Baltimore Ravens

Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium | Coach: John Harbaugh
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th83.0 (28th)224.4 (16th)
Defense12th105.4 (9th)230.1 (13th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
11Aiken, Kamar WR6-22155/30/19892Central Florida
33Brooks, Terrence FS5-112003/2/1991RFlorida State
31Brown, Omar DB5-111956/6/19883Marshall
61Brown, Levi DT6-23105/12/1991RTemple
59Brown, Arthur ILB6-02356/17/19902Kansas State
23Brown, Chykie DB5-1119012/26/19864Texas
14Brown, Marlon WR6-52144/22/19912Georgia
17Butler, Jeremy WR6-22184/22/1991RTennessee-Martin
56Bynes, Josh ILB6-12408/24/19893Auburn
6Campanaro, Michael WR5-91851/25/1991RWake Forest
99Canty, Chris DE6-731711/10/198210Virginia
40Chapas, Shaun RB6-22415/2/19881Georgia
62Cody, Terrence NT6-43456/28/19885Alabama
46Cox, Morgan LS6-42334/26/19865Tennessee
81Daniels, Owen TE6-324511/9/19829Wisconsin
16Davis, Jace WR6-12068/22/1991RNorthern Colorado
47DiMarco, Nick LB6-22371/28/1992RWilliam Penn
58Dumervil, Elvis OLB5-112551/19/19849Louisville
26Elam, Matt FS5-102009/21/19912Florida
5Flacco, Joe QB6-62451/16/19857Delaware
29Forsett, Justin RB5-819710/14/19857California
42Franks, Dominique DB6-019710/8/19875Oklahoma
80Gillmore, Crockett TE6-625111/16/1991RColorado State
66Gradkowski, Gino C6-330011/5/19883Delaware
79Graham, Parker T6-73052/14/1991ROklahoma State
25Hill, Will DB6-12073/7/19903Florida
78Hopkins, Derrick DT6-032112/16/1991RVirginia Tech
74Hurst, James T6-530812/17/1991RNorth Carolina
25Jackson, Asa CB5-1018212/2/19893Cal Poly-S.L.O.
39Jacobs, Tramain DB5-111825/20/1992RTexas A&M
77Jensen, Ryan C6-43065/27/19912Southern Colorado
97Jernigan, Timmy DT6-23009/24/1992RFlorida State
12Jones, Jacoby WR6-22157/11/19848Lane
44Juszczyk, Kyle RB6-12484/23/19912Harvard
4Koch, Sam P6-12228/13/19829Nebraska
8Leone, Richie P6-32143/10/1992RHouston
41Levine, Anthony DB5-112033/27/19873Tennessee State
95Lewis-Moore, Kapron DE6-43101/24/19902Notre Dame
50McClellan, Albert OLB6-22486/4/19864Marshall
90McPhee, Pernell LB6-328012/17/19884Mississippi State
63Meder, Jamie DT6-23004/12/1991RAshland
36Miles, Jeromy SS6-22117/20/19875Massachusetts
70Mims, David T6-83505/18/19881Virginia Union
60Monroe, Eugene T6-53004/18/19876Virginia
57Mosley, C.J. ILB6-22356/19/1992RAlabama
92Ngata, Haloti NT6-43401/21/19849Oregon
32Olatoye, Deji DB6-11947/20/1991RNorth Carolina A&T
45Orr, Zach LB6-02376/9/1992RNorth Texas
72Osemele, Kelechi G6-53306/24/19893Iowa State
86Overbay, Nathan TE6-52601/4/19871Eastern Washington
79Pataiali'i, A.J. DT6-33199/13/1990RUtah State
30Pierce, Bernard RB6-02305/10/19903Temple
88Pitta, Dennis TE6-42456/29/19855Brigham Young
67Rackley, Will G6-331810/11/19894Lehigh
76Reid, Jah T6-73207/21/19884Central Florida
27Rice, Ray RB5-82061/22/19877Rutgers
49Roberts, D.J. LB6-12509/11/1991RTennessee-Martin
37Seamster, Sammy DB6-02052/5/1991RMiddle Tennessee State
7Sheppard, Gerrard WR6-220711/16/19901Towson
68Shipley, A.Q. G6-13075/22/19864Penn State
94Simon, John LB6-125210/14/19902Ohio State
89Smith, Steve WR5-91955/12/197914Utah
82Smith, Torrey WR6-02051/26/19894Maryland
51Smith, Daryl ILB6-22503/14/198211Georgia Tech
22Smith, Jimmy CB6-22097/26/19884Colorado
54Spitler, Austin LB6-225010/26/19865Ohio State
65Stephens, Reggie C6-33218/28/19872Iowa State
24Stewart, Darian SS5-112148/4/19885South Carolina
55Suggs, Terrell OLB6-326010/11/198212Arizona State
84Supernaw, Phillip TE6-52481/30/19901Ouachita Baptist
34Taliaferro, Lorenzo RB6-022612/23/1991RCoastal Carolina
2Taylor, Tyrod QB6-12088/3/19894Virginia Tech
83Thompson, Deonte WR6-02032/14/19893Florida
43Toussaint, Fitzgerald RB5-102055/4/1990RMichigan
28Trawick, Brynden DB6-222510/23/19892Troy
9Tucker, Justin K6-018911/21/19893Texas
93Tyson, DeAngelo DE6-23154/12/19893Georgia
91Upshaw, Courtney OLB6-227212/13/19893Alabama
96Urban, Brent DE6-72955/5/1991RVirginia
64Urschel, John G6-33086/24/1991RPenn State
61Van Sloten, Brett T6-530011/2/1990RIowa
71Wagner, Ricky T6-631010/21/19892Wisconsin
21Webb, Lardarius CB5-1018210/12/19856Nicholls State
10Wenning, Keith QB6-32222/14/1991RBall State
15Williams, LaQuan WR6-01956/27/19883Maryland
98Williams, Brandon DT6-13352/21/19892Missouri Southern State
13Willie, Mike WR6-22206/17/19901Arizona State
35Wood, Cierre RB5-112262/21/19912Notre Dame
73Yanda, Marshal G6-33059/15/19848Iowa
53Zuttah, Jeremy C6-43006/1/19867Rutgers
Injured Players
38Ross, Aaron (IR) DB6-01909/15/19828Texas
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Baltimore6-4313.46-3317.225.22135
 
