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Ravens | Ozzie Newsome feels good about offense

Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:32:43 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he feels good about the offense moving forward into 2014. "We'll be better on offense," Newsome said. "I really like Gary's (Kubiak) schemes. It's very precise. It's physical. I think we'll run the ball better, we'll keep the ball more and we'll have big plays. You can tell the players, especially guys like Joe (Flacco), like it and they can see that we have a good chance to be a lot better."

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Ravens | Trying to extend the contract of Torrey Smith

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:55:20 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he is trying to extend the contract of WR Torrey Smith.

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Ravens | Trying to extend the contract of Jimmy Smith

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:54:45 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he is trying to extend the contract of CB Jimmy Smith.

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Ravens | Trying to extend the contract of Justin Tucker

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:54:14 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he is trying to extend the contract of PK Justin Tucker.

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Ravens | Hopeful to get a deal done with Haloti Ngata

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:15:24 -0700

Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is hopeful he can still get a contract done with DT Haloti Ngata after getting a deal done with LB Terrell Suggs. "We wanted two things from these contracts. The first is to create some cap room and the other is to try and make sure these two players remained Ravens forever. We got 'Sizzle' done and we're still hopeful with Haloti."

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Ravens | Keith Wenning will compete for backup job

Sat, 10 May 2014 14:58:58 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said QB Keith Wenning will compete with QB Tyrod Taylor for the team's backup quarterback job.

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Ravens | Could add depth at offensive line

Sat, 10 May 2014 14:53:16 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team could acquire another offensive lineman through free agency, or could pick up a player another team cuts.

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Ravens | Unlikely to trade up in draft

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:26:43 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Wednesday, April 30, that it is unlikely the team will trade up in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft unless one or two players are available.

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Ravens | Receiving interest in first pick

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:10:48 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team has received calls from teams interested in trading for the 17th overall pick.

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Ravens | Could be aggressive in free agency

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:16:07 -0800

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team could be aggressive in free agency, which is similar to what general manager Ozzie Newsome said at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Ravens | Have talked with Daryl Smith

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:31:00 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome announced at the NFL Scouting Combine that the team has entered contract talks with MLB Daryl Smith. "Daryl did a great job for us," Newsome said "We have engaged in some conversations with his representative."

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Ravens | Expected to pick up a WR

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 09:24:36 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team will look to add a wide receiver this offseason and believe they will get the type of receiver they are looking for.

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Ravens | Will look to add at FS

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 09:22:33 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team will look to add a free safety that can make game-changing plays this offseason.

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Ravens | Ozzie Newsome feeling fine

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:48:37 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome was feeling better Monday, Nov. 18, after being hospitalized following the team's Week 11 loss to the Chicago Bears. "Newsome is expected to be back in the Ravens' office and on the treadmill soon," the team statement said. Newsome said that tests done on him "were normal."

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Ravens | GM leaves stadium in ambulance

Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:25:09 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome left Soldier Field via ambulance after the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears. There is a rumor Newsome fainted. It is believed he was taken to the hospital as a precautionary move.

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Ravens | Torrey Smith hopes against signing a veteran WR

Sat, 01 Jun 2013 10:10:40 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has expressed interest in adding a veteran receiver to the roster after evaluating the current crop this offseason. Ravens WR Torrey Smith wants to prove Newsome wrong, suggesting the current corps knows the offense and can get the job done.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is more confident about their ability than we are. He does not seem to have the makeup of a WR1 for an NFL franchise. Tandon Doss has upside, if he can beat out Jacoby Jones, whose hands have failed him many a times throughout his career. Smith is a second fantasy receiver, while Jones and Doss are No. 5 options.

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Ravens | Rolando McClain retiring from NFL

Wed, 15 May 2013 10:11:15 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Ravens LB Rolando McClain, 23, has informed the team he is retiring. Baltimore has placed McClain on the Reserve/Retired list.

Fantasy Tip: This is a curious decision, especially for such a young player, but McClain has been embroiled in off-the-field issues and may need time away from football to straighten out his life. It would not be surprising to see him make a comeback attempt down the line. He projected as a reserve for the Ravens, so this move shouldn't affect their fantasy value as a low-end No. 1 defensive team.

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Ravens | Brendon Ayanbadejo could be back

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:36:25 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said recently cut LB Brendon Ayanbadejo could be back, and the team has not closed the door on him completely. "As a team, we place a high value on special teams, and Brendon was one of our top performers in that area for the last five seasons," said Newsome in a statement. "He was one of the best special teamers in the league, but he was also a valued member of our defense, especially in our sub (substitute) packages. He became a leader for us, and the door may not be closed to bring him back to help us again."

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Ravens | Some details left in Joe Flacco deal

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:43:02 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team and QB Joe Flacco have settled on the parameters of a new deal, but still have some language and details to work out. Flacco is expected to sign the deal Monday, March 4.

