John Harbaugh may have raised some eyebrows ¿ or at least spurred some speculation ¿ when he said at the owners meetings yesterday that former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is ¿definitely¿ on the team¿s list.
"We have to upgrade the offensive line," Ravens coach John Harbaugh saud during the owners meetings Tuesday at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. "I don't even know if we have a full complement of linemen to be on our 53-man roster right now."
Ravens running back Ray Rice is scheduled to become a free agent, but the team will place the franchise tag on him by March 5 in the hopes of working out a long-term deal with the Pro Bowl back. That's a bummer for teams looking for an elite back as Rice would have been the best available runner.
Running back Ricky Williams has told Ravens officials that he is retiring, according to sources. But the team is leaving the door open for the 34-year-old to return in 2012 should he change his mind, which is a possibility.
The retirement of Ricky Williams leaves the Ravens with one running back who has more than five career NFL carries -- and that¿s Ray Rice, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Here's a quick look at who the Ravens have on the roster (besides Rice) and a little speculation with three free-agent running backs and three soon-to-be draftees who might fit with the team.
Is the window closing for the Ravens to win a Super Bowl? It definitely is for stalwart linebacker Ray Lewis and free safety Ed Reed. But Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes the window is wide open for his franchise.
Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis headlines the list of inactives for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Lewis, who has a toe injury, has now missed three consecutive games for the first time since 2005.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday he is "hopeful" that inside linebacker Ray Lewis will play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, though he estimated that Lewis is "probably the guy that's furthest away."