The sideline pass from Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor initially looked out of reach until rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro leap thigh to execute a diving, acrobatic catch in front of safety Jeromy Miles.
The Ravens continue to monitor the veteran cornerback market and are among the teams that have reached out to former Pro Bowl selection Brandon Flowers since he was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, according to a source.
In his first extensive comments to the local media since the end of last season, Flacco expressed excitement about new coordinator Gary Kubiak's West Coast offense, acknowledged the need to take better care of the football and bristled at the suggestion that he hasn't put enough time in to learn the offense and gain more chemistry with his wide receivers.
Former Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller grew up chasing his two older brothers around the football field and track, engaging in a constant competition for bragging rights at Woodlawn High near the family home.
Wide receiver Corey Fuller already plays for the Detroit Lions after being drafted in the sixth round last year out of Virginia Tech and his younger brother, Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, is visiting the Lions today, according to a league source.
Now, Kyle Fuller is in the midst of a busy travel schedule that a league source said includes official visits with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. He also has private workout with the Colts and Carolina Panthers.l
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.
Since trading for and signing veteran center Jeremy Zuttah to a five-year, $18 million contract extension that includes a salary-cap figure of $1.7 million this year, the Ravens are now approximately $6.976 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $133 million.
After monitoring the Smith and Carolina Panthers fallout from afar, the Ravens finally had their first opportunity to make their pitch to the five-time Pro Bowl receiver after he was released following 13 NFL seasons with the Panthers.