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Ravens sign punter Sean Smith

The Baltimore Ravens have added another punter to their roster following the trade of Kaare Vedvik to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Ravens signed undrafted free agent rookie Sean Smith on Tuesday. Smith attended the team’s rookie mini-camp in May as a tryout player. Smith was a four-time All-Pioneer Football League selection and set [more]

Aaron Rodgers, Packers starters will play “a quarter or so” on Thursday

The Packers travel to Baltimore for their second preseason game on Thursday night. And the folks who show up at M&T Bank Stadium will get to see quarterback Aaron Rodgers play. Via Rob Demovsky of, coach Matt LaFleur told reporters on Tuesday that Rodgers and the rest of the starters will play “a quarter [more]

Marquise Brown gets day off, still “recovering”

Ravens rookie wideout Marquise Brown got a late start to training camp, and apparently  still needs some time to be all the way back. According to Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun, the first-rounder missed practice Monday, just two days after he rejoined team drills in training camp. Brown had surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury, [more]

Taking a look at the nuttiest off-field story lines

The still-unfolding Antonio Brown situation seems like one of the craziest off-field NFL situations to ever happen. But there have been others. On Monday’s PFT Live, Simms and I drafted the most memorable of the most nutty off-field predicaments. Bottom line: Brown has a long way to go to match some of those who have [more]

Report: Packers, Jets and Bears called about Kaare Vedvik before Vikings trade

Before the Vikings and Ravens completed a trade sending kicker Kaare Vedvik to Minnesota on Sunday, there was a report that four teams had reached out to Baltimore about trading for Vedvik. The report didn’t specify which teams had picked up the phone, but two of them seemed like easy guesses. There was a report [more]

Ravens trade Kaare Vedvik to Vikings

A Norwegian is heading to the Vikings. Kaare Vedvik, the Ravens kicker and punter who has lit up the last two preseasons but had no realistic chance of unseating Justin Tucker on Baltimore’s roster, has been traded to Minnesota, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Ravens will get a 2020 fifth-round draft pick from [more]

Report: Four teams have called Ravens about Kaare Vedvik trade

There was trade chatter around Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik last summer before he suffered injuries in an assault that kept him off the field for the rest of the season. With Vedvik again kicking well and Justin Tucker still on hand in Baltimore, chatter is picking up about a possible trade again this year. A [more]

Lions add quarterback Josh Johnson

He wasn’t interested in taking a job with the Ravens. He pounced on a chance to sign with the Lions. Quarterback Josh Johnson has accepted a roster spot, after winning a two-man tryout with Landry Jones. Johnson didn’t want to join the Ravens, ostensibly because it was a short-term gig while Robert Griffin III recovers [more]

Bears could be trade partners for Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik

The Ravens have two good kickers in training camp. Some teams don’t have one. Which means Baltimore may be in the rare position to acquire a draft pick in a trade for an undrafted kicker who wasn’t going to make the roster anyway. That kicker is Kaare Vedvik, who looked very good last preseason before [more]

President Trump would “love to see” Colin Kaepernick get a job in the NFL, “if he’s good enough”

Free-agent (for more than two years) quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to be available. Many think he continues to be blackballed by a group of owners who are, among other things, fearful of the reaction President Trump. On Friday morning, during a lengthy open-air, high-temperature Q&A with reporters, President Trump gave his blessing to an NFL [more]

Lamar Jackson: Thursday’s offense “not close” to what we’ll run in regular season

The revamping of the Ravens offense was a major storyline of the offseason and Thursday night’s preseason game against the Jaguars offered the first chance to see the unit in action. According to the guy running the offense on the field, that glimpse was not indicative of how things will look in Miami on the [more]

Ravens kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik continues to impress

Kaare Vedvik is good enough to make an NFL roster. But maybe not the roster Justin Tucker and Sam Koch are on. Vedvik, the Ravens’ Norwegian backup kicker and punter, had another solid preseason outing on Thursday night, went 4-for-4 on field goals in last night’s preseason opener, with a long of 55 yards. He [more]

Lamar Jackson sticks to throwing in preseason debut

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said that he doesn’t think he’ll run as much this year as he did as a rookie. The first preseason game lived up to that prediction. Jackson rolled out for some throws, but he didn’t run the ball at all during the three series he played before heading to the bench. [more]

Doug Marrone challenges PI non-call, doesn’t get a flag

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn’t wait long to make his first challenge for a possible pass interference call. Gardner Minshew was incomplete on a third-down throw to wide receiver D.J. Chark in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Ravens. Ravens defensive back Anthony Averett was trailing Chark and Marrone threw a flag [more]

Nick Foles, Leonard Fournette, 16 other Jaguars won’t play tonight

Nick Foles won’t play tonight in the Jaguars’ preseason opener, the team announced. Foles, who signed with Jacksonville in the offseason, played 51 snaps in two preseason games last year for the Eagles. Running back Leonard Fournette and cornerback Jalen Ramsey also are among the 18 players expected to sit out for Jacksonville against Baltimore. [more]

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