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Justin Forsett Retires After Nine NFL Seasons

May 3, 2017 1:41 PM

Justin Forsett announced his retirement from football on Wednesday after nine seasons.

Forsett played for six teams, but enjoyed his most success with the Baltimore Ravens. He finished fifth in the NFL in rushing in 2014, gaining 1,266 yards and averaging 5.4 yards per carry.

"Scouts measured my height and said I was too short," Forsett wrote for Sports Spectrum. "They measured my 40-yard dash and said I was too slow. They looked at my build [5-foot-8, 198 pounds] and said I wouldn't last. But they couldn't measure my heart, my faith and my perseverance."

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Ravens Re-Sign Lardarius Webb

Apr 9, 2017 8:24 PM

The Baltimore Ravens re-signed Lardarius Webb to a three-year deal.

Webb was cut by the Ravens four weeks ago.

The Ravens freed up $5.5 million in cap room by parting ways with Webb on March 10.

Webb had been scheduled to make $5.5 million in base salary this season, which was fifth-most on the team entering free agency. He likely had to take a significant pay cut to come back.

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Ravens Trade Timmy Jernigan To Eagles For Third Round Pick Swap

Apr 5, 2017 8:46 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have traded Timmy Jernigan and a third-round compensatory pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for their third-round pick.

The Ravens will move up 25 spots in the third round -- from No. 99 to No. 74 overall.

The Eagles hope Jernigan will help fill the void at defensive tackle left by Bennie Logan, who signed this offseason with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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John Harbaugh Doesn't Believe Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed

Mar 28, 2017 1:37 PM

Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent but John Harbaugh believes it is "stupid" and "intellectually lazy" to believe he is being blackballed by NFL teams.

Kaepernick hasn't received any documented interest in free agency despite starting last season.

"I absolutely think he's going to get signed. I agree with (my brother) Jim (Harbaugh). He can win games for people," said Harbaugh.

There has been speculation that teams are ignoring Kaepernick due to his political activism last season.

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Brandon Carr Agrees To Four-Year, $24M Deal With Ravens

Mar 16, 2017 4:16 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed upon a four-year, $24 million contract with Brandon Carr.

Carr, who went a stretch of 36 straight games without an interception before picking off Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the 2016 season opener, is coming off his best season, finishing with nine pass deflections, a quarterback pressure, a tackle for loss and 61 tackles with Dallas.

Carr signed a five-year, $50 million deal as a free agent in 2012.

Carr has started and played in every game of his career (144 and counting). He turns 31 on May 19, but he's been able to stay relatively injury free.

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Ravens Trade Jeremy Zuttah To 49ers

Mar 15, 2017 8:42 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have traded starting center Jeremy Zuttah to the San Francisco 49ers.

The teams also swapped second round picks.

The Ravens had planned to release Zuttah.

Kyle Shanahan has often put a premium on the center in his offense, a priority made clear by the $45 million contract the Falcons gave to Alex Mack last year when Shanahan was Atlanta's offensive coordinator.

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Ravens Agree To Make Brandon Williams NFL's Highest-Paid Nose Tackle

Mar 10, 2017 7:56 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a five-year, $54 million deal with Brandon Williams, making him the NFL's highest-paid nose tackle.

The contract carries $28.5 million in guarantees for the 28-year-old.

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Tony Jefferson Will Sign With Ravens

Mar 9, 2017 8:38 AM

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign Tony Jefferson, according to sources.

Jefferson, 25, has played safety for the Arizona Cardinals. He signed with Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

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Matt Elam Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

Feb 26, 2017 6:26 PM

Matt Elam was arrested on three drug-related charges early Sunday morning in Miami.

Elam was booked at 3:45 a.m. on charges of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver, and possession of a controlled substance. He is currently being held on a $15,500 bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami.

Police records show that Elam was initially pulled over for reckless driving.

Elam was a first round pick by the Ravens in 2013. Elam will be a free agent on March 9th.

The Ravens confirmed Elam's relationship with the team going forward in a statement released Sunday: "We are aware of the arrest of Matt Elam. Matt is not in our plans for the 2017 Ravens."

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Ravens Hire Greg Roman To Fix Run Game
John Harbaugh insists a balanced offense is a priority in 2017 and that means having Greg Roman focus on the run game.

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Steve Smith Says He Won't Be Talked Out Of Retirement
Steve Smith has announced his retirement from football, but Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says the team may try to entice him to return.

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Ravens May Raise Ticket Prices Despite Missing Playoffs
The Ravens are considering an increase in ticket prices for the 2017 season despite missing the playoffs in each of the last two years.

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John Harbaugh Says Ravens Need Another Running Back
The Ravens established a new single-season franchise low in rushing attempts in 2016 and John Harbaugh wants to change that going forward.

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Eight Teams Can Be Forced To Appear On Hard Knocks In 2017
If no teams volunteers, there are eight teams that the NFL can force to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks this year.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Steve Smith Sr. '89 Percent Sure' He'll Retire
Steve Smith will retire as one of 11 players to record more than 1,000 catches and 14,000 yards receiving.

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Terrell Suggs Insists He'll Play In 2017
Terrell Suggs will turn 35 next season and seemed insulted with the question of a possible retirement.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Ravens Waive Devin Hester After Punt Miscue
The Ravens signed Devin Hester to a one-year deal on Sept. 4.

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Joe Flacco Surprised To Hear Criticism From Ray Lewis
Ray Lewis said Joe Flacco's emotionless approach to football is a reason for the quarterback's inconsistency.

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Terrell Suggs Suffers Torn Left Biceps
Terrell Suggs also suffered a torn biceps during the 2012 season but played through the injury.

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Ravens Fire Marc Trestman As Offensive Coordinator, Promote Mornhinweg
Baltimore (3-2) ranks in the bottom 10 in points scored (18.8, 23rd), total yards (338.2, 23rd), third-down conversion (35.5 percent, 24th) and offensive penalties (19, eighth-most).

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Ravens Release Justin Forsett
Justin Forsett was benched in favor of Terrance West.

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Ravens Aren't Ready To Name Terrance West Lead Running Back
Terrance West ran for 100 yards on Sunday, the first Baltimore Ravens running back to do so in nearly a year, but John Harbaugh isn't ready to name him the club's lead back just yet.

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Ray Rice Progressing Towards Possible Return To NFL
After Week 1, NFL player contracts no longer are guaranteed for the season.

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Justin Forsett Re-Signs With Ravens
Justin Forsett was set to make $3 million in 2016.

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Justin Forsett Expected To Re-Sign With Ravens
Justin Forsett rushed for 1,266 yards in 2014 and missed most of 2015 with a broken arm.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Devin Hester Agrees To One-Year Deal With Ravens
Devin Hester has 19 career return touchdowns.

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Breshad Perriman: I'll Be 'Worth The Wait'
Breshad Perriman completed his first real training camp practice of the season on Tuesday after nearly blowing out his knee in June.

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