Ravens draft speedy RB Hill, Penn St QB McSorley
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens focused on their run-first offense on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday, selecting speedy running back Justice Hill and guard Ben Powers in the...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens first-year general manager Eric DeCosta watched and waited for much of the second day of the NFL draft.
Titans agree to terms with defensive lineman Urban
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with veteran defensive lineman Brent Urban, who spent the past five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens rookie general manager Eric DeCosta waited his entire life to make a selection in the NFL draft, so delaying the moment for a few extra minutes wasn't...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with wide receiver Seth Roberts, who played the past four seasons with the Oakland...
Bears re-sign long snapper Scales to 1-year contract
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have re-signed long snapper Patrick Scales to a one-year contract.
Scales played in all 16 games last season — his fourth in Chicago — after...
Griffin gets 2-year deal to return as Ravens backup QB
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who were looking for a quarterback with his skills to play behind Lamar...
Elway insists Flacco is still in his prime at age 34
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway insists Joe Flacco is at the top of his game at age 34 even though the former Baltimore Ravens quarterback hasn't thrown a pass in the playoffs since...
After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Green Bay Packers are spending big in free agency to try to get back the postseason.
AP source: Broncos trading Keenum to Redskins
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Case Keenum is on the move again. The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Washington Redskins, a person with knowledge of the deal told The...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man arrested on marijuana charges alongside since-cut Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins had previously been in a similar situation with one of Collins'...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have released running back Alex Collins, who led the team in rushing two years ago.
Collins was arrested Friday following a car crash near the...
Ravens give defensive back Tavon Young contract extension
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens defensive back Tavon Young has signed a three-year contract extension, part of the team's effort to retain budding talent.
Lions re-sign long snapper Don Muhlbach for 16th season
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach, keeping him on the roster for a 16th season.
Detroit made the move with the unrestricted free agent Wednesday.
The two-time Pro Bowler has played in 228 games for the Lions since 2004, when the Baltimore Ravens cut the undrafted free agent from Texas A&M.
AP Source: Broncos to acquire Joe Flacco from Ravens
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco has gone from Denver Broncos tormentor to savior.
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year's NFL draft, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.
DeCosta: Former Ravens intern lands dream job as team’s GM
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In his new role as general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, Eric DeCosta has no intention of filling the shoes of his highly successful predecessor, Ozzie Newsome.
"I have size 10½ feet and I think Ozzie is a 13, so there you go," DeCosta said Wednesday, standing alone in front of a gathering of the media and team employees at his first news conference since taking the job on Jan. 11.
Ravens hire former Bills QB coach Culley to hone pass attack
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have hired former Bills quarterbacks coach David Culley as assistant head coach and passing coordinator.
Culley spent the past two years with Buffalo. Before that, he had a four-year stint with Kansas City as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach.
Hired Tuesday, Culley will work with offensive coordinator Greg Roman to help develop quarterback Lamar Jackson, who took over the starting job this season as a rookie.
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Northern Illinois hires former star RB Hammock as coach
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois has hired former star running back Thomas Hammock as its head coach.
Hammock is taking over at his alma mater after spending 16 seasons as a college and NFL assistant — the past five as the Baltimore Ravens' running backs coach. With the hiring announced Friday, he becomes the first African-American head football coach at NIU.
Beating Ravens gets Chargers a date with Brady and Patriots
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' prize for dismantling the toughest defense in the NFL is a road game against a team that has long been a nemesis for Philip Rivers.
Los Angeles advanced to the divisional round of the postseason by beating the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday. Next up, a matchup against the New England Patriots (11-5) this Sunday.
Ravens lose Lamar Jackson’s playoff debut, 23-17 to Chargers
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson's passer rating was bottoming out at 0.0, he'd endured a first half with a combined total of fumbles and interceptions (three) that was higher than his number of completions (two), and his playoff debut was shaping up as, in a word, a disaster.
Chargers hold off Jackson, Ravens 23-17 in playoff opener
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers kept Lamar Jackson grounded, and by the time the rookie got the passing game going it was too late for the Baltimore Ravens.
Michael Badgley kicked five field goals, and Los Angeles harassed and hounded Jackson during a 23-17 victory Sunday in the opening round of the NFL playoffs.
Chargers without LB Brown; Ravens make CB Young inactive
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers will be without injured linebacker Jatavis Brown in their playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Brown has an ankle injury and was placed on the inactive list Sunday. He is fifth on the team with 78 tackles.
Los Angeles will have running back Austin Ekeler, who missed the previous game against the Ravens two weeks ago but returns from a groin injury.
