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Drafting the ugliest divorces in NFL history

The Steelers and receiver Antonio Brown currently are heading for what appears to be an ugly divorce. And that inspired an idea for a Thursday draft on PFT Live. Which divorces were the ugliest in NFL history? Here’s one thing Simms and I learned while doing it: There have been so many that it’s easy [more]

Reports: Tavon Young gets three years, over $25 million from Ravens

The Ravens are expected to make a contract extension for cornerback Tavon Young official on Friday, but Young has already confirmed reports that he’s set for a longer stay in Baltimore. Word has also leaked about the terms of the deal. According to multiple reports, the deal is for three years and over $25 million. [more]

Le’Veon Bell wins his freedom, but will he win his contract?

Le'Veon Bell made a big bet last year. The ante? $14.54 million, minus federal taxes, state taxes, and agent fees. The payoff? Still to be determined. The good news for Bell is that he’ll get a chance to finally pull the lever, watch the three wheels spin, and hope to see and hear a trio [more]

Ravens sign Tavon Young to contract extension

The Ravens announced on Thursday that the team will be holding a press conference with General Manager Eric DeCosta, head coach John Harbaugh and an unidentified player on Friday. It appears that player is cornerback Tavon Young. Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports that Young and the Ravens have agreed to a contract extension. Young [more]

Case Keenum was shocked by trade for Joe Flacco

Many people were surprised by Denver’s decision to trade for quarterback Joe Flacco. None were more surprised than quarterback Case Keenum. Via the Denver Post, Keenum explained on The Sports Spectrum podcast that he was shocked by the news. “[G.M. John] Elway called me that morning and we had a great conversation, which he didn’t [more]

Ravens coordinator thinks danger of Lamar Jackson running “a little overrated”

The Ravens are clearly building a new offense around quarterback Lamar Jackson, and his ability to run. And coordinator Greg Roman isn’t going to call particular plays with fear of Jackson being injured. Via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun, Roman said he’s not going to worry about Jackson getting hurt while on the move. [more]

Greg Roman on backup QB: Won’t sacrifice overall production for a particular style

With the Ravens planning to “build an offense that really accommodates” what quarterback Lamar Jackson can do, one of the questions they’ll have to answer is who will serve as Jackson’s backup. While Jackson may not run as much as he did as a rookie, he’s going to be using his legs and there will [more]

Ravens offensive reboot goes beyond Lamar Jackson

When new Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman plans for the offense he’s building around quarterback Lamar Jackson, he may draw wordless pictures, with a confused-looking Scandinavian man standing on the margin. And he admits it’s going to take more than an Allen wrench to put it all together. “I’ve kind of compared it to putting [more]

Hayden Hurst says he’s 100 percent after last year’s foot injury

Quarterback Lamar Jackson has been the center of discussions about the Ravens offense in recent months because of the varied opinions about how he will progress as a passer in his second season and beyond. Whatever questions exist on that front, Jackson still had a bigger hand in Baltimore’s trip to the playoffs than their [more]

Greg Roman: The sky’s the limit for Lamar Jackson

Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman said earlier this month that the team is redefining their entire offensive approach and tailoring it to quarterback Lamar Jackson as he prepares to entire his second NFL season as a starter. Roman repeated that during a press conference on Tuesday and expanded his thoughts to say that a “powerful” [more]

PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2019 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. 2. [more]

Joe Flacco passes physical, clearing way for trade March 13

Joe Flacco flew to Denver last week to undergo a physical and meet with his new team, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports. The quarterback passed his physical, clearing the way for the Ravens and Broncos to consummate their trade on the first day of the new league year, March 13. The Broncos and Ravens [more]

Reports: Washington was interested in Joe Flacco trade

Joe Flacco is set to become a member of the Broncos on March 13 and it appears the Ravens may have also had a trade option a little closer to Baltimore. Troy Renck of KMGH reported last week that the deal came together quickly because there was interest from another team in dealing for the [more]

On this day 23 years ago, the Browns/Ravens fired Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick has now won six Super Bowls as the Patriots’ head coach. But 23 years ago today, he was in a very different place. It was on February 15, 1996, that Belichick was fired by Art Modell, the owner of the franchise that Belichick had coached as the Cleveland Browns but was about to [more]

Greg Roman wants Ravens offense “to fight with both hands”

Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman has had success building running games in his past stops, but the passing attacks haven’t been quite as successful. Given the reliance on the run game down the stretch last season, that’s something that might be a cause for concern for some in Baltimore as Roman redefines the team’s scheme [more]

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