Saints add veteran running back Shane Vereen
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Shane Vereen in a move that could help the club respond to Mark Ingram's early season suspension.
Vereen, whose signing was announced by the club on Wednesday, has served as a runner and receiver with New England and the New York Giants during seven NFL seasons.
He gained 838 yards from scrimmage and scored five touchdowns for the Patriots' 2014 squad that won the Super Bowl.
WR Maclin inactive for Ravens vs Colts
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have placed receiver Jeremy Maclin on the inactive list for their game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Maclin did not practice in the days leading up to Saturday's matchup after he got hurt last Sunday in Cleveland. He has 40 catches for 440 yards and three touchdowns.
Mike Mitchell, James Harrison active as Steelers host Ravens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell and linebacker James Harrison are active as the Steelers try to clinch the AFC North title against Baltimore.
Mitchell missed last week's victory over Cincinnati with an ankle injury. Harrison has been healthy but inactive since Oct. 22. The five-time Pro Bowler is playing thanks in part to an injury to inside linebacker Ryan Shazier.
Texans place WR Fuller on inactive list vs Ravens
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Houston Texans have put receiver Will Fuller and offensive tackle Julien Davenport on the inactive list for Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fuller (rib injury) has seven touchdown catches this season. Davenport (shoulder) is listed second on the depth chart at left tackle.
Also inactive for Houston: receiver Cobi Hamilton, running back Andre Ellington, linebacker Lamarr Houston, center Greg Mancz and nose tackle Chunky Clements.
Ravens have long list of items to address during bye week
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens staggered into their bye week with a losing record, an expansive injury list and a number of flaws that need to be corrected.
A 23-20 loss in Tennessee on Sunday sent the Ravens (4-5) deep into recovery mode as they prepared for a much-needed break.
Ravens place 3 receivers on inactive list vs Dolphins
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have placed wide receivers Mike Wallace, Michael Campanaro and Chris Matthews on the inactive list for their game against the Miami Dolphins.
Wallace has not recovered from the concussion he received Sunday in Minnesota. Campanaro has a shoulder injury and Matthews has a thigh issue.
Baltimore's other inactives for Thursday night: running back Terrance West, linebacker Tim Williams, tight end Maxx Williams and defensive end Bronson Kaufusi.
Ravens turn faith into results, and now exude confidence
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A strong performance on the road lifted the Baltimore Ravens out of a two-week funk, put them back in first place and instilled confidence in an offense that played its best game of the year.
In a feel-good 30-17 victory over Oakland on Sunday, the Ravens (3-2) looked nothing like the team that had been outscored 70-16 in successive defeats to Jacksonville and Pittsburgh.
The Latest: Ravens RB Terrance West leaves with calf injury
The Latest on Week 5 of the NFL (all times Eastern):
Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West went down with a calf injury on the opening drive against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and is doubtful to return.
West got hurt on a 13-yard run and had to be helped off the field.
Baltimore scored on the drive when tight end Vince Mayle ran 2 yards on an end around.
Ravens find 3 is better than 1 when running the football
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Perhaps the one positive aspect of the Baltimore Ravens' sputtering offense is the running game, in which three different backs have helped offset the NFL's lowest-ranked passing attack.
Alex Collins leads the group with 206 yards rushing and is averaging a robust 8.2 yards per carry. Javorius Allen has 159 yards, and Terrance West has run for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
As a result, the Ravens (2-2) own the league's ninth-ranked run game.
London native Eluemunor active for Ravens’ game vs. Jaguars
LONDON (AP) — Baltimore Ravens rookie offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, born in London, is active for the first time in the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.
Eluemunor, a fifth-round draft pick out of Texas A&M, was 12 when he saw the first NFL game played in London on television and decided he wanted to play football.
Mallett does enough to help Ravens beat Redskins 23-3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan Mallett struggled in place of injured quarterback Joe Flacco, throwing for only 58 yards while playing the entire first half, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Washington Redskins 23-3 on Thursday night in a sloppy preseason opener.
FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver priorities _ handcuff, bolster benches
Week 14 is typically the first week of the playoffs in many fantasy football leagues, so the free agent push this week is about bolstering benches, picking up key handcuffs and desperation plays for injuries or underperforming studs.
Here's a look at what the waiver wire can offer this week.
EAST RUTHERFORD – Odell Beckham Jr. may have saved the Giants’ season.
His 66-yard touchdown on a catch-and-run from Eli Manning with 1:24 remaining Sunday afternoon rallied the Giants to an improbable 27-23 victory over the Ravens before a crowd of 78,487 at MetLife Stadium.
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.