Between chasing around athletic San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and trying to outduel Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley, Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs hasn't lacked challenges the past few days.
With one athlete from each team acting as a model, Under Armour and the Ravens on Wednesday revealed the new uniforms they're donating to the varsity football and girls basketball programs of all 24 Baltimore public high schools.
Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown followed a similar team-friendly, pay-as-you-go approach to a six-year contract extension this week for quarterback Andy Dalton, which differs greatly from how the Ravens structured their blockbuster contract for Joe Flacco.
The 32-year-old doesn't intend to retire at this time and has been engaging in what he calls "Organized Vonta Activities" as he continues to run and lift weights each day to remain ready in case a team calls him.
Over the past six months, Harbaugh has stoically moved on from the least successful year of his head-coaching career. He overhauled his coaching staff, executed a review of the organization's ways and while privately fuming, he served as a public supporter to several of his troubled players.
A year ago, veteran offensive guad Marshal Yanda was still dealing with scar tissue and a grueling rehabilitation after undergoing rotator cuff surgery five days after the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will spend the next month working out and keeping his right arm in shape through regular throwing sessions with friends, teammates and anybody else capable of catching a tight spiral
The bond between Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is deep enough that the former Pro Bowl kick returner jokes frequently that Kubiak is his real biological father.
The Ravens contacted Haloti Ngata's representatives earlier this offseason to begin contract extension talks that the team hoped would allow the 30-year-old defensive lineman to finish his career in Baltimore.
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees won't know for sure until his players strap on the pads and can start making tackles, but if the way his young defense is getting to the ball in organized team activities is any indication, the Ravens might be nearing a return to their fast, ball-swarming defense of old
However, the reality is that the deals are vastly different and the original reports about Kaepernick's financial windfall are fairly misleading. Kaepernick's contract is extremely team-friendly and operates in more of a pay-as-you-go manner than the Ravens' structure for Flacco.
San Francisco signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a six-year, $110 million contract extension with a record $62 million guaranteed on Wednesday, which inevitably brought up comparison¿s to the contract signed last March by the quarterback who bested Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII ¿ the Ravens¿ Joe Flacco.
Kelechi Osemele had just practiced for two hours under the hot afternoon sun and then retreated to the weight room for an extended workout after the Ravens' organized team activities were over on Wednesday.
An ESPN producer pledged to Sports Illustrated earlier this week that former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis¿ contribution to the network¿s NFL Draft coverage Thursday will be similar to his playing career: Lewis will be, if nothing else, incredibly well prepared.
A Delaware-based sculptor's statue of the John Harbaugh, the Ravens' Super Bowl-winning head coach, will be erected Saturday in the famed Cradle of Coaches at Miami University of Ohio, Harbaugh's alma mater.
Since quarterback Joe Flacco last broke the huddle during a season-ending loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in late December, the Ravens have dramatically overhauled an offense that struggled mightily last season.