The Ravens agreed in principle with three-time Pro Bowl selection Eric Weddle on a four-year deal that could be worth as much as $29 million. The deal, according to sources, includes $13 million in guaranteed money and $9 million this season.
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.
One day after Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson complained that he was pelted with snowballs during a 29-26 loss at M&T Bank Stadium and called the Ravens' fans the worst in the NFL, coach John Harbaugh weighed in on the situation. "Who doesn't throw softballs when it snows?" Harbaugh said Monday. "Maybe Minnesota, because they're so used to snow. Maybe that has gotten old for them. I don't know. What do you want me to say? We have the best fans in the NFL, I can tell you that."
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was officially activated from injured reserve-designated to return today prior to a 4 p.m. NFL deadline, clearing the way for him to make his return to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Pitta participated in team drills all week without incident after being limited to individual That included making a diving catch for a touchdown and landing on his surgically-repaired right hip and bouncing up unfazed, according to a source.
Now that the NFL season is here, I'm putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I hope to enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens' opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails with Christopher Gates, who blogs about the Vikings for The Daily Norseman.