The Ravens continued to tinker with their roster as they approach today's 4 p.m. first full-team practice of training camp, signing former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Logan Payne, and waiving undrafted free agent fullback Jamison Berryhill.
The Ravens will hold their first full-team practice of training camp on Thursday, July 26. Each day leading up to the official start of camp, The Sun will examine several key position battles that will be decided during preseason.
The Ravens and Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice agreed to a five-year, $40 million extension Monday. Here's what other news outlets are saying about the big deal, which makes Rice one of the NFL's highest-paid backs.
When I logged onto ESPN.com Wednesday morning, I stumbled upon an article by K.C. Joyner about the AFC¿s most overrated players. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was the first player he mentioned. Joyner had a bone to pick with Flacco after his comments to a Baltimore radio station back in April, and he also had some stats to back up his criticism.
Organized team activities and mandatory minicamp have come and gone, and the Ravens are off enjoying a little down time before the start of training camp. But my peers in the media never rest, which is why I have rounded up what several national media outlets have been saying about the Ravens over the past several days.
Anquan Boldin is now in his third season with the Ravens, and after Tuesday's mandatory minicamp workout, the wide receiver said he expects the offense to be better than it has ever been during his time in Baltimore, and he says he hasn't played with a better group of wide receivers than they have now.
Chad Ochocinco was cut by the New England Patriots on Thursday. Since there is always a small sector of the fan base who clamors for over-the-hill, me-first wide receivers (see Terrell Owens and Randy Moss), let's go ahead and shoot down any speculation: The Baltimore Ravens aren't going to make a play for the Twitter-happy wideout.
On paper -- and we know the dangers of evaluating football teams on that alone -- it doesn't appear the Baltimore Ravens have done much to improve an offense that ranked 12th in the NFL in points scored and 15th in total yards a season ago. But there is reason to believe that the offense will be better in 2012: They will finally have a little continuity.
From contract negotiations with quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice to a potentially season-ending Achilles injury to star linebacker Terrell Suggs to coach John Harbaugh's comments on the New England Patriots to mercurial safety Ed Reed's controversial radio interviews, the Ravens have made plenty of off-the-field news this offseason.