Mike Wallace - WRPosted 7/29/16 12:31pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace passed his conditioning test Friday, July 29, and he is taking part in practice.
Huddle Up: Not exactly a shining start for Wallace's Ravens' career as it took the deep threat an extra day to pass the team's conditioning test. But his presence is badly needed for a Ravens' WR corps starting camp without the injured Steve Smith and Breshad Perriman.
Crockett Gillmore - TEPosted 7/29/16 12:37pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore left practice Friday, July 29, with a hamstring injury that will require an MRI.
Huddle Up: Not good for Gillmore who was limited to 10 games a year ago due mainly to a calf injury. On the flip side, health issues could also bring some clarity to the Ravens' TE position, which also includes Ben Watson, Maxx Williams and the attempting-a-comeback Dennis Pitta.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 7/29/16 12:57pm ET
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith suffered a double rupture of his Achilles last season, which surgeon, Robert Anderson, said was the first one he had ever seen.
Huddle Up: If it's possible to enhance his toughness resume, coming back strong from this age 37 would do the trick. So please excuse the wideout if he needs extra time this season.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 7/28/16 2:24pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett expects to hang onto the starting job and do the bulk of the work at the running back position ahead of RBs Javorius Allen, Kenneth Dixon, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Terrance West. The team also has RB Trent Richardson (knee) competing for a roster spot. While Forsett might be optimistic, he is 31 and the team is leaning toward reducing his carries.
Huddle Up: There is still fantasy fanfare regarding Forsett only two years removed from his 1,266-yard, eight-TD season but he was limited to 641 and two in 10 games last season due to a broken arm. Those totals will increase with better health fortune, but look for Allen, Dixon, et al to get mixed in as well, keeping Forsett out of serious fantasy-starter consideration in most leagues.
Kenneth Dixon - RBPosted 7/28/16 2:27pm ET
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 medial collateral ligament sprain, according to a source. The injury is considered minor, but the team likely will proceed with caution.
Huddle Up: Tough break to open camp for the fourth-round pick, and definitely expect the Ravens to take it easy with the rook after what happened to their top pick a year ago in WR Breshad Perriman, who still is waiting to make his NFL debut.
Mike Wallace - WRPosted 7/27/16 5:32pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace failed his conditioning test Wednesday, July 27. He will be able to take the test again Thursday, July 28.
Huddle Up: Not the way Wallace wants to make a first impression. The 30 year old Wallace is on his fourth and possibly final team with a chance to redeem himself after a terrible season in MIN. He'll be tested tomorrow and should be in camp soon.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 7/24/16 1:01pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has been cleared to participate in the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Pitta, who's only played in seven games since the end of the team's 2012 Super Bowl season, still faces a huge uphill climb to resume his career, and if he does, it'll create even more of a TE jumble for the Ravens with Benjamin Watson, Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore currently topping the depth chart.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 7/24/16 1:01pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee), WR Steve Smith (Achilles') and RB Trent Richardson (knee) have been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: No surprise with the veteran Smith, who tore his Achillies in the second half of last season, but it's beyond frustrating for Perriman, the 2015 first-round pick who's beginning his second pro season much like his first.
Kamar Aiken - WRPosted 7/22/16 1:44pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WRs Steve Smith and Mike Wallace are projected as the two starting wide receivers for Baltimore, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
Huddle Up: Aiken took advantage of injuries and absences to burst onto the scene with 75 catches for 944 yards and five TDs last season but now with Smith, Wallace and 2015 injured first-rounder Breshad Perriman all now in the mix, the Baltimore fantasy-WR picture suddenly has grown much cloudier.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 7/19/16 4:11pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) is already throwing like his regular, healthy self, according to WR Kamar Aiken. Aiken said Flacco looked the same as he always has when the caught passes from him for the first time this offseason. 'He looks 100 percent to me,' Aiken said. Aiken added that Flacco didn't' have any 'limp or lags' and that he was surprised Flacco looked as good as he did. 'I'm just happy to get him back.'
Huddle Up: Flacco missed a start (6 in all) last year for the first time in eight pro seasons, and even though the Baltimore pass-catching corps have been upgraded (Steve Smith, Mike Wallace, TE Ben Watson), Flacco projects as a low-end QB2.
