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  Ravens | Steve Smith impressing    Wed Jul 23, 05:40 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith's hands have impressed Ravens QB Joe Flacco. 'Just his natural ability to catch the ball with his hands,' Flacco said. 'He catches everything with his hands, and he does a great job doing it.'

Footballguys view: Smith is not the same player he used to be, but that same chip on his shoulder is still there. We'll see what he can do with his new team as Smith is likely to start on the outside opposite Torrey Smith. His current ADP is WR55 (12.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Ravens | Crockett Gillmore misses practice    Wed Jul 23, 12:11 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (illness) sat out practice Tuesday, July 22, because of the flu. He is feeling better Wednesday, July 23, and is scheduled to take his conditioning test.

Footballguys view: Gillmore is a talented all-purpose rookie tight end who will compete for a backup spot this year. The team has Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels in front of him on the depth chart.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco has high expectations    Tue Jul 22, 07:27 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco expects the team to operate at a high level despite learning a new offense. Flacco said the team needs to quickly correct the mistakes they make and keep them from occurring again.

Footballguys view: We're excited to see what the Ravens offense looks like this year. New offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak knows how to craft and effective offense featuring a solid ground game and play-action passing. Flacco has new weapons around him and could be more productive than some think. Fantasy owners in most leagues will see Flacco go undrafted as his current ADP is outside the top 23.

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  Ravens | Terrence Cody's return unknown    Tue Jul 22, 04:33 PM

Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody's (hip) return does not have a set date. Head coach John Harbaugh said he is pleased with Cody's progress, however.

Footballguys view: Mount Cody has been a disappointment as a pro so far. He has to get healthy first before attempting to make a better impression this year.

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  Ravens | Bernard Pierce fully cleared    Tue Jul 22, 04:23 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said he has been fully cleared following his rotator cuff surgery in the offseason. Pierce also said he is down to 223 pounds.

Footballguys view: Pierce should be the primary backup behind Ray Rice. If (when) Rice is suspended by the league, Pierce will fill in as the team's starter. Pierce is a big, tough runner who can wear down opponents as the game goes on.

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  Ravens | Bernard Pierce at practice    Tue Jul 22, 04:19 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce practiced Tuesday, July 22. Head coach John Harbaugh is pleased with his medical progression.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco more comfortable    Tue Jul 22, 04:12 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.

Footballguys view: Kubiak knows how to craft a quality offense. He'll make Flacco comfortable with play-action passing and multiple options on each play. Flacco has a current ADP out of the top 23 quartebacks. Put him on your waiver wire speed dial, and monitor him in the preseason to see if he looks better than people expect.

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  Ravens | Crockett Gillmore not practicing    Tue Jul 22, 03:18 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Tuesday, July 22.

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  Ravens | Jah Reid practicing     Tue Jul 22, 03:17 PM

Baltimore Ravens OT Jah Reid (calf) is participating in practice Tuesday, July 22.

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  Ravens | Jeromy Miles in the mix at safety    Mon Jul 21, 09:55 PM

Baltimore Ravens S Jeromy Miles has seen some reps with the first-team defense this offseason and is a dark horse candidate to win the starting free safety job, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.

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  Ravens | Darian Stewart in lead for starting job    Sat Jul 19, 10:11 AM

Baltimore Ravens FS Darian Stewart is in the lead for a starting job. 'Darian looks good,' Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. 'Darian has done a nice job.'

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  Ravens | Jeremy Butler has edge for No. 5 WR spot    Fri Jul 18, 08:59 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Butler appears to have an edge for the No. 5 wide receiver job entering training camp because of his impressive performance during offseason workouts but may have to compete with WRs Michael Campanaro, Deonte Thompson and LaQuan Williams for the roster spot. It is not known if the team will keep five or six wide receivers on their final roster.

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  Ravens | Terrency Cody placed on PUP list    Fri Jul 18, 03:07 PM

Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody (hip) was placed on the team's physically unable to perform list. Cody underwent hip surgery this offseason.

Footballguys view: The camp PUP list is easy to come back from. Players can be activated from the list at any time in camp. Cody has been a disappointment as a pro, and he's in a make-or-break season in 2014.

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  Ravens | Darian Stewart receives praise    Fri Jul 18, 02:31 PM

Baltimore Ravens FS Darian Stewart has picked up the defense very well, according to defensive coordinator Dean Pees. Pees said Stewart is a smart, conscientious player and is pleased with the safety's progress.

