Ravens vs. Packers Friday Injury Report and Game Status

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Haloti Ngata returned to practice today, after missing much of the week as he recovers from a hip injury. With Friday practices essentially being walk-thrus, Ngata’s participation isn’t surprising. Listed as Questionable, he should be considered a game-time decision. Here’s the final injury report for the week and the game status information for Week 6′s matchup between the Ravens and Packers. Bold indicates change in injury status from Thursday.   RAVENS Game Status OUT: None DOUBTFUL: DT Terrence Cody (knee) QUESTIONABLE: CB Chykie Brown (thigh) ~ WR Marlon Brown (thigh)...

Thursday Injury Report: Ravens v. Packers

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Attached is the Ravens Thursday injury report for their Week 6 matchup against the Green Bay Packers. Running back Shaun Draughn (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday’s report, and was removed after having been released Thursday morning Bold indicates change in injury status.   RAVENS Did Not Participate: DL Haloti Ngata (hip) ~ DT Terrence Cody (knee) ~ LB Albert McClellan (shoulder) Limited Participation: WR Marlon Brown (thigh) ~ C Ryan Jensen (foot) ~ WR Jacoby Jones (knee) ~ CB Chykie Brown (thigh) ~ G Kelechi Osemele (back) ~...

Tony Gonzalez to Baltimore? Keep Dreaming…

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Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Ravens’ legendary linebacker Ray Lewis have plenty of things in common. They’ve both played 17 years, they’ve both been to the Pro Bowl 13 times and they both will ultimately end up in Canton, OH as members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Unfortunately for Gonzalez, there is that one major thing that he has yet to do and that’s win a Super Bowl. Gonzalez had stated prior to the 2012 season that it would be his last, but after making it to the...

The Packers Bring a Well-Balanced Offense to Town

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While the Ravens have been searching for a balanced offense all year, their opponent this weekend (perhaps a bit uncharacteristically) happens to possess one of the most balanced offensive attacks in the league. With Aaron Rodgers under center, historically there haven’t been many negative things that could be said about the Packers offense. Nit-pickers would call them one-dimensional, and rightfully so, given their success in the passing game. The saying goes, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” but when the Packers drafted running back Eddie Lacy out of Alabama...

Wednesday Injury Report: Ravens vs. Packers

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The Ravens edged out the Dolphins for a 26-23 victory despite having only three active wide receivers. With Aaron Rodgers and the high-powered Green Bay Packers offense coming to town, the Ravens are going to need all hands on deck if they hope to outscore the #3 offense in the league. As for the Packers, they have already ruled out four players on Sunday, most notably LB Clay Matthews. That’s a major break for the Ravens offense. Here’s how the injury report shakes out for the first day of practice....

Ravens at Dolphins: Injury Report and Game Status

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The following is the injury report and game status for the Week 5 matchup in Miami against the Dolphins.        Baltimore Ravens Injury Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE: DT Terrence Cody (knee) ~ C Ryan Jensen ~ LB Albert McClellan (shoulder) ~ DT Marcus Spears ~ WR Brandon Stokley (thigh) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Arthur Brown (shoulder) ~ WR Marlon Brown (thigh) ~ RB Shaun Draughn (ankle) ~ WR Jacoby Jones (knee) ~ WR Deonte Thompson (concussion) ~ CB Lardarius Webb (thigh) FULL PARTICIPATION: N/A Baltimore Ravens Game Status OUT:...

Offense: Roster Bubble Predictions

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The Ravens have until Saturday at 6:00 p.m. to establish their 53-man roster. In some cases, players are fighting for a chance to live a dream by playing in the NFL, for others, they’re just trying to extend their career and collect another NFL-sized paycheck before being forced into retirement. Currently, the Ravens are in a bit of a predicament, with eight wide receivers still remaining on the roster, all of which have either made an NFL roster before, or have enough talent to do so now. Let’s take a...

Vonta Leach’s agent is talking up the Miami Dolphins

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The Miami Dolphins made a splash (pun intended) during free agency, and they may not be done yet. Ralph Vitolo, the agent for former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach, told the Miami Herald that he believes that his client will end up signing with the Miami Dolphins. Leach was released by the Ravens earlier this month after refusing to take a pay cut. When it comes to free agent talent, the Dolphins haven’t shied away from opening up their checkbooks. During the first two hours of free agency, the Dolphins signed...

It’s unfair to compare Aaron Hernandez and Ray Lewis

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On Wednesday, tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested, released by the New England Patriots, and then charged with first-degree murder and five other firearm violations all within hours of each other. As the shocking developments continue to unfold surrounding Hernandez’s alleged involvement in the events that led to the death of Odin Lloyd, 27 on the night of June 14th, comparisons by multiple media outlets continue to draw a connection between Hernandez and Ravens legend Ray Lewis. This is unfortunate for Lewis, as his name was cleared in the stabbing...

(Video) Ray Rice, the punter?

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In most circumstances, the length of an NFL player’s career is strictly determined by their output on the gridiron. The major investments franchises commit to their players mean that they all do their homework before offering a contract. At the Scouting Combine, rookie hopefuls are tested in various categories that prove they’re amazing athletes. However, how high a guy can jump or how much he can bench rarely gives much insight into how he’ll play in the highest level professional football has to offer. It’s easy to see why some...

