Is Lamar Jackson's elbow issue a red flag? Ravens call QB's limited throwing at practice "normal"
“Just a normal, course-of-the-season type thing,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters of Jackson’s sleeve following Wednesday’s session. “He practiced today so, he’ll play on Sunday.”While he apparently went through practice, Jackson told reporters he didn’t throw a pass Wednesday and he was also included on the injury report with a right elbow injury. He was also wearing a type of sleeve with elbow padding that a league source said is typically utilized by team trainers to stimulate blood flow and minimize joint swelling. “I don’t think it’s unusual unless he’s wearing it constantly and then taking a day off throwing every week. “I’m going to throw Sunday — a lot Sunday,” Jackson said told reporters.wftv.com
Ravens return opening KO for TD, then come up empty on 18-play, 11-minute drive
The Baltimore Ravens got off to an efficient start on Sunday. Then their offense stalled out after one of the most time-consuming drives of the season for a 14-point swing in favor of the Miami Dolphins. The Ravens defense then set Baltimore up with a chance to seize control of the game with an interception of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Miami's opening drive. On third-and-goal from the 1-yard line, the Ravens called the number of their former MVP quarterback. pic.twitter.com/iGgfmfFu7w — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 18, 2022Maybe they should stick with this quick-twitch thing.wftv.com
Miami's blitz still a bad memory for Jackson, Ravens
— (AP) — When Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens faced Miami in November, it was as discombobulated as they looked all season. “They just caught us off guard really," Jackson said. The aggressiveness of the Dolphins' Cover Zero scheme seemed to rattle the Ravens, who weren't able to make Miami pay with big plays. “Other teams did Zero, but it was just the way they did it that kind of affected us," Jackson said. Watching Jackson and the Ravens adjust to the blitz could have been a fascinating subplot to the second half of last season, but he didn’t have many chances.wftv.com
Ravens lose CB Kyler Fuller, LT Ja'Wuan James to season-ending injuries
Both left tackle Ja’Wuan James and cornerback Kyle Fuller have been ruled out for the season, the team confirmed. Fuller tore his ACL in the game, too. Moore pushed off Fuller before making a grab in the end zone, which sent Fuller to the ground immediately grabbing for his knee. "I think he really, really — he'll tell you, he really loves it here. #Ravens #RavensFlock @wjz pic.twitter.com/goEzO0vrO3 — WJZ Sports (@WJZ13sports) September 12, 2022Fuller had three tackles against the Jets before he went down.wftv.com
Ravens GM: Lamar Jackson talks on hold until after season
BALTIMORE — (AP) — Get ready for at least a few more months of uncertainty about Lamar Jackson and his contract. Jackson had said Friday was his deadline for a new deal, and he'd be pausing talks after that with the season about to start. “Despite best efforts on both sides, we were unable to reach a contract extension with Lamar Jackson,” DeCosta said. “We greatly appreciate how he has handled this process and we are excited about our team with Lamar leading the way. Even aside from his uncertain contract, Jackson is under a microscope this season.wftv.com
Baltimore Ravens lose mascot to season-ending ‘drumstick’ injury
BALTIMORE — Once upon a Thursday dreary, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh pondered, weak and weary. Poe was carted off the field at halftime of the Ravens’ preseason game against the Washington Commanders on Saturday after suffering an apparent knee injury, The Baltimore Sun reported. “Unfortunately, he sustained a serious injury to his drumstick and he will not be able to perform for the rest of the season,” Harbaugh said. Poe was one of several mascots to compete against an Amateur Athletic Union team from Baltimore, The Sun reported. The Baltimore Orioles’ mascot also made an appearance and caught a touchdown pass, according to the newspaper.wftv.com
Ravens' mascot headed to IR with 'drumstick' injury
— (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are making a feathered addition to their injured reserve list. In a video posted on Twitter on Thursday, coach John Harbaugh announced that Poe, the team's bird mascot, was going on IR. Poe was carted off the field at halftime of the Ravens' preseason game against Washington last weekend. Poe was joined by other mascots for a halftime game before being injured. In his video Thursday, Harbaugh said Poe had a season-ending injury to his drumstick, and the team would find a replacement.wftv.com
John Harbaugh says he's glad Ravens have 'zero tolerance' policy when talking about Deshaun Watson
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has a lot of thoughts about the Deshaun Watson situation, but he's not going to make them public. Instead, Harbaugh chose to focus on how the Ravens handle similar situations, saying he's glad the team has a "zero tolerance" policy. Harbaugh cited a "zero tolerance" team policy when asked about Watson on Monday. More Harbaugh regarding Watson suspension: "I respect what Steve Bisciotti and Dick Cass created here almost 10 years ago. — Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 1, 2022Harbaugh did not go into specifics on that "zero tolerance" policy.wftv.com
