniels Declining Head Coaching Interviews, Will Stay With Patriots

Josh McDaniels, the New England Patriots' 31-year-old offensive coordinator, has pulled himself out of consideration for head coaching vacancies with other teams. McDaniels was drawing interest after overseeing the Patriots' record-setting offense. The Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons reportedly were interested in interviewing him. But McDaniels declined the interviews....

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2008; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Billick Gracious in Written Remarks

Brian Billick did not attend the news conference announcing his firing as coach of the Baltimore Ravens but issued a written statement through the team. "It has been a great ride with the Ravens and the fans here," Billick said in the statement. "My family and I have grown...

 

By Mark Maske | December 31, 2007; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (3)

Bisciotti Says He Made "Gut-Feeling" Decision on Billick Sunday Morning

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said at an afternoon news conference at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills, Md., that he decided Sunday morning to fire Brian Billick as the club's coach after being prepared in recent weeks to retain him. "It's a gut feeling," Bisciotti said. "It just...

 

By Mark Maske | December 31, 2007; 04:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

Billick Fired

The Baltimore Ravens have fired Brian Billick as their coach, two NFL sources said. Billick had said during the final weeks of the season that he would return next season, and the Baltimore Sun reported that Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti planned to bring Billick back. But Bisciotti never confirmed...

 

By Mark Maske | December 31, 2007; 02:27 PM ET | Comments (8)

Could Ignominy of Loss to Dolphins Cost Billick His Job?

One has to wonder if Sunday's loss to the previously winless Miami Dolphins perhaps could cost Baltimore Ravens Coach Brian Billick his job. There have been rumblings in the second half of the season that Billick's job could be in jeopardy. But most recently, he has said that he...

 

By Mark Maske | December 17, 2007; 03:25 PM ET | Comments (4)

Neuheisel Reportedly Interviews for UCLA Job

Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Rick Neuheisel reportedly interviewed Friday for the head coaching job at UCLA. The school's head coaching search could include several NFL candidates. Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow reportedly will interview for the job within the next few days....

 

By Mark Maske | December 15, 2007; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (3)

League Fines Four Ravens Players $70,000 in Total, Official Not Disciplined

Four Baltimore Ravens players were fined a total of $70,000 by the NFL for "abuse" and criticism of the game officials during and after Monday night's loss to the New England Patriots, the league announced today. Linebacker Bart Scott was fined $25,000 for "verbally abusing" the officials and throwing...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2007; 03:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

League Investigating Rolle's Allegation Against Official

The NFL is investigating an allegation by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle that an official spoke to him in a demeaning fashion late in Monday night's loss to the New England Patriots. Rolle said that head linesman Phil McKinnely referred to him as "boy." Rolle told reporters after the...

 

By Mark Maske | December 4, 2007; 05:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Patriots Go From Being Most Dominant Team in League History to Luckiest

BALTIMORE--The New England Patriots had better be very, very good the rest of the way if they're going to complete an unbeaten season. Because they probably exhausted all the luck at their disposal here Monday night. Three times on the game's decisive drive, the Patriots appeared to fail on...

 

By Mark Maske | December 4, 2007; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (5)

Ravens Probably Don't Have Enough Offensive Firepower to Follow Eagles' Plan Against Patriots

Eight days ago, the Philadelphia Eagles provided the blueprint for how to beat the New England Patriots. They didn't do it, but they suffered a near-miss loss in Foxborough, Mass., behind backup quarterback A.J. Feeley that showed how it can be done. They threw the ball early and often....

 

By Mark Maske | December 3, 2007; 09:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Some Field Goals Could Be Subject to Replay Reviews in Future Seasons

The NFL's competition committee will study the issue this offseason of whether instant replay should be made available to review certain field goal attempts, a league spokesman said today. The committee's consideration will come in reaction to the bizarre ending of the Cleveland Browns' triumph Sunday over the Baltimore...

 

By Mark Maske | November 20, 2007; 10:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Boller Extension Could Take Ravens Out of Running for Leftwich

INDIANAPOLIS--The Baltimore Ravens' signing of quarterback Kyle Boller to a one-year contract extension today might take them out of the running for Byron Leftwich. Ravens officials had been in contact with the representatives for Leftwich, the former starter in Jacksonville who was released by the Jaguars last weekend. With...

