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Tandon Doss - WR Posted 4/17/14 3:33pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Tandon Doss is not expected to have charges filed against him after an arrest for disorderly conduct earlier this week.
Huddle Up: Doss is off to a shaky start with his new team and will be trying to work his way up the depth chart after 26 catches in 2 seasons with the Ravens.

Deonte Thompson - WR Posted 4/13/14 3:52pm et
The drug charges against Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson have been dropped because of insufficient evidence. Thompson was arrested in February for suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Huddle Up: Thompson appears to be in the clear off the field, but he might find it hard to land a Ravens' roster spot for a third straight season with Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown all ahead of him on the Baltimore WR depth chart.

Owen Daniels - TE Posted 4/6/14 3:53pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Owen Daniels will have a big role in the offense this upcoming season. 'Just couldn't be more happy, more excited. � I guarantee his role will be plenty big,' Harbaugh said. 'He's going to have a lot to do with our success next year, and we've got a lot of big plans for him.'
Huddle Up: New Ravens OC Gary Kubiak loves his TEs, but will there be enough fantasy production to go around with Daniels and incumbent Dennis Pitta? If both are healthy for the majority of 2014, neither likely will be startable in standard-size fantasy leagues.

Jameel McClain - LB Posted 4/3/14 11:38pm et
New York Giants LB Jameel McClain should start at one of the starting outside linebacker spots this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: McClain has made 54 starts for the Ravens over the past 4 seasons and has averaged 67.5 total tackles per season. He'll likely take over at SLB, which was chiefly manned by Keith Rivers this past season.

Owen Daniels - TE Posted 4/3/14 11:38pm et
TE Owen Daniels signed an undisclosed 1-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, April 3. Daniels and TE Dennis Pitta are expected to be on the field often in two-tight end sets. The Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers were also interested in Daniels.
Huddle Up: Daniels, who was limited to a career-low 5 games and 24 receptions this past season due to a fractured fibula, should have a smooth transition with former-Texans coach Gary Kubiak bringing his TE- friendly offense to Baltimore. Daniels' signing, however, is not necessarily the best of fantasy news for starting TE Dennis Pitta.

Ray Rice - RB Posted 3/31/14 3:51pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice and Janay Palmer were married Friday, March 28, one day after Rice was indicted by a grand jury on third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly hitting Palmer and knocking her unconscious, according to league sources. The ceremony had been planned for several weeks. Palmer was also charged with simple assault, but the complaint against her has been dismissed.
Huddle Up: Does this mean Palmer doesn't have to testify against her now-husband in the assault case? It's one of many offseason questions Rice will face stemming from the incident that led to the charges. Expect the league to let the legal system take the lead, so it's likely Rice won't miss any time this season.

Tyrod Taylor - QB Posted 3/30/14 2:27pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Tyrod Taylor knows he will face competition to hold on to the backup quarterback job. 'Yeah, we talked about it, and there's competition across the league every day,' Taylor said. 'You've got to compete for your job to stay there. We know where we stand. I'm trying to get better every day. Competition -- that's the name of this game.'
Huddle Up: Taylor,a 6th-round pick in 2011, has attempted 35 passes and rushed 23 times for 139 yards in 3 seasons backing up Joe Flacco, and it's definitely not out of the realm that the Ravens might draft a QB or bring in a veteran free agent.

Bernard Pierce - RB Posted 3/30/14 2:27pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said his surgically repaired rotator cuff is improving, and he will be ready for training camp. 'I'm grinding every day,' Pierce said.
Huddle Up: Pierce, who has 260 rushes for 968 yards in 2 seasons in Baltimore, will at least be counted on to reprise his No. 2 role and maybe more pending starter Ray Rice's current legal situation.

Ray Rice - RB Posted 3/27/14 5:40pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice was indicted on third-degree aggravated assault charges Thursday, March 27, for last month's incident at an Atlantic City casino. The charge carries a 3-to-5-year prison term.
Huddle Up: Rice's attorney continues to refute the charges and insists the case will be resolved. In the meantime, the Ravens say they are sticking by the veteran RB, but that decision may be taken out of their hands by the courts.

Torrey Smith - WR Posted 3/25/14 10:26pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday, March 25, that the team is looking to sign WR Torrey Smith to a contract extension. Smith is in the last year of his deal, and they do not have a 2015 club option save for the franchise or transition tags.
Huddle Up: Smith's receiving yards have increased in each of his 3 seasons, hitting 1,128 this past campaign on a career-high 65 catches. Still, he had a career-low 4 TD catches after having at least 7 in each of his first 2 years. The Ravens have added Steve Smith this offseason, but expect the younger, speedier Smith to remain the team's top WR target.