 
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Position Listing
Darian Stewart
News
With the No. 79 pick in the NFL Draft, the Ravens selected safety Terrence Brooks from Florida State. 

This is the second year in a row the Ravens have addressed safety in the draft when they selected Matt Elam in the first round in 2013. Brooks should challenge Darian Stewart for the starting job at free safety this season.

He started 13 games for the Seminoles in 2013 and posted a stat line of 56-5-2 with eight tackles for loss, one sack and two forced fumbles. 

Jeromy Miles
News
The Ravens announced Friday they have signed special teams standout Jeromy Miles, reports ESPN.

Miles spent 2013 with the Ravens and recorded 10 tackles.

C.J. Mosley
News
The Ravens signed linebacker C.J. Mosley, their first-round pick out of Alabama, to a four-year deal. He won the Butkus Award last season as the nation's top linebacker.
Ryan Jensen
News
The Ravens have made DL Art Jones, CB Asa Jackson, S Omar Brown, C Ryan Jensen, WR Deonte Thompson, LB John Simon and TE Dallas Clark inactive Week 17.

Clark appears to be a healthy scratch, as he came into the game without any injury issues. Elvis Dumervil, Ray Rice and Torrey Smith will play.

Cierre Wood
News
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team planned to add one or two running backs even before Ray Rice's felony assault case, reports ESPN.com. Look for Baltimore to draft at least one of those.

Behind Rice, the Ravens have Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and Cierre Wood.

Jeremy Zuttah
News
Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed to ESPN that newly acquired center Jeremy Zuttah will start for them ahead of Gino Gradkowski. Zuttah was brought on the roster in exchange for a draft pick last week. 
Asa Jackson
News
The Ravens have made DL Art Jones, CB Asa Jackson, S Omar Brown, C Ryan Jensen, WR Deonte Thompson, LB John Simon and TE Dallas Clark inactive Week 17.

Clark appears to be a healthy scratch, as he came into the game without any injury issues. Elvis Dumervil, Ray Rice and Torrey Smith will play.

Omar Brown
News
The Ravens re-signed safety Omar Brown, an exclusive rights free agent, to a one-year, $570,000 deal.
Zach Orr
No Updates
Ray Rice
News
With Ray Rice suspended for the first two games of the season, the Ravens have to figure out who will start at running back in his absence, reports ESPN.

The top choice to fill in for Rice is Bernard Pierce. He was limited all offseason after having shoulder surgery, but he looked to be in good shape as the Ravens opened training camp this week. 

