Day two of free agency brought more reminders of the Ravens' key offseason losses. The team continued to weigh their free-agent options, exercising patience as they try to fill roster holes without an abundance of salary cap space.
Between his massive frame, Samoan roots and rare athleticism for his size, University of Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton has naturally drawn comparisons to Ravens veteran defensive lineman Haloti Ngata.
Marc Trestman has passed the bar exam, sold municipal bonds and written a book on leadership and perseverance, but the 59-year-old, with a professorial appearance and a philosopher's vocabulary, has always found his way back to the sideline, which is where he'll be again this summer as the Ravens' offensive coordinator.
In Marc Trestman's five stops as an offensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns, the San Francisco 49ers, the Arizona Cardinals, the Oakland Raiders, and then head coach of the Chicago Bears, his best statistical offensive year was his first.
The Ravens moved quickly to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy, replacing Gary Kubiak with Marc Trestman, another former NFL head coach with a reputation for getting the most out of quarterbacks.
The Washington Redskins interviewed former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast on Jan. 9 as part of their search for Jim Haslett's replacement, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed
Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein, a Mount Airy native, is hoping for an NFL career as he practices this week at the Senior Bowl all-star game. Projected anywhere from the fourth to the fifth round by NFL scouts and draft analysts, Havenstein's roots go back to playing at Linganore.
Immediately after their 20-10 victory, the Ravens started focusing on their next challenge -- trying to mount a successful playoff run. Preparations for the 2015 season can wait, even though their opponents for next year are now all set.
The Ravens can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Browns plus a Bengals loss, or a Ravens win plus the San Diego Chargers losing or tying the Kansas City Chiefs or a Ravens tie plus a Chargers loss.
When the Baltimore Ravens visit Houston on Sunday, the Texans will rely heavily on running back Arian Foster, who has run for over 100 yards in seven of 11 games this season and averages 102.5 yards per game.
Some sports name three stars of the game after the game. I'll do that one better: I'm going to name them before the Ravens even play. These will be the three stars of the game when the Baltimore Ravens (2-1) host the the 2-1 Carolina Panthers.
The NFL is devoting commercial time to public service announcements from the No More anti-domestic violence campaign during all of its game broadcasts and time slots this weekend, including CBS, FOX, NBC and ESPN, according to NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter.