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Ravens Sign Shane Ray, Michael Floyd

May 17, 2019 10:46 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to sign Shane Ray and Michael Floyd to one-year deals.

Pass-rush and wide receiver are considered the two biggest needs for the Ravens.

Ray played just 33 percent of the Broncos' defensive snaps last season, finishing with one sack.

Floyd had 10 catches for 100 yards and one touchdown last season for Washington.

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Ravens Sign Joe Horn, Jr. After Tryout

May 15, 2019 8:17 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have signed wide receiver Joe Horn, Jr. to their 90-man roster after an impressive tryout at rookie minicamp earlier this month.

Horn, Jr. had an underwhelming season for Division II Missouri Western last season. He caught 15 passes for 246 yards and no touchdowns in 11 games.

He is the son of the former Pro Bowl wide receiver from the New Orleans Saints. Joe Horn, Sr. ranks third in receiving yards in Saints history (7,622).

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John Urschel Has No Interest In Analytics Job With NFL Team

May 14, 2019 11:06 PM

John Urschel abruptly retired from the NFL right before training camp in 2017 to focus on his PhD and life in general.

Urschel spent four seasons as an offensive tackle at Penn State and three with the Baltimore Ravens. Urschel was accepted into the PhD program for applied mathematics at MIT in 2016. Urschel is on track to graduate early in the spring of 2020 and has published a memoir titled “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football”.

Urschel said he has had offers from NFL teams to join their analytics departments, but that he has no interest.

“I’m very much staying away from the sports analytics,” he said. “I have lots of friends who work in the field, and nothing against them, but I think while there are interesting problems, the mathematics is much more interesting in other fields. For example, the mathematics in computer science is much more fascinating to me than the math in football.”

Urschel will be applying to universities across the globe this spring after he receives his doctorate.

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Ravens To Sign Former AAF Cornerback

May 6, 2019 8:20 AM

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign cornerback Terrell Bonds.

The former Tennessee State defender played for Memphis in the now defunct AAF.

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Joe Horn, Jr. Has Tryout With Ravens

May 5, 2019 8:19 AM

After going undrafted, Joe Horn, Jr. is hoping to catch on with the Baltimore Ravens.

Horn caught 15 passes for 246 yards and no touchdowns last season for Division II Missouri Western.

"Joe Horn Jr. looked really good," John Harbaugh said after Saturday's practice. "I guess the thing that struck me about him was he looked like Joe Horn."

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Eagles Acquire No. 22 Pick From Ravens, Pick Andre Dillard

Apr 25, 2019 10:50 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles moved up to select Washington State offensive tackle Andre Dillard on Thursday night.

To acquire the 22nd pick, the Eagles sent the 25th, 125th and 197th picks to the Baltimore Ravens.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results

Apr 25, 2019 8:00 PM

The 2019 NFL Draft is upon us. RealGM is here to help you track all that goes down -- both here and on Twitter (@RealGMFootball). We'll post the results of the first round as the picks come in.

 

1. Arizona Cardinals - Kyler Murray, Oklahoma QB

2. San Francisco 49ers - Nick Bosa, Ohio State DE

3. New York Jets - Quinnen Williams, Alabama DT

4. Oakland Raiders - Clelin Ferrell, Clemson DE

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Devin White, LSU LB

6. New York Giants - Daniel Jones, Duke QB

7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Josh Allen, Kentucky DE

8. Detroit Lions - T.J. Hockenson, Iowa TE

9. Buffalo Bills - Ed Oliver, Houston DT

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver) - Devin Bush, Michigan LB

11. Cincinnati Bengals - Jonah Williams, Alabama OT

12. Green Bay Packers - Rashan Gary, Michigan DE

13. Miami Dolphins - Christian Wilkins, Clemson DT

14. Atlanta Falcons - Chris Lindstrom, Boston College G

15. Washington Redskins - Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State QB

16. Carolina Panthers - Brian Burns, Florida State OLB

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland) - Dexter Lawrence, Clemson DT

18. Minnesota Vikings - Garrett Bradbury, NC State C

19. Tennessee Titans - Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State DT

20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh) - Noah Fant, Iowa TE

21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle) - Darnell Savage, Maryland DB

22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore) - Andre Dillard, Washington State OT

23. Houston Texans - Tytus Howard, Alabama State OT

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago) - Josh Jacobs, Alabama RB

25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia) - Marquise Brown, Oklahoma WR

26. Washington Redskins (from Indianapolis) - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State LB

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas) - Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State DB

28. Los Angeles Chargers - Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame DL

29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City) - L.J. Collier, TCU DE

30. New York Giants (from Seattle via Green Bay through New Orleans) - DeAndre Baker, Georgia CB

31. Atlanta Falcons (from L.A. Rams) - Kaleb McGary, Washington OT

32. New England Patriots - N'Keal Harry, Arizona State WR

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2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version

Apr 25, 2019 8:25 AM

The 2019 NFL Draft is finally here! Months of speculation and guesswork gets proven right or wrong over the next three days.

