The Ravens will place a second-round contract tender on restricted free-agent wide receiver Kamar Aiken, according to an industry source. The tender is worth $2.553 million and makes it likely that the 26-year-old wide receiver, who had a breakout 2015 season, will be back with the team in 2016.
Wide receiver Kamar Aiken turned in another impressive performance as the Ravens' top receiver, this time fighting through a third quarter hand injury to lead the Ravens in receiving yards for a third straight week.
When star wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. went down, Kamar Aiken had a single catch on his only target for three yards. In the ensuing 17 minutes of game time, Aiken played like the No. 1 receiver the Ravens will need him to be.
Wide receivers Daniel Brown, who caught a touchdown and blocked a punt in Thursday night's preseason-closing loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and Tom Nelson, offensive tackle Blaine Clausell, inside linebacker Andrew Bose and cornerback Quinton Pointer were all let go. Their releases leave the Ravens with 70 players, meaning that they'll have to make 17 more moves by 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Wide receiver Michael Campanaro (River Hill) returned to practice Monday to participate in individual drills after missing over two weeks with an unspecified soft tissue injury, and joins a wide receiver competition that thanks in part to several injuries hasn¿t yielded results in the preseason.
Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan suffered an apparent right knee injury on the fourth defensive play of the game Saturday against the Washington Redskins, while offensive lineman Ryan Jensen left the game with a head injury and is in the concussion protocol, the team announced.
There were times in the joint practices when the Philadelphia Eagles effortlessly moved the ball on the Ravens starting defense, while the Ravens starting offense remained bogged down in its own territory on the adjacent field. That's how Saturday's game went, too.
After Sunday's off day, the Ravens were in full pads for Monday's workout, which started at 10 a.m. and finished up at 12:45 p.m. It was one of the hottest days of camp and several Ravens struggled to deal with the heat. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had the players take an extended water break a little more than halfway through practice.
Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan returned to practice Saturday after missing several days with a foot injury, while cornerback Asa Jackson, wide receiver Kamar Aiken, and outside linebacker Steven Means were out with apparent injuries suffered in Thursday¿s preseason opener.
Joe Flacco and the starting offense engineered a 16-play, 80-yard touchdown drive on their first and only possession. The starting defense forced the New Orleans Saints to go three-and-out. And the Ravens seemingly emerged from the game without any significant injuries to frontline players.