The Ravens placed tight end Dennis Pitta and free safety Terrence Brooks on the physically unable to perform list, an unsurprising development considering the severity and timing of their respective injuries.
It was a practiced motion, unremarkable except that Brooks tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee in December against the Jacksonville Jaguars while covering a kickoff.
Since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee last December against the Jacksonville Jaguars and having the damage repaired by Dr. James Andrews, Brooks says he's made steady progress in his rehabilitation.
A knee injury Sunday cut safety Terrence Brooks¿ season short after just 11 games, and defensive coordinator Dean Pees on Thursday kicked himself for trying to fit the first-year safety into too many positions instead of letting him get acclimated to the NFL in just one.
Despite having ideal positioning in the end zone to stop the lob from Brees, rookie free safety Terrence Brooks didn't react quickly enough or aggressively enough to make a play on the ball as Colston grabbed the 26-yard touchdown pass in stride.
Running back Justin Forsett all but put the game away with his second rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter as the Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints, 34-27, in front of an announced 73,773 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Some sports name three stars of the game after the game. I'll do that one better: I'm going to name them before the Ravens even play. These will be the three stars of the game when the Ravens travel to the site of their Super Bowl XLVII win in New Orleans to face the Saints on Monday Night Football.
Cap Poklemba, 34, won a championship with an indoor league team in Harrisburg last season after being lured from retirement. He says he plans to retire for good after this season; Poklemba won't play in the Stampede's season finale Friday vs. the Alabama Hammer in Huntsville, Ala.
Aaron Mellette is the first small-school wide receiver the Ravens have drafted since Northern Arizona's Clarence Moore in 2004. They have instead preferred to pluck wide receivers from established BCS programs like Oklahoma, Oregon, Maryland, and Miami.
3! 2! 1! Happy new league year! The 2012 NFL year is officially underway, and it all kicks off with free agency. All is quiet here, though. To our knowledge, the Ravens have not yet re-signed any of their 12 unrestricted free agents, a list that includes Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs and defensive starters Jarret Johnson, Jameel McClain and Cory Redding. The Ravens have expressed an interest in retaining those players in particular, but they have also been aware that those players might want to shop for better offers on the free agent market.
When it comes to star power in NFL free agency in 2012, there might not be a more stacked position group than wide receiver. But much like the running back class, this year's bumper crop of free agent wide receivers will likely be thinned when some teams exercise their right to place the franchise tag on pending free agents. Here is a look at five of the top free agent wideouts and where they could wind up.
What kind of priority are the Ravens putting on finding a wide receiver? It's a question that Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome will surely get this afternoon when he meets with reporters on the second full day of the NFL scouting combine.
Even with today's news that Randy Moss plans to come out of retirement, the bumper crop of free-agent wide receivers appears to be thinning out as we learn more about how teams plan to use their franchise tags. How does it affect the Ravens?
We are into the nitty-gritty of the fantasy playoffs, so let's get down to business with injury updates, some waiver-wire pickups if you're desperate, and more. If your squad needs help, shoot me a note. And feel free to leave your horror story in the comments section if you have already been dismissed.
Every season, a few surprise studs come out of fantasy Siberia to reward savvy owners who had the foresight to select them in the later rounds of the draft. A season ago, Adrian Foster, Peyton Hillis and Brandon Lloyd come to mind. Ray Rice, Miles Austin and Sidney Rice were unlikely heroes in 2009. And so on and so forth. Midway through the 2011 season, let's take a look at this year's biggest fantasy surprises.
Carson Palmer will be a hot commodity on the waiver wire this week after the Cincinnati Bengals traded him to the Oakland Raiders for a pair of high draft picks. I can't imagine someone in your fantasy league already has him on his or her roster -- unless you're in a league with Mike Brown, who finally made a deal Tuesday.
Ray Rice was both a reality and fantasy football difference-maker in Sunday's 35-7 win over the Steelers. He rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and added four catches for 42 yards and a score. The pint-sized powerhouse set the tone for the Ravens offense with a 36-yard run on the team's first play from scrimmage. But it was two plays he might not have gotten an opportunity to make a year ago that made him one of the top fantasy performers in Week 1 -- and that also suggest that more touchdowns are on the way.