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  Ravens | Darian Stewart focused on health    Fri Jul 18, 02:30 PM

Baltimore Ravens FS Darian Stewart feels good and is focused on staying accountable and healthy. Stewart said he's been stretching and drinking fluids. He is the projected starter at free safety going into training camp.

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  Ravens | Ricky Wagner to start at RT    Thu Jul 17, 10:45 PM

Baltimore Ravens OT Ricky Wagner is expected to start at right tackle, replacing the departed OT Michael Oher (Titans). If Wagner does not live up to expectations, OTs Ryan Jensen and Kelechi Osemele might still be options.

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  Ravens | Fight at nickel corner to continue    Thu Jul 17, 10:44 PM

Baltimore Ravens CBs Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson were fighting for the nickel corner job all offseason, and it appears the two will battle it out into training camp and the preseason. CBs Dominique Franks and Aaron Ross are also in the mix for the No. 3 cornerback job.

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  Ravens | Free safety battle to continue    Thu Jul 17, 10:44 PM

It was presumed that Baltimore Ravens FS Terrence Brooks would be the front-runner for the starting free safety job after being selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. However, Brooks did not see time with the first or second teams in the offseason. FS Darian Stewart took most of the reps at free safety, and it appears it is his job to lose in training camp and the preseason.

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  Ravens | Justin Forsett prepared for opportunity    Thu Jul 17, 07:08 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett will be ready for his opportunity if/when RB Ray Rice is suspended. Forsett said he has to be prepared and wants to prove himself when his number is called.

Footballguys view: Keep this name in mind. Forsett has experience in the Gary Kubiak system from their days working together in Houston. He'll back up Bernard Pierce if (when) Ray Rice is suspended.

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  Ravens | Marlon Brown expected to be red zone threat    Thu Jul 17, 05:25 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Marlon Brown is expected to be used as a prime red zone target this upcoming season because of his size.

Footballguys view: An important note for fantasy owners here. Brown was a surprise breakout player as an undrafted rookie in 2013. He caught 49 passes and scored seven times as a possession receiver and red zone option. It sounds like the plan will be similar this year.

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  Ravens | Steve Smith expected to be used underneath    Thu Jul 17, 05:05 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith is expected to run mostly underneath routes this upcoming season from the outside receiver and slot positions, because WR Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones are expected to be the big-play threats.

Footballguys view: Smith is nowhere near the player he used to be. He still has a chip on his shoulder, but Smith lacks the ability to get downfield or create separation like he used to. Smith will work underneath routes, and he has limited fantasy value at this point in his career. His current ADP is WR55 (12.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Ravens | Deonte Thompson to compete for roster spot    Thu Jul 17, 03:20 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Deonte Thompson will have to compete for a roster spot during training camp. He could make the roster if he shows he can be a returner on special teams and perform well during preseason games.

Footballguys view: Thompson could stick around as the fifth receiver on the depth chart in 2014. His performance on special teams during the preseason will determine his fate.

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  Ravens | Kelechi Osemele still an option at RT    Thu Jul 17, 01:42 PM

The Baltimore Ravens could move OG Kelechi Osemele from guard to right tackle if OT Ricky Wagner struggles as the starting right tackle.

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  Ravens | Terrence Brooks did not work with top two defenses    Thu Jul 17, 01:36 PM

Baltimore Ravens FS Terrence Brooks did not receive any work with the first-team or second-team defense during offseason workouts.

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  Ravens | John Simon adds weight    Tue Jul 15, 04:09 PM

Baltimore Ravens LB John Simon says he is bigger and faster than he was in 2013. 'I actually gained a few pounds and I feel faster,' Simon said. 'That's always a plus when you can do that.'

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  Ravens | Full offseason could make a difference for Eugene Monroe    Tue Jul 15, 01:19 PM

Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe is benefiting from a full offseason to absorb the playbook, which should help him in 2014. "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."

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  Ravens | Eugene Monroe, Kelechi Osemele improving chemistry    Mon Jul 14, 03:33 PM

Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe and OG Kelechi Osemele have developed somewhat of a rapport this offseason. Osemele said he and Monroe have gelled since last year, adding that Monroe communicates well and tries to be on the same page. Monroe said Osemele is one of most conditioned players on the team and even has to be slowed down sometimes.

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  Ravens | Terrence Cody encouraged by recovery    Mon Jul 14, 02:31 PM

Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody (hip) is excited to be able to do more on the field now that his nagging hip injury is behind him. Cody thinks of it as a fresh start and believes he'll able to show what he's capable of.