Here is my final guess at where the players go in the draft. This is my prediction of what NFL teams will do and does not necessarily reflect the decisions I would make in the same situations. Because more of these will likely be wrong that right, I'll keep the commentary to a brief blurb. 

1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma. Despite the late speculation to the contrary, the rookie coach gets his preferred QB. Best guess on Josh Rosen's fate: traded to Washington for two second-round picks.

2. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State. A long-rumored match and it makes sense, as the 49ers need an EDGE who can create havoc and also snuff the run on the way to the QB. That's Bosa.

3. New York Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama. It's easy to see new Jets DC Gregg Williams banging the table for the best interior rusher in this draft, a perfect fit to set up his blitz-happy D.

Possible trade: Jets trade out, Bengals trade up to snag a QB.

4. Oakland Raiders: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston. Oliver might be the best player in this entire draft, though there is risk. It's easy to see both Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden loving his potential based on what they've said and done in their respective pasts. I view this spot as Kyler Murray's draft floor, be it the Raiders taking him or a team (Miami?) trading up to get him.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin White, LB, LSU. This has been the hot match since at least the combine and I've not been presented with any compelling reason to swim against the current.

6. New York Giants: Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State. Sweat has two double-digit sack seasons in the SEC and the highest athletic upside of any defensive player in this draft. Perfect blend of proven performance and high ceiling that will get GM Dave Gettleman to bite. I don't believe the Giants go QB here but if they do it's Daniel Jones.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida. Another team/player match that has been hotly rumored for months. There are whispers of T.J. Hockenson and Daniel Jones here. One trade scenario that makes sense: the Bengals moving up here from No. 11 to take Dwayne Haskins and the Jaguars landing Taylor at 11.

8. Detroit Lions: Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky. Best-case scenario for the Lions, who desperately want to add more pass-rushing oomph to an underrated defense. Plan B is Jonah Williams. Plan C is T.J. Hockenson.

Possible trade: Washington moves up from 15 to 8 and takes Daniel Jones. Lions fall back and select Clelin Ferrell.

9. Buffalo Bills: T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa. Dual-threat TE to pair with a dual-threat QB. I can see Andre Dillard or Jonah Williams here too.

10. Denver Broncos: Devin Bush, LB, Michigan. The rangy, hard-hitting Bush is a perfect fit for Vic Fangio's defensive vision. I can definitely envision a QB here too. Drew Lock was linked to this pick for a long time, I have to think that's still within the realm of possibility.

It's at this point where I realize I don't have Daniel Jones slotted in the top 10. I do believe he's going in the top 10 somewhere, but in this scenario, I just couldn't place him. Que tonteria.

11. Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State. It certainly could be Dwayne Haskins here, but a couple of sources I respect indicate the team really likes Dillard. Maybe they trade up later to get the potential successor to Andy Dalton. Dillard will help either guy with his elite-level pass protection.

12. Green Bay Packers: Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama. A safe pick with positional versatility and a strong history of playing well against top competition, Williams makes sense for the rebuilding-on-the-fly Packers.

13. Miami Dolphins: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. Probably the best-case outcome for Miami, which sorely needs a long-term solution at QB and in this case doesn't need to move up to land one. Haskins slotting this draft season has been an exercise in futility.

14. Atlanta Falcons: Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan. Too much potential in Gary for him to fall too far, and he offers the Falcons an injection of athleticism on the defensive front.

Possible trade: If Ed Oliver starts to drop, the Falcons get aggressive and move up as far as 7 or 8 to snag him.

15. Washington: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke. Rather than try to forecast the trade up to land Jones, I'll just marry the player and team here in the original Washington slot. I expect Jones to come off higher and the rumors of the Skins looking to move up -- way up -- to get him have been present for some time.