Chargers’ James looking to make bigger impact vs. Ravens
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Most rookies hit the figurative wall late in the season as the rigors of a full first year in the NFL catch up quickly. Derwin James, though, still feels like he did at midseason.
James will need to be at his best as the Los Angeles Chargers meet the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC wild-card playoff game. Sunday's matchup comes two weeks after the Ravens posted a 22-10 victory.
Chargers QB Rivers hopes to avenge earlier loss to Ravens
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers can speak from experience on how fleeting postseason opportunities can be.
Rivers led the Chargers into the playoffs the first four years he was the team's starting quarterback, but Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens marks only his second appearance since the 2009 season and first in five seasons.
Youth is Served: Ravens QB Jackson poised for playoffs
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson has started only seven pro games, is barely old enough to drink in Maryland and has never participated in the NFL postseason.
Fortunately for Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, experience isn't a requirement for success in the playoffs.
Ravens enter playoffs as 1 of the league’s hottest teams
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh was still fired up one day after the Baltimore Ravens finally ended a three-year NFL playoff drought.
Over the course of this whirlwind season, Baltimore has gone from a team on the cusp of spiralling downward to one that poses a formidable challenge to any opponent.
Chargers beat Broncos 23-9 despite feeble offense
DENVER (AP) — Philip Rivers doesn't care that the Chargers must hit the road on wild-card weekend despite winning a dozen games, including a 23-9 nail-biter in Denver on Sunday in which he completed just 14 passes.
Nor does he mind facing the Baltimore Ravens, who thumped the Chargers 22-10 last weekend in Los Angeles.
Browns confident about future after rebuild under Williams
BALTIMORE (AP) — Gregg Williams has no idea whether he's going shed the interim label and return as coach of the Cleveland Browns.
It sure seems as if he wants to, though, so he can finish what he started.
After replacing Hue Jackson in late October and rallying the Browns (7-8-1) to within a victory of a winning record, Williams is confident that no matter who's in charge next year, the woebegone franchise is headed in the right direction with Baker Mayfield at quarterback.
Ravens squeeze past Browns 26-24 to earn AFC North tile
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens flipped the script and put one heck of an ending on a regular season that featured countless surprises and plot twists.
Getting two rushing touchdowns from rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and a late defensive stand, Baltimore squeezed past the Cleveland Browns 26-24 Sunday to reach the playoffs as AFC North champions.
Steelers hope for a win (and some luck) vs. Bengals
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an "s" to the end of his last name.
Safety Sean Davis is mulling a present or two to Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, promising to send the rookie "a little something something" if the Browns can beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and open the door for the Steelers to win a third straight AFC North title.
Ravens get what they wanted: Beat Browns to earn playoffs
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens couldn't have asked for a better scenario heading into Sunday's AFC North matchup with the Cleveland Browns.
"At the beginning of the season, if we say we control our destiny going into the last game, we can win the division, we'd have all signed up for that," coach John Harbaugh said this week.
The situation would have been even more ideal if these were the same old awful Browns, who went 1-15 in 2016 and 0-16 last year.
Ravens thrive behind contribution of Jackson, rookie class
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson has gotten most of the headlines, yet the former Louisville quarterback is merely one of several rookies whose contributions have helped the Baltimore Ravens move within striking distance of the AFC North title.
Ravens have been here before: Win, and they’re in playoffs
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — After missing the postseason for three straight years, the Baltimore Ravens probably wouldn't complain at all about squeezing into this year's playoffs as a wild card.
Entering as AFC North champions is so much better — a scenario that stands as a distinct possibility entering the final weekend of the regular season.
Rivers, Chargers’ offense sputter against Ravens
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The tables were turned on Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers' offense.
Instead of controlling the clock, avoiding mistakes and putting the pressure on the Baltimore Ravens' run-heavy offense and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, it was Rivers who was left flustered and frustrated by a lack of opportunities and a series of self-inflicted errors when the Chargers seemed ready to turn things around.
Jackson leads surging Ravens to 22-10 victory over Chargers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Just like that, the Baltimore Ravens have gone from a midseason swoon to the brink of their first playoff trip in four years.
The resurgent Ravens continued their late push with a 22-10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday behind Lamar Jackson's first 200-yard passing game and a stingy defense that held one of the NFL's top offenses under 200 yards for the first time since 2014.
John Harbaugh to return as Ravens coach in 2019
BALTIMORE (AP) — John Harbaugh will return to coach the Baltimore Ravens next season, and the team says it's working on an extension beyond 2019.
