The chaos and frenzy of the NBA’s trade deadline appeared to bleed into the NFL offseason Friday, as a seemingly throwaway answer about Le’Veon Bell on an NFL Network show sparked a social media connection that raised hopes (and questions) for Ravens fans.
The NFL Network gave it everything any broadcaster could: a high-energy pregame show, a strong telecast with a veteran team in the booth and two solid sideline reporters, plus enough cameras to capture every play that mattered.
Terrell Suggs famously refuses to say New England Patriots¿ quarterback Tom Brady¿s name, but now, he might have to. The star Ravens outside linebacker has been appearing on the NFL Network as part of its Super Bowl coverage, and Brady is basically the star attraction.
As Ravens coach John Harbaugh looked this month for an offensive coordinator yet again, he returned to a familiar script that has emerged. Like all of his previous offensive coordinator hires, Harbaugh tabbed a former head coach, Marc Trestman.
Nick Marshall shifted to cornerback Tuesday during a Senior Bowl practice for the South squad after initially being invited to the all-star game and preparing to play quarterback. Marshall lined up with the defensive backs and also worked as a gunner in kick coverage.
The Ravens moved quickly to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy, replacing Gary Kubiak with Marc Trestman, another former NFL head coach with a reputation for getting the most out of quarterbacks.
Though Ray Rice is now cleared to return to the NFL, there remains lingering doubt about whether any team will be interested in a 27-year-old running back who hasn't played in a game of any significance since last December.
By nearly every measure, the Ravens' offense has improved dramatically from last season. Through 10 games, the Ravens are averaging more than five points, 56 total yards and 41 rushing yards per game than they were at this point last year. They've gone from ranking 30th in the NFL in total offense to 12th.
NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said that officials made the right call in nullifying an 80-yard touchdown during the final minute of the Ravens' 27-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals when they ruled Steve Smith interfered with safety George Iloka.
Every time the University of Michigan football job is vacant or the coach becomes embattled, NFL coaches and brothers John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh are quickly linked to the Wolverines' head-coaching position.
A future in the NFL is very much in doubt for running back Ray Rice after the Ravens terminated his $35 million contract Monday hours after a video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee in February at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino.
The vacation was a long time coming, a much-needed respite after a difficult couple of months. But not long after Gary and Rhonda Kubiak arrived at their destination, they were interrupted by the buzz of Gary's phone.
CBS is partnering with the NFL Network to do 16 games on Thursday nights, but the first eight on CBS are the game changers. Getting the rights to the Thursday night games didn't change everything for the network's sports division.
The free-agent departure of Arthur Jones in March had an immediate effect on the Ravens' locker room, where the defensive tackle regularly held court and displayed his boisterous, friendly personality.
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.
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.
A year ago, veteran offensive guad Marshal Yanda was still dealing with scar tissue and a grueling rehabilitation after undergoing rotator cuff surgery five days after the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Former Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller grew up chasing his two older brothers around the football field and track, engaging in a constant competition for bragging rights at Woodlawn High near the family home.