Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 7/4/15 1:28am ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has not been cleared to practice at this point and could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Don't be shocked at all to see Pitta also begin the regular season on the PUP list as he coming off back-to-back hip procedures which limited him to seven combined games over the last two seasons.
Michael Campanaro - WRPosted 7/2/15 5:16pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro has made quick progress in his rehab from an offseason quadriceps injury and expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Campanaro has been rehabbing at the team's facility and has started to run.
Huddle Up: The 2014 seventh-round pick showed some brief flashes as a rookie, catching seven passes for 102 yards and a TD but is fighting for a roster spot with the team drafting Breshad Perriman (first round) and Darren Waller (sixth) this offseason.
Crockett Gillmore - TEPosted 6/25/15 3:27pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore showed an improved ability to catch passes in traffic this offseason and was one of the surprises during the offseason workouts. He is expected to compete for the starting tight end job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Gillmore, a 2014 third-round pick, make one start and showed promise in finishing with 10 catches for 121 yards and a TD last season, but he's more than likely going to be the No. 2 TE behind second-round pick Maxx Williams.
Jeremy Butler - WRPosted 6/19/15 12:36am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Butler showed the ability to create separation and work both the sidelines and the middle of the field Thursday, June 18, in the Ravens' final minicamp practice. 'Jeremy Butler, he might have had 1,500 yards in a three-day minicamp,' quarterback Joe Flacco said. 'He was incredible. He caught the ball extremely well. Little things here and there to work on, but the biggest thing is catching the ball … He's just a big, strong body and catches the ball really well. It's exactly what he showed last year in training camp, I thought, and he's just coming out here and doing more of that,' said Flacco.
Huddle Up: Butler, a undrafted second-year player out of Tennessee-Martin, has some decent size (6-2, 225) and with it being his second year with the team, he could make a push for a reserve role and some playing time in a young and untested WR corps outside of sage vet Steve Smith. Definitely a name to keep an eye on in training camp.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 6/18/15 2:27pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman dropped four passes in practice Tuesday, June 16, including a deep pass on which he was wide open. He dropped eight passes in his final season in college. 'Just really paying attention, getting too tired and really not focusing,' Perriman said when asked for an explanation about the drops. 'I don't really make excuses for it. They should have been caught, but that's something that won't happen too often.'
Huddle Up: That was the pre-draft knock on the first-round pick and something to keep an eye on as the Ravens are counting on him stepping in immediately for the departed Torrey Smith. Right now, the projects in the low-end WR4 range in standard re-draft leagues.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 6/7/15 3:38pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco may be asked to restructure his contract in the near future because his salary cap figure for 2016 will be $28.5 million.
Huddle Up: Flacco capitalized big-time on his stellar 2012 postseason, but that's looking like it was the exception and not the rule for the QB, who hit career highs with 3,986 yards and 27 TD passes last season -- solid but hardly $28.5 million numbers.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 6/5/15 12:57pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett could see an increased role in the passing game under new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. Forsett said he's excited about being used more as a receiver and is making sure his route-running is up to part so he can be ready for when he's called upon in that area.
Huddle Up: Forsett did catch a career-high 44 passes last season, but that pales in comparison to Matt Forte's 102 receptions in Trestman's offense with the Bears in 2014. That eclipsed Forte's previous career high of 74 catches in Trestman's first season in 2013, so definitely expect a significant bump in the pass-catching department for Forsett.
Kamar Aiken - WRPosted 6/4/15 2:36pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Kamar Aiken has been working opposite WR Steve Smith Sr. with the first-team offense in practice during organized team activities (OTAs). He made several impressive catches on Wednesday, June 3.
Huddle Up: Aiken showed some brief flashes last season in catching 24 passes for 267 yards and three TDs in his first NFL action after three seasons toiling as a reserve, but no one's expecting Aiken to be starting ahead of first-round pick Breshad Perriman come opening day in Denver.
Aldrick Robinson - WRPosted 6/3/15 3:13pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Aldrick Robinson (knee) is believed to be dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament. He likely will be sidelined until the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Tough for Robinson to carve out a niche in Baltimore's receiver rotation when he's not on the field. By the time he's healthy, he'll likely be behind Steve Smith, Breshad Permian, and several others.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 6/1/15 9:47am ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) caught balls on the sidelines and was moving well in organized team activities last week. He was limited to individual work.
