Team Notebook: Baltimore Ravens
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta cleared to practice
Ravens | Joe Flacco not placed on PUP list
Ravens | BAL puts three more on PUP list
Ravens | Ravens players placed on PUP list
Ravens | Rick Wagner should start
Ravens | Kamar Aiken not a projected starter
Ravens | Joe Flacco looks like himself
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) is already throwing like his regular, healthy self, according to WR Kamar Aiken. Aiken said Flacco looked the same as he always has when the caught passes from him for the first time this offseason. "He looks 100% to me," Aiken said. Aiken added that Flacco didn't have any "limp or lags" and that he was surprised Flacco looked as good as he did. "I'm just happy to get him back."
Ravens | Joe Flacco will be ready for first day
Ravens | Two cornerbacks should be full go
Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (foot) is expected to be at full strength when training camp starts later this month. CB Will Davis (knee) will also return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered late last season.
Ravens | Justin Tucker receives long-term deal
Ravens | Justin Tucker gives Ravens ultimatum
Baltimore Ravens K Justin Tucker has vowed not to re-sign with the team after this season if the two sides cannot come to an agreement on a long-term deal before the Friday, July 15 deadline, according to his agent Rob Roche. The franchise tag for kickers this season is $4.5 million, which is what Tucker would be earning if he can't secure his desired long-term contract prior to Friday afternoon.
Ravens | Kenneth Dixon has quick feet
Ravens | Sheldon Price worked with starters
Ravens | Justin Forsett the lead back
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett is still the "clear lead dog" in the Ravens' backfield, according to Ryan Mink of baltimoreravens.com. The starting job is Forsett's to lose, with RBs Javorius Allen, Kenneth Dixon, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West and Trent Richardson lurking behind him.
Ravens | Kamalei Correa may see time at ILB, OLB
Ravens | Justin Turner may want top kicker deal
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker likely wants to receive a better deal than the four-year, $17.2 million deal New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski signed last year. The Ravens have until July 15 to sign Tucker to a long-term deal or he will play under the one-year franchise tender of $4.572 million. In the opinion of CSNMidAtlantic.com's Clifton Brown, the Ravens want to sign Tucker to a new deal and Tucker wants to stay.
Ravens | Eric Weddle defers on defense
Baltimore Ravens FS Eric Weddle will let MLB C.J. Mosley handle defensive captain duties for the third year in a row. Weddle wore the headset with the San Diego Chargers, but Mosley has relayed defensive play calls in Baltimore.
Ravens | Safty group taking shape for Baltimore
Ravens | Terrence Brooks finding his way
Baltimore Ravens FS Terrence Brooks said he is more comfortable and confident leading into the 2016 season, and added he is a "much better player" than he showed through the first two seasons of his career.
Ravens | Darren Waller suspended
Ravens | Baltimore a run-first team
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said the Ravens will continue to be a run-first team in 2016. "We're always looking at ourselves as a team that should be able to run the ball first," Trestman said. "That's just the way we want to play it, and everything starts with the physicality of our run game, and the physicality of our runner. That's how we coach offense here, and everything starts there."
Ravens | John Urschel competing for starting gig
Ravens | Maxx Williams could be stunted
Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams may not see an ideal amount of targets due to the Ravens' depth at tight end this year. Williams isn't worried, though. He said the tight end group is going to make each other better and "figure it out" as the season approaches.
Ravens | Maxx Williams more comfortable
Baltimore Ravens TE Maxx Williams said he is more comfortable entering his second season because he knows what to expect each day. Williams said he improved his strength this offseason but is not sure how much weight he gained. He is not sure what his role will be in 2016 because things can change before the start of the season.
Ravens | Chris Moore likely to make team
Ravens | Michael Campanaro healthy
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (calf) said he has completely recovered from the calf injury he suffered this offseason and is looking forward to training camp. He likely will have to compete with WRs Kaelin Clay and Keenan Reynolds for a roster spot.
Ravens | Coach impressed with Mike Wallace
Ravens | Darren Waller adds pounds
Ravens | Baltimore in better shape offensively
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he believes the offense is in better shape than it was last year because it will be the second year under offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, who will have more control of the offense. Trestman said the main focus for the offense is to cut down on the turnovers in 2016.
Ravens | Mike Wallace not as fast
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace said he isn't as fast as he was as the slot receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers four years ago, but he thinks he can still get it done. "I think I've gotten better, even though (the) numbers don't say so," Wallace said. "I think I'll get better this year, and I'll show some people I have a lot up my sleeve."
Ravens | Jerraud Powers shines during OTAs
Ravens | Coach praises Terrance West
Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West looked quick and fast during organized team activities, according to head coach John Harbaugh, and Harbaugh also praised West's improvements without the ball in his hands. "Young guys, young running backs, the thing that they always have to learn … They usually know how to run the ball, and he's proven he can do that," Harbaugh said. "The next part of it is the pass protection and the alignments and assignments and lining up outside the box and those kinds of things. I think he's really done a good job with improving on this spring, and I can't wait to see him in training camp."
Ravens | Joe Flacco has mental hurdle
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) doesn't have a problem with running or cutting or doing anything physically in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Flacco's main test is facing the thoughts of getting hit again. "I don't expect to have those kinds of thoughts linger in my head," Flacco said. "But you never know until you get out there and do it again." Flacco is expected to be ready to go for training camp.
Ravens | Jerraud Powers could be earning role
Ravens | Michael Campanaro may not make team
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (calf) is at risk of not making the final roster if he cannot stay on the field during training camp, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. Campanaro missed most of last season with a back injury and is now dealing with a calf injury.
Ravens | Dennis Pitta can still contribute
Ravens | Zach Orr a likely starter
Ravens | Trent Richardson considered a long shot
Ravens | Terrance West pushing for spot
Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West is leaner and more explosive after he worked himself into the best shape of his career. He made some cuts over the past couple of weeks that he probably couldn't last year. If he continues to improve, it'll be hard to cut him.
Ravens | Joe Flacco to work out with teammates
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he plans to work out with some of his teammates over the next month to make sure his arm is strong enough for the work he will receive during training camp. He said he is not worried about his injured knee.
Ravens | Two others unlikely to play much
Ravens | Steve Smith won't play much
Ravens | Trent Richardson expecting surgery
Baltimore Ravens RB Trent Richardson (knee) will likely need arthroscopic knee surgery this offseason for a pre-existing issue. He will miss some time, but the extent of that missed time was not disclosed.
Ravens | Jimmy Smith likely ready for camp
Ravens | Terrell Suggs could be ready for season
Updating a previous item, Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') has a real chance to be ready for the season, but he's unlikely to play in the preseason, according to head coach John Harbaugh.