It appears the Seattle Seahawks flew back from Washington on the same plane that the Orioles took back after their American League Division Series sweep of the Tigers, and punter Jon Ryan took issue with the differences in the menus.
As the Ravens hit the practice field Tuesday, one of their AFC rivals was putting the finishing touches on a significant trade. The New England Patriots sent six-time Pro Bowl offensive guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round pick.
He walked onto the football team at Wisconsin, his home state university, as a tight end, but outgrew the position and moved to offensive tackle. In a program known for producing NFL offensive linemen, Wagner protected future Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's blind side and created holes for future Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball.
Now that veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston has ageed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, any lingering speculation about a potential reunion with Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak can finally be put to rest for good.
Slated for a reserve role, Forsett could provide value as a third-down back and fill in with the base offense as part of the Ravens' contingency plan if three-time Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice is suspended for the start of the regular season under the NFL personal-conduct policy.
The sideline pass from Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor initially looked out of reach until rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro leap thigh to execute a diving, acrobatic catch in front of safety Jeromy Miles.
For the past two seasons, Justin Tucker has been one of the NFL's best kickers and one of the league's biggest bargains. But the Ravens know that the time is coming soon where Tucker will get his big pay day and they are prepared to reward him.
Now, the Baltimore native has the job of his dreams. He officially became an NFL football player Friday night when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, trading up with the San Francisco 49ers to select him 94th overall.
Shortly after Terrance West finished working out for the Ravens on Monday at their training complex, the Towson star junior running back got a text message from coach John Harbaugh saying he intends to stay in touch.
The Ravens are hosting Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garappolo, Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, Utah cornerback Keith McGill and Cal outside linebacker Khairi Fortt for official visits today, according to league sources.
When free agency starts this afternoon, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21.987 million in salary cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures. Only 12 other NFL teams have more room under the league limit of $133 million.