Mike Preston’s observations on Ravens’ Gus Edwards, Lamar Jackson, emerging defensive playmakers and more

The bye week is usually a time for the coaching staff to self-scout. Hopefully the Ravens determine that backup running back Gus Edwards needs more touches.

Entering bye week, Ravens’ Lamar Jackson has ‘improved in just about every area that you can quantify’

There have been few more impressive and improved players in the NFL this season than Lamar Jackson.

Ravens confident ‘sacks will come,' and they’re looking to Tyus Bowser and Jaylon Ferguson to provide them

Young Ravens linebackers Tyus Bowser and Jaylon Ferguson will see increased snaps with Pernell McPhee out for the year because of a torn triceps.

Juan Soto helps Nationals top Gerrit Cole and Astros, 5-4, in World Series opener

Washington gets jump on Houston in World Series with early power display

Schmuck: Ravens enter bye week at just the right time, and it’s time to start wondering what season could be

The Patriots loom, but it would be hard to imagine a more opportune time for the Ravens to take a break to savor a signature performance and ponder the possibilities ahead.

Ravens sign linebacker Demone Harris to the practice squad — after helping him find his lost engagement ring

On Tuesday, the Ravens announced the signing of outside linebacker Demone Harris to the practice squad, capping a stressful but rewarding week for the 23-year-old.

Ravens’ Marcus Peters bringing experience, flexibility and 'picks, picks, picks’ to cornerback group

Ravens defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt said newly acquired cornerback Marcus Peters gives the team a matchup advantage against opposing offenses.

Maryland QB Josh Jackson, RB Anthony McFarland Jr. expected to return Saturday at No. 17 Minnesota

Maryland coach Mike Locksley said Tuesday that quarterback Josh Jackson and running back Anthony McFarland Jr. are expected to play in Saturday’s game at No. 17 Minnesota.

Orioles GM Mike Elias’ drafting efforts remain evident on Astros’ World Series roster

Of the 25 players on the Astros’ World Series roster, 10 have a connection to Orioles general Mike Elias’ amateur scouting work during his Houston tenure.

Baltimore-area fall high school sports polls

Baltimore-area varsity high school sports polls

Athletes of the Week: South River football’s Delvin Johnson, Spalding field hockey’s Lindsay Beardmore

South River football’s Delvin Johnson and Archbishop Spalding field hockey’s Lindsay Beardmore were honored this week.