Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan returned after missing the end of the preseason and Week 1 against Denver with a knee injury, and though his one quarterback hit was his only contribution to the box score, his fourth-quarter penalty for roughing the passer proved costly in Sunday¿s loss.
U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings will be the keynote speaker at the BOLD (Black-male Orientation to Leadership Development) conference in Laurel on Sept. 26. Hosted by Leadership At Its Best, the BOLD conference targets young African-American men in grades 8 through 11 who are struggling to maintain a C average, and inspires them to become bold, successful men.
A day after Terrell Suggs was hurt in the middle of the fourth quarter of the Ravens' eventual 19-13 loss to the Broncos, coach John Harbaugh said the organization is considering external options to replace the rush linebacker. However, Harbaugh expressed confidence that the Ravens have what it takes in-house to fill the void.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith's presence gives this year's team a leg up on the team that limped through the postseason last season with a porous pass defense after it lost Smith during what seemed like a surefire Pro Bowl season.
A major goal as the Ravens headed into training camp was to find one or two more playmakers, but none surfaced. The Ravens are content to remain status quo. Maybe they believe some young players need more time to develop, or there aren't any better candidates on the free-agent market.
Wide receivers Daniel Brown, who caught a touchdown and blocked a punt in Thursday night's preseason-closing loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and Tom Nelson, offensive tackle Blaine Clausell, inside linebacker Andrew Bose and cornerback Quinton Pointer were all let go. Their releases leave the Ravens with 70 players, meaning that they'll have to make 17 more moves by 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The fourth preseason game in the NFL's bloated August schedule is reserved for reserves like them, with a few dozen players vying for a handful of spots on the back end of the Ravens roster entering a game that has meaning only to them.
In recent weeks, Arthur Brown has been a second-team inside linebacker and his spike in defensive and special teams snaps — both in practices and preseason games — suggest that the Ravens are trying to figure out where the 25-year-old fits in.
Carl Davis has quickly grown accustomed to a full game's workload in the NFL. No Ravens defensive linemen has played more this preseason than the third-round pick out of Iowa, and he doesn't expect that to change in Thursday's preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons.
Defensive end Lawrence Guy on Tuesday returned from a knee injury suffered Saturday against the Washington Redskins, giving the Ravens a boost at a defensive line position that could be thin in the final preseason game.
Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, slated for a larger role in the offense as the primary backup to starter Justin Forsett this season, suffered a sprained MCL Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and will be out several weeks, coach John Harbaugh said.
Matt Schaub's training camp interceptions have been well-documented. His errant throws have spurred some groans from the fans at the Under Armour Performance Center. One prominent Raven even felt compelled to remind Schaub what color jerseys his receivers were wearing after a series of incompletions.
With dreams of eventually making it to the NFL, Winters Mill graduate Simeon Wright said he's taking it one step at a time. As a non-scholarship player with preferred walk-on status at Towson, there will be a roster spot for him following this season, though he still has to earn it through practice.
Ravens backup quarterback Matt Shaub has been eager to share his insight with starter Joe Flacco as the two learn under Marc Trestman, the offensive coordinator who replaced Gary Kubiak and is keeping the same basic principles in the playbook.
When the Ravens signed long snapper Morgan Cox to a one-year, $825,000 contract in March, they did so with confidence that he would make a full recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The NFL had the Ravens and teams with a similar free-agent philosophy in mind when the league shifted a key date this year. Instead of having the compensatory draft pick formula count against teams when they signed unrestricted free agents prior to June 1, the league moved the date up to Tuesday.