Annually lacking the salary cap space to make major outside additions and content to reward their own players while building through the draft, the Ravens traditionally stay quiet through the first couple days of free agency when money changes hands at an eye-popping rate.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh finalized several changes to his coaching staff Wednesday, promoting five members from last season's staff and officially announcing the hiring of former Chicago Bears tight end coach Andy Bischoff.
Hobart offensive tackle Ali Marpet has heard all of the doubting questions and drawn plenty of double-takes, the anticipated scrutiny that goes along with being a Division III lineman playing in the Senior Bowl.
Nick Marshall shifted to cornerback Tuesday during a Senior Bowl practice for the South squad after initially being invited to the all-star game and preparing to play quarterback. Marshall lined up with the defensive backs and also worked as a gunner in kick coverage.
Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein, a Mount Airy native, is hoping for an NFL career as he practices this week at the Senior Bowl all-star game. Projected anywhere from the fourth to the fifth round by NFL scouts and draft analysts, Havenstein's roots go back to playing at Linganore.
Where all of these Sunday developments leaves the Ravens is weighing the merits of a group of candidates that includes Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase is highly regarded by the Ravens, according to sources.
Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe was limited to special teams action in Sunday¿s 35-31 playoff loss to the New England Patriots, a frustrating end to a season stunted by injuries that limited him to just 11 starts.
Since rejoining the starting lineup, Stewart has gone on a bit of a tear and is coming off arguably his top game of the season during the Ravens' 30-17 AFC wild-card playoff win Saturday night over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
So here is a little advice to coach John Harbaugh and coordinators Gary Kubiak and Dean Pees: Be imaginative, creative and unchained. In other words, as Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor once said, "go out there like a bunch of crazed dogs."
To a core group of Ravens, it's almost expected that they'll play two or three playoff games every year. But as they prepare to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night in the AFC wild-card round at Heinz Field, other veterans joining them this postseason haven't been so fortunate.
Heading into Saturday night's AFC wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, the Ravens have been outscored, 41-20, in the first half of the past four games. In that span, they have failed to score an offensive touchdown in the first quarter.
An M&T Bank Stadium worker told police that the Baltimore Ravens' director of security Darren Sanders groped and forced himself against her as she walked him through the building after a December home game, court documents show.
The only thing that matters to the Ravens (10-6) is that they'll get another opportunity to overcome their struggles Saturday night, when they face the third-seeded and AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) at Heinz Field in the AFC wild-card round.
Timmy Jernigan already sounded like a wise old head as he assessed the circumstances that made him a starting defensive lineman for the Ravens. "Strange opportunity is a part of this league," Jernigan observed in his relaxed North Florida drawl.
When the Baltimore Ravens visit Houston on Sunday, the Texans will rely heavily on running back Arian Foster, who has run for over 100 yards in seven of 11 games this season and averages 102.5 yards per game.
A knee injury Sunday cut safety Terrence Brooks¿ season short after just 11 games, and defensive coordinator Dean Pees on Thursday kicked himself for trying to fit the first-year safety into too many positions instead of letting him get acclimated to the NFL in just one.