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Ravens | Bryant McKinnie has decision to make

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:15:49 -0800

Baltimore Ravens OT Bryant McKinnie has a decision to make on whether or not he wants to return, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome. "BMac is a free agent, I think the way he played down the stretch against [Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Dwight] Freeney, against [Denver Broncos outside linebacker Elvis] Dumervil, against [San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker] Aldon Smith, I think it makes a statement for him," Newsome said. "I think he has a decision to make as to whether he wants to come back and play here."

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Ravens | GM optimistic on Joe Flacco deal

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:47:20 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Thursday, Feb. 7, he is optimistic that the team will get a long-term deal done with impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco. "I'm coming away today thinking that we can get a deal done," Newsome said. " ... I've got a very good owner who understands the business and understands the importance of certain positions. So, I'm optimistic."

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Ravens | Will not restructure many deals

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:40:26 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Thursday, Feb. 7, the team wouldn't restructure deals just to maintain the presence of veterans from the current team. "We have a great nucleus of young players," Newsome said. Newsome added he'd consider restructuring certain players, specifically ones likely to reach the end of their deals.

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Ravens | Coaches not interviewing for jobs

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:53:50 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said no teams have contacted them about asking permission to interview coaches on staff.

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Ravens | Close to a deal with Joe Flacco?

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:09:23 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team and impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco were "very close" to a deal before the start of this past season.

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Ravens | Owner trusts GM will sign Joe Flacco

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:36:34 -0800

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti isn't worried about the team signing impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco to a contract extension as he has confidence in general manager Ozzie Newsome. "... that's for Ozzie and (Flacco's) agent to figure out," Bisciotti said. "Joe and I kind of sit on the sideline and we tease about it a little bit. We really don't get that involved in it. I trust Ozzie, it's always been done. They asked me about this with Ray Rice. They asked me about this with Haloti Ngata and on down the line and we've always signed them. So Joe's going to be here. Trust in Ozzie."

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Ravens | GM will talk with Ed Reed after Super Bowl

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:00:42 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he will sit down and have a discussion with impending free-agent FS Ed Reed following Super Bowl XLVII regarding Reed's future with the team. "I'm going to sit down and talk with Ed once it's all said and done," Newsome said. "I know he's totally focused on winning this game in his hometown, and then once the air clears, Ed and I have gotten to a point where he and I can really talk man-to-man, and I think we'll be able to have that conversation a week or two from now."

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Ravens | No pressure to fire Cam Cameron

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:52:06 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Friday, Jan. 25, that neither he nor owner Steve Bisciotti pressured head coach John Harbaugh to fire former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron during the season. "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, that wouldn't be fair to John," Newsome said. "John has to stand before his coaching staff and his players. If at any point do they ever think that he's overly influenced by Steve or I, then he loses his staff and his players. It has to be him."

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Ravens | Ozzie Newsome not considering retirement

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:07:04 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he is not considering retirement even though there was speculation that he would if the team made it to the Super Bowl. "That's not even close," Newsome said. "Really, I enjoy the guys I work with and I think we have a great staff. I really, really enjoy the players and my relationships with them and that helps me in coming to work every day. Of course, winning helps, too."

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Ravens | GM says Joe Flacco must back words up

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:30:02 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said if QB Joe Flacco believes he is the best quarterback in the NFL, he must prepare himself to play like the best. "If you make a statement like that you have to prepare yourself to be the best," Newsome said.

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Ravens | Andre Gurode interested in returning

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:37:00 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said impending free-agent OG Andre Gurode has expressed interest in re-signing with the team this offseason.

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Ravens | Ozzie Newsome not considering retirement

Sun, 22 Jan 2012 13:24:46 -0800

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he will not considering retirement even if the team wins the Super Bowl this season.

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Ravens | Backup QB among needs in free agency

Thu, 19 May 2011 08:47:21 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome recently said signing a backup quarterback would be a priority in free agency along with adding a pass rusher and a fullback. Impending free-agent QB Marc Bulger is expected to sign elsewhere.

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Ravens | Were interested in Rahim Moore

Sun, 15 May 2011 13:04:29 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens had interest in FS Rahim Moore but he was taken by the Denver Broncos before they picked in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. General manager Ozzie Newsome said the team likely would have taken Moore if he were available and WR Torrey Smith were not available.

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Ravens | Ozzie Newsome not considering retirement

Mon, 09 May 2011 10:11:51 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he is not consider retirement and is enjoying his current situation. Some have speculated will eventually leave for leave at the University of Alabama to finish his football career.

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Ravens | Offense belongs to Joe Flacco

Thu, 05 May 2011 07:02:56 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said it is time for QB Joe Flacco to take command of the team's offense. "What he has to do after three years is take ownership of the offense. I think he's more than ready to do it," Newsome said. "As we move forward, I think this will be Joe's offense; it won't be (offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's) offense."

