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Ravens CB Aaron Ross tore his Achilles' tendon during a conditioning test.

He'll be placed on injured reserve. Ross missed most of last season due to a back injury and now he's done for this year as well. Going on 32, he's nearing the end of the line. Ross wasn't a lock to make the Ravens' final roster anyway, as he would have fought for a depth job behind Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson.
Jul 24 - 11:44 AM

NFL suspended Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season.

Rice was arraigned on felony aggravated assault charges following an ugly April domestic incident with his fiancee (now wife) at an Atlantic City hotel. He avoided trial by completing a pretrial-intervention program, and this is his first violation of the league's personal conduct policy. Still, it's a bad look for the NFL as Rice gets off lightly while Josh Gordon faces a 16-game ban for marijuana. As for the on-field fallout, Bernard Pierce will serve as the feature back and quality RB2 against the Bengals in Week 1 and Steelers in Week 2. Rice will have to show improved form to wrestle back his job after looking done in 2013 (3.08 YPC).
Jul 24 - 10:15 AM

Yahoo's Rand Getlin is "hearing" that Ray Rice's suspension will be for two games.

Getlin admits he hasn't been able to confirm this rumor and Rice hasn't been sentenced on the matter yet, so we're not setting it in stone. But if Rice does escape with a mere two-game ban, it's going to be a public relations nightmare for the NFL. He assaulted his fiancee (now wife), while Josh Gordon is facing a 16-game ban for marijuana violations. Bernard Pierce will be the feature back while Rice serves his suspension.
Jul 24 - 9:34 AM

Bernard Pierce said he has a "knack" for new OC Gary Kubiak's kind of offense.

Pierce was a disaster last season, slogging through 16 games at a pathetic 2.86 YPC. But he was battling a litany of injuries to his shoulder, hamstring, knee and toe. Now he's fully healthy, back near his ideal playing weight and Ray Rice is facing a suspension. Pierce's extremely impressive rookie tape has us willing to take a shot on a bounce-back campaign.
Jul 23 - 10:36 AM

Bernard Pierce (shoulder surgery) has been "fully cleared" for training camp.

With Ray Rice expected to draw a multi-game suspension, Pierce's clearance paves the way for him to open the season as the Ravens' early-down back. Listed at 230 pounds, Pierce also said he's down to 223. It can only help after a sluggish 2013. Despite last year's struggles, Pierce's role makes him well worth a mid-round flier in fantasy drafts.
Jul 22 - 4:21 PM

The Baltimore Sun confirms Darian Stewart will open training camp as the Ravens' starting free safety.

Stewart played with the first-team defense throughout OTAs and minicamp. He's competing with rookie Terrance Brooks and Jeromy Miles to start opposite Matt Elam. Stewart has struggled with injuries throughout his career, but is the heavy favorite to win the job as long as he stays healthy.
Jul 18 - 8:07 PM

Ravens placed DT Terrence Cody on the active/PUP list.

He'll be eligible for activation at any time during camp, but it appears Cody has not yet been medically cleared following his second hip surgery in as many offseasons. Cody is competing for a roster spot in a contract year.
Jul 18 - 3:08 PM

The Baltimore Sun expects Justin Forsett to "provide value as a third-down back" during Ray Rice's suspension.

With Rice expected to get a multi-game ban to open the season, Bernard Pierce is the favorite for early-down and short-yardage work with veteran Forsett mixing in on passing downs and handling blitz pick-up duties. Forsett knows new OC Gary Kubiak's offense from their time together in Houston. Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro will also be in the mix for backfield work. It's a camp battle to watch.
Jul 18 - 9:03 AM

BaltimoreRavens.com considers third-year undrafted free agent Deonte Thompson "behind the eight ball" to crack the 53-man roster.

Thompson generated some hype last offseason, but ended up appearing in only seven games. He has 15 career catches across 13 games. Thompson will remain a deep reserve if he keeps his roster spot.
Jul 17 - 4:16 PM

The Ravens are banking on Rick Wagner as their starting right tackle.

Most observers expected the Ravens to address the tackle position in the draft or sign a veteran like Eric Winston. They did neither. Now it's up to Wagner, a 2013 fifth-rounder, to seize control of the job. He can't be much worse than last year's RT Michael Oher, who was brutally ineffective in both the run and pass games.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 17 - 12:17 PM

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is not expected to face discipline from the NFL following his Saturday night arrest.

Smith reportedly refused to back away from a woman who was overdosing at a bar and was charged with a misdemeanor peace disturbance. It may not even count as an offense against the personal conduct policy. Smith will line up across from Lardarius Webb when the Ravens host the Bengals Week 1.
Jul 14 - 10:06 AM

PFT's Mike Florio says a multi-game suspension for Ray Rice "should be the assumption."

Rice has already visited the league office to discuss the assault charges stemming from an incident with his fiancee turned wife. He has no previous violations of the personal conduct policy, but it's possible Roger Goodell has seen surveillance video of Rice striking Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino. Projections for Rice's ban have ranged from two to six games. Josh Gordon is facing a year-long ban for repeated marijuana violations.
Jul 14 - 8:00 AM

Towson (MD) police allege Ravens CB Jimmy Smith was attending to a woman who had overdosed on cocaine before his Saturday night arrest.

Smith was "trying to help" the woman, who ODed at a Towson bar. He "disobeyed orders" when medics arrived. After numerous expletives, Smith "played the 'I'm Jimmy Smith. I play for the Ravens' card," and told police "You're only doing this so you can get on the news," according to Baltimore reporter Paul Gessler. Smith has only been charged with a misdemeanor peace disturbance.
Jul 13 - 2:46 PM

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith was arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday night.

Police responded to a call about an unconscious woman in a bathroom at a bar, and Smith was cited for failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer. Smith was reportedly trying to assist the woman but wouldn't move away from her after police repeatedly asked him to do so. Smith was released from custody at 11:15 PM Saturday night and faces a misdemeanor charge. He's the fifth Raven to be arrested since last season ended. Off-field issues led to Smith falling to the 27th pick in the 2011 draft. Smith will celebrate his 26th birthday later this month.
Jul 13 - 10:10 AM

Ravens DL DeAngelo Tyson "could step into a elevated role" in 2014.

Tyson is competing for playing time with rookie Timmy Jernigan and Chris Canty, but can fill multiple spots on the defensive line. He had 10 tackles, two sacks, and an interception over 153 snaps last year. 25-year-old Tyson will see a bigger role as a rotational lineman this season.
Jul 11 - 6:19 PM


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