Footballguys view: "Mount Cody" has failed to live up to the hype surrounding him when he came out of Alabama in 2010. The Ravens selected him in the second round of the draft that year, and he's only registered 45 tackles (and zero sacks) in four seasons. Cody has struggled with weight issues and staying healthy during his pro career. We'll see if 2014 can be different for him.

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  Ravens | Jimmy Smith update    Mon Jul 14, 02:09 PM

Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is not expected to be disciplined by the NFL for alleged misdemeanor disorderly conduct, according to a source. Smith was arrested Saturday, July 12, and charged with failure to obey a lawful order by a police officer.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Ravens here. Smith was the fifth Raven to be arrested this offseason, but it sounds like he's going to get out of this without a suspension. We should see an official ruling sometime in the future.

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  Ravens | Crockett Gillmore likely will make team    Sun Jul 13, 11:56 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore likely will make the team as the No. 3 tight end, because he is more of a blocking tight end.

Footballguys view: Gillmore has a good all-around skill set, but he's not a dynamic move tight end. This keeps his NFL value high, but his fantasy value low. He'll compete to be the team's third TE behind Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels in 2014.

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  Ravens | Jimmy Smith arrested    Sun Jul 13, 09:57 AM

Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct Sunday, July 13. Smith was cited for alleged failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.

Footballguys view: Smith allegedly dropped the "I play for the Ravens" card when police where trying to assist a woman who had overdosed on cocaine at a bar. He was trying to help the woman, but Smith would not move away from her as she was passed out on a bathroom floor. Off-field issues plagued Smith during his time in college at Colorado. The Ravens showed faith in Smith by picking up his fifth-year option earlier this year. He's now under contract through 2015.

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  Ravens | DeAngelo Tyson knows he needs to step up    Sat Jul 12, 09:49 AM

Baltimore Ravens DE DeAngelo Tyson knows he needs to step up after DE Arthur Jones left in free agency. "Now it's time for someone else to step up," Tyson said. "I look at free agency like seniors leaving in college, and then somebody young has to step up. I'm one of those young guys. I have to step up this year."

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  Ravens | Brandon Williams likely to get more time    Fri Jul 11, 11:01 PM

The Baltimore Ravens would like to give DE Brandon Williams more playing time this upcoming season.

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  Ravens | DeAngelo Tyson could have bigger role    Fri Jul 11, 11:01 PM

Baltimore Ravens DE DeAngelo Tyson could receive a bigger role on defense this upcoming season since the team lost Indianapolis Colts DE Arthur Jones during the offseason.

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  Ravens | DeAngelo Tyson working hard to help team    Fri Jul 11, 03:18 PM

Baltimore Ravens DE DeAngelo Tyson recently acknowledged that nothing will be given to him on Baltimore's defense. Tyson believes he's progressed and wants to continue learning from his teammates, saying he wants to stay consistent and prove himself to the players and coaches.

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  Ravens | John Harbaugh talks defense    Fri Jul 11, 01:44 PM

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh recently said he wants a top-five defense this year. He added that what this year's defense lacks in experience, it will have to make up for with 'youthful vigor and speed.' DT Haloti Ngata and LB Terrell Suggs are the only returning starters from Baltimore's Super Bowl squad of two years ago.

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  Ravens | C.J. Mosley working hard, progressing    Thu Jul 10, 04:13 PM

Baltimore Ravens rookie LB C.J. Mosley recently said he's learning the defense day by day. Specifically, he said he's been studying the playbook and getting to know the little things that will benefit him even more. He added the main difference between college and the NFL is learning a new language and a new system. Mosely is competing for a starting spot at inside linebacker

Footballguys view: Mosley was a great pick for the Ravens and showed off his trademark athleticism in OTAs. He'll probably displace Arthur Brown initially though we may see a bit of a rotation since the other inside position is taken by Daryl Smith.

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  Ravens | Josh Bynes hopes to contribute    Thu Jul 10, 02:53 PM

Baltimore Ravens LB Josh Bynes said he hopes to be able to start at inside linebacker this upcoming season but wants to be part of a rotation if does not start. 'I'm definitely a guy that can be a starter. Even if I'm not a starter, [I want to be] someone that can rotate and a guy that can contribute on this team as much as I know I can. And the coaches know that I can as well. I want to continue to prove that there's a reason why I'm here and there's a reason why I've been here four years,' Bynes said.

Footballguys view: The Ravens need depth as well as starters and Bynes will provide some help on running downs.

