Torrey Smith, heading into his second season with the San Francisco 49ers after playing four years with the Ravens, hosted his fifth annual charity basketball game Saturday afternoon at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore. All proceeds for the event benefited the Torrey Smith Foundation, which provides for at-risk youth.
Unlike many well-known former NFL players who struggled mightily at the veteran combine Sunday in Phoenix, former Ravens and Tennessee Titans linebacker Brandon Copeland came away from the experience upbeat about his job prospects.
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.
In a world where people demand instant access, whether it be sports scores or breaking news, Troy Jones is different. Instead of being in a hurry to accumulate things and knowledge at a rapid pace, Jones preaches patience. The approach shows in his pupils.
The Ravens' front office has earned plenty of praise for their decisions during the draft but it is also in the minutes after the final pick has been made, a period that assistant general manager Eric DeCosta equated to a "feeding frenzy," where the organization has historically done some of its best work.