Jackson says there could be 'cutoff' point for negotiations
BALTIMORE — (AP) — Lamar Jackson's contract negotiations are lingering into training camp, and the Baltimore quarterback says at a certain point, it could be time to put those talks aside. “There’s probably going to be a cutoff at some point, yes,” Jackson said Thursday. The latest update from the Ravens' star quarterback wasn't exactly earth shattering: Yes, negotiations are ongoing. The most significant takeaway was probably the fact that Jackson seems willing to put a deadline on negotiations. Josh Allen, another star quarterback drafted the same year as Jackson, signed his big extension last offseason.wftv.com
Ravens' agonizing season ends with another close defeat
The Ravens played shorthanded — and valiantly — before falling 16-13 in overtime to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was Baltimore's sixth loss in a row, five of which were decided by a total of eight8 points. “Lot of fight in this team, a lot of heart,” defensive lineman Calais Campbell said.news.yahoo.com
Lamar Jackson misses practice with injured ankle
Ravens Browns Football Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) walks off the field with an injury during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Cleveland. — (AP) — Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said Lamar Jackson would not practice Wednesday, although the star quarterback remains a possibility to play this weekend. Jackson left last weekend's loss at Cleveland with a sprained ankle. Tyler Huntley relieved Jackson against Cleveland and led a comeback that fell short in a 24-22 defeat. ___Follow Noah Trister at https://twitter.com/noahtrister___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Baltimore Colts RB/fill-in QB Tom Matte, dead at age 82
Obit Tom Matte Football FILE - Van C. Kussrow, left, from the Orange Bowl Committee, presents Baltimore Colts quarterback Tom Matte with the Most Valuable Player trophy after the Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys 53-3 on Jan. 9, 1966, in Miami. The Baltimore Ravens confirmed Matte's death during coach John Harbaugh's news conference Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The Baltimore Ravens confirmed Matte's death during coach John Harbaugh's news conference Wednesday. Tom Matte passed away,” Harbaugh said. “We came within a whisker of playing for the world championship with Tom Matte at quarterback.wftv.com
NFL urges players, team staff to report COVID-19 symptoms
The NFL is stressing the importance of symptom reporting to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a video featuring coaches Pete Carroll, Andy Reid, John Harbaugh and Ron Rivera. “It is vital for all players, coaches and other personnel to understand and report symptoms immediately,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a memo sent to teams on Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press. Sills reminds players if they have symptoms but test negative, they will not be held out of the team environment. “It’s challenging to educate people to speak up about symptoms and get tests. “When an individual fails to report their symptoms, they are much more likely to bring the virus to their colleague and loved ones,” Goodell said in the memo.wftv.com
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker boots NFL-record 66-yard field goal
Record kick: Baltimore's Justin Tucker (9) celebrates after hitting an NFL-record 66-yard field goal to defeat Detroit on Sunday. (Duane Burleson/Associated Press)DETROIT — Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker set an NFL record for the longest field goal on Sunday, connecting on a 66-yard attempt with three seconds left to beat the Detroit Lions, 19-17. Tucker, whose 61-yard field goal won the Ravens’ last game at Ford Field eight years ago, was his previous longest field goal made, according to ESPN. For more deja vu, the Lions also lost a similar game on a final-second, long field goal. At the time, it was the longest field goal in NFL history and the first to surpass 60 yards.wftv.com
Ravens' Edwards, Peters have injured knees
Losing Edwards would be another major blow to Baltimore's backfield after the Ravens lost running back J.K. Dobbins to a season-ending knee injury in their final preseason game. The team's next media availability is Friday, but Edwards and Peters were on the injury report with knee injuries. Veteran running back Devonta Freeman is joining Baltimore's practice squad, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. The Ravens led the NFL in rushing last season, when Dobbins and Edwards combined for 1,528 yards on the ground. Baltimore signed running back Le'Veon Bell to the practice squad this week and signed Trenton Cannon to the active roster.wftv.com
Ravens' Dobbins expected to miss season because of torn ACL
Ravens Washington Football Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (27) is taken off the field after suffering an injury in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Landover, Md. — (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is expected to miss the 2021 season with a torn ACL. “Been down this road before,” tweeted Zac Hiller, Dobbins' agent, while retweeting an ESPN report about the injury. Baltimore set an NFL record Saturday with its 20th consecutive preseason victory, but this hasn't been an easy training camp for the Ravens. ___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Jackson fatigued during COVID bout; noncommittal on vaccine
