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Hayden Hurst: Ravens QBs trust me to go make a play

There’s been plenty of attention paid to the quarterback position in Baltimore since the Ravens capped the first round of this year’s draft by selecting Lamar Jackson as the differences between the rookie and Joe Flacco make for an ideal offseason topic of conversation. The team’s other first-round pick this April notes the differences, but [more]

Lamar Jackson gets one last piece of college hardware

The fact that former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy in 2016 but not in 2017 may cause some to think he wasn’t as good last year as he’d been the year before. And that’s true; he was actually better, at least from a production standpoint. Jackson had more rushing yards and more [more]

Saquon Barkley leads the way in rookie skill-position Madden 19 ratings

Rookies typically enter the league with relatively low Madden ratings. Of this year’s class, the second overall pick leads the way. Via NFL.com, Giants running back Saquon Barkley received an 82 in the game, the highest rating for any first year player. (But check the update below.) Next comes Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Bears [more]

Report: NFL seeking end to Colin Kaepernick collusion case via summary judgment

The National Football League is attempting to bring Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case to an immediate conclusion, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. The NFL is asking arbitrator Stephen Burbank to provide a summary judgment in the case as allowed via the Collective Bargaining Agreement for collusion disputes. It will be Burbank’s task to determine [more]

Lamar Jackson says Chargers scout told him about interest in him as a receiver

Remember when Lamar Jackson said no team asked him to work out at the receiver position during the Scouting Combine? Apparently, he doesn’t. “It was a Chargers scout who told me about it,” Jackson recently told a Ravens podcast. “He was the first one to come to me about it. I’m like, ‘What?’ He caught [more]

Ravens have another strong-legged kicker

The Ravens have enjoyed since 2012 the services of one of the strongest-legged kickers in the NFL. They may have a second one on the roster. Via the Baltimore Sun, undrafted rookie kicker-punter Kaare Vedvik nailed a 70-yard field goal at the team’s practice facility on Wednesday. There’s a big difference between making a 70-yard field [more]

Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Mark Andrews wants to show kids they can play sports if they have Type 1 diabetes

The Ravens discussed plenty of things about tight end Mark Andrews before selecting him in the third round of this year’s draft, but coach John Harbaugh said that his Type 1 diabetes “wasn’t something that factored in to our consideration at all.” Andrews was diagnosed as a diabetic when he was nine years old and [more]

Ravens sign first-round pick Hayden Hurst

The Ravens’ entire draft class is now signed. Baltimore signed first-round tight end Hayden Hurst today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Hurst is due a four-year, $11.1 million deal as the 25th overall pick in the draft. He’ll also have a fifth-year option, like every first-round [more]

Robert Griffin III: I’m trying to help nurture Lamar Jackson

When the Ravens drafted quarterback Lamar Jackson, it meant backup quarterback Robert Griffin III has a steeper path ahead of him to make the roster. But Griffin isn’t really competing with Jackson for a roster spot: Jackson’s spot behind Joe Flacco is assured, and the only real question is whether the Ravens keep Griffin as [more]

Orlando Brown Jr. motivated by carrying on his father’s legacy

Father’s Day is a happy day for many people, but it’s also a bittersweet or sad one for those who are without their fathers. Ravens rookie tackle Orlando Brown Jr. is in the latter camp as his father, who also played tackle for the Ravens, died of diabetic ketoacidosis in 2011. Brown said he’ll reminisce [more]

Could the Arena League rise again?

With legalized gambling on the front end of a possible nationwide expansion, gamblers will need games on which to bet. Which will create even more of a demand for sporting events. Which could help turn around the Arena Football League. AFL Commissioner Randall Boe told Philly.com that the indoor league, which currently has a paltry [more]

Terrell Suggs on contract extension: Cross that bridge when we get to it

Ravens coach John Harbaugh heaped praise on linebacker Terrell Suggs this week, saying the player is on a mission and that he wants to watch that mission continue “this year, next year and for as long as he plays.” Suggs, who turns 36 in October, has also talked about an open-ended playing future as he [more]

Baker Mayfield headlines list of 26 unsigned 2018 draft picks

There were 256 players selected by NFL teams in April’s draft and almost all of them reached agreement on their initial professional contracts before teams hit their summer break this week. Only 26 players remain unsigned with training camps starting in just over a month. That group includes first overall pick Baker Mayfield and 15 [more]

Lamar Jackson gets a chance to run practice with ones

If Joe Flacco is indeed more fired up than in past years, it’s likely because the heat is emanating from under his seat atop the Ravens depth chart. It may have gotten even warmer Thursday, as the Ravens let first-round quarterback Lamar Jackson run practice with the rest of the starting offense. Via Katherine Fominykh of [more]

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