Among the myriad problems the Ravens must address in the offseason, beefing up the pass rush — especially on the edge — figures to be one of the top priorities. The defense finished the season with 31 sacks, which was tied for 24th in the NFL. The 2016 average was 34.9 sacks.
He was drafted on a whim, a raw rookie who'd never played college football but who looked as if he might help the Colts. The gamble paid off. Preston Pearson spent 14 years in the NFL, played in five Super Bowls and earned two championship rings.
The Durkins have made six moves since they were married in 2002, and spent no more than five years in the same place. That was at Florida, where both of their children, 6-year-old Abigail and 3-year-old Luke, were born. The Durkins hope their latest move, to Maryland 11 months ago, lasts a lot longer.
Joe Flacco had ample opportunity to reminisce about his two years as a Blue Hen as he was one of 10 former athletes and coaches inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony that took place at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and his wife, Chanel, will visit Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in East Baltimore Wednesday for a panel conversation on issues facing young black males in the city.
No team in the NFL has gone for it on fourth down more this season than John Harbaugh's Ravens. Dating to 2014, the Ravens have attempted a fourth-down conversion seven more times than any other team in the NFL.