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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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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Legal, Misc Rumor

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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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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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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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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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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

Jan 12, 2017 6:38 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have hired Greg Roman to be the team's senior offensive assignment/tight ends coach.

Roman was fired by the Buffalo Bills early in the 2016 season.

Baltimore retained Marty Mornhinweg this offseason.

John Harbaugh insists a balanced offense is a priority in 2017 and that means having Roman focus on the run game.

"Marty believes in running the football, and I believe in running the football," Harbaugh said last week. "We have not run the football well enough or enough, really, for the last two years. That has to change."

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Steve Smith Says He Won't Be Talked Out Of Retirement

Jan 12, 2017 8:08 AM

Steve Smith has announced his retirement from football, but Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says the team may try to entice him to return.

Asked about Bisciotti's comments, Smith told FS1 that he has played his last game.

"I'm retired. I sent in my paperwork to Roger Goodell on January 2," Smith said.

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Ravens May Raise Ticket Prices Despite Missing Playoffs

Jan 11, 2017 8:59 AM

The Baltimore Ravens are considering an increase in ticket prices for the 2017 season despite missing the playoffs in each of the last two years.

Teams often raise prices after successful seasons due to higher demand.

"Also since we last raised prices, we've spent about $45 million improving the stadium and over the next two and a half years, we're going to spend an additional $120 million, and that will include putting in some escalators and elevators to the top level, which will make a lot of our PSL holders up there happy," team president Dick Cass said. "So we're seriously considering a price increase."

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John Harbaugh Says Ravens Need Another Running Back

Jan 10, 2017 8:28 AM

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

Baltimore largely featured the tandem of Terrence West and Kenneth Dixon.

"We need another back," Harbaugh said. "What type of back that is? I think we're talking about it. We have a pretty good idea of the type of back we want to add."

Baltimore's backs accounted for just six runs and one reception over 20 yards. No other backfield generated fewer big plays in the passing game.

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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.

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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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Terrance West Pushing For Starting Job With Ravens
Terrance West is pushing Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen for snaps.

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Justin Tucker Believes 84-Yard FG Is Possible
Justin Tucker, who recently received a four-year, $16.8 million deal from the Ravens, believes he's capable of some amazing things.

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Ravens Waive Trent Richardson
The move may signal the end for the former first-round pick.

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Eugene Monroe Announces Retirement From NFL
Eugene Monroe was the only active player to support taking marijuana off the NFL's banned substances list.

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