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NFL’s “Let’s Listen Together” sounds good, in theory

If you can get past the whiplash of the NFL taking credit for doing something they seemed to be fighting the last two years, they might be doing a good thing now. The league has announced a joint player and owner project called “Let’s Listen Together,” which will publicize players’ work toward social justice causes [more]

Jaguars go from run of top-five picks to 29th

The Jaguars are going to have to scout differently this year. With yesterday’s loss to the Patriots, the Jaguars will pick 29th in the 2018 NFL Draft, the lowest they’ve picked in the first round since 2000, when they burned the 29th pick on R. Jay Soward. But the draft status also shows how far [more]

Greg Olsen, Benjamin Watson, J.J. Watt named Man of the Year finalists

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt have been named finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence both on the field and off. Olsen has founded charitable organizations that work for breast cancer research and for treatment for children [more]

Don Martindale eager for second chance as defensive coordinator with Ravens

Don Martindale’s only prior experience as a defensive coordinator of an NFL defense as a complete disaster. As coordinator of the Denver Broncos in 2010, Martindale’s defense was the worst in the league in both yards and points allowed per game. The Broncos allowed an average of 390.8 yards per game and 29.4 in his [more]

Titans will pick 25th, as more spots in draft order set

Four more teams know where they’re picking in the 2018 NFL Draft, as a result of the weekend’s results. The Titans will pick 25th, as they have the lowest record of the divisional round losers, followed by the Falcons, Saints and Steelers. The 29th and 30th picks will be held by the losers of the [more]

Ravens DL Carl Davis recovering from shoulder surgery

The Ravens lost several players for the season due to injuries in 2017, but they also had at least one who played through an injury before getting it repaired when the year was out. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that defensive lineman Carl Davis is recovering from shoulder surgery. Per the report, the [more]

Alex Collins was “shocked” Seahawks cut him

Alex Collins emerged as one of the best running backs in the NFL in 2017 despite getting cut by the Seahawks just before the start of the regular season. Once he caught on with the Ravens, Collins was a huge asset to them, but he’s still a bit surprised he didn’t make it in Seattle. [more]

Gigantic PFT PM podcast has visits with Jim Mora, Alex Collins

Wednesday’s PFT PM podcast is probably the longest one yet, thanks to a couple of very good interviews, despite my involvement in them. If you click the appropriate button below, you’ll hear roughly 10 minutes with Ravens running back Alex Collins, followed by a full 30 minutes with former Falcons, Seahawks, and UCLA coach Jim [more]

Ravens promote Wink Martindale to defensive coordinator

The Ravens promoted Don “Wink” Martindale to defensive coordinator, Mike Macdonald to linebackers coach and Sterling Lucas to quality control defense, coach John Harbaugh announced Tuesday. Martindale, 54, enters his seventh year with the Ravens. He served as linebackers coach the past two seasons after coaching only the inside linebackers from 2012-15. C.J. Mosley has [more]

Ravens hire James Urban as quarterbacks coach

The Ravens had Marty Mornhinweg doing double duty as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2017, but that won’t be the case next season. Mornhinweg is back as offensive coordinator and the Ravens announced on Friday that they have hired James Urban as their quarterbacks coach. Urban spent the last seven years as the Bengals [more]

AP announces 2017 All-Pro teams

The Associated Press has announced this year’s selections for their All-Pro team and Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was the easiest selection for the voters. Brown was this year’s only unanimous selection to the first team. It is the fourth straight year that Brown, who had 101 catches for 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns, has [more]

Report: Greg Roman to stay with Ravens

On Thursday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Marty Mornhinweg will remain the team’s offensive coordinator in 2018 but didn’t offer any word about whether Greg Roman would remain on the offensive staff as well. It appears that Roman will be staying put. Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports Roman, who joined the Ravens in 2017 [more]

Packers want to interview Eric DeCosta for G.M.

The Packers have reportedly been rebuffed in their attempt to interview Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton for their opening at General Manager, but he isn’t the only candidate outside the organization they’d like to interview. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Packers want to interview Ravens assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta as [more]

John Harbaugh: Drafting a quarterback something we’ll talk about

The Ravens have selected two quarterbacks in the draft since picking Joe Flacco in the first round in 2008 and No. 3 could be on the horizon. During his season-ending press conference on Thursday, coach John Harbaugh said that drafting a quarterback is “something that we will talking about” because they’d like to have a [more]

Ravens retain Marty Mornhinweg, John Harbaugh hints at hiring Chuck Pagano

The Ravens will retain their offensive coordinator and appear to want Chuck Pagano as their defensive coordinator. Baltimore coach John Harbaugh confirmed today that Mornhinweg will be calling plays again in 2018. “I believe in these coaches, I understand the job they did this year because I see it close up,” Harbaugh said. “I think [more]

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