Lee Evans returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. However, Ben Grubbs, Chris Carr and Jimmy Smith did not practice. ... The Steelers accused the Ravens of dirty play in Sunday's win. ... Former Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister is "broke as a joke," according to TMZ. ... Terrell Suggs was humbled by becoming the Ravens' all-time sack leader. ... Maryland receivers Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree have been suspended indefinitely for violations of team rules. ... Earl Weaver was in Baltimore on Thursday.
The Ravens must cut their active roster down to 53 mighty men on Saturday. Here is my projection of what the roster will look like, but please note that John Harbaugh and his staff are better at evaluating talent than I am.
Tyrod Taylor left the first quarter with a bruise on his left shoulder and didn't return in the Ravens' 21-7 victory over the Falcons on Thursday night. ... The Ravens decided to take the cautious route by sitting their starting offensive line for the preseason finale. ... Anquan Boldin is OK. ... IndyCar drivers found a number of flaws during their first up-close-and-personal look at the course for this weekend's inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. ... The Orioles lost to the Blue Jays (one more loss and this will officially be another losing season). ... The Orioles made some roster moves. ... Jeremy Guthrie will continue to wear No. 46.
Baltimore's biggest worry is the offensive line, which has had an up-and-down preseason. Blame it on injuries and the subsequent shuffling along the line if you want. The Ravens have had a different combination of five linemen in each of their preseason games, and left guard Ben Grubbs is the only player who has lined up at his projected position throughout the entire preseason.
Thanks to three touchdown drives by the first-team offense and a last-minute drive led by Tyrod Taylor, the Ravens overcame a 14-point first-quarter deficit to win their alleged preseason rivalry game against the Redskins, 34-31. Here is what is on my mind after the Ravens won their second straight preseason game.
Despite a solid showing against the Chiefs, the Ravens have plenty of wrinkles to iron out before the Steelers come to town in Week 1. Here are five storylines to watch when the Ravens take on the Redskins.
Baltimore is blessed with a bunch of talented sports bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. I often link up to these local writers in my morning Coffee Companion posts, but instead of just exchanging anti-social links with them, I have decided to be slightly less anti-social by exchanging emails with them in a somewhat regular feature called Blogger on Blogger.
Scouts Inc. has completed its grading of every player in the NFL, and they released the list of the top 200 players in the NFL on Tuesday. I know we have actually football games to discuss now -- trust me, I really am happy about that -- but I figured some of you would be interested to see where the folks at ESPN have ranked the top Ravens players on their list.
I know you want to pick some of the guys in purple for your team -- heck, in my auction league, I somehow wound up with Ray Rice, Anquan Boldin and Billy Cundiff -- but the key is making sure you don't reach for them. Here's when you should draft each of your favorite Ravens.
Let's jump in the time machine and flash back in time to the early 2000s when Tom Cruise wasn't a known crazy person, "Freedom Fries" were an innovation in redneck culinary circles and men under the age of 40 wearing visors in public was considered to be socially acceptable. Thanks to Al Gore's Internet invention, fantasy football was starting to blow up -- and we were advised to select running backs with our first 13 or so picks.