16. Carolina Panthers: Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson. Rock-solid productive pass rusher and he's a local for the Panthers, making it a great fit for a position where they desperately need youthful help. This is also the range where Oakland or Seattle could move with their extra firsts.

17. New York Giants: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri. During Senior Bowl week the Giants media could not get enough of Lock, which tells me they've either been tipped the Giants had a real interest or are easily drawn to talented but flawed QB prospects. Tough to ignore Cody Ford or Andre Dillard here too.

18. Minnesota Vikings: Garrett Bradbury, C/OG, North Carolina State. I suspect this is a popular pick, matching the best center with the team that needs center more than any other.

19. Tennessee Titans: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson. Those close to coach Mike Vrabel have strongly hinted he's a huge fan of the huge man on the DL. He and Jurrell Casey together make for a very difficult day for opposing offenses.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple. It might not happen at 20, but the Steelers interest in Ya-Sin appears legit. This is Devin Bush's absolute floor. Keep an eye on Oakland moving up here.

21. Seattle Seahawks: Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State. After the Frank Clark trade, it's hard to see the Seahawks not aggressively targeting a pass rusher. Burns brings sizzle and speed off the edge despite questions about his size and run defense. They could trade back and still get him, and a team looking to snag a top corner or safety (Chargers, Rams?) might indulge them.

22. Baltimore Ravens: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss. Tough choice here as I think they like both Erik McCoy and Cody Ford a lot, but the chance to get a lottery ticket in Metcalf at a position of need will woo new GM Eric DeCosta. At least one member of their scouting staff ranks the athletic freak WR considerably higher than this slot.

23. Houston Texans: Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma. Expect the Texans to aggressively address the league's worst offensive line. Ford can play tackle or guard and Houston desperately needs help at both. They could draft as many as three linemen (and multiple CBs) this weekend.

24. Oakland Raiders: Noah Fant, TE, Iowa. More of a supersized WR, Fant would nicely replace Jared Cook. It's a bigger need than gets widely publicized, and Fant has potential to be a great NFL receiver.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State. Simmons would likely have been a top-10 pick if he didn't tear his ACL in December. The Eagles have enough depth they can afford to take a redshirt guy with big upside. I can see Marquise Brown here too.

26. Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame. Tillery posted several game tapes where he looks worthy of being drafted much higher than this. He's a nice fit and value for the monster of a youthful Colts defense GM Chris Ballard is building.

27. Oakland Raiders: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU. It came down to a playmaking corner or running back, and both after a trade; I expect the Raiders to make this pick very early on Friday instead of at No. 27. Williams brings size and ball skills to a secondary lacking both. New England moving up for a TE or Cleveland aggressively jumping in for a CB both make sense as trades.

28. Los Angeles Chargers: Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State. Talented, versatile (he can play RT, either G spot or C) and physical, Risner is a great fit for what the Chargers want up front.

29. Seattle Seahawks: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington. Arguably the best CB in this draft (he's my top CB), Murphy helps restock a secondary in transition without having to relocate far from college.

30. Green Bay Packers: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma. A pick that would firmly distinguish GM Brian Gutekunst as a definitive new leader, Brown is a high-risk/reward prospect. No other WR can come close to his dynamic skills, but at 166 pounds and coming off a potentially career-altering foot injury, it's a leap of faith. I suspect Aaron Rodgers would approve.

31. Los Angeles Rams: Darnell Savage, S, Maryland. He can play safety, he can play cornerback, he can play both in the same series without needing to sub out. Savage is a good fit for a team that figures to face a lot of pass attempts.

32. New England Patriots: Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss. A surprise pick for some, but little birdies have been chirping about Knox since the Combine. Just don't say he's replacing Gronk; Knox is a different kind of TE. I can definitely see a trade down from here to snag Knox a few picks later too. Wild card would be a QB.

Second round

The picks from here on out are much more about matching player to slot than team to player.

