A day after his Seattle Seahawks fell just short of earning defensive coordinator Dan Quinn a second Super Bowl ring, the Atlanta Falcons on Monday announced the former Salisbury defensive lineman as their new coach.
LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a Portland's 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Nick Marshall shifted to cornerback Tuesday during a Senior Bowl practice for the South squad after initially being invited to the all-star game and preparing to play quarterback. Marshall lined up with the defensive backs and also worked as a gunner in kick coverage.
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.
Where all of these Sunday developments leaves the Ravens is weighing the merits of a group of candidates that includes Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase is highly regarded by the Ravens, according to sources.
The Ravens will need to hire a new offensive coordinator, after all. Just seven days after saying that he would remain with the Ravens, Gary Kubiak will be named the new head coach of the Denver Broncos, according to a source, returning him to the organization that he spent 20 seasons with as either a player or assistant coach.
The Ravens knew that if offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak wanted to interview for the Denver Broncos' head-coaching vacancy, the job was probably his. Since late last week, they've been preparing for his departure, which now seems imminent.
A block by Kelechi Osemele bought Joe Flacco the time he needed to escape the pressure and find wide receiver Torrey Smith in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown pass during the Ravens' 30-17 AFC wild-card playoff win at Heinz Field.
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.
Welcome to the Ravens 10-Pack, where reporter Jon Meoli hits on 10 stats, notes, and thoughts following a 34-33, gut-punch home loss to the San Diego Chargers. Read ahead for notes on the secondary, which overshadowed a winning performance, plus Justin Tucker's quietly good season, and where all the rookies have gone.
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 Ravens travel to the site of their Super Bowl XLVII win in New Orleans to face the Saints on Monday Night Football.
By nearly every measure, the Ravens' offense has improved dramatically from last season. Through 10 games, the Ravens are averaging more than five points, 56 total yards and 41 rushing yards per game than they were at this point last year. They've gone from ranking 30th in the NFL in total offense to 12th.
For more than half a century, the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame shooed race horses from its door. But that changes Thursday night when the first thoroughbred is inducted, albeit posthumously, into the 234-member Hall.
If you are to believe the words of Ravens players this past week, avenging a rare home loss to the Bengals seven weeks ago is the furthest thing from their minds. Yet, no Ravens player made even the slightest effort to diminish the magnitude of Sunday afternoon's game against the Bengals.