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Ravens sign Brandon Stephens

The Ravens announced Wednesday morning that they’ve signed third-round pick Brandon Stephens. A cornerback out of SMU, Stephens was Baltimore’s only remaining unsigned 2021 draftee. Stephens is a former running back who converted to corner after transferring to SMU from UCLA. He recorded 22 pass breakups in two seasons at SMU. He also had an [more]

Tony Jefferson eager to remind people of the player he is with the 49ers

San Francisco 49ers safety Tony Jefferson missed the entirety of the 2020 season as he recovered from a torn ACL sustained the prior season with the Baltimore Ravens. Now having last played in an NFL game in Oct. 2019, Jefferson can’t wait to show the league what he’s still capable of. “Sitting out a year, [more]

Ravens sign Ben Cleveland

The Ravens are one step closer to having their entire draft class under contract. Offensive lineman Ben Cleveland has signed his standard four-year rookie deal, the team announced on Tuesday. Cleveland was the 94th overall pick in the third round out of Georgia. He was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2020, playing the season at [more]

21 NFL teams will hold joint practices in August

The NFL released the entire schedule of joint practices, and 21 teams will have at least one practice with another team. Only Washington, the Lions, Saints, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars, Bengals, Steelers and Bills will not work with another team. Seven teams — the Eagles, Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Panthers and Rams — each [more]

Ravens announce all 37K tickets for M&T Bank Stadium practice snapped up in 24 hours

There’s a healthy appetite to watch the Ravens practice this summer. The Ravens said on Thursday that the free tickets for all 12 of their training camp practices at their facility were snapped up within 10 minutes and they noted that there was still space available for a practice at M&T Bank Stadium. That is [more]

Ravens say all passes to 12 open training camp practices were claimed within minutes

A year ago, NFL training camps were closed to the public because of COVID-19. NFL fans are showing that they’re eager to return. The latest example of that comes out of Baltimore, where the Ravens allowed fans to begin signing up for open practices this morning — and announced just minutes later that every slot [more]

Patrick Queen: We lost some key pieces, but we still want to be a top-five defense

It didn’t take long for Patrick Queen to become a key member of the Ravens’ defense. The linebacker started all 16 games for Baltimore as a rookie last year, recording 106 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, an interception, and a pair of fumbles. Baltimore’s defense will have to make some adjustments for 2021 [more]

On the brink of a life-changing contract, Lamar Jackson takes an unnecessary risk

A good agent not only negotiates a player’s contract. A good agent also helps a player negotiate his life. If Lamar Jackson currently had a good agent, Lamar would be receiving a phone call with a very clear and direct message: Stop playing defensive back or receiver on an asphalt basketball court. A video has [more]

Calais Campbell donates $30K to help alma mater go from Rebels to Ravens

Defensive end Calais Campbell didn’t play for the Ravens until he was in the NFL, but he’s making sure that players following in his footsteps at South High School in Denver won’t have to wait that long. South High School announced last year that they would change their nickname from the Rebels to the Ravens [more]

Sean McDermott expects Josh Allen’s contract situation to work itself out in due time

The Bills will get a long-term extension completed with Josh Allen at some point in the next two years. The only question is: When? The Bills exercised Allen’s fifth-year option, which guaranteed him a $23.106 million salary for the 2022 season, and they even have the franchise tag to use in 2023 if necessary. Both [more]

Had NFL been more accepting of marijuana, Ricky Williams believes he would be in Canton

At The University of Texas, Ricky Williams became one of the best running backs in college football history with 7,206 yards from scrimmage and 75 touchdowns. In 1998, he set 21 NCAA records, rushed for 2,124 yards and 27 touchdowns and won the Heisman Trophy with the greatest percentage of first-place votes in history. Williams [more]

Will Browns wait another year to extend Baker Mayfield?

The Browns say they’re sold on quarterback Baker Mayfield. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready to pay his price. Of the three best quarterbacks from the five-man first-round class of 2018 (Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Mayfield), one has not yet played at the same level as the other two. Jackson won the league MVP award [more]

Lamar Jackson’s contract negotiations proceed smoothly, so far

As self-negotiated contracts go, none have carried more significance than the contract currently being negotiated by Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Jackson never has had a traditional agent. Three years ago, when he signed a slotted deal as the last player picked in round one, it didn’t matter. (That said, having an agent to push back [more]

Mark Ingram feeling “super healthy” and “super explosive”

Mark Ingram played only 61 offensive snaps the final 11 regular-season games last season, falling behind J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards on the Ravens’ depth chart. The Ravens made Ingram inactive for four of the final five regular-season games and the entire postseason. Released by Baltimore in January, Ingram signed a one-year, $3 million deal [more]

Panthers will have 14 open training camp practices in 2021

After holding training camp in Charlotte last year, the Panthers will be back at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. in late July. Carolina will hold 14 practices open to the public, including a pair of sessions with the Ravens. The club will also travel to Indiana to practice with the Colts. Training camp practices begin [more]

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