Huddle Up: It's still too early to bank on a fantasy contribution from Pitta, especially early in the season. His biggest role might be mentoring rookie Maxx Williams.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 5/29/15 8:00pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith could be entering his final season at the age of 36 in 2015. Smith signed a three-year deal with the team in 2014 and planned to play at least two of those years. He left it open for playing another season beyond this one. 'I really don't have the family structure to chase 40, to be honest,' Smith said. 'I have got a lot of things on my to-do list that don't have anything to do with football. I'm going to take it day by day, but I will not be playing until I'm 40.'
Huddle Up: Smith matched a seven-year high with 79 catches last season but seemed to tail off some later in the year following a fast start. The Ravens spent their first two draft picks on WR Breshad Perriman and TE Maxx Williams, but look for the elder-statesman Smith to lead the team in receptions and fantasy pass-catching points this season.
Lorenzo Taliaferro - RBPosted 5/27/15 11:22pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RBs Lorenzo Taliaferro and rookie Javorius Allen will battle for the Ravens' backup running back position this offseason, playing behind RB Justin Forsett. The role could end up being shared, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
Huddle Up: A committee for the smaller end of a split backfield? That's not exactly a recipe for fantasy success. Taliaferro flashed at times last season as the bigger back in Baltimore's two-pronged attack, but the fact they drafted Allen suggests the Ravens weren't entirely happy with that performance. The fantasy value here would come if either Allen or Taliaferro emerge as a goal-line back, spelling the smallish Forsett at the stripe.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 5/19/15 10:57pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith could see his snaps drop this season, because the team wants to keep him healthy during the season, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: Smith, who turned 36 a week ago, led the Ravens with 79 catches for 1,065 yards and 6 TDs a year ago but tailed off in the second half of the season. The team spent its first two draft picks on WR Breshad Perriman and TE Maxx Williams but don't be surprised if Smith again manages to lead the Ravens in receptions this coming season.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 5/17/15 12:16am ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will likely begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Pitta has been participating in offseason workouts and is allowed to run and cut. He has also been running routes and catching patches during practice. Pitta added he is feeling good and is optimistic about playing in 2015.
Huddle Up: Difficult to count on Pitta for any fantasy assistance. The Ravens think the same way, having spent an early pick on Maxx Williams.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 5/15/15 2:08pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman is already being lauded by QB Joe Flacco. 'He looks really good. He looks big, powerful, runs well,' Flacco said. 'He looks like he has big, strong hands. He snatches the ball out of the air.'
Huddle Up: If the talented rookie can get a handle on the drops which dogged him at times during his college career, he should be just what Flacco and the Ravens needed in replacing Torrey Smith.
Maxx Williams - TEPosted 5/14/15 10:58pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams is expected to make an impact right away on third down and in the red zone, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome.
Huddle Up: It seems Newsome knows a thing or two about TE play as the Ravens have had a line of standouts at the position from Shannon Sharpe to Todd Heap to Dennis Pitta. It may take a year or two to acclimated to the next level, but don't be surprised if Williams is next on that list.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 5/5/15 4:20pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) may have an unclear future in Baltimore if he is even able to play next season. TE Maxx Williams was selected in the second round and is primed to take over Pitta's role if necessary.
Huddle Up: Sadly, after being limited to seven games and 30 receptions over the last two seasons due to a pair of hip surgeries, the deck certainly is stacked against the 30-year-old Pitta, making Williams the top rookie fantasy TE option. Still, that's far from a guarantee of overall fantasy success as rookie TEs have notoriously struggled to make first-year fantasy impacts.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 5/5/15 4:34pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett has a firm grip on the lead running back role after the Ravens waited until the fourth round to select RB Javorius Allen in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Forsett easily enjoyed the best season (1,266 rushing yards, 8 TDs) this past year in seven pro seasons and he projects as a solid RB2, but he'll also have his share of fantasy doubters this summer as he's rushed for a total of 1,692 yards in his other six seasons combined.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 5/1/15 1:02am ET
Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman was selected 26th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Perriman will have a chance to start right away with the Ravens' WR corps depleted after the offseason departures of Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones. Perriman has a strong size/speed combo but has struggled with drops. Overall, though, a solid addition for Joe Flacco and Co.
