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Lamar Jackson admits he “wasn’t in command” at times last year

The Ravens knew this offseason they were building around quarterback Lamar Jackson, so everything was renovated specifically for him. Part of that process was adapting the playbook, from the plays themselves to what they were called. According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, part of new offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s job this offseason was getting [more]

Michael Pierce takes blame for lack of conditioning

The Ravens made it clear they weren’t happy with defensive tackle Michael Pierce, who wasn’t allowed to practice at minicamp last week because he wasn’t in shape. And when he had a chance to discuss it, he owned it, saying it was his fault he didn’t do enough cardio this offseason. Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN, [more]

Looking at the most memorable final games at NFL stadiums

On Thursday night, the NBA played its final game ever at Oracle Arena in Oakland. It was a memorable occasion, with the Toronto Raptors winning the league title on the Golden State Warriors’ home court. And so we used that idea for Friday morning’s PFT Live draft. What were the most memorable final games at [more]

Earl Thomas: Lamar Jackson is a “star in the making”

Lamar Jackson has “raised his level in every column” this offseason, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. The quarterback’s progression has led many of his teammates to believe that Jackson is in for a big season . . . and big career. “He’s a star in the making,” safety Earl Thomas said, via Jamison Hensley [more]

Only 25 unsigned draft picks left league-wide

Rookie contracts are easier to negotiate than in the past, so most teams aren’t waiting around to do them. With most of the league finishing up minicamps this week and packing away the gear until training camp, there are only 25 unsigned picks left across the league. The bulk of them are first-rounders, with 10 [more]

Matthew Judon hopes to be in Baltimore “forever and ever”

The Ravens said goodbye to several veteran defensive players this offseason, which leaves outside linebacker Matthew Judon as one of the longest-tenured members of the unit. Judon is only heading into his fourth season, so it’s a new role for him. It’s one he’d like to grow into over time. Judon’s contract is up after [more]

Marshal Yanda had no thoughts of retirement after 2018

Marshal Yanda had no thoughts of retirement after finishing last season healthy. The Ravens offensive guard said Thursday, via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun, that he was prepared to retire after last season if he had to rehab again. But Yanda played all 16 games last season after playing only two in 2017. He [more]

Lamar Jackson might work with Tom House before training camp

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s progression as a passer is going to be watched closely once games get going later this year and he discussed his pre-camp plans to work on his throwing on Thursday. The Ravens’ offseason program wrapped up with the end of minicamp and Jackson said that the three-day session was “very productive.” [more]

Earl Thomas feels like he’s in the “right spot”

Safety Earl Thomas started practicing later than many of his Ravens teammates this offseason, which may be part of the reason why he said on Thursday that he didn’t want to come off the field as the final practice before training camp came to an end. If so, it wasn’t the only reason. Thomas held [more]

Marquise Brown participates in drills for first time at Ravens practice

Ravens first-round draft pick Marquise Brown hasn’t been cleared to practice fully, but he has done drills for the first time. Brown, a wide receiver out of Oklahoma who is recovering from foot surgery, participated in his first drill on Wednesday, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN. The video of the drill shows it was [more]

Ravens throwing a lot on the canvas as they build new offense

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman and other members of the Ravens offensive coaching staff were tasked with building an entirely new offense around quarterback Lamar Jackson this offseason. Roman said starting from “square zero” was something that many of the coaches have always wanted to do and he checked in with an update on the “long [more]

Don Martindale: Ravens are “disappointed” by Michael Pierce not being in shape

The Ravens pulled defensive tackle Michael Pierce from practice on Tuesday for his own health, given that they believed he wasn’t in shape. On Wednesday, defensive coordinator Don Martindale discussed the situation. “Of course you’re disappointed,” Martindale said, via Jamison Hensley of “What I said to him, I said it in front of the [more]

Jimmy Smith not sweating his contract

Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith is heading into the final year of his contract, but he’s not worrying about his future. “That’s going to play itself out,” Smith said. “The Ravens know I always want to be here, but whatever happens, happens. I know I can still play the game, so if I’m here, I’ll be [more]

Ravens pull Michael Pierce from practice “for his own health”

Defensive tackle Michael Pierce hit the practice field with the Ravens on Tuesday for the first time this offseason, but it was a short stay. Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports that Pierce looked “much heavier” than he did last season when he came out for a pre-practice stretching period. Pierce was sent inside a short [more]

Tyus Bowser: I’m going to show what I can do as a pass rusher

The Ravens drafted linebacker Tyus Bowser in the second round of the 2017 draft after he produced 22.5 sacks at the University of Houston, but he hasn’t had the same kind of production in the NFL. Bowser has 3.5 sacks over 31 games in his first two seasons, but he could have an opportunity to [more]

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