"I'm very confident in Bernard. I've always liked Bernard," coach John Harbaugh said. "He's a heck of a player. He’s worked very hard, he’s 217 pounds, [and] he's in the best shape of his life. He looked good out here the last couple of days. We'll know more by Tuesday once we get the pads on and seeing him move with the pads on and how the shoulder holds up -- that'll be important."

Outside of Pierce, the Ravens have Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro, but Pierce is the likely starter with Rice out.

"I have a lot of confidence in all of our guys," Harbaugh said.

Injury
Suspension - Eligible to return Week 3 at Cleveland
Steve Smith
News
New Ravens receiver Steve Smith "put on a show" in the team's first training camp practice, reports ESPN.com. Smith faked out starting corner Lardarius Webb on an out route, then beat Webb and projected No. 3 corner Chykie Brown on deep passes, the report said.

The website also credited Smith with raising the intensity level at practice.

Nick DiMarco
No Updates
Aaron Ross
News
Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Thursday that cornerback Aaron Ross would be lost for the season after tearing his Achilles during conditioning drills, FOX Sports reported. Ross was planning to push for a starting job after struggling with a back injury and ultimately missing a chunk of last season. 
Injury
Achilles - IR. Likely out for season
Shaun Chapas
News
The Ravens cut tight end Matt Furstenburg, linebacker D.J. Bryant and defensive tackle Cody Larsen. In corresponding moves, Baltimore signed fullback Shaun Chapas, tight end Phillip Supernaw and guard Will Rackley.
Tramain Jacobs
No Updates
Will Rackley
News
The Ravens signed guard Will Rackley, who started 25 games for the Jaguars before being cut this month.
John Urschel
News
The Ravens announced deals with three of their draft picks: third-round tight end end Crockett Gillmore, fifth-round offensive lineman John Urschel and sixth-round quarterback Keith Wenning.
James Hurst
No Updates
Levi Brown
No Updates
Anthony Levine
News
The Ravens tendered offers to their six exclusive rights free agents: safeties Omar Brown, Brynden Trawick and Anthony Levine, and linebackers D.J. Bryant, Josh Bynes and Adrian Hamilton.
Phillip Supernaw
News
The Texans waived running backs Ray Graham and Chad Spann, tight end Phillip Supernaw, receiver Rico Richardson, safety Steven Terrell and cornerback Loyce Means.
Brynden Trawick
News
The Ravens tendered offers to their six exclusive rights free agents: safeties Omar Brown, Brynden Trawick and Anthony Levine, and linebackers D.J. Bryant, Josh Bynes and Adrian Hamilton.
Joe Flacco
News
New Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is impressed with quarterback Joe Flacco, reports the team's official website.

"I had no idea how good an athlete he is. He's a very good athlete," Kubiak said.

Kubiak likes to have his quarterbacks get out of the pocket on play-action passes, and Flacco could shine in this system.

"The things we like to do moving around, the zone-pass schemes that we like to run, I think fit to a lot of his strengths," Kubiak said. "We just need to continue to get better with them."

Even though Kubiak likes the way Flacco moves, the key is his arm strength.

"I knew [his arm] was good, but I had no idea just how good it was," Kubiak said. "The big ball is always in play with Joe. … This league is about making big plays. It’s hard [when you go] 3 or 4 yards a pop to do it. You have to make some big plays, and Joe gives you the ability to do that."

Tyrod Taylor
News
The Ravens drafted Keith Wenning in the sixth round to vie with Tyrod Taylor for the backup job behind quarterback Joe Flacco. But in minicamps, Wenning did not appear ready to challenge Taylor, reports the Baltimore Sun.

The paper expects Wenning to serve as the No. 3 quarterback this season while Taylor finishes out his rookie contract.

Deji Olatoye
No Updates
Terrence Cody
News
The Ravens placed defensive tackle Terrence Cody on the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin training camp. He's still recovering from offseason hip surgery, according to the official team website. He didn't participate in any of the spring workouts because of the injury. 

After playing 16 games in 2011, Cody has played in four games since. 

Injury
Hip - PUP. Questionable for start of regular season
Jace Davis
No Updates
Timmy Jernigan
News
With the No. 48 pick in the NFL Draft, the Ravens selected defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan from Florida State.

Jernigan is 6-foot-2, 299 pounds. He had 4.5 sacks for the Seminoles in 2013 and played well as a run-stuffer.

He has the chance to provide depth for the Ravens defense and the Ravens DST along their defensive line.

Terrell Suggs
News
The Ravens signed linebacker Terrell Suggs to a contract extension, reports the Baltimore Sun. The deal is worth four years and $28.5 million.

