Player News - Ravens

Date: Team: Pos:

Danny Woodhead has been sidelined at practice this week with a hamstring injury.

Beat writer Jeff Zrebiec wonders whether we'll see Woodhead the remainder of the preseason and at least questions his availability for Week 1. Woodhead has been very quiet through two weeks of the preseason, playing just seven snaps last week, rushing once for two yards and failing to catch either of his two targets from an erratic Ryan Mallett. Woodhead's stock should be more than fine as long as he's healthy and once Joe Flacco (back) gets back under center.
Aug 23 - 10:00 AM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes Buck Allen "has been the Ravens’ most effective back."

Early in camp, Zrebiec reported Allen was showing well, and he has continued that into the preseason, gaining 61 yards on 18 carries and catching six passes for 27 yards for an offense which has struggled to get anything going. Allen even got run with the first-team in the second preseason game. He looks locked into a roster spot, and he could push Danny Woodhead and Terrance West for touches.
Aug 22 - 9:58 AM

Mike Wallace sounded optimistic and confident Joe Flacco (back) will be able to practice before Week 1.

Flacco has already been ruled out for practice all of next week. "Joe is a vet. He has been 10 years in the game," Wallace said. "He has won Super Bowls, he has been in every situation. He might need to knock a little rust off, but hopefully we can knock that out in those days of practice before Week 1. ... He will be fine." Flacco remains a better than 50:50 bet to be ready for Week 1, but there's no telling what effects his back injury will have on his performance and/or going-forward durability.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 20 - 2:31 PM

Maxx Williams caught 2-of-3 targets for 48 yards in Thursday's second preseason game.

Williams looked explosive on his 40-yard catch and run on a play-action bootleg. The former second-round pick has struggled to contribute early, but he recently received the support of coach John Harbaugh, who called him "a sneaky athlete." It is unclear if he is also a gritty gamer with a high football IQ. With not much at the position besides 36-year-old Ben Watson, Williams will have the opportunity to be the starting tight end if he continues to make big plays.
Source: ESPN
Aug 19 - 12:05 PM

Ravens signed C Jeremy Zuttah to a two-year contract.

Zuttah was traded by Baltimore to San Francisco early in the offseason, but Zuttah didn't fit in out west and was released last week. He lands back with the Ravens after making the Pro Bowl last year and grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 14 center out of 37 qualifiers. Zuttah will slide right back in there and help prop up a line that just lost LG Alex Lewis for the season.
Aug 18 - 12:30 PM

The Ravens have already said Joe Flacco (back) will remain sidelined through next week.

Initially, Flacco wrote the back issue off as a day-to-day thing, but he's been sidelined for a month with no return in sight. All the Ravens have said is that Flacco won't play this preseason and is expected to be ready for the opener. Ryan Mallett has been beyond dreadful through two preseason starts, no matter what lies coach John Harbaugh tries to tell everyone. The Ravens need to stop messing around and find a real backup quarterback.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 9:51 AM

Terrance West rushed six times for two yards in the Ravens' second preseason game.

West "added" a six-yard reception. They're horrific stats, but it's hard to place too much of the blame on West, whom the Dolphins were ready to swallow up with Ryan Mallett presenting zero downfield threat in the passing game. West, who will be the Ravens' early-down back for at least Weeks 1-4, now has 11 carries for 25 yards this summer. A tackle-breaker, he'll be better once the lights come on, though Baltimore's offensive line is extremely banged up.
Aug 17 - 10:38 PM

Ryan Mallett completed 13-of-22 passes for 113 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Ravens' second preseason game.

Mallett played the entire first half. He was actually worse than his abysmal numbers, showing truly disastrous ball placement as he tried to check the ball down to running backs. He could have thrown at least 1-2 more interceptions. Mallett, who plays with zero feel or creativity, simply doesn't have "it." He's now 22-of-40 (55 percent) for 171 yards (4.28 YPA), one touchdown and two picks this summer. No team can afford to lose its starting quarterback, but the Ravens' season will be over if Joe Flacco does down at any point in 2017. They need an upgrade at their No. 2 spot.
Aug 17 - 10:09 PM

Danny Woodhead touched the ball once in Baltimore's second preseason game.

Woodhead rushed once for two yards. He was actually targeted three times by Ryan Mallett, but Mallett's ball placement was an utter disaster, even on checkdowns. Woodhead is going to catch a ton of passes from Joe Flacco, but the whole Ravens' offense is going to go in the gutter if Mallett has to play snaps this season.
Aug 17 - 10:06 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are "close to a deal" with free agent C Jeremy Zuttah.

The Ravens have heated up talks with Zuttah after his Indy visit. The Colts are "still in the picture," but it would be surprising if Zuttah didn't return to Baltimore after a Pro Bowl 2016. Zuttah's multiple team interest should land him some guaranteed money.
Aug 16 - 4:35 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports Breshad Perriman has a "Grade 2 hamstring strain."

The usual timeline for the injury is around a month, and the receiver has already missed two weeks. Coach John Harbaugh did not rule out Perriman returning during the preseason, but it is more likely they try to get him ready for Week 1. "He's making progress. Everything is on schedule," Harbaugh said. "They're happy with the way he's progressing." Coming off a lost camp, Perriman should be well behind both Jeremy Maclin and Mike Wallace in the pecking order.
Aug 15 - 12:03 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes Maxx Williams (knee) still has "a ways to go" before he is 100 percent.

Williams underwent a rare knee surgery this offseason. He avoided PUP to open camp, but Zrebiec's report suggests he will not be ready to contribute Week 1. Comically banged up on offense, the Ravens will likely turn to 36-year-old Ben Watson, who is coming off an Achilles' injury of his own, as their starter at tight end.
Aug 15 - 10:18 AM

Ravens signed QB Thad Lewis.

Dustin Vaughan was waived in a corresponding move. The Ravens are just shuffling camp arms with Joe Flacco (back) expected to miss the entire preseason, but another quarterback not named Colin Kaepernick signing with the team will certainly raise the ire of many.
Aug 14 - 8:53 AM

Free agent C Jeremy Zuttah will visit the Colts this week.

Zuttah was reportedly deep in talks with the Ravens, his former team, late last week, but those apparently have broken down. With Ryan Kelly out a "few weeks" with a foot injury, the Colts could use some depth at center. It looks like Zuttah will find a new home soon.
Aug 14 - 8:46 AM

James Hurst has taken over as the Ravens' starting left guard.

The Ravens signed Austin Howard to replace Hurst at right tackle, but Hurst is going to stay in the starting lineup following LG Alex Lewis' year-ending shoulder injury. From left to right, Baltimore's offensive line reads LT Ronnie Stanley, LG Hurst, C Ryan Jensen, RG Marshal Yanda, and RT Howard. The Ravens have lost LG Lewis, C Jeremy Zuttah, and RT Rick Wagner from last year's line.
Aug 12 - 2:35 PM


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