Ravens first-round pick Lamar Jackson has played less in seven NFL games than he usually did in one start for Louisville. But as he nears the midpoint of his first season, Jackson said he has a good sense of his progress, despite the limited workload.
With the continuing and unresolved issue of National Football League players kneeling (or remaining in the locker room) during the playing of the National Anthem before games, one is reminded of two incidents involving the anthem: Both occurred 50 years ago this month.
Almost every NFL receiver confronts a spate of dropped passes at some point. With Michael Crabtree in an unwanted spotlight for his drops against Cleveland, teammates and observers say he should go back to the routines that made him a star in the first place.
Losing games they should have won cost the Ravens the past couple of seasons. If they miss the playoffs again in 2018, they'll look back at Sunday's loss in Cleveland as an unforgivable missed opportunity.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree is frustrated by his dropped passes in the Ravens' 12-9 loss to the Cleveland Browns. That's the right attitude and now he needs to make sure he fixes the problem, columnist Mike Preston writes.
Eight days after earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was honored for the breadth of his work so far this season, being named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month on Thursday.