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Ravens | Ozzie Newsome staying put

Thu, 05 May 2011 06:50:52 -0700

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome did not put a timetable on how much longer he'll continue to run the team, but emphasized he remains happy in his job. Newsome is often the subject of unfounded rumors that he's going to return to Alabama to become the athletic director at his alma mater. "Well, I don't know," Newsome said. "I'm still enjoying this. I've got a great working relationship with the owner, the president and the head coach. I've got a great building to come to work. Now that they've got Nick Saban, they don't need me. Nick is running everything. Now that Nick's down there, it allows me to stay up here and enjoy this."

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Ravens | Expected to add WR in NFL Draft

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 06:14:41 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens are likely to select a wide receiver prospect at some point in the NFL Draft, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. "We're looking to add to our receiving corps, yes we are," Newsome said. "We've done a good job of stacking the board with some guys that have some size, some guys that have some unique quickness about them."

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NFL | Bernie Kosar looking for work

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:24:16 -0800

Former NFL QB Bernie Kosar is sending word that he's open to working for an NFL team next season, according to Terry Pluto, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He has been talking to the likes of Baltimore Ravens president Ozzie Newsome and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Kosar could work as a special consultant for a team.

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Ravens | Newsome open to making trades

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 12:36:40 -0800

Ken Murray, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he is willing to make a trade if it would improve the team. Newsome reluctantly admitted he would be open to trade the team's first-round draft choice in the 2010 NFL Draft if the trade improves the team.

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Ravens | Bennett announces retirement

Sun, 26 Jul 2009 22:37:32 -0700

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports Baltimore Ravens WR Drew Bennett (knee) has announced his retirement Sunday, July 26, after signing with the team Friday, July 24. "After returning home from Baltimore this weekend, a previous knee injury flared up, making me realize that I am unable to play another NFL season," Bennett said. "Therefore, I have decided to retire from the National Football League. I want to thank Coach Harbaugh, Coach Cameron and Ozzie Newsome for offering me the opportunity to be a part of their outstanding organization, and apologize to them for this unfortunate situation."

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Ravens | Newsome would like to return to Alabama

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:27:58 -0700

Aaron Suttles, of The Tuscaloosa News, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he would like to return to the University of Alabama. Newsome said, "At some point I'm coming back home. I'm coming home. And what I do when I get here I don't know. But I am coming home. You know what? I want to watch Alabama football, sit in the stands and have a good time, go to basketball games. I want to come out here and watch the golf team. That's what I want to do after I win me two more Super Bowls." Newsome was elusive about his interest in the athletic director position for the school.

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Ravens | Could trade down in draft

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:57:04 -0700

Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team is prepared to use their first-round draft choice but would consider trading down in the first round to acquire more picks.

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Ravens | Newsome will not rule out Stover return

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 11:23:02 -0700

Ken Murray, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team could still re-sign unrestricted free-agent PK Matt Stover.

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Ravens | Newsome says re-signing Stover possible

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 12:15:59 -0800

Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said it is possible the Ravens will re-sign unrestricted free-agent PK Matt Stover.

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Ravens | R. Lewis likely to return

Sat, 28 Feb 2009 02:31:37 -0800

SI.com reports the Baltimore Ravens ended Friday, Feb. 27, feeling pretty good about the chances of free-agent LB Ray Lewis (Ravens) returning to the team. According to a source, the team heard from Lewis's agent, David Dunn, a couple times Friday, Feb. 27, and Dunn wanted to make sure that the Ravens' three-year, $24 million offer, which includes $17 million guaranteed, remains on the table. General manager Ozzie Newsome assured him that it does. Lewis is said to be planning to return to his home in Florida this weekend to mull over the decision on where he'll play in 2009.

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Ravens | Newsome says progress being made in talks with Lewis

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:38:19 -0800

Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team is making progress in talks with impending free-agent LB Ray Lewis but is not sure if the two sides will be able to reach an agreement before the start of free agency.

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Ravens | Leonhard unlikely to return

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 08:33:59 -0800

Ken Murray, reporting for the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said free agent S Jim Leonhard would need to compete for a starting job in Baltimore if he re-signed. As a result, Leonhard is expected to depart via free agency.

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Ravens | Stover unlikely to return

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 08:33:33 -0800

Ken Murray, reporting for the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome commented on the status of pending free-agent PK Matt Stover at the NFL Scouting Combine. "He's probably looking and we're looking, too. That is probably the best way to say it," Newsome said.

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Ravens | Prepared to use franchise tag on Suggs

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:17:56 -0800

Jamison Hensley, of The Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens are prepared to use their franchise tag on DL Terrell Suggs if they can't sign him to a new deal by Thursday, Feb. 19, according to general manager Ozzie Newsome. The one-year contract offer would be worth $10.2 million.

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Ravens | Newsome says draft has great depth

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:55:42 -0700

Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the 2008 NFL Draft has a lot of depth and quality players in the later rounds. "Last year, the draft was strong at the top, but the selections in the lower rounds weren't as great," Newsome said. "This year, it's very strong at the top, but it has great depth going into the fourth and fifth rounds."

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