The NFL has announced that Sarah Thomas has been hired as its first permanent female official. Thomas joins the NFL as a line judge, along with eight other first-time officials who are all graduates of the league's officiating development program.
The Ravens have been fixtures on national television shows since winning Super Bowl XLVII a month ago. But when soft-handed tight ends are critiquing fashion on TV, you know it is starting to get out of hand.
Dannell Ellerbe, 26, hurt his hamstring in the Ravens' Week 3 blowout of the Rams last season. He missed six of the Ravens' next eight games with the hamstring issue, and another game after sustaining a concussion.
The NFL preseason is already upon us -- the days have been flying by since the lockout ended, haven¿t they? -- and the Ravens¿ exhibition opener against the Eagles is one of a handful of games on Thursday night¿s slate.