33. Cardinals:  Erik McCoy, OG/OC, Texas A&M

34. Colts: Nasir Adderly, S, Delaware

35. Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

36. 49ers: N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

37. Giants: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

38. Jaguars: Will Grier, QB, West Virginia

39. Buccaneers: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

40. Bills: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

41. Broncos: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida

42. Bengals: D’Andre Walker, EDGE, Georgia

43. Lions: Chris Lindstrom, OG/OC, Boston College

44. Packers: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

45. Falcons: David Long, CB, Michigan

46. Washington: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State 

47. Panthers: Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

48. Dolphins: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss

49. Browns: Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State

50. Vikings: Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama

51. Titans: Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota

52. Steelers: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

53. Eagles: Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan

54. Texans: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

55. Texans: Elgton Jenkins, OG/OC, Mississippi State

56. Patriots: J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

57. Eagles: Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State

58. Cowboys: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

59. Colts: Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State

60. Chargers: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

61. Chiefs: Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

62. Saints: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

63. Chiefs: Amani Hooker, S, Iowa

64. Patriots: Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas

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Justin Tucker Signs Record-Breaking $20.45M Extension With Ravens

Apr 24, 2019 1:17 PM

Justin Tucker has signed a four-year, $20.45 million contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens. The deal is the richest ever for a kicker.

The deal includes $12.5 million in fully guaranteed money for Tucker.

Tucker was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2019 season.

Tucker has converted an NFL record 90.1 percent of his field goal attempts.

Tucker joined the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Texas.

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Earl Thomas Hopes To One Day Retire With Seahawks

Apr 11, 2019 4:31 PM

Earl Thomas is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens, but he may still have a future with the Seattle Seahawks.

Thomas told The Rich Eisen Showon he hopes to sign a ceremonial contract in Seattle after he walks away from the NFL and retire a Seahawk.

"I envision myself retiring as a Seahawk," Thomas told Eisen. "I would never burn a bridge there. You know, I still love my teammates. I definitely see myself signing maybe a one-day deal, and hopefully, they'll hang my jersey in the rafters."

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Ravens Sign Marshall Yanda To One-Year Extension
The guard is now signed through the 2020 season.

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Robert Griffin III Thought He Had Chance To Become Jags' Starting QB
The Jaguars tried to trade for Robert Griffin at the end of the preseason and again before the trade deadline.

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Robert Griffin III Re-Signs With Ravens On Two-Year Deal
Robert Griffin will be Lamar Jackson's backup at quarterback after serving as Baltimore's No. 3 last season.

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Haloti Ngata Announces NFL Retirement From Top Of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Haloti Ngata went to the Pro Bowl five times and won a Super Bowl with the Ravens.

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Earl Thomas Nearly Agreed To One-Year, $12M Deal
The undisclosed team was confident an agreement with Earl Thomas would be reached.

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Mark Ingram Agrees To Three-Year, $15M Deal With Ravens
The Saints' best offer to Mark Ingram was for four years, $17 million with only $5 million guaranteed.

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Le'Veon Bell Agrees To Four-Year, $52.5M Deal With Jets
The deal contains $35 million in guaranteed money for Le'Veon Bell.

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Le'Veon Bell Believed To Be Picking Between Jets, Ravens
The Jets have made their best and final offer to Le'Veon Bell.

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Le'Veon Bell Expected To Make Free Agency Decision On Tuesday
The Jets, Colts, Ravens, Texans, Bills and Packers are believed to be interested in Le'Veon Bell.

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Packers Sign Za'Darius Smith, Adrian Amos
Za'Darius Smith was the sack leader for the Ravens with a career-best 8.5 last season.

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Terrell Suggs Agrees To One-Year, $7M Deal With Cardinals
Terrell Suggs had spent his entire career with the Ravens since he was drafted in 2003 out of Arizona State.

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C.J. Mosley Agrees To Five-Year, $85M Deal With Jets
C.J. Mosley has gone to the Pro Bowl in four of his five NFL seasons.

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Ravens Sign Nick Boyle To Three-Year, $18M Deal
Nick Boyle had 23 catches for 213 yards at tight end for the Ravens in 2018.

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Ravens Release Eric Weddle
Eric Weddle had one year remaining on his contract at a base salary of $6.5 million.

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Ravens To Release Michael Crabtree
Baltimore signed Michael Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million deal last March.

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2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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Steelers Rule Out Trading Antonio Brown To Pats, AFC North Rival
The Steelers would prefer to trade Antonio Brown to a team in the NFC.

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Ravens, Tavon Young Agree Upon Three-Year Extension
The Ravens have agreed to a three-year, $25.8 million extension with Tavon Young, according to a source.

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Ravens Downplay Dangers Of Lamar Jackson's Running
Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman isn't buying into the criticism of quarterbacks getting hurt while running.

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Washington Was Interested In Trade For Joe Flacco
The Ravens will trade Joe Flacco to the Broncos once the league year turns over on March 13.

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