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Ravens signed CB Derek Cox to a one-year, $730,000 contract.

Cox landed a $20 million contract from the Chargers as a free agent in 2013, only to flame out as one of the season's biggest busts and get released after the season. Then he couldn't even make it past first cuts in Minnesota this year. The Ravens will be in trouble if Cox is forced into meaningful snaps this season.
Aug 27 - 9:57 AM

The Ravens have expressed interest in free agent CB Derek Cox.

Cox, 27, was released from the Vikings on Monday. In Baltimore, he would provide depth behind injured starters Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. The Ravens currently have just four healthy corners on their roster.
Aug 26 - 9:35 PM

Speaking Monday, coach John Harbaugh said TE Owen Daniels remains part of the Ravens' plans.

Coming back from a broken leg, Daniels missed two weeks with "leg soreness," and looked sluggish before going down. His relationship with OC Gary Kubiak is a big factor working in favor of his roster odds, however. Daniels is well off the fantasy radar, and not a threat to Dennis Pitta's TE1 status.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 25 - 5:11 PM

Bernard Pierce has been officially diagnosed with a concussion.

The team says it's "mild," but there's no such thing. Regardless, his symptoms are "relatively minor," and it doesn't sound like he's staring at a lengthy absence. Pierce should be ready to start in Ray Rice's absence in Weeks 1 and 2.
Aug 25 - 3:42 PM

Owen Daniels (leg soreness) has resumed practicing.

Daniels was sidelined nearly two weeks with nondescript "soreness," missing two preseason games. He's shaping up as little threat to Dennis Pitta's target totals. There's a chance he's left off the 53-man roster.
Aug 25 - 2:04 PM

Vikings waived/released CB Derek Cox, S Brandan Bishop, T Pierce Burton, WR Andy Cruse, WR Kamar Jorden, WR Erik Lora, T Kevin Murphy, DT Kheeston Randall, DE Tyler Scott, DE Jake Snyder, TE Kory Sperry, CB Robert Steeples and WR Ty Walker.

Cox was signed to a four-year, $20 million deal by the Chargers in March of 2013. He turned out to be one of free agency's biggest busts and was released after the season. Now Cox can't even make it past first cuts in Minnesota.
Aug 25 - 11:56 AM

The concussion symptoms experienced by Bernard Pierce are considered "relatively minor," and Pierce tweeted Sunday that he's "fine."

"If anyone was wondering, I'm fine," Pierce said. Redskins S Brandon Meriweather may face discipline stemming from the hit that injured Pierce. It's worth noting Pierce has not officially been diagnosed with a concussion. The Baltimore Sun is merely saying Pierce has a "head injury." He sounds day to day. The Sun also says Pierce is "expected back" for Week 1 against the Bengals.
Aug 24 - 8:46 PM

Ravens FB Kyle Juszczyk is leading the team in preseason receiving with ten catches for 90 yards.

Likened to ex-Texans TE/FB James Casey by new Ravens OC Gary Kubiak, Juszczyk is a "hybrid pass-catching option" who could play a quietly integral role in Baltimore's offense. He's seeing action at H-back, tight end, and fullback. A Harvard alum, Juszczyk has 4.71 speed and a 37-inch vertical at 6'1/248.
Aug 24 - 2:10 PM

Suspended RB Ray Rice did not play in Saturday night's third preseason game against the Redskins.

This was part of the Ravens' plan, as Rice will miss the first two games of the season. Bernard Pierce was concussed against Washington, leading to more carries for Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro than anticipated. It remains unclear whether Rice will become Baltimore's starter once he returns.
Aug 24 - 12:30 PM

Marlon Brown was held without a catch on two targets in Saturday night's preseason game.

Brown worked exclusively with the first team, playing in three-wide sets. He has just two catches for 31 yards this preseason. With the Ravens transitioning to more of a two tight-end offense, Brown isn't on the re-draft radar. He remains a buy-low candidate in Dynasty leagues.
Aug 23 - 11:59 PM

Dennis Pitta had two catches for 16 yards in Saturday night's preseason game.

He was targeted four times by Joe Flacco. Pitta hasn't had any issues with his hip this preseason, and is a strong bounce back candidate in Gary Kubiak's tight end-friendly scheme. Owen Daniels has struggled to stay healthy and isn't going to cut into Pitta's snaps. Pitta projects as a consistent, if low-end TE1. He currently has an ADP in the eighth round.
Aug 23 - 11:51 PM

Justin Forsett had seven carries for 30 yards in Saturday night's preseason game.

Forsett took on an expanded role after Bernard Pierce left with a concussion, getting the majority of early down work with the first team. Lorenzo Taliaferro also got snaps with the starters and played in passing situations. Forsett would likely be used in a committee if Pierce isn't cleared for Week 1. Taliaferro is the preferred handcuff for Pierce owners.
Aug 23 - 11:32 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro had 11 carries for 25 yards in Saturday night's preseason game against Washington.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. With Ray Rice on the sidelines and Bernard Pierce leaving early due to a concussion, Taliaferro and Justin Forsett carried the load at running back. Taliaferro played mostly on pass downs with the first team, with eight of his 11 carries coming in the second half. Forsett played on early downs in place of Pierce. Taliaferro could come into early-season value if Pierce isn't cleared for Week 1. He's now up to 40 carries for 155 yards (3.88 YPC) and a touchdown through three preseason games.
Aug 23 - 11:23 PM

Torrey Smith caught four passes for 41 yards in the Ravens' third preseason game Saturday night.

It was a solid game from Smith, who is playing a more versatile X-receiver role in Gary Kubiak's offense. He briefly left the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Brandon Meriweather, but was able to return. Smith has five catches for 60 yards in three preseason games. He offers good value at his sixth-round ADP.
Aug 23 - 10:37 PM

Steve Smith had six catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game.

Smith got wide open on a go-route for a 30-yard touchdown at the end of the first half. He secured six of his team-high seven targets by Joe Flacco. Smith is playing a complementary possession role to Torrey Smith, and doesn't project as more than the No. 3 option in Baltimore's passing attack. He remains a WR4/5. Smith had a combined two catches for 17 yards in his first two preseason games.
Aug 23 - 10:27 PM


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