NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said today that the league continues to monitor Ravens running back Ray Rice's pending domestic violence case and indicated no timetable or decision on whether Rice will be punished by the league.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh made it clear that despite a busy two weeks, the Ravens aren't done in free agency. They still have more work to do throughout their roster, including an offensive line that remains under construction.
Former Ravens center Matt Birk, the NFL¿s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2012 and a Super Bowl champion, will be back in the Baltimore area this Thursday for a signing for his new book, ¿All-Pro Wisdom: The 7 Choices that Lead to Greatness.¿
Ray Rice is among the Ravens' most visible players. But an alleged domestic dispute this weekend between Rice and his fiancee at an Atlantic City casino could jeopardize much of that and tarnish the image that he has built during his six years in Baltimore.
Head coach John Harbaugh and other Ravens officials have been mostly mum about the process of finding a replacement for offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, and the characteristics the organization is looking for in its next hire.
The reaction from owner Steve Bisciotti undoubtedly would have taken on a much more serious tone if Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's sideline interference in November had cost the Ravens a football game.
"The Ravens aren't cheap," said Joel Corry, a former NFL agent who writes about the business of football for National Football Post. Now the team must face several complicated personnel and financial decisions.
In a 40-plus minute news conference Tuesday at the Under Armour Performance Center, Harbaugh acknowledged that upgrading the much-maligned offensive line is an offseason priority, backed struggling running back Ray Rice and didn't completely rule out changes with his coaching staff.
Gregory J. Smith, a sports consultant and former chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lake-Walker resident was 48.
After firing Brian Billick following the 2007 season, the Ravens selected John Harbaugh as their next head coach, choosing him over a group of candidates that included Rex Ryan, the team's defensive coordinator. It was an unconventional decision at the time, hiring a longtime special teams coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles over one of the architects of the Ravens' vaunted defense and the popular choice of the players.
Former Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has channeled his early support for same-sex marriage and other gay-rights issues as a player into a post-retirement mission to raise awareness about LGBT equality — from high schools to colleges to corporate board rooms.
Edward "Eddie" Dopkin, whose business acumen and knack for building relationships fueled a long career in Baltimore's restaurant and catering industries, died on Saturday at Sinai Hospital from complications associated with a form of leukemia. The resident of Keswick was 61.