Justin Tucker - PKPosted 7/15/16 4:01pm ET
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker agreed to a four-year deal with the Ravens Friday, July 15, worth $16.8 million, according to a source. The deal includes $10.8 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Despite the Ravens' offensive issues (25th in scoring) last season, Tucker finished as the league's fifth-ranked fantasy kicker and should be under strong consideration as a standard-size league fantasy starter again in drafts this summer.
Justin Tucker - PKPosted 7/14/16 11:53pm ET
Baltimore Ravens K Justin Tucker has vowed not to re-sign with the team after this season if the two sides cannot come to an agreement on a long-term deal before the Friday, July 15 deadline, according to his agent Rob Roche. The franchise tag for kickers this season is $4.5 million, which is what Tucker would be earning if he can't secure his desired long-term contract prior to Friday afternoon.
Huddle Up: Kickers giving ultimatiums? Tucker is one of the few good enough to issue one as the deadline nears.
Kenneth Dixon - RBPosted 7/13/16 10:44am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon may have the quickest feet of the team's running backs, and he's dynamic running and catching the football.
Huddle Up: Dixon is looking to carve out a role in the Baltimore backfield.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 7/13/16 10:44am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett is still the 'clear lead dog' in the Ravens' backfield, according to Ryan Mink of baltimoreravens.com. The starting job is Forsett's to lose, with RBs Javorius Allen, Kenneth Dixon, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West and Trent Richardson lurking behind him.
Huddle Up: The Ravens are shaping up to be a committee backfield, but Forsett has first dibs on the lead role. And as a pass-catching back in a Marc Trestman offense, there is fantasy upside to his game.
Justin Tucker - PKPosted 7/8/16 6:26pm ET
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker likely wants to receive a better deal than the four-year, $17.2 million deal New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski signed last year. The Ravens have until July 15 to sign Tucker to a long-term deal or he will play under the one-year franchise tender of $4.572 million. In the opinion of CSNMidAtlantic.com's Clifton Brown, the Ravens want to sign Tucker to a new deal and Tucker wants to stay.
Huddle Up: Tucker certainly has a case, scoring at least 128 points in each of his four seasons and converting 75.3 percent of his career regular-season attempts from beyond 40 yards. Due to the Ravens' offensive struggles, though, last season he's fallen from serious PK1 consideration.
Marc Trestman - OCPosted 7/1/16 8:35pm ET
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said the Ravens will continue to be a run-first team in 2016. 'We're always looking at ourselves as a team that should be able to run the ball first,' Trestman said. 'That's just the way we want to play it, and everything starts with the physicality of our run game, and the physicality of our runner. That's how we coach offense here, and everything starts there.'
Huddle Up: Good news on the surface for the fantasy owners of Justin Forsett and Javorious Allen, but things could definitely change if the key figures in the passing game (Joe Flacco, Steve Smith and Breshad Perriman) show they're recovered from their 2015 injury and the offseason additions (Benjamin Watson, Mike Wallace) make an immediate impact.
Maxx Williams - TEPosted 6/30/16 1:04pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams said he is more comfortable entering his second season because he knows what to expect each day. Williams said he improved his strength this offseason but is not sure how much weight he gained. He is not sure what his role will be in 2016 because things can change before the start of the season.
Huddle Up: The 2015 second-round pick finished with 32 catches for 268 yards and a TD as a rookie, and while more is expected out of him as a sophomore, Baltimore has added free-agent Benjamin Watson and has Crockett Gillmore and, possibly, Dennis Pitta returning to deeply cloud the position outlook.
Mike Wallace - WRPosted 6/28/16 1:24am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace said he isn't as fast as he was as the slot receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers four years ago, but he thinks he can still get it done. 'I think I've gotten better, even though (the) numbers don't say so,' Wallace said. 'I think I'll get better this year, and I'll show some people I have a lot up my sleeve.'
Huddle Up: Wallace will have a strong-armed quarterback better suited to capitalize on his strengths. And even if he isn't quite as fast as he used to be, he has enough speed to carve out a Torrey Smith-like role in the Baltimore offense.