"It's just really a great day for me, and I'm truly flattered," said Suggs on Monday. "I'm honored that I get to be a Raven for life."

The new contract, which extends through 2018, includes an $11 million signing bonus and $16 million in guaranteed money. It also cut Suggs' salary cap figure to $7.8 million, down from the original figure of $12.4 million under his previous six-year, $62.5 million deal, which was set to expire following the 2014 season.

Will Hill
News
The Ravens have signed suspended safety Will Hill to a one-year deal, according to the Baltimore Sun. Hill is suspended for six games for violating the league's substance abuse policy while with the Giants, his second suspension since entering the NFL.

"If we need it, Will will provide depth in the middle of the season," Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome explained.

Injury
Suspension - Eligible to return Week 7 vs. Atlanta
Torrey Smith
News
Ravens receiver Torrey Smith has become "a bit of a one-trick pony" as a downfield threat, reports ESPN.

The report says last season, Smith led all NFL players in the most targets and routes run on passes that travel over 20 yards in the air. He was targeted 34 times on such passes.

Of the 130 passes thrown Smith's way last year, 26 percent came on passes that went over 20 yards in the air. Where Smith has to become more of complete receiver is on the shorter passes. Last season, Smith had 39 catches on throws that traveled 10 yards or less in the air, which ranked 71st among all NFL players.

Marlon Brown, a undrafted rookie, had one more reception on those shorter passes than Smith in 2013.

Richie Leone
No Updates
Reggie Stephens
News
The Ravens signed eight practice squad members to reserve-future deals: tight end Matt Furstenburg, wideout Kamar Aiken, defensive tackle Cody Larsen, offensive tackle David Mims, tight end Nathan Overbay, receiver Gerrard Sheppard, quarterback Nick Stephens and center Reggie Stephens.

Those players are signed for the 2014 season even though the season does not officially begin until the start of the league's new year. The deals enable the players to keep working with the team, giving them a better chance to compete for roster spots.

A.Q. Shipley
News
Even Ray Rice needs effective run blocking and he won't get it if his offensive line struggles in the regular season to the extent it has in the preseason, offers Pro Football Focus.

Five linemen who have started for the Ravens have received negative run grades from the site, including left guard Kelechi Osemele, centers Gino Gradkowski and A.Q. Shipley, right guard Jah Reid and right tackle Michael Oher. It's no wonder that Rice has averaged a meager 2.9 yards per carry.

Osemele has struggled the most with a minus-6.8 grade that ranks lowest in the NFL at his position among all players who remain on a roster. Osemele started all 16 games in 2012 at tackle before moving to guard in the postseason.

Fitzgerald Toussaint
No Updates
D.J. Roberts
No Updates
Ricky Wagner
News
The Ravens are prepared to enter the season with 2013 fifth-rounder Ricky Wagner as their right tackle, reports ESPN.com. Baltimore let Michael Oher leave in free agency and didn't add a significant offensive tackle.

Wagner played 12 percent of the offensive snaps last year as an extra blocker, and worked with the starters throughout the offseason. He'll have to fend off Ryan Jensen to keep the starting job.

"It's now Wagner's job to lose," the report said.

Daryl Smith
News
The Ravens have re-signed linebacker Daryl Smith on a four-year, $16.1 million deal, reports ESPN.

Smith had 123 tackles and five sacks while starting every game for Baltimore last season. 

Mike Willie
News
The Chargers placed receiver Dan DePalma (shoulder), fullback Chris Gronkowski (ankle) and receiver Mike Willie (knee) on injured reserve, ending their seasons.
David Mims
News
The Ravens signed eight practice squad members to reserve-future deals: tight end Matt Furstenburg, wideout Kamar Aiken, defensive tackle Cody Larsen, offensive tackle David Mims, tight end Nathan Overbay, receiver Gerrard Sheppard, quarterback Nick Stephens and center Reggie Stephens.

Those players are signed for the 2014 season even though the season does not officially begin until the start of the league's new year. The deals enable the players to keep working with the team, giving them a better chance to compete for roster spots.

A.J. Pataiali'i
No Updates
Lardarius Webb
News
Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb is experiencing back spasms that caused him to leave Friday practice, but the problem is not considered serious, according to the Baltimore Sun. Webb underwent sports hernia surgery last year, but has made a full recovery.
Haloti Ngata
News
Looking to free up cap space earlier this offseason, the Ravens offered a "lucrative, long-term" deal with defensive lineman Haloti Ngata so that he wouldn't cost $16 million in cap space. Ngata, 30 years old with two years left on his current deal, wasn't willing to take the extension, NFL Network reports. 
Parker Graham
No Updates
Terrence Brooks
News
With the No. 79 pick in the NFL Draft, the Ravens selected safety Terrence Brooks from Florida State. 