Maxx Williams - TEPosted 5/1/15 10:47pm ET
The Baltimore Ravens selected University of Minnesota TE Maxx Williams in Round 2 (No. 55 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft on Friday, May 1.
Huddle Up: Williams was the highest-ranked TE prospect in the draft, and he fell perfectly to the Ravens late in the second round. With Dennis Pitta's future uncertain after a pair of hip surgeries, 2014 third-round pick Crockett Gillmore was listed atop the team's TE depth chart, but the athletic Williams -- who's been compared favorably to ex-Raven Todd Heap -- fills a key need for Joe Flacco and Co.
Justin Tucker - PKPosted 4/26/15 1:37pm ET
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker could be an option for the franchise tag next offseason if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal before the tag deadline.
Huddle Up: Tucker, who has finished in the league's top 10 in points scored and field goals made in all three of his seasons in Baltimore, is certainly as tag-worthy as any player at his position.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 4/26/15 1:49pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he does not think the team needs to draft a wide receiver despite losing WR Torrey Smith to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency.
Huddle Up: Currently listed atop the Ravens' WR depth chart are soon-to-be 36-year-old Steve Smith and undrafted third-year wideout Marlon Brown with Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro and Aldrick Robinson serving in reserve so expect the franchise to do what Flacco was too polite to mention and draft a WR or two -- likely using one of their top picks in the process.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 4/20/15 10:23pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is participating in the team's voluntary conditioning program that started Monday, April 20. Pitta's career remains in doubt after fracturing his right hip twice in the past two seasons and the Ravens don't expect to know his availability for the 2015 season until the summer.
Huddle Up: Even if he returns to full health for the start of the 2015 season Pitta won't have nearly the fantasy value with Gary Kubiak's tight end-friendly offense relocating to Denver in the offseason.
Kamar Aiken - WRPosted 4/9/15 1:38pm ET
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says WRs Kamar Aiken and Michael Campanaro are players who will have a chance to grow into bigger roles in the 2015 season.
Huddle Up: Aiken and Campanaro combined for 31 catches, 379 yards and four TDs last season and currently are penciled in as the backup WRs behind Steve Smith and Marlon Brown. Still, definitely don't expect the depth chart to stand pat with plenty of WR talent available in the draft and the remaining free-agent pool.
Crockett Gillmore - TEPosted 4/7/15 8:07pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore was solid in his rookie season as a No. 2 tight end most of the year, and team owner Steve Bisciotti feels Gillmore could take a big step forward. 'When you have a guy like a Jason Witten who loves to block - doesn't just do it because he's being made to do it - and can get off the line of scrimmage, that can be a great weapon. I really would expect 30-40 balls to Crockett this year,' Bisciotti said.
Huddle Up: The Ravens' 2014 third-round pick had 10 receptions for 121 yards and a TD this past season, and will certainly be in line to quadruple those numbers -- especially if Dennis Pitta has trouble making it back from his hip issues over the last two seasons
C.J. Mosley - LBPosted 4/3/15 9:55pm ET
Baltimore Ravens LB C.J. Mosley underwent surgery on his wrist this offseason, according to sources. Mosley should be able to participate in offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Just another one of the NFL's under-the-radar offseason procedures, but it doesn't sound as if it was too serious for 2014's 17th overall pick who led all rookies and finished seventh among all players with 133 total tackles.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 4/2/15 12:41pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is trying to work his way back from a second hip dislocation. 'I'm praying that Dennis comes back and he's healthy enough and they come to a solution and he feels comfortable,' team owner Steve Bisciotti said this week.
Huddle Up: With Owen Daniels having departed for Denver and 2014 third-round pick Crockett Gillmore currently topping the depth chart, the Ravens could certainly use Pitta, but it remains to be seen if the TE will be able to battle back from his major hip issues. We'll know a little more if the Ravens use a high draft pick on a TE.
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.
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