Now Jackson is practicing again, trying to make up for lost time while adjusting to some important new teammates. Jackson spoke to the media Monday for the first time since returning from the COVID-19 list. Jackson's positive COVID-19 test came right before the start of training camp. “Sammy makes my job a lot easier, and my job is to make his a lot easier,” Jackson said. I'm still mad right now.”As for Allen's contract, Jackson wasn't saying much about how that might affect his negotiations.wftv.com
Jackson back at practice for Ravens after COVID-19 absence
Ravens Football Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson returns to football practice after missing 10-days due to COVID-19. — (AP) — Lamar Jackson is back at practice, and Baltimore coach John Harbaugh expects the star quarterback to catch up pretty easily to where the rest of the team is in its preparation. Jackson was on the field Saturday, a day after the Ravens activated him from the COVID-19 list. Jackson wasn't available to reporters Saturday, but Harbaugh gave a positive evaluation of his practice. Harbaugh said Jackson's absence hasn't caused the team to change anything about its plans for reps and playing time.wftv.com
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson activated from COVID-19 list
— (AP) — Lamar Jackson has been activated from the COVID-19 list. He missed the team's first practice July 28, and coach John Harbaugh announced afterward that the star quarterback had tested positive for COVID-19. Jackson also tested positive last season and missed a game. This is a crucial camp for Jackson after the Ravens tried to boost their passing game in the offseason. Baltimore plays its first preseason game Aug. 14 against New Orleans.wftv.com
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19
— (AP) — Lamar Jackson tested positive for COVID-19 and missed Baltimore's first practice of training camp. Coach John Harbaugh announced Jackson's positive test after practice Wednesday and said running back Gus Edwards also tested positive. So we're in really great shape with the vaccinations.”Jackson missed one game last season, in Week 12, when he also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Baltimore won a playoff game with Jackson for the first time last season, but the Ravens were then eliminated at Buffalo. He ran for 723 yards last season, helping the Ravens rank first in the NFL in rushing for a second consecutive year.wftv.com
Analysis: Backup QBs saw plenty of action in NFL playoffs
Jameis Winston threw a 56-yard trick-play touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith on his first playoff action after 76 regular-season games over six seasons. In his 72nd NFL game, Henne atoned for an end zone interception with two huge plays to allow the Chiefs to escape with a 22-17 win over the Browns. Rodgers and Tom Brady, making his 14th conference championship appearance in 21 seasons, square off next week at Lambeau Field. If this was it, Brees went out with a whimper: 134 yards passing and three interceptions in the worst playoff game of his career. The Chiefs forced a punt and Henne got the ball back with just over four minutes left.
Ravens' season ends with Jackson in locker room, 17-3 loss
The Ravens and Lamar Jackson were stymied for the much of Saturday night by a hustling, relentless Buffalo defense. Then, the biggest miscue on a night of missteps for the Ravens effectively put an end to an otherwise memorable season. In the end, however, the Ravens got blown away on a windy night by a team that chased Jackson all over the field. 1-ranked rushing game generated 150 yards, but Jackson was limited to 34 yards on nine carries with a long of 15 yards. Throwing under duress for much of the game, Jackson went 14 of 24 for 162 yards with an interception and three sacks.
Allen, Jackson set for playoff showdown as Bills host Ravens
FILE - Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) talks with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) following a 24-17 Ravens win in an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., in this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, file photo. It happened in the 2018 season opener, when the then-raw rookie Bills quarterback was shoved into the Ravens' sideline. Much like Jackson, Allen prefers putting the past behind him and focusing on the next challenge. “We’ve had our backs against the wall since the Pittsburgh game,” Harbaugh said. The Bills limited the Ravens to only 118 yards rushing in last year’s meeting, a 24-17 Ravens win.
Harbaugh, Ravens happily travel road to success in playoffs
Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting the heck out of Baltimore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, FIle)Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting the heck out of Baltimore. In fact, Harbaugh has a better road record in the playoffs (8-5) than at home (2-2). For Harbaugh and the Ravens, there's nothing like a good old road trip in January. Asked to explain his ascent to the top of the list of road wins for an NFL coach, Harbaugh came up empty.