Dennis Pitta - TEPosted 6/20/16 5:23pm ET
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has looked good, is moving well and is still capable of being a significant contributor, in the opinion of The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec.
Huddle Up: Pitta has been sidelined for a while so anything the Ravens get from him will be gravy. He'll also have to nudge aside Maxx Williams and Ben Watson for targets in Baltimore.
Terrance West - RBPosted 6/20/16 5:23pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West is leaner and more explosive after he worked himself into the best shape of his career. He made some cuts over the past couple of weeks that he probably couldn't last year. If he continues to improve, it'll be hard to cut him.
Huddle Up: Even if West is better he's still facing an uphill battle with Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon firmly ahead of him on the depth chart and Lorenzo Taliaferro and Trent Richardson right alongside him. Okay, so maybe not Richardson, but that's still a lot of players to overtake to reach a meaningful level of fantasy touches.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 6/17/16 2:16pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) doesn't have any tentativeness while running and cutting during practices. However, getting hit in the pocket will be an adjustment, since that's how he suffered the injury. Flacco said he feels good enough to play now if he had to.
Huddle Up: Flacco's six missed games last season were the first of his eight-year career, and he heads into summer ranked as The Huddle's 21st-ranked fantasy QB.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 6/17/16 2:18pm ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Trent Richardson will likely need arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason for a pre-existing issue. He will miss some time, but the extent of that missed time was not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Officially consider T-Rich's comeback attempt in more danger than it already was.
Mike Wallace - WRPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace impressed team officials with his effort level during organized team activities (OTAs), and he is expected to see plenty of chances this summer with WR Steve Smith (Achilles') still rehabbing his injury and WR Breshad Perriman (knee) nursing an injury.
Huddle Up: Wallace has struggled mightily to be fantasy relevant since leaving Pittsburgh a few years back, but in Baltimore he'll have a strong-armed quarterback not afraid to throw the deep ball so Torrey Smith-type numbers aren't out of the question.
Justin Forsett - RBPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro might be competing with RB Terrance West and RB Trent Richardson for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart behind RBs Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon.
Huddle Up: The Ravens do seem to have their running back depth chart set, so barring injury the three bigger backs will likely be battling for one roster spot--and one that doesn't appear to offer much in the way of fantasy upside.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) is expected to be absent for the team's three-day mandatory minicamp as he continues to rehab his knee injury.
Huddle Up: The Ravens will start worrying about Flacco if he isn't taking significant reps in training camp. For now, no worries and plenty of reps for the backups.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 6/15/16 9:42am ET
As expected, Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles') is not expected to participate in the team's three-day minicamp as he continues to rehab his Achilles' injury. He might be available for training camp and the preseason.
Huddle Up: With Joe Flacco also sitting out OTAs there's no rush to get the veteran Smith back on the field. He can start reclaiming some of his fantasy value by demonstrating he's healthy when training camp rolls aorund.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 6/14/16 12:45pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) received a stem-cell injection Tuesday, June 14, and doesn't have a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He's expected to be fine for the season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Is this actually positive health news for a change for the troubled 2015 first-round pick? Could be, but let's wait and see where things are come training camp and the preseason before we make any definitive proclamations.
Breshad Perriman - WRPosted 6/12/16 1:34pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He'll be evaluated by Dr. James Andrews Monday, June 13, to determine if season-ending surgery is required.
Huddle Up: Some players are simply cursed by the injury gods, and if the prognosis is indeed bad Monday, it could mean a second straight lost season for the 2015 first-round pick who has yet to play an NFL snap.
Steve Smith - WRPosted 6/12/16 9:55pm ET
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles) has not be able to participate in organized team activities this offseason and is not sure when he will be able to return. Smith said he will need to do something during training camp in order to be ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: Coming back from a Achilles rupture would be too much for most 37-year-old WRs, but we know Smith isn't most WRs. Look to see him in the preseason if not training camp.
Joe Flacco - QBPosted 6/7/16 4:00pm ET
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) is making good progress in his recovery and should be able to participate during training camp as long as he does not suffer any setbacks, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Huddle Up: So far, so good this offseason for Flacco, who missed the last six games of 2015 and is currently the Huddle's 21st-ranked QB.
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