Twenty-five years ago, Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, abandoned a year earlier when the Orioles migrated downtown to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, enjoyed the start of one last fling with professional baseball, as the minor league Bowie Baysox opened their inaugural season there.
Nine months after signing Jeremy Maclin to a two-year, $11 million deal, the Ravens will release the 29-year-old wide receiver after a disappointing 2017 season. Maclin caught just 40 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns.
The Ravens re-signed Brent Urban, who appeared on his way to a breakout season last year when he suffered a significant foot injury in London. Staying healthy for has been problematic for the Ravens defensive end.
Ozzie Newsome will step down as Ravens general manager next season, handing the reigns of the player personnel decisions over to Eric DeCosta, owner Steve Bisciotti said at Friday’s State of the Ravens address.
With the right distribution deal, a few name-brand collegiate players who washed out of the NFL and enough modernization in the game's play and presentation, Vince McMahon might actually find success with the XFL this go-round, thanks in part to the NFL's recent political and cultural struggles.