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Russell Street Report

  • newBest Player Available Strategy Explained
    The Ravens are regarded as one of the NFL’s best drafting teams, mostly because of the success of General Manager Ozzie Newsome’s steadfast Best Player Available (“BPA”) approach. Selecting the best player available, regardless of position, a…
    - 11 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 10:47pm -
  • newPositions Ravens Won’t Draft at No. 26
    Position the Ravens won’t likely draft at No. 26 Clifton Brown of CSN Baltimore lists the positions that the Ravens likely won’t draft in the 1st round. Some of these are obvious, but people who like Maxx Williams a lot … Continue reading →T…
    - 17 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 5:06pm -
  • “Baltimore Really is a Football Town”

    “Baltimore Really is a Football Town”

    Recently I had the opportunity to speak at length with Phil Savage, the Baltimore Ravens former Director of Personnel. Among the many topics we touched upon was the Browns move to Baltimore from Cleveland. It was obviously a painful experience … Co…
    - 1 day ago 30 Mar 15, 4:01am -
  • Pot And Pain Management in The NFL
    Former Lions’ veteran offensive lineman Lomas Brown once told the Detroit News that 50% of the players in the NFL smoke pot. I wasn’t surprised. The NFL is brutally physical and pain management is an issue. So how do the … Continue reading →…
    - 1 day ago 30 Mar 15, 4:00am -
  • Happy Birthday to the Name “Ravens”

    Happy Birthday to the Name “Ravens”

    March 29, 1996 is a day that Baltimore football fans should never forget. On that cloudy Friday morning, the Baltimore Sun released the results of a poll taken by fans to decide the name of the city’s new football team. In an … Continue reading…
    - 1 day ago 30 Mar 15, 12:35am -
  • This Week on Russell Street

    This Week on Russell Street

    Could the Ravens buck history and trade up for a one of the top 3 WRs in the draft? Despite their history, could the Ravens may trade up for one of the three top receivers in this year’s draft? Amari … Continue reading →The post This Week on R…
    - 2 days ago 29 Mar 15, 4:51pm -
  • The Patriots Beef is Legit
    Unless you live in New England you view the Patriots from a tainted vantage point. The word “cheaters” quickly comes to mind. First there was SpyGate, then along came DeflateGate and there are those ticky-tacky calls that Tom Brady regularly ……
    - 2 days ago 29 Mar 15, 12:33pm -
  • Flacco Contract Requires a Good 2015
    When Joe Flacco signed his record setting contract after the Ravens Super Bowl victory in 2012, he had all the leverage and the Ravens knew it. Coming off their second Lombardi trophy, they were happy to reward him handsomely with … Continue readin…
    - 2 days ago 29 Mar 15, 12:27pm -
  • Justin Tucker Ties the Knot!
    Earlier this week, Justin Tucker retweeted this Tweet by Jack Barakat of the locally-born band, All Time Low: Flying to Austin for the weekend to see @AmandaBass and @jtuck9 tie the knot!! — Jack Barakat (@JackAllTimeLow) March 26, 2015 That … Co…
    - 2 days ago 29 Mar 15, 3:25am -
  • Matt Stover Helps Players Give Back
    Former NFL kicker and Super Bowl Champion Matt Stover had a history of providing security on the football field during his 13 NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens as an almost automatic field goal kicker. While Stover stopped providing that … Cont…
    - 3 days ago 28 Mar 15, 2:33pm -

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ProFootballTalk.com

  • newNot only is there interest in Matt Schaub, he has a visit lined up

    Not only is there interest in Matt Schaub, he has a visit lined up

    Much like the Spanish Inquisition, no one expected the Matt Schaub market to heat up quite as it has. Now, there may even be a leader in the clubhouse. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Schaub is expected to visit the Ravens early this…
    - 14 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 7:57pm -
  • newReport: Jets, Falcons, Ravens among teams interested in Matt Schaub

    Report: Jets, Falcons, Ravens among teams interested in Matt Schaub

    Quarterback Matt Schaub has been out of work since being released by the Raiders and may find work with one of the teams he played with before heading to Oakland. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Falcons are among the teams interested in signin…
    - 16 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 6:06pm -
  • Vinny Testaverde working as quarterback tutor for ECU prospect

