The NFL owners voted today on the final day of the league meetings to table the Ravens' proposal to expand what is allowed to be reviewed by replay. The proposal will be discussed in more depth at the next league gathering in May.
The league did announce the adoption of several rule changes, including permanently moving the line of scrimmage for extra-point tries to the 15-yard line, banning all chop blocks and expanding the horse-collar rule.
Running back Trent Richardson worked out for the Ravens this month and while he wasn¿t signed immediately, he was told that the team was interested in adding him when he got in better shape. That apparently has happened.
Having already served a four-game suspension to end his rookie season, Ravens tight end Nick Boyle will now be banned for the first 10 games in 2016 after again being found in violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh made some changes to his defensive staff Friday, adding two new assistants, including a former NFL head coach, and altering the roles of several others. Leslie Frazier, a former NFL cornerback who was the Minnesota Vikings head coach for parts of four seasons and spent the past two years as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator, was named the Ravens' new secondary coach.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome, team president Dick Cass and coach John Harbaugh answered dozens of questions from the local media Thursday about the past, present and future of the team. Here's a sampling of what was asked and answered, and some help making sure nothing was lost in translation.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti used Thursday's "State of the Ravens" address to preach about the importance of staying the course. Speaking just four days after the conclusion of a bitterly disappointing 5-11 season, Bisciotti, seated alongside team president Dick Cass, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh, dismissed talk of significant changes following one of the worst years in franchise history.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano, a former Ravens defensive coordinator, has raided his former team for his new defensive coordinator. Ted Monachino, who has coached the Ravens¿ linebackers since 2010, was hired to oversee the Colts¿ defense, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said today in the ¿State of the Ravens¿ news conference.
Arguably the most disappointing season in franchise history ends Sunday with the Ravens (5-10) playing the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. But to his players, John Harbaugh has been a pillar of strength and leadership during a year when so many parts of the team have broken down.
In a season when he had to live up to being a Pro Bowl selection as a rookie, second-year inside linebacker C.J. Mosley's growth as a leader has coach John Harbaugh just as excited about his future as his play on the field.
Just over three weeks after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL that cost him the last six games of the season, coach John Harbaugh said Flacco's rehab is on track and he should return in plenty of time for the 2016 season.
On the day he announced that left tackle Eugene Monroe had surgery on the shoulder injury that has limited him since October and ultimately landed him on injured reserve, Ravens coach John Harbaugh praised the new offensive line that was installed in his absence.
Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown hasn't been active for the past five weeks as he's dealt with a back injury, and coach John Harbaugh said Monday his season is essentially over as the issue continues to linger.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh had a creative solution when asked about the team's new gold pants, which debuted to a mixed reaction Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in their 34-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
New Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett spent all day Tuesday in meetings trying to learn the team's offense, as coach John Harbaugh said there's "absolutely a chance" he gets on the field in the final three games of the season.