Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 3/19/15 12:26am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce was released Wednesday, March 18. Pierce was arrested for driving under the influence Wednesday.
Huddle Up: That didn't take long.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 3/18/15 1:28pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce was arrested for driving under the influence early Wednesday, March 18, according to Baltimore County police.
Huddle Up: That's all the Ravens need, a running back with off-the-field issues. With Justin Forsett re-signed, Lorenzo Taliaferro as a complement and the draft flush with running back help, don't be surprised if Pierce follows the route of the last two Ravens who got DUI's--right out of town.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 3/12/15 7:53pm ET
Free-agent RB Justin Forsett (Ravens) re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens on a three-year deal Thursday, March 12. according to a source. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: With the trade of Haloti Ngata and the free-agent departure of Torrey Smith, the Ravens were able to retain Forsett, who hit career highs across the board last season with 1,266 yards and eight TDs on 235 rushes. There's a new OC in town, though, with Marc Trestman replacing Gary Kubiak and his RB-friendly zone-blocking scheme, so Forsett might struggle to duplicate his 2014 success.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 3/11/15 8:55pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels, who signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the team Tuesday, March 10, was asked by QB Peyton Manning to attend his Duke passing camp later this month. Daniels brings with him to Denver a reputation as a precise route runner, and he admitted that this offseason will include 'more studying' as head coach Gary Kubiak incorporates new language into Denver's offense.
Huddle Up: Daniels is 32 and prone to injury, but he's also the prototypical tight end in a Gary Kubiak offense. And tight ends in Gary Kubiak offenses--as well as tight ends in Peyton Manning offenses--tend to put up fantasy points.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 3/10/15 6:51pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Owen Daniels reached an agreement with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, March 10, according to sources. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: The 32-year-old Daniels, who has followed coach Gary Kubiak from Houston to Baltimore and now to the Mile High City, has landed in a good spot as he'll be the primary receiving replacement for the departed Julius Thomas in the Broncos' TE-friendly offense. Daniels paced Ravens' TEs with 48 catches for 527 yards and four scores this past season and should certainly be expected to eclipse those figures with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball this coming campaign.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 3/9/15 12:31am ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Torrey Smith has announced on his website Sunday, March 8, that he will not return to the team in 2015.
Huddle Up: The speedy Smith was a strong fit with Joe Flacco's big-time arm in Baltimore, but even though he had a career-high 11 scoring receptions last season, his targets (92), receptions (49) and yards (767) all were career lows. It's unknown where Smith might land -- Oakland and its oodles of cap space is a possibility -- but it does leave a big gap in the Ravens' WR corps which is currently headed up by the soon-to-be 36-year-old Steve Smith Sr.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 3/9/15 12:14pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Torrey Smith is likely to sign with the San Francisco 49ers. One source said it was 'all but done.' Smith returning to the Ravens was unlikely for a number of weeks because he would have had to leave several million on the table.
Huddle Up: Smith gives Colin Kaepernick another downfield target as he reunites with former Baltimore teammate Anquan Boldin. The signing of Smith also all but guarantees that free agent Michael Crabtree won't be returning to the 49ers.
Jacoby Jones - WRPosted 3/6/15 4:27pm ET
Free-agent WR Jacoby Jones (Ravens) signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers Friday, March 6, per a league source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Jones doesn't figure make much an impact at WR after catching a six-year low nine passes for 131 yards last season in Baltimore, but he will immediately boost the Bolts' special teams as one of two players last season to finish among the league's top-10 kickoff and punt returners.
Jacoby Jones - WRPosted 2/26/15 1:54am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones was released Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: Jones was a quality return man and occasional passing game contributor for the Ravens, who may have some serious revamping to do at the wide receiver position this offseason--especially if Torrey Smith joins Jones as an ex-Raven.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 2/25/15 12:41am ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett is a priority for the team to re-sign this offseason, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome.