    Vinny Testaverde working as quarterback tutor for ECU prospect

    When Chris Weinke left IMG to take a job as the Rams quarterback coach, he was replaced by another old guy who once played for the Panthers. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden is under the tutelage…
    - 5 days ago 26 Mar 15, 7:46pm -
  • Everybody wants somebody else to give Ray Rice a chance

    Everybody wants somebody else to give Ray Rice a chance

    Two things seem apparent in regards to former Ravens running back Ray Rice. Plenty of people want to see him get a second chance in theory. No one, however, seems interested in putting that theory into practice. A number of coaches at the league meet…
    - 5 days ago 26 Mar 15, 2:45pm -
  • Revis says Patriots simply had to pick up his option

    Revis says Patriots simply had to pick up his option

    Amid allegations and counterallegations of tampering between his former team and his current/former team, cornerback Darrelle Revis has broken his silence with a mini media tour in his new/old home market of New York City. Appearing on SNY’s Loudmo…
    - 5 days ago 26 Mar 15, 10:43am -
  • NFL bans Patriots’ ineligible receiver ploy

    NFL bans Patriots’ ineligible receiver ploy

    The trick play the Patriots used against the Ravens in the playoffs will no longer be legal under an NFL rule adopted today. The league has made it illegal for an offensive player with an eligible receiver’s jersey number (1-49 and 80-89) to report…
    - 6 days ago 25 Mar 15, 7:51pm -
  • Detailing the 43 trades (so far) of 2015 draft selections

    Detailing the 43 trades (so far) of 2015 draft selections

    As we detailed earlier today, the 2015 NFL Draft order is now officially set following the doling out of compensatory draft picks at the league meetings on Monday. However, that order is still subject to change barring any further trades of draft cho…
    - 6 days ago 25 Mar 15, 3:25am -
  • Martin Mayhew: Lions might win financially for losing Suh

    Martin Mayhew: Lions might win financially for losing Suh

    The Lions will reportedly carry a salary cap hit of roughly $9.7 million in 2015 for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh, of course, no longer plays for Detroit, which makes the cap charge both costly and inglorious. Nevertheless, Suh will be off the…
    - 7 days ago 23 Mar 15, 11:18pm -
  • Restricted free agency has been quiet thus far

    Restricted free agency has been quiet thus far

    As free agency reaches Day 13, the drama has largely been zapped out of the market. Yes, there are a few sparks of intrigue surrounding where 49ers free agent wideout Michael Crabtree lands, but overall, there isn’t much excitement. Free agency now…
    - 8 days ago 22 Mar 15, 11:21pm -
  • Rooney thinks Ravens had “legitimate gripe” about ineligible receiver maneuver

    Rooney thinks Ravens had “legitimate gripe” about ineligible receiver maneuver

    It’s been a strange week for NFL rivalries. First, the Bears made a proposal that would address the manner in which the Packers lost the NFC title game, without a chance to possess the ball in overtime.  Now, the Steelers are showing empathy for t…
    - 10 days ago 21 Mar 15, 6:23pm -

