Jacoby Jones is currently the starting wide receiver opposite Torrey Smith on the Ravens' depth chart. Although Jones is designated as the favorite to earn a starting job with Anquan Boldin traded to the San Francisco 49ers, he'll face competition for the position.
The Ravens released fullback Vonta Leach and I understand the logic. The Ravens have been under the salary cap gun since winning the Super Bowl in February, and they will save approximately $3 million by cutting Leach.
As you come to grips to life without Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach, consider the following statement: Before this offseason, no NFL team had lost more than five Super Bowl starters from its roster before the following season.
They have hosted parties and attended parades in their honor. They have made appearances on "Live with Kelly and Michael", "Dancing with the Stars" and the "Late Show with David Letterman." They shook hands with the president and then admired their own hands after sliding on sparkling new rings.
Two days after they were honored by President Barack Obama at the White House, the Super Bowl XLVII champion Ravens received their ultimate reward, collecting their championship rings at a private ceremony at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills on Friday.
The 2012-13 Ravens will be well represented Wednesday when the team travels to the White House to be honored by President Barack Obama for its 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.
A sizable chunk of the Ravens' salary cap is taken up by the bloated cap figures of Pro Bowl players such as Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata and costly cap hits for fellow franchise cornerstones such as Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. But the Ravens also rely on young players and cheaper veterans to round out their roster. Here is a list of seven of the best bargains on the Ravens.
It's surprising that someone who scored three unforgettable touchdowns during the Ravens' Super Bowl run then spent his spring shimmying on national television is getting overlooked in the discussion about who will be the other starting wide receiver opposite Torrey Smith, but Jacoby Jones isn't getting mentioned enough.
After a breakout 2012 season, fourth-year Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is no longer flying under the radar. Defenses paid attention to him during the season. Opposing teams showed interest in signing him this spring. The team has publicly said that they would like to sign Pitta to a contract extension. And Pitta said Friday that he would like to stick around.
Agent Joe Linta reiterated last night that his recent comment about the Ravens being ¿dumb¿ for not signing Joe Flacco before last season was made more to defend his client amid accusations that the quarterback was greedy and responsible for the team¿s heavy offseason roster turnover.
Signs of change are everywhere at the Under Armour Performance Center these days, from the Lombardi Trophy that sits in a glass case in the lobby to the title-winning banners that hang in the indoor practice facility to the various new faces that occupy the locker room.
As the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Ravens had an extremely eventful offseason where they overhauled their roster and dealt with a tight salary-cap situation by making a series of tough decisions.
For the Baltimore Ravens, the trade of Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers leaves a significant and belligerent void. The Ravens hope one or more of several young receivers can fill the void. That includes a pair of athletic, pass-catching, matchup-busting tight ends in Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson, who could be tough to stop when they're on the field together.
The NFL Network is revealing its list of the top 100 players in the 2012 season. But knowing how little thought some players give while filling out their ballots, I have a hard time taking that list seriously. The list that interested me more was the top 101 players of 2012 from the guys over at Pro Football Focus.
Aaron Mellette is the first small-school wide receiver the Ravens have drafted since Northern Arizona's Clarence Moore in 2004. They have instead preferred to pluck wide receivers from established BCS programs like Oklahoma, Oregon, Maryland, and Miami.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with blogger Gordon McGuiness, who writes about the Ravens for Pro Football Focus and also contributes to Russell Street Report and the Purple Reign Show.
Five NFL analysts chimed in on the Baltimore Ravens' draft class, and the consensus is they did a good job with a 10-player class that includes Florida safety Matt Elam and Kansas State inside linebacker Arthur Brown.
Ray Rice was one of three Ravens players who took a break from the offseason workout program Tuesday to chat with reporters. He was wearing black pajama pants, so maybe a nap was next up on his agenda. Before he took off, he was asked about Torrey Smith, who is expected to be the team's top receiver in 2013.