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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell in Baltimore Next Season? One Source Says ‘Yes’ to the Move

Pittsburgh Steelers star Running Back Le’Veon Bell isn’t going to play this season after deciding to sit out when he and the team that drafted him could not make a deal.

With a year of rest underneath his belt, Bell won’t be in black and gold next season, but how about playing in Baltimore, the biggest rival to the Steelers?

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report says that the dynamic back will probably be in New York next season, giving the Jets running back position the biggest upgrade it could possibly get (unless maybe they dealt for Rams running back Todd Gurley).

But, he also talks about some other teams in the mix for Bell’s services, and one of them could be the Ravens, where he would give a HUGE upgrade to the offense.

Here’s the portion of the story about the Ravens and Bell:

One team source’s belief is the Ravens will move on from quarterback Joe Flacco, hand control of the offense to Lamar Jackson and sign Bell to help take pressure off Jackson. Bell would be Jackson’s version of Todd Gurley.

So while it sounds like a long shot, how great would the Ravens offense be with Bell running the football wearing purprle next season?

Report: Ravens and Coach John Harbaugh to Part Ways at the End of 2018

The Ravens 3-1 start is very much a thing of the past, and now there’s been more and more chatter about head coach John Harbaugh leaving the team at the end of the season.

The reports are gaining momentum, and now Sunday Jason La Canfora reports that there will not be a firing during the season, but with numerous changes coming within the Ravens front office after the year is over, it would be a good time for a new voice, ending the reign for Harbaugh as coach.

Here’s part of the report from the story:

The odds of Harbaugh being back in Baltimore in 2019 are quite bleak, according to several sources close to the situation, with next year set to be the final year of his contract. There will not be another one-year extension forthcoming, I’m told (Harbaugh agreed to such a deal prior to last season to avoid a looming “lame duck” season), and with rising general manager Eric DeCosta set to take over for Ozzie Newsome after the season, and the Ravens facing a possible roster overhaul, there is a strong sense that these sides will be moving on amicably.

The parting of the ways makes perfect sense, Harbaugh and the Ravens have not been successful since their last Super Bowl being a powerhouse in the AFC, and haven’t really competed to be a Super Bowl contender in a number of seasons, not making the postseason since 2014.

Expect Harbaugh to be a candidate for a number of NFL and even college coaching jobs, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see the Cleveland Browns take a long look at bringing him in – as they’ve already fired Hue Jackson and despite a big win for interim coach Gregg Williams Sunday over the Falcons, they will be in the market for a coach come January as well.

How Hot is the Coaching Seat for Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh?

The Ravens since their win in late September over the Steelers at Heinz Field have been in a major tailspin, one that has the rumor mill swirling that the seat under head coach John Harbaugh is very, very hot.

Baltimore was 3-1 after the September 30th win over the Steelers, but since have gone 1-3, leading many to think that it just might be time to make a change at the head coaching spot.

A loss today to the Steelers at home will not help matters in the least.

Emotions were especially high after last week’s game, a 36-21 loss to the Panthers. While those inside the organization have strong personal feelings for Harbaugh — he did lead them to a Super Bowl title — they haven’t made the playoffs since 2014.

Contractually, the Ravens already put Harbaugh in a win-or-else situation. He received a one-year extension during training camp last year, taking him through 2019.

The organization did weigh whether or not to have Harbaugh return after 2017, before deciding he should be back with no changes to his deal. And clearly, the coach is committed to doing everything he can to win with an organization he loves.

This offseason, Baltimore spent money in free agency, revamping the receivers room among other things, but the changes haven’t made a dent.

To make matters more complicated, general manager Eric DeCosta is now in charge, and Harbaugh wasn’t his hire. On the field, the defense has been nasty, allowing the fewest points. The roster improved compared to last year.

Another failure this week will not sit well with the front office, and the way things are going with a bye week coming up and another game against the Bengals, who beat the Ravens earlier this season, it might be time to make a move and end the Harbaugh tenure with a week to give an interim coach time to get his team ready for the second half of the season.

Steelers vs Ravens NFL Week Nine Inactives

Here are today’s inactives for the Steelers and Ravens key AFC North game in Baltimore

Steelers

CB Brian Allen
S Marcus Allen
OT Zach Banner
OT Marcus Gilbert
WR Justin Hunter
QB Mason Rudolph
DE Leterrius Walton

Ravens

QB Robert Griffin
OT James Hurst
WR Jordan Lasley
RB Ty Montgomery
OT Ronnie Stanley
TE Maxx Williams
LB Tim Williams

Ravens Send 7th Round Pick to Green Bay for Running Back Ty Montgomery

The Ravens, in need of a running back, made a deal Tuesday with the Green Bay Packers picking up running back Ty Montgomery.

In exchange, the Ravens send a 2020 seventh-round pick back to Green Bay. The move for the Pack comes just two days after Montgomery had a huge late game fumble on a kickoff that cost Green Bay a chance against the Rams in Los Angeles.

Montgomery will join current Ravens running backs Alex Collins and Buck Allen. This season Montgomery has rushed for just 105 yards with one score.

NFL Week 8 Inactives Between the Panthers and Ravens

Here’s the Inactives for today’s matchup between the Panthers and Ravens in Baltimore

Ravens

QB Robert Griffin
CB Marlon Humphrey
OT James Hurst
WR Jordan Lasley
OG Alex Lewis
DE Zach Sieler
TE Maxx Williams

Panthers

RB Cameron Artis-Payne
S Rashaan Gaulden
DE Marquis Haynes
OG Brendan Mahon
OG Amini Silatolu
LB Andre Smith
WR Torrey Smith

Ravens Work Out Running Backs, Including Vet Jamaal Charles

The Ravens on Friday worked out veteran running back Jamaal Charles, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

He was one of five backs to try out that included Charcandrick West, Fitz Touissant, Akrum Wadley and Dare Ogunbowale, as the Ravens look to add another back to their backfield.

Charles was recently released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and last season ran for just 296 yards with the Denver Broncos.

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