Harbaugh took over as Baltimore's coach in 2008 and has taken the team to the playoffs six times, winning the Super Bowl in 2012.
The Ravens didn't reach the postseason in each of the past three years, however, and are striving to end that streak with two games left in the regular season.
Ravens-Chargers matchup features dramatic differences at QB
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The quarterback matchup for Saturday's pivotal game between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers might offer the biggest contrasts this season.
The Chargers, who have clinched their first postseason berth since 2013, feature cagy veteran Philip Rivers, who is having one of the best seasons of his 15-year career. The Ravens have surged back into postseason contention behind fleet-footed rookie Lamar Jackson, who has won four of his five starts.
Ray Rice: ‘I’m done with football,’ talks domestic violence
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL.
Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This Morning" interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel last month. Hunt was released by the Chiefs.
Ravens use running game, defense and ball control to win
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Using staples from their past — a relentless ground game and a stifling defense — the Baltimore Ravens have put together a hot streak that has them in the middle of the AFC playoff race.
Flacco loses job as Ravens starting QB; Jackson takes over
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — As he worked diligently for more than a month to return from a potentially dangerous hip injury, Joe Flacco watched the Baltimore Ravens flourish without him.
Now that he's healthy, Flacco must adjust to a role he's never experienced during his 11-year NFL career: backup quarterback.
Ravens aim to use ball-control offense to slow down Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lamar Jackson knows that he will play a big part in stopping the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs offense when he leads the Baltimore Ravens into Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
He won't make a tackle, though, or cause a fumble or intercept a pass.
That's because stopping Patrick Mahomes and Co. begins with keeping them on the sideline. And to do that, the Ravens quarterback needs to make sure he keeps his own offense on the field.
High-flying Chiefs, Ravens stingy defense ready for showdown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid has always been considered an offensive-minded head coach, whether it's because he played along the offensive line in college or tutored the likes of Brett Favre once he reached the NFL.
So his response wasn't all that surprising this week when the Chiefs coach was asked who generally comes out on top when an potent offense goes up against a shutdown defense.
"This thing is based on a point system," Reid said with a wry grin. "Pretty simple there."
Chiefs’ Ware back in starting role after Hunt’s departure
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spencer Ware lost his starting job with the Chiefs after a devastating injury in a preseason game.
He got it back after Kareem Hunt's devastating fall last week.
Ware answered the call on short notice, too, carrying 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown while helping the Chiefs to a 40-33 win in Oakland last Sunday.
Ravens rookie Lamar Jackson faces biggest test vs Chiefs
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Since taking over as the starting quarterback, rookie Lamar Jackson has revitalized the Baltimore Ravens running attack and kept opposing offenses off the field by dominating time of possession.
He will need do that again this week to help slow down the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs, who lead the NFL with 37 points per game.
Ravens in driver’s seat to end 3-year playoff drought
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are still fighting to end a three-year playoff drought even though they are riding their longest winning streak of the season.
The Ravens hold a one-game lead for the sixth and final postseason spot in the AFC. Baltimore (7-5) also is within a half-game of the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North after the Ravens' 26-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Falcons’ free-fall continues as offense shut down in loss
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan could find no easy answers after the Atlanta Falcons' offense hit a new low in their fourth straight loss.
Ryan threw for only 131 yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens , his lowest total of his 11-year career in a game he has started and finished.
Falcons preparing for new challenge from Ravens QB Jackson
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons must prepare for two quarterbacks as they await Sunday's visit from the Baltimore Ravens.
Of the two, rookie Lamar Jackson is the hot topic of the week in the Falcons' locker room.
The Falcons, who face Carolina and Cam Newton in the NFC South twice each season, have prepared for other mobile quarterbacks. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett says Jackson belongs in a different category.
Behind Jackson and Edwards, Ravens mounting run to playoffs
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — With rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson likely to make a third straight start Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens' offensive linemen are gearing up for another delightful afternoon of plowing straight ahead as part of the team's suddenly formidable running game.
Joe Flacco didn't practice Wednesday and is still waiting to get medical clearance following a hip injury that's kept him sidelined since Nov. 4.
Flacco or Jackson? Ravens’ Harbaugh faces tough QB decision
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The effective play of rookie Lamar Jackson as a starting quarterback has left Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh with a decision to make if veteran Joe Flacco returns this week from a right hip injury.
Does Flacco get back the starting job Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons? Or does Harbaugh stick with the hot hand in Jackson, who guided Baltimore (6-5) past Cincinnati and Oakland in his first two NFL starts?