 

By Mark Maske | September 6, 2007; 08:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons Not in Hot Pursuit of Leftwich, At Least Not Yet

According to an NFL source, the Atlanta Falcons have demonstrated only moderate interest thus far in free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich, who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars over the weekend. The Falcons are short on quarterbacks, with Michael Vick on indefinite suspension and D.J. Shockley sidelined for the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 3, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

For Ravens, McGahee's Arrival Offsets Losses

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Baltimore Ravens Players Released: Jamal Lewis, RB Edwin Mulitalo, G Free Agents Lost: Tony Pashos, T Ovie Mughelli, FB Adalius Thomas, LB Aubrayo Franklin, DT Free Agents Re-Signed: Jarret Johnson, LB Musa Smith, RB Free Agents Added: None Traded For: Willis McGahee, RB Draft: Rd. 1...

 

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2007; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (4)

McGahee Getting New Deal From Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are giving just-acquired tailback Willis McGahee the new contract he wanted. According to an NFL source, McGahee has agreed to a five-year contract with the Ravens worth about $26 million, including $15 million in bonus money. The deal also contains two option years that, if exercised,...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 06:05 PM ET | Comments (3)

Ravens, Bills Agree to McGahee Trade

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade a package of draft picks to the Buffalo Bills for tailback Willis McGahee, an NFL source said. The Ravens will trade third-round choices in each of the next two drafts along with a late-round selection this year, said the source, who spoke...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dillon Visit to Buffalo Another Sign that McGahee-to-Ravens Trade Could Be Near?

Free agent tailback Corey Dillon is scheduled to visit the Buffalo Bills today. The Bills already are looking for a replacement for Willis McGahee even before they trade him. They previously hosted free agents Dominic Rhodes and Chris Brown. It's thought the Bills are close to trading McGahee, probably...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Lewis to Browns, Ravens Zeroing In on McGahee

Tailback Jamal Lewis, released by the Baltimore Ravens last week, agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns and the Ravens seem intent on replacing him by trading for the Buffalo Bills' Willis McGahee. The Ravens released Lewis a week ago but indicated they were interested in re-signing...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 09:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

Ravens Release Mulitalo

The Baltimore Ravens released veteran guard Edwin Mulitalo. The move clears salary cap space for the Ravens to make other maneuvers. They're trying to add a tailback, either by re-signing Jamal Lewis or perhaps by trading for the Buffalo Bills' Willis McGahee....

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 04:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pashos Leaving Ravens for Jaguars

Free agent offensive tackle Tony Pashos is leaving the Baltimore Ravens. He reached a contract agreement today with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The deal is to be announced later today as long as Pashos passes his physical. He is to be the Jaguars' starter at right tackle....

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2007; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Lewis Reaches Eighth Pro Bowl

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reached his eighth career Pro Bowl today. He was named to the AFC team to replace injured Denver Broncos linebacker Al Wilson. He becomes the fifth Ravens defensive player on the team....

 

By Mark Maske | January 24, 2007; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

Local TV Ratings Soaring for Redskins, Ravens

The Washington Redskins' struggles this season aren't hurting the local television ratings for their games. Redskins games this season have an average rating of 26.5 in the Washington market, according to the NFL. That's up 14 percent from a similar point last season, tied for the sixth-largest increase league-wide....

 

By Mark Maske | October 26, 2006; 08:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Offensive Coordinators Taking the Fall

Offensive coordinators are the scapegoats for struggling teams this season. Baltimore Ravens Coach Brian Billick fired his friend, Jim Fassel, on Tuesday after the Ravens' second straight loss Sunday. Arizona Cardinals Coach Dennis Green ousted Keith Rowen on the heels of the club's Monday night meltdown against the Chicago...

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2006; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Boller Provides Glimmer of Hope on Otherwise Dreary Day for Ravens

BALTIMORE--Baltimore Ravens followers seemed relieved and pleased to be able to forget about Kyle Boller, the team's former first-round draft pick turned backup quarterback, in the early going this season. The Ravens acknowledged that Boller wasn't the answer for them at quarterback when they traded for veteran Steve McNair...

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2006; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens CB Ivy Hospitalized in Pittsburgh After Unscheduled Landing of Team Plane

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Ivy is hospitalized in Pittsburgh and is undergoing tests on an injury to his kidneys after the team's charter flight made an unscheduled landing on its way home from Denver following Monday night's loss to the Broncos. The Ravens said in a written statement that...

 

By Mark Maske | October 10, 2006; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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