Huddle Up: Forsett had a breakout season last year in Gary Kubiak's Baltimore offense, and it sounds like the Ravens feel he'd fit in as well with new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. There are plenty of RB options in free agency and the draft so see if Forsett sticks around.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 2/25/15 10:49am ET
Free-agent TE Owen Daniels (Ravens) has expressed interest in returning to the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Daniels wouldn't be nearly the fantasy factor he was in Baltimore last year, given that tight end-friendly coordinator Gary Kubiak now coaches the Broncos. That said, if Torrey Smith leaves via free agency Marc Trestman could use Daniels in a Martellus Bennett-type role as essentially a second wide receiver, though Daniels' skill set isn't exactly the same as Bennett's.
Torrey Smith - WRPosted 2/24/15 5:40pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent WR Torrey Smith might command too much money on the open market for the Ravens to re-sign him, and general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team won't break the bank to keep him around.
Huddle Up: The Ravens are wary, with the owner mentioning the big $ Mike Wallace received to sign with the Dolphins two years ago. Working in the Ravens' favor is that Smith hit career lows with 49 catches and 767 yards last season but did have a career-high 11 receiving TDs.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 2/23/15 3:55pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett is of high interest to the Atlanta Falcons if he reaches free agency.
Huddle Up: With Kyle Shanahan now calling the plays in Atlanta the running game will shift to a zone blocking scheme, the same scheme Forsett excelled in for Gary Kubiak in Baltimore last season. Makes sense Shanahan and the Falcons would be in play for the free agent Forsett.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 2/12/15 1:34pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett said Wednesday, Feb. 11, that he would 'love to stay in Baltimore.' However, he might be one of the top free agents on the market in the spring.
Huddle Up: Forsett will turn 30 in October and this might be his one and only opportunity to secure a decent contract coming off his career year (1,529 yards from scrimmage, 8 TDs) in 2014.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 2/5/15 4:03pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is a question mark entering the 2015 season, and head coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal about Pitta's status a couple of weeks ago. The team will likely address the situation in the offseason because TE Crockett Gillmore is the only other tight end under contract.
Huddle Up: A 2015 return from Pitta would certainly be headline worthy, but it's certainly not anything the Ravens can bank on given that he's played a total of seven games over the last two seasons and is coming off major surgery.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/22/15 10:39pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will have his fourth difference offensive coordinator in as many years in offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. However, head coach John Harbaugh is confident Flacco will get along with Trestman after the quarterback was involved in the decision to hire Trestman in the first place. "I think personality-wise, they're going to hit it off really well. They've both very smart, they're both very detailed and they're both very direct in their communication,' Harbaugh said.
Huddle Up: Flacco had a career season with 3,986 yards and 27 TD passes last year under OC Gary Kubiak, and he should be just fine under the aerial-oriented Trestman.
Marc Trestman - OCPosted 1/20/15 4:37pm ET
Free-agent head coach Marc Trestman (Bears) was hired by the Baltimore Ravens as the team's offensive coordinator Tuesday, Jan. 20. Trestman was previously the head coach of the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Strong move by the Ravens who lost Gary Kubiak to the Broncos. Under Trestman, the Bears' offense to new heights over the last two seasons, although Jay Cutler's regression this past season was a negative. In nay case, Trestman will be tasked with continuing the Ravens' offensive turnaround initiated under Kubiak in 2014.
Gary Kubiak - OCPosted 1/18/15 11:45pm ET
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak will take the Denver Broncos head coaching position, as expected, multiple outlets are reporting Sunday, Jan. 18.
Huddle Up: It was likely one of the few -- if not the only -- HC job(s) Kubiak would've left his comfortable OC gig with the Ravens for, and now the question becomes how this hire will affect Peyton Manning's looming decision. Another former Bronco and long-time Kubiak assistant, Ravens' QB coach Rick Dennison, is expected to be the Broncos' new offensive coordinator. In any case, it should be an immediate boon for C.J. Anderson and the Broncos' ground game with the zone-blocking scheme returning to the Mile High City.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 1/15/15 2:51pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Owen Daniels said he would like to re-sign with the Baltimore Ravens this offseason and believes he can play a few more seasons in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Daniels, who will turn 33 this November, caught 48 passes for 527 yards and 4 TDs this past season and finished as a TE2. That also figures to be his ceiling next season if he re-signs with Dennis Pitta possibly coming back from myriad hip issues and second-year TE Crockett Gillmore likely to see his role increase.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 1/13/15 11:22pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will visit a couple specialists this week regarding his dislocated hip. Pitta says he's cautiously optimistic. Head coach John Harbaugh has already expressed that Pitta is expected to make a full recovery and play again next season.
