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Ravens to Host Free Agent DT Gerald McCoy Tuesday

Baltimore is the next stop on the Gerald McCoy free agent tour as the veteran defensive tackle is scheduled to meet with the Ravens on Tuesday according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

There are rumors that Baltimore is the 31-year-old’s preferred destination after being released by the Buccaneers in a salary-cap move. McCoy visited the Browns on Friday but left town without a contract.

Cleveland is still thought to be in the running for Brown, but McCoy will hear the Ravens’ pitch before making his decision. McCoy reportedly prioritizes playing for a contender over making the most money.

In addition to Baltimore and Cleveland, the six-time Pro Bowler has also been linked to Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New England and New Orleans.

QB Lamar Jackson Having Some Issues in the First Ravens OTA of 2019

Second-year Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson admits he is still having problems throwing the ball consistently according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.

Hensley noted “several” of Jackson’s passes “wobbled through the air” at the first week of OTAs. And Jackson agreed that things just aren’t right yet from an accuracy standpoint.

“It’s been crazy. It’s been everywhere,” Jackson said of his throws. “I feel like my hand is a little too high on the football and that makes the ball go out of whack a lot.”

The Ravens are changing up their whole offense under new offensive coordinator Greg Roman, and at the same time, Jackson is obviously trying to fix his mechanics to become a better passer in a passing league. It’s going to be a work in progress and something that may truly never get totally fixed.

Jackson’s legs and leadership skills partly compensate for the iffy passing but, if Baltimore wants to return to the playoffs, Jackson has to improve upon his 58.2 percent completion rate and his 159.1 yards passing per game as a starter.

Ravens Ink Former Broncos OLB Shane Ray

Former Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray has inked a one-year deal to join the Baltimore Ravens pending a physical according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Originally the No.23 pick in the 2015 draft out of the University of Missouri, Ray started his pro career off well with 12 sacks in his first two seasons and a stellar performance in the Broncos 2016 Super Bowl win.

Injuries and inconsistent play have plagued him since, however, as he ended up ended up missing 13 games to injury the last two years and generated a woeful two sacks in 19 games. The Brocnos declined his fifth-year option and allowed him to become a free agent this spring.

Ray took visits with the Colts, Raiders, and Seahawks earlier in free agency, but the Ravens now swoop in when free agents no longer affect the compensatory-pick formula.

The Ravens are in serious need of pass rushing help after enduring significant losses in free agency and Ray is definitely worth a flier. He turns 26 years old on Saturday.

Check out the Complete 2019 Baltimore Ravens Schedule

The 2019 NFL Schedule is out – and Ravens fans you can start to look at what trips you want to take and days off as well!

Here it is – the complete 2019 Ravens slate!

Sept. 8 at Miami Dolphins 1:00
Sept. 15 Arizona Cardinals 1:00
Sept. 22 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:00
Sept. 29 Cleveland Browns 1:00
Oct. 6 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00
Oct. 13 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00
Oct. 20 at Seattle Seahawks 4:25
Bye
Nov. 3 New England Patriots* 8:20
Nov. 10 at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00
Nov. 17 Houston Texans 1:00
Nov. 25 at Los Angeles Rams (Mon) 8:15
Dec. 1 San Francisco 49ers 1:00
Dec. 8 at Buffalo Bills 1:00
Dec. 12 New York Jets (Thu) 8:20
Dec. 22 at Cleveland Browns 1:00
Dec. 29 Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00

Longtime Ravens LB Terrell Suggs to Sign with the Arizona Cardinals

The Ravens defense will have a very different look in 2019, as for the first time in 17 years there will be no more Terrell Suggs running around making plays.

Suggs has told the Ravens he is not coming back to Baltimore, and instead is heading back home to Arizona, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.

The longtime linebacker, who played high school ball in Arizona and was an All-American at Arizona State, spent the entirety of his 16-year NFL career in Baltimore. Entering his age-37 season, Suggs is returning to where it all began.

Suggs is still producing at a high level despite his age. Since returning from a torn Achilles injury during the 2015 season, Suggs has missed just one game and recorded 26 sacks.

Suggs’ departure is the end of an era in Baltimore. The linebacker was the last remaining defensive starter from the Ravens’ Super Bowl title season in 2012. Suggs is also the latest veteran to leave the team; Baltimore has already cut Eric Weddle and agreed to trade Joe Flacco this offseason.

It will be a different look to the AFC North Champions, as the overhaul in Baltimore continues.

C.J. Mosley Won’t Get the Franchise Tag from the Ravens, To Be a Free Agent

The Ravens do not plan to use the franchise tag on pending unrestricted free agent C.J. Mosley, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports. This according to a representative for the All-Pro linebacker who told ESPN.

By designating Mosley with the franchise tag, the Ravens would have committed about $15.4 million to the former first-round draft pick for the 2019 season. The deadline to place the binding one-year tag is 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta has said he expects Mosley to return to Baltimore, and said at the NFL scouting combine that he expected negotiations with Mosley’s agent to continue in Indianapolis.

The Ravens hope to reach a long-term deal with Mosley, their top free-agent target this offseason, but DeCosta has stressed the need for prudent salary cap management.

Ravens Release Veteran Safety Eric Weddle

The Ravens have cut veteran safety Eric Weddle, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Weddle, 34, was named to the Pro Bowl in each of his three seasons with the Ravens after signing a four-year, $26 million contract in March 2016. He had no interceptions in 2018 after combining for 10 over his first two seasons in Baltimore, but finished as the 10th-best safety in football, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Ravens will save $7.5 million in cap space with Weddle’s release. Free agency officially begins March 13.

Ravens Release RB Alex Collins Following Friday Arrest Near Teams Facility

The Ravens today dumped one-time starting running back Alex Collins after he was arrested following a morning car crash in Owings Mills.

The 24-year-old was set to be a restricted free agent before his release, but now if he is not claimed, he will immediately become a free agent.

“We have spoken to the police and are aware of the situation,” the Ravens told NFL.com in a statement on Friday morning.

Baltimore County police responded to a report of a car that had crashed into a tree about 6:48 a.m., police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Peach said. The location is approximately a mile from the team facility.

Collins put up 516 total yards and eight touchdowns in 2018, his second year in Baltimore, splitting time in the backfield with Gus Edwards, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon.

The running back finished the season on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury in late October.

As of now it’s not known if Collins was driving the car that crashed.