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  Ravens | Pernell McPhee has high expectations    Thu Jul 10, 02:02 PM

Baltimore Ravens LB Pernell McPhee said his goal is to lead the team in sacks this upcoming season. McPhee recorded 6 sacks in 2011 but only 3.5 sacks in the last two seasons. He only played 313 snaps last season and never received more than 50 percent of the snaps in any of the games.

Footballguys view: The team is moving him outside, so this goal might not be as nuts as it sounds. He won't start and probably won't see a huge uptick in snaps, but positional versatility is a critical thing for a defender's resume.

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  Ravens | Courtney Upshaw working on coverage    Thu Jul 10, 01:56 PM

Baltimore Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw has been working on improving his pass coverage skills this offseason.

Footballguys view: Upshaw showed up to minicamp overweight this year again so the impetus to improve his game could be an attempt to save his job. We're sure he'd like to see the field more frequently in general as well.

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  Ravens | Reggie Stephens a long shot    Wed Jul 9, 02:00 PM

Baltimore Ravens C Reggie Stephens appears to be a long shot to make the final roster because of the other offense linemen competing for roster spots.

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  Ravens | Gino Gradkowski could push for time    Wed Jul 9, 02:00 PM

Baltimore Ravens C Gino Gradkowski could push C Jeremy Zuttah for playing time during training camp, but Gradkowski is expected to be the primary backup at center.

Footballguys view: Zuttah has a much better skillset for Gary Kubiak's zone running game. The Ravens offensive line hit rock bottom last year, but it should be much improved in 2014.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta to line up all over field    Wed Jul 9, 08:23 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta has been in constant motion in formations during the offseason practices. He's expected to line up in tight end alignments, split out wide and in the backfield.

Footballguys view: Pitta was going to be right on the tail of the elite fantasy tight ends after the Ravens added Gary Kubiak to run the offense and gave Pitta a large new contract, but the addition of Owen Daniels slowed his rise up draft boards. This item makes it clear that he will be an offensive weapon first and foremost, so Pitta could still be one of the best second tier TEs this season.

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  Ravens | Justin Tucker could get new deal before the season    Tue Jul 8, 09:27 PM

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome recently said the team is working on contract extensions for several players, and PK Justin Tucker is the likeliest to get a new deal before the season begins, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley. Hensley believes a long-term deal makes the most sense for both sides.

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  Ravens | Crockett Gillmore impressing teammates    Tue Jul 8, 08:57 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore has impressed his teammates and coaches with his blocking ability and physical style. 'Crockett is a good football player,' TE Dennis Pitta said. 'He's a tough kid and he's big and physical and a great blocker at the point of attack. I think that's what stood out the most this early on. He's going to be a valuable asset for this offense moving forward."

Footballguys view: Gillmore isn't a special talent, but he is a good two-way player and he'll help create excellent two tight end sets with Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels. While he has marginal fantasy value in dynasty leagues, Gillmore should be a nice asset for the Gary Kubiak offense.

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  Ravens | Omar Brown says special teams will help make roster    Mon Jul 7, 04:59 PM

Baltimore Ravens FS Omar Brown said he believes his best chance to make the final roster is to be able to contribute on special teams.

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  Ravens | Brent Urban hopes to make early impact    Mon Jul 7, 04:44 PM

Baltimore Ravens DE Brent Urban said he hopes to be able to make an early impact for the team this upcoming season. 'I want to prove that I can make an impact right away,' Urban said. 'I feel like some people saw me as too much of a raw player, and I feel like I can bring an impact right away. I'm just going to come in and compete and work towards that goal.' Urban is expected to compete with DE Chris Canty for playing time during training camp.

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  Ravens | Three UDFA CBs could compete for one spot    Mon Jul 7, 04:37 PM

Baltimore Ravens CBs Sammy Seamster, Deji Olatoye and Tramain Jacobs could compete for one roster spot during training camp. The team could look to sign one of the players to their practice squad if they do not make the final roster.

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  Ravens | Deji Olatoye did well during workouts    Mon Jul 7, 04:37 PM

Baltimore Ravens CB Deji Olatoye was impressive during offseason workouts by making several interceptions and could earn a spot on the final roster if he continues to perform well during training camp.

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  Ravens | Brent Urban wants to make impact    Mon Jul 7, 03:25 PM

Baltimore Ravens rookie DE Brent Urban recently said he wants to make an impact right away. Though, he admits he still has work to do and wants to 'keep getting better every day.' Urban will compete with veteran DE Chris Canty for playing time once training camp begins.

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