Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome touched on a number of topics today at the NFL scouting combine, acknowledging that Justin Tucker is likely headed for the franchise tag and there is no sense of urgency to rework Joe Flacco's contract.
Only now, a little over six weeks after the Rams traded him to the wide receiver-needy Ravens for a future seventh-round pick, does Chris Givens feel that he's found his comfort zone. As he prepares to face his former team Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, he's unburdened of the disappointment of diminished playing time in St. Louis and enjoying getting another chance.
An NFL competition committee proposal to ¿make it illegal for an offensive player with an eligible number to report as ineligible and line up outside the core of the formation¿ got the necessary 75 percent approval from team owners during the final day of the league meetings at the Arizona Biltmore resort.
Although the Ravens aren't among Bryant's 22 combined visits and private workouts, a source says they've maintained interest in him throughout the draft process and conducted a meeting with him at the NFL scouting combine.
During a decorated college career at West Virginia, Baltimore's Tavon Austin was tough to get a grasp of in the open field. He totaled 3,413 receiving yards in four years in Morgantown, and much of the damage Austin did as a receiver came after the catch when the Mountaineers quickly got him the ball in space. Five games into his NFL career, though, the St. Louis Rams rookie has found that space hard to come by.
Every Monday, the day after our favorite day of the week but still hours before that week's slate of games officially wraps up with "Monday Night Football," Matt Vensel will bring you his weekly premature NFL power rankings. Why Monday? Because who wants to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday for power rankings?
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.