Ravens Football Machine

  • The Owen Daniels reaction to the Ravens Way…
    New Denver Broncos tight end Owen Daniels said after signing with Denver that he was surprised the Ravens didn’t make much of an effort to keep him. “Not as much as I thought they would. They came late with an offer, but it was after I had alread…
    - 1 day ago 30 Mar 15, 5:22am -
  • John Harbaugh holds court at NFL Annual Meeting…
    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is getting a lot of broadcast air time at the annual NFL meeting being held this year in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. Harbaugh is a personable and intelligent guy— media gravitates to him. Harbaugh made it clear to t…
    - 5 days ago 26 Mar 15, 6:39am -
  • Ravens mock draft from Walter takes advantage of comp picks…
    Charlie Campbell at Walter Football just released his 5-Round Mock Draft adjusted for compensatory picks. You can’t trade a compensatory pick—but the Ravens were awarded with three of them this year, which gives them 10 total draft picks to work…
    - 6 days ago 24 Mar 15, 11:59pm -
  • Ravens find spare change under the cushions during Spring Cleaning…
    I understand how Ozzie scrapes up cap-space with his annual Spring Cleaning every year, but it still amazes me. The Ravens this past week got some veterans and some up-and-coming guys to provide some hometown discount action… Somehow Ozzie peeled t…
    - 9 days ago 22 Mar 15, 9:08pm -
  • Too bad— Bernard Pierce is cut by Ravens on a Zero-Tolerance reaction…
    I always liked Bernard Pierce. He’s from the Philly area, like me, so there’s a built-in bias. But I always sensed there was a shadow following this kid. You know, you make a big mistake at age 24 like getting caught DUI by Maryland cops on St. P…
    - 12 days ago 19 Mar 15, 6:52am -
  • Ravens safety dance doesn’t amount to much…
    Ah yes, the annual Safety Dance the Ravens do — plug and play, it was even like this when Ed Reed was in his prime. I can count ten names of guys who were paired at safety with Ed Reed over the last 5 years of his Ravens career. If you want a long-…
    - 15 days ago 16 Mar 15, 6:14am -
  • Ravens fortunate to re-sign Justin Forsett…
    Justin Forsett was the feel-good story of the Ravens in 2014…and in a win-win move for both parties, Forsett comes back to the team with a brand new 3-year contract…and a ton of good will to go along with his continued ability to run and block fo…
    - 17 days ago 13 Mar 15, 11:37pm -
  • Haloti Ngata is a Hall Of Fame Raven— but for now, he is a Detroit Lion…
    Salary Cap…two words which can change a team’s destiny… Breaking up the Ravens is no fun for GM Ozzie Newsome— but someone has to do the dirty work to keep the budget balanced. Yesterday’s main casualty was future Hall of Famer Haloti Ngata…
    - 20 days ago 11 Mar 15, 8:50am -
  • That’s all she wrote for Torrey Smith as a Raven
    The business side of the sport will grab a fan by the butt every time. The cap-strapped Ravens could not work out an equitable money deal to retain WR Torrey Smith. What a great kid—not just for the team, but for the community. But you can’t affo…
    - 22 days ago 9 Mar 15, 4:59am -
  • Ravens drafting a cornerback in Round 1?…it’s a safe bet, BUT…
    Most of the national names in the Mock Draft business have the Ravens going for a cornerback in Round 1 of the NFL Draft on April 30, 2015. It makes sense on the surface, based upon the need to invest in depth for the defensive secondary. But things…
    - 26 days ago 5 Mar 15, 8:19pm -

Baltimore Gridiron Report

  • Baltimore’s Arrest Problem
    Do the Ravens have a problem when it comes to players getting arrested off the field? Check Joe Flacco’s NFL odds for this 2015 football season at Mybookie.ag. The team has had an array of arrests since the end of the 2014 season which ended with a…
    - 5 days ago 26 Mar 15, 1:44pm -
  • Ravens Keeping RB Justin Forsett With Three-Year Deal
    The Ravens are keeping their top running back from last season, as they have come to terms with running back Justin Forsett. The back was an unrestricted free agent coming off a breakout season in which he rushed for 1,266 yards. Ravens are giving RB…
    - 19 days ago 12 Mar 15, 6:29pm -
  • Kubiak Announces He’s Staying Put with the Ravens
    Despite garnering interest for head-coaching vacancies, Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has decided to stay with the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports. “It is flattering and humbling to be invited to interview for a number…
    - 78 days ago 12 Jan 15, 3:00pm -
  • Ravens vs Patriots – A Rivalry With Respect Trickled In
    For the third time in four seasons, the Ravens and Patriots will do battle in the AFC Playoffs, this time it’s first Divisional game of the biggest NFL weekend of the year, and this time instead of a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, it’s for a…
    - 82 days ago 8 Jan 15, 7:20pm -
  • Ravens vs Steelers NFL Wild Card Inactives
    Ravens: OT Eugene Monroe, DT Timmy Jernigan, TE Phillip Supernaw, DT Casey Walker, DT Terrence Cody, DE Steven Means, CB Chris Greenwood Steelers: CB Ike Taylor, RB Le’Veon Bell, DE Clifton Geathers, OL Chris Hubbard, TE Michael Palmer, WR Lance Mo…
    - 86 days ago 4 Jan 15, 12:08am -
  • Ravens vs Steelers Wednesday Wild Card Injury Report
    BALTIMORE RAVENS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday LB Arthur Brown (thigh), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot, ankle), T Eugene Monroe (ankle) FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday DE Chris Canty (ankle, thigh) PITTSBURGH STEELERS…
    - 89 days ago 31 Dec 14, 10:03pm -
  • Video: CBS Ravens vs Steelers AFC Wild Card Game Preview
    Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the AFC Wild Card matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.
    - 89 days ago 31 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • Ravens Earn Playoff Spot with 20-10 Win Over Browns
    The Ravens needed help Sunday to get to the postseason, but got that and also took care of business to return to the promise land of the NFL postseason. The Browns hung around vs the Ravens into the fourth quarter, but the offense finally came to lif…
    - 92 days ago 28 Dec 14, 9:55pm -
  • Ravens Fold In Houston; Lose to Texans 25-13 to Blurry Playoff Chances
    The Ravens had a path to the playoffs, and Sunday that path got a lot more cloudy after an awful 25-13 setback to the Houston Texans. It was one of the worst games in the history of QB Joe Flacco, who threw three picks and went 21-for-50 for 195 yard…
    - 99 days ago 21 Dec 14, 9:56pm -
  • Ravens at Texans NFL Week 16 Capsule
    RAVENS TEXANS SERIES LEADER 6-1 STREAKS 6 of past 7 COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 5-1 O’Brien: 0-0 LAST WEEK W 20-12 vs. Jaguars L 17-10 at Colts LAST GAME 9/22/13: Texans 9 at Ravens 30. Baltimore WR Torrey Smith has 5 catches for 92 yards. Ravens WR…
    - 18 Dec 14, 3:10am -

