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Ravens sign nine undrafted rookies

The Ravens had an undrafted rookie make their initial roster for 16 straight years before none were able to survive final cuts in 2020. On Thursday, they announced nine players who will be trying to start a new streak. The group includes Ar’Darius Washington, who teamed with Raiders second-round pick Trevon Moehrig to form a [more]

Ravens have a tough stretch run to end the season

Last week, Ravens G.M. Eric DeCosta said on PFT PM that, when he gets his team’s schedule, he first looks at the back end. This year, the back end is not great. The Ravens conclude with a challenging seven-game stretch, starting in Week 12 and stretching through Week 18. It goes like this: at Browns, [more]

Browns will play Ravens in back-to-back games in 2021

After finishing 11-5 and winning a playoff game in 2020, the Browns are an attractive team on this year’s schedule. The club has three primetime games plus another nationally televised contest on Christmas with the Packers. But there’s one quirk that could make for interesting fodder later on in the season. Because of their Week [more]

2021 NFL schedule: 10 teams get five primetime games each

Ten teams each received five primetime games. The Packers, Saints, Cowboys, Seahawks, Steelers, Ravens, Rams, 49ers, Chiefs and Bucs are scheduled for five night games each. The Saints and Cowboys also have Thanksgiving Day games, and the Packers a Christmas Day game. The Bears, Vikings, Raiders, Colts and Bills each are scheduled for four primetime [more]

2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule: Rams, Seahawks set for early matchup

The Buccaneers and Cowboys will begin the 2021 the season on Thursday, Sept. 9. But Thursday Night Football will technically begin the next week with a divisional contest between the Giants and Washington on NFL Network. After Carolina visits Houston in Week Three, the Week Four matchup will feature the league’s last two No. 1 [more]

Browns at Steelers closes out ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2021 schedule

The NFL announced its 2021 schedule on Wednesday night. The includes 17 games on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. It does not feature a doubleheader on the first Monday night of the season. ESPN also will air a Week 18 Saturday doubleheader. Those games, which will kickoff at 4:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET, also will [more]

2021 NFL Sunday Night Football schedule: Chiefs, Packers set for three appearances

The Chiefs fell short in Super Bowl LV, but they’re still in demand when it comes to Sunday Night Football appearances. The NFL released the schedule for the 2021 season on Wednesday night and Kansas City is set for three appearances on NBC this season. They’ll face the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 2, host [more]

Ravens sign three more of their draft choices

The Ravens announced the signing of wide receiver Rashod Bateman, a first-round choice, earlier in the day. They now have gotten three more of their draft class under contract. Michigan fullback/tight end Ben Mason, Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade and Notre Dame outside linebacker Daelin Hayes have signed, the team announced Wednesday night. All three [more]

Ravens sign first-round pick Rashod Bateman

Another first-round pick has put pen to paper. The Ravens announced Wednesday afternoon that they’ve signed wide receiver Rashod Bateman. Baltimore selected Bateman at No. 27 overall in this year’s draft. With his draft position, Bateman’s deal is projected to be about $12.6 million over four years. The Ravens will have to decide on Bateman’s [more]

49ers, Rams open as biggest Week One favorites

The release of the schedule for the first weekend of the 2021 NFL season has led to sportsbooks releasing point spreads for the first 16 games of the year. A pair of NFC West teams have been installed as the biggest early favorites. William Hill has the 49ers favored by seven points in their road [more]

Ravens, Raiders begin 2021 season on Monday Night Football

Last year, the Raiders opened Allegiant Stadium in Week Two with no fans on Monday Night Football. In 2021, Las Vegas will again play its home opener on MNF — but this time, fans will be in attendance. The NFL announced Wednesday that the Ravens and Raiders will finish the opening week of the upcoming season [more]

For Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson deals, who will go first?

Three first-round quarterbacks from the class of 2018 approach their fourth NFL seasons, with long-term deals expected for each. So when it comes to the second contracts for Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, Bills quarterback Josh Allen, and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who’s going first? For the teams and the players, it’s an important consideration. The [more]

Ryan Mallett resurfaces in Spring League, throws for 252 yards in debut

Quarterback Ryan Mallett last played football in 2017. He’s back, in the Spring League. Playing for the Generals, one of the eight teams in the expanded minor league, the 2011 third-round pick of the Patriots completed 20 of 31 passes for 252 yards in a 21-19 win over the Jousters. Mallett, who played for the [more]

What does Ravens G.M. Eric DeCosta’s look at first on the schedule? “December”

Different people look at different places first when the league releases the schedule. Where does Ravens G.M. Eric DeCosta go when he sees his team’s schedule? “December,” he recently told PFT PM, without hesitation, when asked that question. “I look at December games because I know those are going to be critically important and those [more]

Eric DeCosta reconciles pre-draft comments about receivers with drafting two more of them

Eric DeCosta said before the draft that he was insulted by the criticism of the team’s receivers. Then, the Ravens drafted a pair of receivers in round one and four. So how does DeCosta reconcile his pre-draft comments with his in-draft decisions? “Well, it was before the draft,” DeCosta told PFT PM. “Anybody that tries [more]

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