This is the second year in a row the Ravens have addressed safety in the draft when they selected Matt Elam in the first round in 2013. Brooks should challenge Darian Stewart for the starting job at free safety this season.

He started 13 games for the Seminoles in 2013 and posted a stat line of 56-5-2 with eight tackles for loss, one sack and two forced fumbles. 

Courtney Upshaw
News
Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw had four tackles in Sunday's 10-17 overtime victory over the Bengals. Upshaw now has 20 tackles on the season. 

The Ravens face the Bears in Week 11. 

Arthur Brown
News
Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown is following through on a goal of putting on more muscle this offseason. Brown has added six pounds from working out on his own. 

"He's around 233 [pounds] I believe right now, so he's a little heavier than he was last year," strength and conditioning coach Bob Rogucki told the official team website. "He's done well from the time he was gone until now, so the sky is the limit for him. He's done his part, we've just got to continue on from there."

Brown is expected to start at the weakside linebacker spot for the Ravens this year. 

Kamar Aiken
News
Asked what the Ravens' offense lacks, wideout Torrey Smith mentioned a "move-the-chains" receiver like Anquan Boldin. Of course, Baltimore traded Boldin following its Super Bowl victory last year.

“I don’t want to say an Anquan, but just a guy that’s like a move-the-chains guy," Smith told the Baltimore Sun. "That’s probably someone that we need on a consistent basis. Another weapon like that is just another person that Joe [Flacco] can rely on.”

Second-year pro Marlon Brown returns to the receiving corps, while Baltimore could lose unrestricted free agent Jacoby Jones and restricted free agent Tandon Doss. The other four receivers on the roster -- Deonte Thompson, Kamar Aiken, Gerrard Sheppard and Aaron Mellette – all are unproven, the report said.

Justin Tucker
News
Placekicker Justin Tucker is the only Ravens player to land on the All-Pro team released by The Associated Press. He was chosen to the first team.
Justin Forsett
News
Justin Forsett has experience running in new Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's running scheme, so his new team could have some plans for him thanks to his familiarity with his old coach. Per the Baltimore Sun, Forsett could work as a third-down back and potentially be part of the base offense while starter Ray Rice serves a suspension to begin the season. 

"The zone scheme is all about repetition," Forsett said. "Even though I've been in it for most of my career, you still got to get the reps in. My whole career, I've been one of those guys that switched with the zone run scheme. I've been able to run the outside and inside zone pretty well. A third-down guy most of my career, being able to understand the blitz protections and being able to pick up guys and run routes out of the backfield and out wide."

Forsett suffered a stress fracture and a turf toe injury last season and had just 31 yards on six carries over nine games. 

Jeremy Butler
News
Ravens receiver Jeremy Butler, an undrafted rookie out of Tennessee-Martin, has made a strong early impression, reports the Baltimore Sun. The 6-2, 218-pounder "is an imposing downfield target with size, strength and leaping ability working in his favor," the report said, adding coaches view Butler as "an intriguing developmental prospect."

During minicamp, Butler ran with the second-team offense while other rookies worked on a separate field.

"I would say I bring versatility in the schemes and being able to play all over the passing game," Butler told the paper. "I make the plays downfield in the deep game. I go across the middle. I enjoy the dirty work and like the short, quick game.

"I bring that physicality to the table and overpower defenders. I'm just a hard-nosed Ravens style player. I can bring that element to the offense."

Kapron Lewis-Moore
News
The rookie year of Ravens defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore will be a washout. The team announced Wednesday that he will not be activated off the reserved/non football injury list after being cleared to practice three weeks ago. The sixth-round pick had been out since tearing his ACL in the 2013 BCS Championship.
Owen Daniels
News
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said newly-signed tight end Owen Daniels will have a significant role, despite the presence of Dennis Pitta.

"Just couldn't be more happy, more excited," Harbaugh told the Carroll County Times. "I guarantee his role will be plenty big. 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."

Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who was Daniels' coach with the Texans, likes to use a lot of two-tight end sets so Daniels should get opportunities.

Dennis Pitta
News
The Ravens are expected to use tight end Dennis Pitta in a variety of ways this offseason, reports the Baltimore Sun.

During offseason practices, Pitta has been split out as an extra wide receiver to working out of the backfield as well as traditional in-line tight end alignments.

