As the Ravens' new starting safety tandem, both Darian Stewart and Matt Elam have built hard-hitting reputations. But neither player has distinguished himself on a regular basis in the NFL in pass coverage, with the duo combining for just two career interceptions.
I am a proud Baltimore native and have been a Ravens fan since the football team moved here in 1996. I am also a pastor and an advocate against domestic violence and rape culture. The alleged behavior of running back Ray Rice, who was accused of knocking out his then fiancee (now wife) during an altercation in Atlantic City, has embarrassed me enough to question being a Ravens fan.
Now that veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston has ageed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, any lingering speculation about a potential reunion with Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak can finally be put to rest for good.
After starring as a defensive end at the University of Connecticut, Tim Willman attended the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie mini-camp in May and hopes he did enough to impress the coaches and earn a chance to make the team later this summer.
Now, the Baltimore native has the job of his dreams. He officially became an NFL football player Friday night when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, trading up with the San Francisco 49ers to select him 94th overall.
In two seasons, Webster an Elkton native, piled up 88 tackles, 26 sacks, 31 tackles for losses, an interception and three forced fumbles. He also caught two touchdowns lining up at tight end and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
Shortly after Terrance West finished working out for the Ravens on Monday at their training complex, the Towson star junior running back got a text message from coach John Harbaugh saying he intends to stay in touch.
Since trading for and signing veteran center Jeremy Zuttah to a five-year, $18 million contract extension that includes a salary-cap figure of $1.7 million this year, the Ravens are now approximately $6.976 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $133 million.
About 30 minutes after the market opened at 4 p.m., the Ravens fulfilled their top free-agent priority agreeing to terms with left tackle Eugene Monroe on a five-year, $37.5 million deal, according to a league source.
This Sunday, the group will join a dozen other current and former National Football League players — including Ravens' wide receiver Torrey Smith — at a four-day conference in Baltimore on getting started in consumer products sales. While the NFL has held "boot camps" on broadcasting and other topics, this is its first focusing on product pitches, and it's the first hosted by Baltimore.