The exact formula for awarded compensatory selections remains a bit of a mystery, but the Courtney Upshaw signing with the Atlanta Falcons puts the Ravens in position to recoup the pick that they might have lost with the Eric Weddle signing.
The Ravens were determined to hold onto an eventual compensatory pick for the loss of offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele. But when it looked like that pick might be a fourth-rounder, they got aggressive.
It was only about 2½ years ago when wide receiver Mike Wallace, then a newly minted Miami Dolphin after spending four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, declared that the Ravens were still his least favorite team. Now, Wallace is joining the organization that he once disliked. The Ravens agreed to terms with the veteran wide receiver during his Tuesday visit to the team¿s training facility.
A disappointing season for Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown has taken another difficult turn, as a back injury has kept him from climbing back up the depth chart after a bye week shuffle moved him down the wide receiver pecking order.
The Ravens overcame two interceptions by quarterback Matt Schaub to beat the Cleveland Browns, 33-27, on "Monday Night Football." Will Hill's 64-yard return of a block field-goal attempt sealed the win with three seconds to play.
Only now, a little over six weeks after the Rams traded him to the wide receiver-needy Ravens for a future seventh-round pick, does Chris Givens feel that he's found his comfort zone. As he prepares to face his former team Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, he's unburdened of the disappointment of diminished playing time in St. Louis and enjoying getting another chance.
Even as a turnover drought that had stretched over 62 series and seven games came to a merciful end in the first half, the Ravens defense blamed the balls that slipped out of their hands Sunday afternoon as the main reason why the game did the same.
A pair of Ravens wide receivers who have seen their impact limited by injury on the field this season made their presence felt off it Friday evening in Ellicott City at Michael Campanaro¿s second annual Toys for Tots drive.
The Jacksonville Jaguars' new regime under coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell created a scheme that allowed their young receivers to grow into one of the game's most feared groups after just 24 games together. On Sunday, that will stand in contrast with the Ravens' group of largely street free agents left in the absence of injured veteran Steve Smith Sr. and first-round pick Breshad Perriman.
New Ravens wide receiver Joe Morgan, who was signed after a tryout Tuesday, said after his first practice with the team that he¿s already fit right into a position group comprised of several undrafted free agents who fought for a role just like he has.
Steve Smith Sr., 35, had announced before the start of the season that this year would be his last, but there seemed to be momentum in recent weeks for him to return for another year. The Ravens, who have plenty of question marks at the wide receiver position both in the present and future, need and want him to return.
It's mistake after mistakes after mistake. Even until the end, when the Ravens couldn't connect on a last-second pass in the back of the end zone.There is still the strong criticism that this team lacks playmakers and that's true. But that was only part of the problem in the Ravens' 26-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.