It was only about 2½ years ago when wide receiver Mike Wallace, then a newly minted Miami Dolphin after spending four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, declared that the Ravens were still his least favorite team. Now, Wallace is joining the organization that he once disliked. The Ravens agreed to terms with the veteran wide receiver during his Tuesday visit to the team¿s training facility.
The Ravens' Week 16 game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers was flexed out of prime time as part of a contingency plan laid out late Monday afternoon and executed because of Monday's 31-24 win by the New York Giants over the Miami Dolphins.
It was probably fitting for the Ravens' much-maligned defense that on an afternoon when they might have played their best game of the season against the pass, they turned in one of their worst against the run.
Ravens starting right tackle Rick Wagner is probable to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins after missing Friday's practice for non-injury related reasons, while left guard Kelechi Osemele is probable and could return after missing two games with a knee injury.
To John Harbaugh, a former special teams coach, and to the hard-driving Jerry Rosburg, good special teams play isn't good enough. There's always something that needs to be improved, another detail to address, an opponent's weakness to exploit.
The Ravens placed running back Lorenzo Taliaferro on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday with a foot injury, using his vacant roster spot to claim running back Raheem Mostert from the Miami Dolphins.