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Jeremy Maclin Learned Of Release By Chiefs Via Voicemail

Jun 15, 2017 2:40 PM

Jeremy Maclin was upset and shocked to learn of his release from the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month via voicemail.

"Through a voicemail," Maclin said asked how he learned of the news. "[From G.M.] John Dorsey. I was upset, I was shocked. Apparently, they had been trying to trade me for two or three months. Which who knows if that’s true or not? I would just think that ... a guy who is going into his ninth year would know if he's being shopped or not. It is what it is. I still have respect for Big Red, still have respect for the organization. I'm not going to bad mouth anybody or talk any dirt on anybody. It was an unfortunate situation. They felt like they didn’t want me as a player anymore, so it is what it is. I'm happy with where I am right now, and I think that might be the last time I talk about what I call my former life. So I don't think I want to talk about that anymore."

Maclin added that the Chiefs never asked him to take a pay decrease to remain with the club.

"There was not a discussion with me or my team," he said. "I've heard a lot of rumors coming out of there. I've heard they thought I lost a step, my price tag was too high. Whatever the case may be, I'm ready to play some football. That flame that burns inside of a competitor, that thing got a lot brighter."

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Misc Rumor

Jeremy Maclin Agrees To Sign With Ravens

Jun 12, 2017 4:45 PM

Jeremy Maclin has agreed to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal.

Maclin was surprisingly cut by the Kansas City Chiefs on June 2nd. Maclin also visited the Buffalo Bulls.

Maclin also considered signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The addition of Maclin gives Joe Flacco the best available wide receiver on the free-agent market and significantly improves a Baltimore passing attack that lost two of its top three targets.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jeremy Maclin Leaves Ravens Without Contract

Jun 9, 2017 8:01 AM

Jeremy Maclin visited with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, but left the club without a contract in hand.

Maclin was shockingly released by the Kansas City Chiefs last Friday.

"He's going to go back. We didn't press him to stay," John Harbaugh said. "I think talking to his wife is really important. He's got a wedding this weekend, so he wants a little more time to make up his decision. ... The main thing is, you want guys to be happy. If they come here, or wherever they go, you want them to look back and say, 'I made the best decision of my life to do that.'"

Maclin also met with the Buffalo Bills this week.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Ravens Release Dennis Pitta

Jun 7, 2017 9:01 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have released Dennis Pitta, clearing $2.5 million in salary cap space.

Pitta injured his right hip again last week, which could end his career.

Baltimore didn't have to give an injury settlement to Pitta because he signed a waiver after fracturing his hip in 2013 and 2014.

Pitta led all NFL tight ends last season with 86 catches. 

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

Dennis Pitta May Have Suffered Career-Ending Hip Injury

Jun 2, 2017 6:06 PM

Dennis Pitta re-injured his right hip during practice on Friday, which could result in the end of his career.

The fear is that Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for the third time in four years.

"This is incredibly disappointing, obviously for Dennis, and for the Ravens," general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Injury

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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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Misc Rumor

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

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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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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Terrell Suggs Suffers Torn Left Biceps
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