"I have done a lot of different things in this offense already," Pitta said. "I would assume that would continue to increase, but I'm trying to get down the basics still right now and trying to be effective at some of our basic plays, and hopefully, I can get in a position where I can play a variety of positions."

Morgan Cox
No Updates
LaQuan Williams
News
The Ravens signed receiver LaQuan Williams, who was cut by the Patriots last November, reports the Baltimore Sun. He caught four passes for 46 yards for Baltimore in 2011.
Jamie Meder
No Updates
Jimmy Smith
News
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was cited by police Saturday night for failing to follow an officer's orders. The misdemeanor charge came after police responded to a report of a woman passed out in a restaurant bathroom in Towson.

The woman was vomiting into a bathroom sink when police arrived. Smith was with the woman and "refused to obey an officer's repeated orders to leave the bathroom," police said.

Smith became the fifth Raven to get in trouble with police this offseason.

Sam Koch
News
Ravens punter Sam Koch is a likely salary cap casualty, reports ESPN.com. The team can gain $1.6 million in cap room by releasing Koch, who finished 22nd in net punting average (38.9 yards).
Elvis Dumervil
News
Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil is active Week 17.

Dumervil came into the game questionable due to an ankle injury. He was limited in practices throughout the week. 

Brent Urban
News
With the 134th pick in the draft, the Ravens selected Virginia defensive end Brent Urban.

Urban has played both end and tackle during his college career. While scouts are impressed by his measurements, Urban is considered fairly raw. He projects as a five-technique defensive lineman. 

Gino Gradkowski
News
Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed to ESPN that newly acquired center Jeremy Zuttah will start for them ahead of Gino Gradkowski. Zuttah was brought on the roster in exchange for a draft pick last week. 
Dominique Franks
News
The Ravens made a series of roster moves Friday, the team announced.

Baltimore signed linebacker Nicholas DiMarco, cornerback Dominique Franks, cornerback Aaron Ross, linebacker Austin Spitler and receiver Mike Willie.

And the Ravens released linebacker Xavius Boyd, safety Dexter Moody and cornerback Avery Patterson.

DeAngelo Tyson
News
The Ravens DST intercepted Matthew Stafford three times in the Week 15 win at Detroit, holding the high-octane Lions to 16 points. Defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson, linebacker Daryl Smith and safety Matt Elam picked off Stafford in the second half.

Smith has three interceptions this year, tied for the team lead, after snagging Stafford's ill-advised pass over the middle. Smith added a sack, giving him 4 1/2 this season.

Baltimore got a lift from the return of outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil, who had two quarterback hits and two tackles. The Ravens DST faces another tough matchup Week 16 vs. the Patriots.

Nathan Overbay
News
The Ravens signed eight practice squad members to reserve-future deals: tight end Matt Furstenburg, wideout Kamar Aiken, defensive tackle Cody Larsen, offensive tackle David Mims, tight end Nathan Overbay, receiver Gerrard Sheppard, quarterback Nick Stephens and center Reggie Stephens.

Those players are signed for the 2014 season even though the season does not officially begin until the start of the league's new year. The deals enable the players to keep working with the team, giving them a better chance to compete for roster spots.

Kelechi Osemele
News
The rehab for Ravens offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele is going well, the official team website reports. Osemele had back surgery last November but is on track for "a smooth return." 

Osemele is penciled in at one of the guard spots this season. 

Chykie Brown
News
The Ravens could be without two starters in the secondary for their most important game of the season. Neither cornerback Jimmy Smith (thigh) nor safety Corey Graham (calf) practiced Thursday, which doesn't bode well for their availability against AFC North rival Cincinnati on Sunday. A loss would all but knock Baltimore out of the race in the division.

The absence of either Smith or Graham from that game would elevate little-used Chykie Brown into a starting role opposite Lardarius Webb or at least into action as a nickel back.

Derrick Hopkins
No Updates
Jacoby Jones
News
Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones is happy to be reunited with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who was his head coach in Houston, reports ESPN.

Jones even referred to Kubiak as his "biological father" because he never knew his own.

"I need to get that DNA test," said Jones, who played under Kubiak from 2007 to 2011 in Houston. "I'm going to steal his coffee and swab the cup and figure it out. I have to make sure. I hope my mother doesn't see this. She'll kill me."

Jones just hopes Kubiak gives him more time on offense in Baltimore. In five seasons in Kubiak's offense, Jones only caught more than 31 passes in a season once. While he's been a playmaker for the Ravens, he still only has a combined 67 catches in two seasons.