Lamar winless no more, leads Ravens to 20-13 win over Titans
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson celebrates after the Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans in an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lamar Jackson finally has his first postseason victory — and on the road, no less. Combine that with Baltimore smothering 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry, and the Ravens look playoff tough. After the turnover, the Ravens came onto the field and started waving good-bye to the Titans — drawing a taunting penalty they didn't mind at all. “We won the division, hosted a home playoff game,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. The Ravens held Tennessee to minus-7 yards in the second quarter, the third fewest in any quarter of a playoff game since the 2000 season.
Mahomes leads champion Chiefs to 14-2 mark in stacked AFC
While the Chiefs get another week’s rest, the six other AFC playoff teams get going this weekend. For just the second time since the 1970 league merger, every team in the AFC playoffs has at least 11 wins. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 54, 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2, 2020, at Miami. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 43, 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Feb. 1, 2009, at Tampa, Florida. Their pass rush is nearly nonexistent with 19 sacks, the fewest by a playoff team since Denver had 19 in 1979.
AP source: NFL fines Ravens $250,000 for COVID violations
The Baltimore Ravens were fined $250,000 by the NFL for violating COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the punishment told The Associated Press on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)The Baltimore Ravens were fined $250,000 by the NFL for violating COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the punishment told The Associated Press on Monday. The team was not docked draft picks for the violations, which led to a coronavirus outbreak and the rescheduling of the Ravens' Thanksgiving night game against Pittsburgh. Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged Monday that the team had been fined for the violation of protocol. In the wake of the virus outbreak at the team training facility, team president Dick Cass addressed the issue in a statement issued on Dec. 5.
Jaguars vs. Ravens: How to watch, steam, listen
SPREAD - Jaguars 6-7; Ravens 7-5-1SERIES RECORD - Jaguars lead 12-9LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Ravens 44-7 on Sept. 24, 2017 in LondonLAST WEEK - Jaguars lost to Titans 31-10; Ravens beat Browns 47-42AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. ... Ravens DT Calais Campbell starred for the Jaguars before being traded to Baltimore this past offseason. ... Jaguars RB James Robinson is the fourth undrafted rookie in NFL history to reach 1,000 yards rushing. He leads all rookies this season in scrimmage yards (1,361), rushing yards (1,035), rushing attempts (224), first downs (65) and rushing TDs (seven). ... Ravens QB Lamar Jackson leads the NFL with a 6.3 yards per carry average and ranks 10th in the league with 793 yards rushing.
NFL's Sills: all proper procedures followed with Dez Bryant
The NFL's medical director says all procedures followed before the Baltimore Ravens' game Tuesday night when receiver Dez Bryant tested positive for COVID-19 were done properly and in the same manner as for every case. “I would say it was a very straightforward review simply because there were very few contacts identified by the data. In the meantime, the league told us we would not be allowed to bring a different player up if he tested positive, but if he tested positive, he wasn’t going to be allowed to play. "My understanding, they did all the contact tracing; all the procedures were followed as far as any other player was concerned. But then they came back out when we were on the field in pre-game warmups and said that he had tested positive.
Cam Newton helps Patriots beat Ravens in rain and wind
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, center, celebrates his rushing touchdown with teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. – Cam Newton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the New England Patriots fought through rain and wind to hold off the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday night. Damien Harris ran for a career-high 121 yards to help the Patriots (4-5) win consecutive games for the first time this season. As rain and wind pelted the field, the Ravens started the drive with a penalty, pushing them back to their own 9. Facing second-and-6 on the Ravens 24, Newton threw what appeared to be a wide receiver screen to Jakobi Meyers.
Short-handed Ravens hope for negative COVID-19 tests & depth
(AP Photo/Gail Burton)The Baltimore Ravens are considerably short-handed at practice this week after moving two starting offensive linemen to injured reserve and placing eight players on the COVID-19 reserve list. Following Humphrey's diagnosis, the Ravens put starting linebackers Patrick Queen, Matthew Judon and L.J. Fort on COVID-19 reserve, along with starting safety DeShon Elliott and reserve linebackers Malik Harrison and Tyus Bowser. “It creates opportunities for a few younger guys and for some guys to play some different spots. “We know that any given week you could be down a key player or key players,” starting strong safety Chuck Clark said.
Ravens' Humphrey says he has virus; Packers also have 1 case
The Green Bay Packers reported that a player tested positive for COVID-19, and Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed that two Cardinals tested positive over the weekend. The Ravens confirmed Monday that a player tested positive for COVID-19, but did not release the name of the individual. The Green Bay Packers on Monday also sent out a release that said a player tested positive. Packers officials said all player meetings Monday would be conducted virtually. This marks the first time a Packers player has tested positive during the season.