Baltimore Beat Down

  • newReport: Backup quarterback Matt Schaub to visit Ravens
    The Ravens are hosting the veteran backup quarterback this week, reports The Baltimore Sun. One area the Ravens need to shore up is at the backup quarterback. It appears the Ravens have already zeroed in on a potential replacement, according to The…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 9:06pm -
  • newReport: Ravens to host Louisville receiver DeVante Parker
    The Ravens plan to meet with one of the 2015 NFL draft's top prospects at receiver. The Ravens have a hole at receiver with Torrey Smith in San Francisco. Therefore, they're going to probably take a hard look at taking a receiver in the first round…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 2:07pm -
  • newLardarius Webb took pay cut so he could 'retire a Raven'
    Lardarius Webb said his goal with his new deal was to put the Ravens organization first. Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb has no plans to play for anyone else.Having had his salary cut in his new restructured deal, Webb said he had one thing in min…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 1:59pm -
  • newRavens can thank lesser teams for success
    The Ravens skill in drafting has made them one of the NFLs upper-echelon franchises and has kept them in constant contention for the Lombardi. They owe part of that success to the franchises that they step on.The Ravens have gotten some excellent re…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 1:52pm -
  • newMonday Ravens links: Jimmy Smith tops 2016 free-agent CBs, taking a receiver is a 'crapshoot'
    Read what others are writing about the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore Sun mock draft 1.0The Baltimore Sun's Jon Meoli put together his first mock draft and has the Ravens taking a player that may be seen as a bit of a surprise.NFL draft prospect prof…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Mar 15, 1:49pm -
  • Ravens safety Kendrick Lewis offers stability in secondary
    Kendrick Lewis should be able to solidify things in the Ravens' secondary. Kendrick Lewis just might be the missing link the Ravens secondary needed a year ago.Rotating safeties in and out left a lot desired when it came to continuity. Lewis offers…
    - 4 days ago 27 Mar 15, 5:11pm -
  • SB Nation mock draft: Ravens take Devin Smith with 26th overall pick
    In his most recent mock draft, SB Nation's Dan Kadar has the Ravens taking Ohio State receiver Devin Smith. Since the beginning of the mock draft season, experts have had the Ravens taking a receiver or cornerback.At least with SB Nations Dan Kadar…
    - 4 days ago 27 Mar 15, 4:51pm -
  • Friday Ravens links: AFC North breakdown, young defensive line
    Read what others are writing about the Baltimore Ravens. AFC coaches believe it will be another tough yearThe Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec writes that coaches in the AFC North believe it will be another tough year in the division.NFL draft profile…
    - 4 days ago 27 Mar 15, 4:45pm -