Jones would like more of a chance to play receiver, but it will be tough after the Ravens added wide receiver Steve Smith and tight end Owen Daniels to go along with Torrey Smith, Dennis Pitta and Marlon Brown. Jones may find himself No. 6 on Joe Flacco's pecking order this season.

"[I'm] trying to be one of the best receivers in the league," Jones said. "[I'm going to] try and play my role when they call my number, to show [I can] make that play."

Eugene Monroe
News
Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe didn't have the smoothest transition after he was traded to Baltimore in October 2013. He told the Baltimore Sun that having a full offseason should make a difference, both in absorbing Gary Kubiak's playbook and getting used to working alongside left guard Kelechi Osemele.

"It’s definitely a good situation to be here the entire offseason, knowing who you’re going to play with and getting better together," Monroe said. "It has been fun; I’ve been enjoying it."

Monroe and Osemele started only two games together last year before Osemele was shelved with a herniated disk that required surgery.

"The left side of the offensive line, those guys, they're looking very good and they've been working really hard," coach John Harbaugh said. "If you see these guys on their own, you see these guys early, late, you're probably going to see those two guys in the weight room or the meeting room working, and they've done a great job."

Austin Spitler
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The Ravens made a series of roster moves Friday, the team announced.

Baltimore signed linebacker Nicholas DiMarco, cornerback Dominique Franks, cornerback Aaron Ross, linebacker Austin Spitler and receiver Mike Willie.

And the Ravens released linebacker Xavius Boyd, safety Dexter Moody and cornerback Avery Patterson.

Bernard Pierce
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Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has tweeted incredulously that simply because he was walking with a trainer that does not mean he's hurt.

Bernard left practice early with a doctor. His status has not been confirmed by coaches or trainers.

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Shoulder - Questionable for start of training camp
Albert McClellan
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Three injured Ravens defenders have been given various tags for the battle against the Bengals on Sunday. Cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh) is doubtful, defensive end Arthur Jones (concussion) is questionable and linebacker Albert McClellan (neck) is probable.
Sammy Seamster
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Lorenzo Taliaferro
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The Ravens struggled on short-yardage plays last year and might turn to rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro in those situations, reports the Baltimore Sun. The fourth-rounder out of Coastal Carolina weighs nearly 230 pounds.

Last year he rushed for 1,487 yards and scored 23 touchdowns, winning Big South Player of the Week honors five times.

Taliaferro, Bernard Pierce and possibily Justin Forsett could see substantial carries early in the season, with Ray Rice expected to be suspended a few games.

Matt Elam
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The Ravens' Matt Elam is expected to move from free safety to strong safety for his second season, reports the Baltimore Sun. Current strong safety James Ihedigbo is a free agent.

Elam had 77 tackles, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception while playing all 16 games. The paper expects the hard-hitting Elam "to make a much bigger impact" at strong safety, his more natural position.

Kyle Juszczyk
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The Ravens have released running back Anthony Allen in their round of cuts on Friday, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Allen was squeezed out when the team decided to keep two fullbacks in starter Vonta Leach and rookie Kyle Juszczyk.

The other Ravens let go were cornerback Marc Anthony, linebackers Nigel Carr and Brandon Copeland, running back Delone Carter, quarterback Dayne Crist, offensive tackles Jordan Devey and Rogers Gaines, tight end Alex Silvestro and center Reggie Stephens.

The Ravens also terminated the contract of quarterback Caleb Hanie and placed outside linebacker D.J. Bryant (ACL) on IR.

Keith Wenning
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The Ravens drafted Keith Wenning in the sixth round to vie with Tyrod Taylor for the backup job behind quarterback Joe Flacco. But in minicamps, Wenning did not appear ready to challenge Taylor, reports the Baltimore Sun.

The paper expects Wenning to serve as the No. 3 quarterback this season while Taylor finishes out his rookie contract.

John Simon
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Ravens outside linebacker John Simon is working on his coverage skills in hopes of expanding his role from special teams to defense. Simon, the former Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, rarely was asked to drop back in coverage at Ohio State.

"Just playing in space was big for me in the offseason," the second-year pro told the Baltimore Sun. "Every day, I did something to work on that. I think it's showing out there on the field. I can feel myself making progress.

"Absolutely, that was a big emphasis for me this offseason and something I really strived to excel at and make one of my weaknesses a strength. I think things are going in the right direction."

Simon made four solo tackles on special teams last year.