Ray Rice - RB Posted 3/17/14 11:53am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice has reportedly lost 15 pounds this offseason and wants to get to 205 pounds for next season. Rice finished this season at 225 pounds, which is the heaviest he has been since entering the league.
Huddle Up: Rice has plenty of issues to grapple with this offseason, from his off-the-field issues to his struggles last season. If the lighter playing weight alleviates the hip issues, that's certainly a step in the right direction.

Joe Flacco - QB Posted 3/10/14 2:13pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco hopes to organize voluntary workouts with wide receivers and tight ends before offseason training activities.
Huddle Up: There's a distinct possibility Flacco will have at least one new target to work with following the upcoming NFL draft. There will also be a new offensive coordinator to get to know, so any early work can only help the Ravens' offense heading into 2014.

Dennis Pitta - TE Posted 2/28/14 6:17pm et
The Baltimore Ravens re-signed TE Dennis Pitta to a five-year contract extension worth $32 million Friday, Feb. 28.
Huddle Up: The Ravens thus avoid a possible TE/WR tag showdown with Pitta, whose deal works out to be at or above the projected yearly franchise tag cost for a tight end. Your move, Saints and Jimmy Graham.

Torrey Smith - WR Posted 2/26/14 10:42am et
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith said the team needs a 'move-the-chains' receiver.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Smith would prefer to remain the deep threat in Baltimore, and that he misses former running mate Anquan Boldin. The Ravens haven't found anyone to fill that role, though with the money they're about to shell out perhaps the expectation is that Dennis Pitta will take over some of that workload.

Dennis Pitta - TE Posted 2/24/14 2:06pm et
The Baltimore Ravens have made negotiations with TE Dennis Pitta a major priority.
Huddle Up: The Ravens would prefer to avoid a franchise tag fight with Pitta, who wants to be tagged--or at least paid--like a wide receiver, so the hope is that intensified negotiations will keep Pitta in Baltimore without such a squabble.

Deonte Thompson - WR Posted 2/23/14 7:27pm et
Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson was arrested and charged with suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia Friday, Feb. 21, in Gainesville, Fla. He was a passenger in an SUV that was pulled over about 11:45 p.m. EST for driving without its headlights on. Police found a duffel bag reportedly containing 29 grams of marijuana, which the driver, Alvon Smmerall, and a passenger, Erskine J. McKinley, claimed were their own. Ravens team spokesman Chad Steele said the team was aware of the situation and is still in fact-gathering mode.
Huddle Up: The early offseason legal troubles continue for the Ravens. Unlike the Ray Rice incident, however, the issues don't appear to be as serious for Thompson, a reserve wideout the past 2 seasons. Thompson had 10 receptions for 96 yards this past season.

Dallas Clark - TE Posted 2/19/14 8:21pm et
The Baltimore Ravens will not re-sign impending free-agent TE Dallas Clark this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Ravens already have Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson as unrestricted free agent tight ends they'd like to re-sign; clearly, Clark falls behind that duo on the priority list.

Ray Rice - RB Posted 2/19/14 8:21pm et
The NFL will review Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice's arrest for simple assault-domestic violence under their personal conduct policy. Rice could be fined or suspended under the policy.
Huddle Up: Ya think? The league offices can't be happy with Rice allegedly delivering an uppercut to his fiance, knocking her out. Standard procedure would be for the league to let the legal system run its course, then mete out its own justice; expect things to play out that way here as well.

Dennis Pitta - TE Posted 2/17/14 10:00am et
The Baltimore Ravens' evaluation of whether to use the franchise tag on free-agent TE Dennis Pitta is complicated by the uncertainty of exactly how much it would cost. It's uncertain if Pitta would fall under the franchise tag number for a tight end or a wide receiver, which is a difference of nearly $5 million. Pitta ran 79.7 percent of his routes last year out of the slot, and that was the highest rate among qualifying tight ends.
Huddle Up: Certainly, Pitta's agent will argue that he be paid like a wideout, while the team would prefer to pay him like a tight end. The Ravens experienced a similar "tweener" situation with Terrell Suggs a few years back; expect the Baltimore front office to resolve the situation in a similar fashion before having their hand forced by some sort of league ruling on Pitta's position.

Dennis Pitta - TE Posted 2/16/14 2:45pm et
The Baltimore Ravens probably will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta if they are not able to reach a long-term deal with him.
Huddle Up: Pitta was limited to 4 games last season while the Ravens' offense struggled. Now that's far from the only reason, but it does underscore the TE's value to Joe Flacco and the passing attack, so definitely look for the Ravens to keep him around, one way or the other.

