After making six selections in the draft and bolstering his defense while failing to provide help at the offensive skill positions, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he'd immediately get back to work to try to bolster the roster.
This week, the first-year class will take the field for the first time together at rookie minicamp. The first of three OTAs will start on May 24, with the final one scheduled for the week of June 6. Then, all 90 players on the Ravens' roster will be on hand at the mandatory minicamp, which goes from June 14-16.
With a team many believed to be among the best in the NFL struggling at two key positions, the Ravens have turned to the rare in-season trade to bolster their roster. Trades for cornerback Will Davis and wide receiver Chris Givens since the season began represent the latest way the Ravens are trying to fill out their roster by solid scouting. They join a growing number of NFL teams who this year are looking to other teams' rosters for players they think can contribute — and who are
With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story first broke.
Since quarterback Joe Flacco last broke the huddle during a season-ending loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in late December, the Ravens have dramatically overhauled an offense that struggled mightily last season.
When free agency starts this afternoon, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21.987 million in salary cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures. Only 12 other NFL teams have more room under the league limit of $133 million.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was trending on Twitter Wednesday for all the wrong reasons. In an eight hour period, Rice's image took an epic pounding -- one from which it might never recover.
One of the many things that the guys over at Pro Football Focus do is grade every player that plays a snap in the NFL. So since the Ravens' season is over, let's go back and see which players received positive marks from PFF and which ones were in the red.
In a 40-plus minute news conference Tuesday at the Under Armour Performance Center, Harbaugh acknowledged that upgrading the much-maligned offensive line is an offseason priority, backed struggling running back Ray Rice and didn't completely rule out changes with his coaching staff.
Fullback Vonta Leach was an afterthought during Monday night's 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta played fewer snaps and more observations after looking at the official snap counts.
Eugene Monroe is assigned the critical job each week of protecting quarterback Joe Flacco's blindside. He's graded out the highest of any Ravens offensive lineman this season and has allowed four sacks and 10 quarterback hurries in eight starts, according to Pro Football Focus.
Although Jones' message of encouragement isn't falling on deaf ears, this has been a much quieter season than the 2012 Pro Bowl selection envisioned as he's been unable to replicate his star performance from last season.
On the Ravens' first running play in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns, their offensive linemen fired off the line of scrimmage and rolled left in unison, as if they were tied together with string.
Named to the Pro Bowl the past three seasons, Rice has rushed for just 259 yards on 97 carries this season and is on pace to finish with 519 yards. Averaging 2.7 yards per run, Rice is the second-lowest ranked running back in average per carry in the NFL.
Looking at which Baltimore Ravens got a lot of playing time and which Ravens rode the pine in the first seven games of the 2013 season. Only five players, including middle linebacker Daryl Smith, have played every snap.