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Ravens Sign Thad Lewis

Aug 14, 2017 12:26 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have signed Thad Lewis.

The Ravens have been shuffling quarterbacks all summer behind Ryan Mallett, who is filling in for the injured Joe Flacco.

Lewis is the latest quarterback signed by the Ravens since they began to consider Colin Kaepernick.

Lewis has played for seven teams over the past seven seasons, compiling a 2-4 record as a starter. 

 

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Ravens' Owner Resisting Signing Colin Kaepernick

Aug 2, 2017 10:56 AM

The Baltimore Ravens are interested in signing Colin Kaepernick but owner Steve Bisciotti has resisted the idea. 

Both John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome support signing Kaepernick.

The Ravens are in need of a quality backup quarterback with Joe Flacco suffering from a back injury.

Kaepernick had a 90.7 passer rating in 12 games last season with the San Francisco 49ers. Many believe Kaepernick remains unsigned due to his political activism. 

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Ravens Release David Olson, Sign Josh Woodrum

Jul 31, 2017 12:56 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have released David Olson and signed Josh Woodrum.

Woodrum will serve as the Ravens' No. 3 quarterback behind Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughan until Joe Flacco returns from a back injury.

On Sunday, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said the team was still considering Colin Kaepernick and asked for fans to "pray for us."

Kaepernick remains a free agent.

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Joe Flacco Endorses Ravens Signing Colin Kaepernick

Jul 29, 2017 11:22 AM

Joe Flacco is endorsing the idea of Colin Kaepernick joining the Baltimore Ravens.

"I would like to see Colin get back in [the NFL] and, at some point, maybe get another shot [to be a starter]," said Flacco, who hasn't spoken to Kaepernick about it. "I wouldn't like that to be here. I do not want him to get another shot [to be a starter] here, but yes, he can come here and have some fun. I think it would be a good spot for him."

Flacco and Kaepernick faced off in Super Bowl XLVII.

Kaepernick is considered the best available quarterback remaining in free agency.

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Ravens Sign Arena League QB David Olson

Jul 28, 2017 10:15 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have signed David Olson following the injury to Joe Flacco.

Baltimore used offensive assistant coach Matt Weiss to line up under center and hand off to running backs in drills.

Olson will help spell Ryan Mallett, who has taken Flacco's spot with the first-team offense, and Dustin Vaughan, who is on his fourth team in four seasons.

The Ravens also have interest in Colin Kaepernick.

The agreement with Olson would not preclude the Ravens from adding Kaepernick.

Olson most recently played in the Champions Indoor Football league.

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Ravens In Contact With Colin Kaepernick

Jul 27, 2017 1:06 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have been in contact with Colin Kaepernick about joining their team.

Joe Flacco will be out 3-6 weeks with a back injury.

Kaepernick previously played for John Harbaugh's brother, Jim Harbaugh.

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John Urschel Retiring From NFL To Focus On MIT Studies

Jul 27, 2017 10:00 AM

John Urschel is retiring from the NFL after three seasons.

“This morning John Urschel informed me of his decision to retire from football,” John Harbaugh said in a statement. “We respect John and respect his decision. We appreciate his efforts over the past three years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Urschel is currently a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In an article written for the Players’ Tribune in 2015, entitled “Why I Still Play Football,” Urschel starts the piece by saying “I envy Chris Borland.” Borland retired at 24 years old due to concerns about long-term brain injury.

A fifth-round pick in 2014 out of Penn State, Urschel has suited up at guard and center for 42 games and started 15, including two playoff games in 2014.

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Joe Flacco To Miss Time With Back Injury

Jul 27, 2017 8:49 AM

Joe Flacco is expected to miss at least the first week of training camp with the Baltimore Ravens because of a back injury.

Flacco was told that a week of rest can calm down the back issue. He hurt it while lifting weights and then underwent an MRI, according to a source.

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Kenneth Dixon Out For Season With Torn Meniscus

Jul 25, 2017 7:45 PM

Kenneth Dixon is out for the entire 2017 season with a torn meniscus.

Dixon decided to have his medial meniscus repaired. 

Dixon was set to miss the first four games for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.

The Baltimore Ravens already agreed to terms with Bobby Rainey to take Dixon’s place in camp. Terrance West and Danny Woodhead are the team’s top running backs.

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Ravens Partner With Tech Firm To Practice Against Holographic Players

Jul 19, 2017 8:56 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have partnered with a tech company to practice against holographic players.

“Right now, what you are seeing is a holographic football team coming at you and getting into their formation,” says Jim Pietila, CEO of Mixed River.

Founded late last year, Mixed River offers not virtual reality but “mixed reality,” which means the real world intersects with images or data.

Virtual reality also could help reduce head trauma injuries, which are under increasing scrutiny by former players and the league.

“One of the attractions to the technology is the ability to get those mental reps that don’t involve contact,” said Damani Leech, the NFL’s vice president for football strategy and business development. “I think you see it with other technology — with the robotic tackling dummies to allow you to improve your tackling form without hitting another person.”

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Jeremy Maclin Learned Of Release By Chiefs Via Voicemail
Jeremy Maclin was upset and shocked to learn of his release from the Chiefs earlier this month via voicemail.

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Jeremy Maclin Agrees To Sign With Ravens
Jeremy Maclin also considered signing with the Eagles.

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

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

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Dennis Pitta May Have Suffered Career-Ending Hip Injury
The fear is that Dennis Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for the third time in four years.

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Justin Forsett Retires After Nine NFL Seasons
Justin Forsett played for six teams, but enjoyed his most success with the Ravens.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

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Ravens Re-Sign Lardarius Webb
Lardarius Webb was cut by the Ravens four weeks ago.

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Ravens Trade Timmy Jernigan To Eagles For Third Round Pick Swap
The Ravens have traded Timmy Jernigan and a third-round compensatory pick to the Eagles in exchange for their third-round pick.

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John Harbaugh Doesn't Believe Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed
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.

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Brandon Carr Agrees To Four-Year, $24M Deal With Ravens
Brandon Carr signed a five-year, $50 million deal as a free agent in 2012.

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Ravens Trade Jeremy Zuttah To 49ers
The Ravens had planned to release Jeremy Zuttah.

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Ravens Agree To Make Brandon Williams NFL's Highest-Paid Nose Tackle
The Ravens have agreed to a five-year, $54 million deal with Brandon Williams, making him the NFL's highest-paid nose tackle.

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Tony Jefferson Will Sign With Ravens
Tony Jefferson, 25, has played safety for the Cardinals.

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Matt Elam Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges
Matt Elam was a first round pick by the Ravens in 2013.

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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.

Baltimore Sun

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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