Mayock feels ownership over 1st draft as Raiders GM
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Soon after Mike Mayock moved from the role of draft analyst to Oakland Raiders general manager, former Baltimore GM Ozzie Newsome warned him that having an opinion is far...
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.
Former intern DeCosta takes reins in Ravens draft room
BALTIMORE (AP) — Not long after Art Modell moved his football team from Cleveland to Baltimore, a young intern joined the Ravens with hopes of learning enough to fulfill his lifelong quest of...
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.
Harbaugh, Flacco seek strong finish in 11th year with Ravens
BALTIMORE (AP) — Having worked in unison for 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco are under pressure to extend their extraordinary bond to an even dozen years.
The emergence of first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson and a three-game losing streak have raised questions about the future of a coach and quarterback who reached the postseason in each of their first five seasons together and capped the run with a Super Bowl victory.
Ravens WR Willie Snead makes impression as man in the middle
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Willie Snead has a knack for weaving through a row of linebackers in the middle of the field before making a clutch catch for the Baltimore Ravens.
Such was the case last Sunday against Tennessee, when Snead squeezed between two defenders for a 24-yard gain on a third-and-17 from the Baltimore 15.
Pressure’s on for Harbaugh, Ravens after playoff drought
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Five years removed from a Super Bowl championship, the Baltimore Ravens bring a sense of urgency into the 2018 season.
Much has happened — little of it good — since general Ozzie Newsome, coach John Harbaugh and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco teamed to beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in January 2013.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have been fined by the NFL and forced to forfeit two days of practice this week for violating offseason workout rules.
The NFL cited the team for pass coverage contact during earlier Offseason Team Activity sessions, according to coach John Harbaugh, who was also fined by the league.
For violating the rules of the collective bargaining agreement, the Ravens must cancel their scheduled OTA workouts on Thursday and Friday.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Drop back. Throw long. Repeat.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was flinging the ball far downfield Thursday during a voluntary offseason training practice, targeting an array of receivers that includes newcomers Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead.
"Someone kind of joked that we completed more deep balls in practice today when we did the whole offseason last year," coach John Harbaugh said.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Making three trades during the first round of the NFL draft evidently wasn't enough action for Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, who extended the swap-fest into Day 2.
After going through the second round Friday night without a pick, Newsome moved back twice during the third round before finally settling on offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. of Oklahoma with the 83rd overall selection and Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews at No. 86.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — One trade, then another. And still another.
When Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome finally got done dealing in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, he walked away with Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and sure-handed tight end Hayden Hurst.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — For more than two decades, Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has stressed the importance of using the team's first pick in the NFL draft to snag the most talented player available, regardless of whether there's a pressing need at that position.
"From the very beginning, we've been a big believer in just taking the best player," Newsome said. "That was from the very start, when we took Jonathan (Ogden in 1996)."
AP source: Ravens offer Saints WR Snead 2-year contract
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Ravens have offered New Orleans Saints restricted free agent receiver Willie Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Saints nor Ravens have announced the move.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III is poised to resume his NFL career about 35 miles away from where he started it.
The former Washington Redskins quarterback has reached agreement on a 1-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who love the idea of having the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner backing up 10-year starter Joe Flacco.
INDIANAPOLIS — Bitter divisional rivals during the season, the Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are allies this offseason.
At least that is the case for Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
Newsome and Tomlin are members of the NFL Competition Committee. They are among eight coaches, general managers, club presidents and owners who have met on two occasions this winter with the task of streamlining the controversial catch rule.
Ryan Grant has found a new home.
The former Redskins receiver landed with the Indianapolis Colts, days after his deal with the Baltimore Ravens was canceled because of a failed physical. The NFL Network reported the deal.
Grant agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Colts a significant downgrade from the four-year, $29 million contract he signed with the Ravens.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens' unyielding effort to land a big-play receiver finally paid off Friday when nine-year veteran Michael Crabtree signed a three-year contract.
Hours after disclosing that the Ravens voided the contract of Washington Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant following a failed physical, general manager Ozzie Newsome landed Crabtree, who played the past three seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
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Ravens secondary is No. 1 priority vs Steelers on Sunday
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — For the second year in a row, the Baltimore Ravens will be without standout cornerback Jimmy Smith in a late-season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This time, the Ravens are far better prepared to meet the challenge.
With the AFC North title up from grabs last Christmas, an ankle injury to Smith forced Baltimore to start Shareece Wright and Jerraud Powers at cornerback. The result: Ben Roethlisberger threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-27 victory.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have released tight end Dennis Pitta with an injury waiver after he hurt his right hip for a third time in practice last week.
The injury occurred during an offseason practice session Friday. Each time Pitta hurt the hip previously, the injury was serious enough to be considered career-threatening.
That appears to be the case again following his release Wednesday.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has reinjured the same troublesome right hip that already has been surgically repaired twice.
The injury occurred during an offseason practice session Friday. Each time Pitta hurt the hip previously, the injury was serious enough to be considered career-ending.
It's too soon to determine whether that's the case this time.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Pitta is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens remained on the defensive Friday night, taking two outside linebackers and a 300-pound end on the second day of the NFL draft.
Addressing an insufficient pass rush that struggled in big games last season, general manager Ozzie Newsome selected sack specialist Tyus Bowser of Houston in the second round before adding Michigan lineman Chris Wormley and Tim Williams of Alabama in round three.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have made it clear this offseason that their No. 1 priority is fortifying the back end of the defense.
Shunning a trade offer for the No. 16 overall pick Thursday night, the Ravens selected Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who entered the draft after a solid sophomore season.
Earlier this offseason, general manager Ozzie Newsome dipped into the free agent market to sign free agent cornerback Brandon Carr and safety Tony Jefferson.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan from the Baltimore Ravens.
The Eagles and Ravens also swapped third-round picks in the trade announced Tuesday. Baltimore gets the 77th overall pick while Philadelphia moves down to No. 99.
Jernigan, a second-round pick in 2014, has 13 sacks and one interception in three seasons. He had 31 tackles and five sacks while starting 15 games in 2016.
Ravens, CB Brandon Carr reach agreement on 4-year deal
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens and free agent cornerback Brandon Carr have reached an agreement on a four-year contract.
The Ravens made finding a cornerback a priority this offseason, and Carr, a nine-year veteran, fills the void. The Ravens battled with depth at the position last season, especially after Jimmy Smith (ankle) went on injured reserve.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome says, "We got better today."
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Elvis Dumervil has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens, who were looking to free up salary cap room before the start of free agency.
Dumervil missed eight games last season because of injuries and finished with only three sacks. Two years earlier, he set the team single-season record with 17 sacks.
The Ravens did not rule out the possibility of bringing him back at a lesser price.
Ravens release seldom-used RB Forsett, who asked to leave
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Running back Justin Forsett has been released by the Baltimore Ravens, who complied with his request to play elsewhere.
Forsett was on the inactive list last Sunday and was expected to drop down the depth chart after the return of injured rookie Kenneth Dixon.
So Forsett asked the Ravens to let him go, and general manager Ozzie Newsome formally cut him Tuesday.
AP source: Elway, Coughlin, Arians added to committee
John Elway, Bruce Arians and Tom Coughlin have been added to the NFL's powerful competition committee, a person familiar with the appointments tells The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not publicly announced the additions to the committee that recommends rules changes.