A day after running back Ray Rice's contract was terminated, Ravens coach John Harbaugh reaffirmed his belief in Bernard Pierce, who didn't touch the ball after fumbling on his sixth carry in Sunday's season opener.
Emotional about the firing of star running back Ray Rice after a graphic video surfaced of him punching Janay Palmer in a casino elevator and stinging from a season-opening defeat, the Ravens play the AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers in two days.
The Ravens are standing by Ray Rice no longer. The team announced Monday afternoon that it has terminated the contract of the 27-year-old running back on the same day a new video surfaced showing him striking his then-fiancee.
The Ravens terminated the contract of star running back Ray Rice on Monday afternoon, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him indefinitely, hours after TMZ Sports released the video of him knocking his then fiancee, Janay Palmer, unconscious in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator.
However, those who have observed the Ravens' running back for the past several months see it differently. From the first day of training camp, his teammates and coaches have noticed his increased focus and intensity. Matt Rhule, one of Pierce's former coaches at Temple, saw how hard the running back attacked the offseason rehab on his surgically-repaired right shoulder.
The Ravens pared their roster down to the NFL's required 53-player limit Saturday, choosing to keep two quarterbacks and seven wide receivers and leaving themselves thin at cornerback and along the offensive and defensive lines.
Ravens running back Ray Rice is scheduled to break his silence Thursday, speaking for the first time publicly since being suspended two games by the league for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.
As the Ravens are out on the field for their first training camp practice, the NFL made a decision on the status of Ray Rice, suspending the running back for two games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
As the Ravens await word from the NFL on potential discipline for Ray Rice stemming from a domestic violence incident, coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence that the league will be fair to the three-time Pro Bowl running back.
Slated for a reserve role, Forsett could provide value as a third-down back and fill in with the base offense as part of the Ravens' contingency plan if three-time Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice is suspended for the start of the regular season under the NFL personal-conduct policy.
Ray Rice and his wife met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today at the league¿s New York headquarters, one of the final steps for the embattled running back in dealing with his February offseason arrest before the start of the 2014 football season.
And former Ravens star free safety Ed Reed was a crowd favorite during cornerback Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball Sunday with 15,000 tickets sold during the first year it's been held at M&T Bank Stadium with the game at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen previously.