Ray Rice - RB Posted 2/15/14 8:48pm et
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak thinks it's paramount that the team get RB Ray Rice going again in 2014 if the offense is going to be successful. Kubiak is expected to employ a run-first offense in a zone-blocking scheme, meaning Rice will receive plenty of opportunities. 'Our goal is to get him going, and he's excited to get going and put last year behind him,' Kubiak said. Kubiak plans to share the touches between Rice and RB Bernard Pierce.
Huddle Up: Good that Kubiak wants to lean on Rice; bad that Rice was awful in 2013, and bad that Pierce is going to cut into his carries. That tips the scales away from expecting a bounceback 2014 campaign for Rice.

Ray Rice - RB Posted 2/3/14 8:19pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) said he regrets playing most of the 2013 season with a nagging hip injury. Rice, who had career lows in yards (660), average yards per carry (3.1) and touchdowns (four), resumed his offseason workouts Monday, Feb. 3. 'I played through an injury and I probably should have thought twice about it, but I'm glad I was able to push through the season and not have any surgical procedures,' said Rice. 'One thing I know my body needed was rest, and we had a tough turnaround, and we didn't do what we wanted to this year, but I'm positive that things are looking better for next year already. We'll get this thing rolling again.'
Huddle Up: Rice's 2013 season was a hugh disappointment, both fantasy and otherwise. He'll be a value next season, but a high-mileage back with hip issues is hardly a sure thing. Best to keep tabs on what he's able to do (and not do) this offseason when the Ravens resume team activities to gauge if he's worth the risk.

Dennis Pitta - TE Posted 1/31/14 12:59am et
The New England Patriots could pursue Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta this offseason if he becomes available in the free-agent market.
Huddle Up: It's hard to see the Ravens letting the productive Pitta walk, but if he does, the Pats certainly would like to return to their 1-2 TE punch days or at least have a capable fill-in on hand in the strong likelihood that Rob Gronkowski's injury issues continue.

Bernard Pierce - RB Posted 1/29/14 11:31pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) had successful rotator cuff surgery Wednesday, Jan. 29, according to his agent.
Huddle Up: Pierce should be recovered in plenty of time for offseason activities, good news since the Ravens will be breaking in a new offensive coordinator.

Dennis Pitta - TE Posted 1/28/14 3:10am et
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he has a high opinion on impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta and believes he will be a big part of the offense next season.
Huddle Up: If you enjoyed Owen Daniels' production in Houston, you're sure to like what Pitta can do for Kubiak in Baltimore--assuming he re-signs, which appears to be high on Kubiak's priority list.

Torrey Smith - WR Posted 1/24/14 11:02pm et
The Baltimore Ravens may look to sign WR Torrey Smith to a contract extension this offseason since he is entering the final year of his current deal.
Huddle Up: The Ravens are already wafer-thin at wide receiver and could ill afford to lose Smith to free agency. With so much already invested in Joe Flacco, Baltimore needs to pay Smith--and probably add another pass-catcher or two as well.

Ray Rice - RB Posted 1/23/14 1:43pm et
The Baltimore Ravens likely will not release RB Ray Rice this offseason even though he has a high 2014 salary cap figure because the team would not create any salary cap space if he was cut.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Rice had an abysmal season as he failed to top 1,000 rushing yards, 1,500 total yards and score at least 6 TDs for the first time since his rookie season of 2008, but the Ravens acknowledge he played injured and aren't just going to flat-out bail on him, especially with the cap hit it sounds like they would take.

Dallas Clark - TE Posted 1/15/14 10:32pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dallas Clark said Wednesday, Jan. 15, that he is undecided on whether he wants to play in 2014. He said it must be the right situation, and he figures he'll know in another month.
Huddle Up: Clark was brought in as a stopgap when both Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson went down with injuries. He's been a shell of his former self since suffering a spate of his own injuries at the tail end of his time in Indy; not having Peyton Manning throwing him the ball hasn't helped, either. At this juncture it would take a confluence of circumstances for Clark to register on the fantasy radar.

Ray Rice - RB Posted 1/10/14 12:57pm et
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he expects RB Ray Rice to return to his Pro Bowl form next season. 'We had great dialogue yesterday on what we think we can do to help Ray to get there. But that combination of us having an understanding and a willingness to provide some help to him, and him having a willingness to work his butt off, we will again have a Pro Bowl running back in Ray Rice next year,' Newsome said.
Huddle Up: Those who spent a first-round pick on Rice this year won't be as quick to forgive, but unless the Ravens bring in someone else this offseason you can expect a similar Rice/Bernard Pierce backfield split in Baltimore.

Bernard Pierce - RB Posted 1/8/14 12:45pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) is expected to undergo surgery on his right shoulder to repair his rotator cuff.
Huddle Up: Both Pierce and Ray Rice battled injuries as they struggled this season. The key to returning both backs' stat lines to health will be improved offensive line play as well as Pierce and Rice bouncing back from their respective ailments.

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