Huddle Up: The recurring hip issues have limited Pitta to seven total games over the last two seasons, and it will quite a comeback if he suits up in purple in 2015.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 1/12/15 5:58pm ET
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Justin Forsett said he would like to sign a multi-year deal if he returns to the Ravens this offseason.
Huddle Up: Forsett has played for four different franchises but only Baltimore truly gave him a shot at being a feature back. Given his age and the market for running backs he's probably looking at a three-year deal, but he should garner a payday significantly higher than the $750K he played for this year. With Gary Kubiak returning to Baltimore, don't be surprised if the Ravens find a way to bring Forsett back as well.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 1/11/15 10:23pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith plans to play next season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: SSS enjoyed a quite a revival with 79 catches for 1,065 yards and six TDs this year, although his production slowed over the second half of the season. Still, Smith's veteran presence, edge and leadership by example are rare and the Ravens will be happy to have him back in the fold.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 1/9/15 5:31pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 9, and is listed as probable for Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: While the opposing TE will be the focus in Saturday matchup in New England, don't sleep on Daniels who was a key target for Joe Flacco in the wild-card win over the Steelers, catching four of his five targets for 70 yards.
Terrell Suggs - LBPosted 1/8/15 11:27pm ET
Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury related) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 8. OT Eugene Monroe (ankle), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot, ankle) and LB Daryl Smith (non-injury related) participated fully.
Huddle Up: No worries -- just the usual Thursday rest day for the veteran Suggs, whose presence the Ravens will certainly need if they hope spring the upset Saturday in Foxborough.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 1/7/15 3:26pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith is expected to line up against New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis for most of the divisional-round playoff game Saturday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Smith might be physical enough to hold his own against Revis, but it's certainly not a matchup that suggests he'll be a dominant force for the Baltimore offense.
Haloti Ngata - DTPosted 1/2/15 3:42pm ET
The Baltimore Ravens activated DT Haloti Ngata from the Reserve/Suspended list Friday, Jan. 2. The team also placed LB Arthur Brown (thigh) on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: With the Ravens re-gaining the services of the run-stuffing DT, it's just another reason to expect an aerial barrage from the Steelers on Saturday night.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 1/1/15 4:35pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco was sacked four times and hit 10 times Sunday, Nov. 2, during the 43-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9. 'They do a good amount of things, and they try to put pressure on the quarterback,' Flacco said.
Huddle Up: Flacco was less than prolific down the stretch with only 1 300-yard passing game in his last seven outings and needed a pair of fourth-quarter TD passes Sunday to get the Ravens into the playoffs. The Steelers, though, rank among the league's lower third in terms of the fewest points allowed to opposing fantasy QBs, and Flacco should have some opportunities to make plays if he gets decent protection.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 12/29/14 9:24am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett finished his breakout season with a 17-carry, 119-yard effort versus the Cleveland Browns in Week 17. He totaled 252 carries for 1,385 yards and 8 touchdowns on the ground, plus 46 receptions.
Huddle Up: Forsett is slated to hit free agency this offseason, so his audition for the Ravens may turn into a money-making opportunity elsewhere. While he wore down late in the season, his effort in the finale and his final numbers speak for themselves.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 12/23/14 10:33am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) insists his ankle is fine, despite his decline in production the last two weeks. He has 68 yards in the last two games combined, and it's possible the 218 carries have caught up to him. He has carried the ball 100 times more than he has in any of his previous six seasons.
Huddle Up: This was the concern with Forsett, who has never had an extended run as a feature back in the NFL. It will certainly come into play when the Ravens make a decision about his contract after the season, and fantasy owners should keep it in mind when compiling their 2015 rankings as well. It's not what fantasy owners want to hear, but ultimately Forsett might be best served in a shared backfield with Bernard Pierce or Lorenzo Taliaferro, assuming he stays in Baltimore.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 12/15/14 9:12am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith became the 18th player in NFL history with 900 career catches in the Week 15 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Not too shabby for Smith, whom the Panthers thought was done when they kicked him to the curb this offseason. Like he said in his postgame interview, just ask his wife about his stamina.
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