With tight end Crockett Gillmore (back) and Maxx Williams (concussion) dealing with injuries and Nick Boyle suspended for the remainder of the regular season, the Ravens added a pair of tight ends Tuesday.
With Sunday's season-ending knee injury to Joe Flacco, the Ravens lost their stalwart quarterback who has been a picture of durability over his eight-year career and stability during in an injury-hit, disappointing season. But Flacco's statistics paint the picture of a quarterback who was among the least efficient and productive in the NFL this season.
When the Ravens acquired left tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars in October 2013, they traded for a player who had shown he could be counted on as a cornerstone left tackle over his first five seasons. On Sunday against his former team, Monroe, who is returning from a multiweek shoulder injury, has the opportunity to begin a spell that can eliminate some of the criticisms about his play and questions about his durability as the team's well-paid, franchise left tackle.
Carlton Bailey (Woodlawn) has three conference championship rings and the memory of that AFC title game in 1992, when he intercepted a pass by the Denver Broncos' John Elway and ran for a touchdown in a 10-7 victory that sent the Buffalo Bills to the Super Bowl.
The Ravens defense forced two punts and a field goal in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 29-26 win over the San Diego Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium to prevent the kind of heart-breaking late loss they've suffered so many times before this season.
So far, ex-Maryland Terrapin Jacquille Veii is faring well for the Towson Tigers (4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association), who weIcome Delaware (3-4, 2-2) on Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff. Veii leads the team in catches (28) and receiving yards (348) and has become redshirt senior quarterback Connor Frazier's favorite target.
The Ravens offense has had the ball with a chance to extend a lead, win or tie late in the fourth quarter in every game, and the Ravens are 1-6. Often, they've been left to lament chances missed earlier, in part to deflect the ones they don't capitalize on late.
As the Ravens (1-6) prepare for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers (2-5) at M&T Bank Stadium, quarterback Joe Flacco is trying to break from the inconsistent play that has conjured memories of the quarterback's struggles in 2013.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the communication system was down on the visitors' sideline when the Ravens tried to drive down the field in the final minutes and tie the game with a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
There's seemingly no surefire recipe for success in building an NFL secondary, but one thing could become abundantly clear when the Ravens face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have found a formula that works for them, while the Ravens haven't.
The Ravens today promoted rookie running back Terrence Magee from their practice squad to their 53-man roster, a move that calls into question whether starting back Justin Forsett will be ready to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe was back at practice as a full participant Wednesday, indicating he¿s in line for a return to the starting lineup after missing all but the first six snaps of the season opener against the Denver Broncos with a concussion.
An uncharacteristic spell of ball security issues have cropped up for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in recent weeks, with an interception in four straight games to start the season and his first lost fumble in nearly two years last week against the Steelers.
The starting defensive tackle spot was presumed to belong to second-year, second-round pick Timmy Jernigan as the Ravens sought to replace defensive tackle Haloti Ngata after his offseason trade to the Detroit Lions.
Whether the Ravens' thrilling, 23-20 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night at Heinz Field is ultimately remembered as one of the few highlights of a disappointing season or the game that sparked a turnaround remains to be seen.
Across the board, the running game has regressed. The holes aren't often there, and when they are, Justin Forsett hasn't hit them like he did a year ago. The proud and experienced unit, under fire, will be challenged by a short week of practice ahead of the AFC North matchup against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
In the Ravens' 28-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Jimmy Smith was beaten consistently by star receiver A.J. Green, who caught 10 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with just over two minutes remaining. Following the Ravens' practice Monday, Smith's focus was already on his next challenge,
Ravens coach John Harbaugh, staring at short work-week ahead of Thursday¿s primetime AFC North showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers with his team the only 0-3 club the AFC, insisted Monday that the Ravens are a ¿very confident football team¿ that will be better for their winless start.
It used to be a scenario that the Ravens' defense would relish — a three-point lead to protect, just over two minutes to play and a young quarterback tasked with putting together a lengthy game-saving drive against them.