How will the Ravens’ running game look without Vonta Leach?

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Unable to agree on a restructured contract with the Ravens, fullback Vonta Leach now finds himself unemployed. He appeared to say his goodbyes to the Ravens on Twitter this evening. In the NFL, it’s not often that the best player at their position doesn’t have job security, but that was the case for Leach, who was underutilized despite his $3 million base salary. Leach was a locker room leader and extremely well respected amongst his peers. Cutting a three-time Pro Bowl player who hasn’t declined on the field seems atypical,...

Conflicting reports on Ravens “interest” in JaMarcus Russell

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An oft repeated cliche in NFL circles is, “One man’s trash is another’s treasure.” The cliche clearly has applicability to the Ravens when they courted and eventually signed Oakland Raiders outcast LB Rolando McClain. Now, according to reports, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome & Co. may be sifting through more of that Bay Area “trash”. After losing almost 40 pounds from his 300-pound frame (at the time of his release from the Raiders), JaMarcus Russell will receive an invite to workout with the Chicago Bears according to ESPNChicago.com. The news may...

Flacco’s agent sounds off on the Ravens front office

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While the rest of the country debated whether Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was elite or not, Flacco’s agent and the Ravens tried to establish his worth. In March, an agreement was reached and Flacco signed a six-year, $120 million contract ($52 million guaranteed) that made Flacco the highest paid player in NFL history. Even though Flacco’s agent Joe Linta was happy to receive the commission, he said the Ravens were “dumb” during negotiations last year. “I’ve never in my life seen a dumber move,” Linta told USA Today. “I guess...

A Knucklehead Retires: The end to Rolando McClain’s NFL career

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The Rolando McClain experiment in Baltimore is over, as the former linebacker has pulled the plug on his career full of knuckle-headed mistakes. “Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome said. “We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list.” A once promising career is now over at the age of 23. After being drafted with the eighth overall pick in 2010 by the Oakland Raiders, McClain’s mistakes led him to being released prematurely, not even receiving...

Brandon Williams won’t walk on his hands anymore; benches 500 lbs.

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Now that the draft has concluded and rookie mini-camps have began, Ravens fans will begin to familiarize themselves with the team’s freshest faces. During the week since Brandon Williams was taken off the board by the Ravens in the third round (94th overall), no one on the roster has received more attention. Even though most haven’t heard of Williams before last week, the 335 pound defensive tackle has found himself routinely standing out in small places. While in school at Missouri Southern State, Williams played his way into being named...

Rolando McClain Arrested (again)

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Well… that didn’t take long. WHNT in Huntsville, Al. is reporting that Rolando McClain has been arrested Sunday night for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. This latest development will mark the second time McClain has been arrested this offseason. Witnesses told WHNT that McClain was with a large group of people in a park and refused to leave when ordered by police. McClain, who routinely trash-talks police officers as he would an opponent on the football field continued with his disregard for law enforcement and cursed at them. In case...

Ravens to sign QB Caleb Hanie per report

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In the wake of the disregard for human life displayed in Boston earlier this afternoon, let’s distract ourselves a little bit with talking about anything besides acts of terrorism. Our topic of distraction will be about the Ravens beginning to make moves to fill out training camp roster spots and news comes that a quarterback is likely one of their first additions. A league source tells ESPN’s Chicago Bears writer Jeff Dickerson that Caleb Hanie is expected to sign with the Ravens. Last year, Hanie was the third quarterback on...

Ravens officially announce Rolando McClain signing

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RAVENS SIGN LB McCLAIN  The Baltimore Ravens have officially signed LB Rolando McClain to a one-year deal, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced. McClain, who passed a physical Friday, has spent his entire three-year NFL career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2010 Draft. Seeing action in 41 career games (38 starts), the 6-4, 259-pounder has posted 274 tackles (195 solo), 6.5 sacks (-42.5 yards), one interception, one forced fumble and 23 passes defensed. During the 2012 campaign, McClain, 23, appeared in...

Ravens bolster defensive line, sign Marcus Spears to a two-year deal

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Signings by the Baltimore Ravens during free-agency haven’t been marquee, but general manager Ozzie Newsome has been clearing the way for fresh, young blood. Even though Newsome will attempt to build most of the vacant spots on defense through the draft, he has helped a struggling defensive line with inexpensive veteran talent. On Wednesday, Newsome signed former New York Giant Chris Canty, and today he has made another move to add veteran depth with recent salary cap casualties. The Ravens have signed former Dallas Cowboys’ DE Marcus Spears to a...

An Open Letter To Pete Prisco

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Dear Pete, Hello, my name is Kris Jones, I am a Ravens fan and cover the team for RussellStreetReport.com. Following the Ravens 34-31 win in Super Bowl XLVII, you and I engaged in a debate on Twitter. The exchange started when I saw the following message come across my timeline from your account.         You are a respected journalist. Did you actually write this? Maybe you didn’t. This may be a good time to say that your log-in information was hacked. I’ll admit, I’ve been critical of...