Jah Reid
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Ravens reserve offensive lineman Jah Reid pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of battery stemming from a fight at a strip club in Key West, Fla., reports the Baltimore Sun. A pretrial conference is scheduled for April 30.
Brandon Williams
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The Ravens have ruled out defensive back Asa Jackson, safety Omar Brown, linebacker Albert McClellan, center Ryan Jensen, wide receiver Deonte Thompson, tight end Dallas Clark and defensive tackle Brandon Williams inactive for Sunday's home game against the Patriots in Week 16.
Michael Campanaro
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The Ravens traded into the seventh round to add some help in the receiving corps, selecting wide receiver Michael Campanaro out of Wake Forest with the 218th overall pick.

Campanaro had at least 750 yards and 65 catches in each of his final three college seasons, finishing with 2,506 yards on 229 catches, with 14 touchdowns in his career. 

Marshal Yanda
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Ravens guard Marshal Yanda made the Pro Bowl in 2013 for the third straight year despite undergoing shoulder surgery last offseason, a procedure that limited his preparation. "Last year at this time I wasn’t even lifting yet, and this year now I’ve been lifting for a long time and feeling good," Yanda told the team's website.

Yanda is pumped about Gary Kubiak's scheme and believes the running game will rebound.

"We all like running the zone scheme and know that Gary is going to do that, and we’re just excited," Yanda said. "We understand that we’ve got to pass the ball as well, but as offensive linemen, you always love to run the ball, and we’re excited to do that."

Josh Bynes
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The Ravens tendered offers to their six exclusive rights free agents: safeties Omar Brown, Brynden Trawick and Anthony Levine, and linebackers D.J. Bryant, Josh Bynes and Adrian Hamilton.
Brett Van Sloten
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Pernell McPhee
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Ravens defensive lineman Pernell McPhee picked up his first sack of the season Sunday, in a 26-23 win over the Dolphins in Week 5.

McPhee had just one tackled in the game, as he took down Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He has nine tackles through five games.  

Gerrard Sheppard
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Asked what the Ravens' offense lacks, wideout Torrey Smith mentioned a "move-the-chains" receiver like Anquan Boldin. Of course, Baltimore traded Boldin following its Super Bowl victory last year.

“I don’t want to say an Anquan, but just a guy that’s like a move-the-chains guy," Smith told the Baltimore Sun. "That’s probably someone that we need on a consistent basis. Another weapon like that is just another person that Joe [Flacco] can rely on.”

Second-year pro Marlon Brown returns to the receiving corps, while Baltimore could lose unrestricted free agent Jacoby Jones and restricted free agent Tandon Doss. The other four receivers on the roster -- Deonte Thompson, Kamar Aiken, Gerrard Sheppard and Aaron Mellette – all are unproven, the report said.

Chris Canty
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Ravens defensive end Chris Canty (shoulder), cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh), wide receiver Brandon Stokley (knee), cornerback Lardarius Webb (abdomen) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (concussion) were all cleared to play Week 14 vs. Minnesota. Everyone was listed as questionable except for Smith, who was probable.
Crockett Gillmore
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The Ravens announced deals with three of their draft picks: third-round tight end end Crockett Gillmore, fifth-round offensive lineman John Urschel and sixth-round quarterback Keith Wenning.
Deonte Thompson
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Ravens receiver Deonte Thompson is on the roster bubble, reports the Baltimore Sun. He'll likely have to beat out Jeremy Butler and LaQuan Williams for the team's sixth receiver spot.

Thompson has 15 catches for 147 yards and no touchdowns through two seasons.

Marlon Brown
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Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that Marlon Brown still has a chance to be a quality playmaker even though the team added Steve Smith this offseason and brought back Jacoby Jones. Torrey Smith is also there as the No. 1 receiver.

"He's competing for a starting spot," Harbaugh said. "It's not a two-receiver league anymore. It’s not like you’ve got your two starters and then your No. 3 guy is a slot receiver. That’s the way that people kind of want to label it. It’s just more complex than that. And with Jacoby, you’ve got four guys right there that are going to play a lot of football. And one thing I think (offensive coordinator) coach (Gary) Kubiak does a great job of is he understands how to put guys in a position to play to their strengths. He knows Jacoby very well, and Jacoby has only gotten better since he's been here. He's matured as a player and a person. Steve Smith has certain things that he does extremely well. So does Marlon Brown, and Marlon's going to obviously, I would think, make leaps and bounds from Year 1 to Year 2. ... Gary’s got some guys that he’s excited to work with, so I can't wait to see how he uses them."

 
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