The Ravens have carved out more salary-cap breathing room by terminating the contracts of veteran fullback Vonta Leach and inside linebacker Jameel McClain on Thursday, creating $4.95 million in salary-cap space.
Ravens running back Ray Rice has spoken with coach John Harbaugh since he and his fiancee were arrested in Atlantic City and charged with simple assault in a domestic violence incident, according to a source.
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.
Running back Ray Rice remains in the Ravens' plans for next season in the wake of him and his fiancee being arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence over the weekend following a fight at an Atlantic City casino, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome.
Accustomed to picking late in the first round of the NFL draft during an impressive run of five consecutive postseason appearances, the Ravens will have a selection inside the first 20 picks of the draft for the first time since 2008.
Although Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome was noncommittal today during a season review press conference at team headquarters on whether Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is a lock to return for next season, sources indicated that a potential contract extension remains a viable scenario.
"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.
One of the many things that the guys over at Pro Football Focus do is grade every player that plays a snap in the NFL. So since the Ravens' season is over, let's go back and see which players received positive marks from PFF and which ones were in the red.
Following a disappointing 8-8 season in which the Ravens failed to qualify for the playoffs after making it the previous five seasons under coach John Harbaugh, they face another challenging offseason filled with difficult personnel and salary cap decisions.
For half a decade, the Ravens spoiled their faithful fans. With Joe Flacco under center and John Harbaugh wearing the head coach¿s headset, the Ravens went to the playoffs five years in a row, the only team to accomplish that feat over that span.
For the first time since 2007, the Ravens will be at home when the postseason begins, their season ending with a 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. With their elimination, the Ravens become the fourth reigning Super Bowl champion in the past eight years to not make the playoffs the following season.