Losing games they should have won cost the Ravens the past couple of seasons. If they miss the playoffs again in 2018, they'll look back at Sunday's loss in Cleveland as an unforgivable missed opportunity.
The Ravens opened their first day of practice this week without three starters in running back Alex Collins (illness), middle linebacker C.J. Mosley (bone bruise in left knee) and nose tackle Michael Pierce (foot).
When Lamar Jackson was taken No. 32 overall in the draft this year, Ozzie Newsome acknowledged they were “building for the future” with the Heisman Trophy winner. But, he added, “In order for us to win this year, we need Joe Flacco.”
Out are Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Michael Campanaro. In are Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead IV, along with expectations that they will be able to spark the Ravens’ dormant passing game.
Ravens receiver John Brown doesn't say a lot, but no player has made a bigger impression during training camp. Brown hopes to put two injury-riddled seasons behind him, and he's no stranger to fighting back from difficult times.
In Thursday’s practice, former Arizona Cardinals receiver John Brown caught two passes for touchdowns and another for a long gain from quarterback Joe Flacco, which might be a promising sign of their budding cohesion.
Justin Shockey has bounced back Maryland men’s lacrosse, Duke’s John Danowski said he can’t compare Justin Guterding to others, Andy Shay said Yale is the underdog, Salisbury is hoping to lean on its experience, and Wesleyan may feel right at home at Gillette Stadium thanks to a famous alum.
Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld received a contract extension months before the team concluded its inconsistent 2017-18 season and bowed out in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as the eighth seed.
The NFL has named Dr. Nicholas Theodore of Johns Hopkins as chairman of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, a board of independent and NFL-affiliated physicians and scientists, that advises the league on neuroscience, concussion and other health issues.