Former Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce requested a trial by jury and was assigned an Oct. 27 trial court date in his driving-under-the-influence case, according to his attorney, Warren Alperstein.
The Ravens placed tight end Dennis Pitta and free safety Terrence Brooks on the physically unable to perform list, an unsurprising development considering the severity and timing of their respective injuries.
Depth and defense were on display on July 18 when the Arbutus Big Red semipro team opened the Mason Dixon Football League home schedule with a 26-0 victory over the DMV Jaguars at Arbutus Middle School. Interceptions by Neal Curtis – an 80-yard touchdown return – and Mark Johnson – a 35-yard TD – drew attention, but it was the defensive line that earned most of the praise from coach Ulander Giles
It was a practiced motion, unremarkable except that Brooks tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee in December against the Jacksonville Jaguars while covering a kickoff.
The former Maryland running back and Mount St. Joseph standout is going to play linebacker for the Alabama Hammers after signing Thursday with the Professional Indoor Football Team franchise, which is based in Huntsville.
Although the high school baseball season officially ended with Mt. Hebron's 1-0 loss to Chopticon in the state baseball championship last weekend, Sunday was a banner day for Howard County baseball. Four local seniors ¿ Reservoir third baseman Jack Barry, Wilde Lake outfielder Cuinn Mullins, Mt. Hebron pitcher Mark Smith and Glenelg catcher Garrett Southern ¿ not only represented Howard County in the Brooks Robinson High School All Star Game at Oriole Park, they did so with a flourish against the best high school competition Maryland has to offer.
Since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee last December against the Jacksonville Jaguars and having the damage repaired by Dr. James Andrews, Brooks says he's made steady progress in his rehabilitation.
At 6 feet 6, 238 pounds with the athleticism to run the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds and record a 37-inch vertical leap, Darren Waller -- who played safety in high school -- is an intriguing developmental project. He's the tallest and heaviest wide receiver on the Ravens' roster.
Questions about the quality of the offensive line that St. Louis Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley will run behind were answered with their second pick, when they made Wisconsin tackle Rob Havenstein (Mount Airy) the 57th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Now with the Jacksonville Jaguars after being claimed off waivers one day after the Ravens cut him from the roster, Pierce broke his silence in discussing the incident for the first time as he met with Jacksonville reporters this week.
Although the Ravens signed veteran runner Justin Forsett to a three-year, $9 million contract in March as their returning starter, they're still likely to reinforce the running back position with a rookie to work in tandem with him.
Shirtless despite the relatively chilly temperatures Wednesday, Towson pass rusher Ryan Delaire displayed his chiseled physique and crisp mobility for scouts during a series of outside linebacker and defensive end drills.
Running back Bernard Pierce was claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers from the Ravens one day after he was released following his arrest for driving under the influence, according to an NFL source.