Ravens Bring Back DT Brandon Williams With Mega Deal Worth $54 Million

The Ravens reached an agreement in principle with defensive tackle Brandon Williams on a five-year, $54 million deal with $27.5 million in guarantees on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

While they didn’t use the franchise tag on him, they were intent on keeping the run-stopper around.

Losing big-ticket free agents Rick Wagner (Lions) and Kyle Juszczyk (49ers) helped create some flexibility, but Williams was already viewed as a building block.

Former Ravens President David Modell Passes Away From Lung Cancer at 56

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Former Ravens President David Modell passed away on Friday at the age of 56 after battling lung cancer the past few years.

Modell is the adopted son of former Browns owner Art Modell.

David was a former President of the Ravens, and is survived by his wife, Michel, three sons, Arthur Modell, David Modell Jr. and Bertram “Bertie” Modell; three daughters, Breslin Modell, Collier Modell and Aoife “Fee” Modell; and a brother, John Modell.

Modell was a fixture with the Browns, going from being a part of the grounds crew when he was 14 years old, to eventually by his father’s side and helping the Browns move to Baltimore after the 1995 season.

Art passed away in 2012 before the start of the season, while his mother, Patricia Modell, died in 2011.

Ravens Announce Coaching Staff to Stay Intact for 2017

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Despite a season the fell short of a playoff spot for the second straight season, the Ravens will NOT be making changes to their coaching staff despite rumblings that some changes may be coming.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweeted out the following about the decision by coach John Harbaugh to stay put at the current coaching positions for the Ravens.

It did appear that the Ravens were going to go in another direction with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, but based on Harbaugh’s announcement today, that won’t be the case.

Ravens LB Terrell Suggs Declares He’ll Be Back for a 15th Season in 2017

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It was a bitter and hard to watch defeat for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in Pittsburgh, as the team blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead in losing to the Steelers 31-27, ending the dreams of the postseason and a possible division title.

With the season now all but over minus one game against the Bengals Sunday in Cincinnati that will mean nothing, questions are going to start popping up more and more about veteran players and their future.

One player who stated all along that 2016 would be his last season is that of wide out Steve Smith Sr., who returned to the team after he was suffered a torn ACL last season, and told everyone he wanted to retire on his terms.

Another player who is getting long in the tooth is that of linebacker Terrell Suggs, who is set to wrap up his 14th NFL season Sunday in the final against the Bengals.

He’s the leader of the defense ever since Ray Lewis stepped away, and despite what some are thinking, Suggs says he will be back in 2017 for another run at a Super Bowl.

“I don’t know what you heard. … I was always planning to come back and doing this another year,” he said.

Ravens vs Steelers Thursday Injury Report

BALTIMORE RAVENS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday LB Kamalei Correa (ribs), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle), G Marshal Yanda (not injury related)
  Thursday LB Kamalei Correa (ribs), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle), LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related), DE Brent Urban (illness), C Jeremy Zuttah (not injury related)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday LB Anthony Levine (toe)
  Thursday LB Anthony Levine (toe), WR Steve Smith (thigh)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday T Alex Lewis (ankle)
  Thursday T Alex Lewis (ankle), G Marshal Yanda (not injury related)
 
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), T Marcus Gilbert (not injury related), TE Ladarius Green (concussion), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), S Shamarko Thomas (concussion), DE Stephon Tuitt (knee)
  Thursday CB Justin Gilbert (illness), TE Ladarius Green (concussion), S Shamarko Thomas (concussion), DE Stephon Tuitt (knee)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
  Thursday LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday RB DeAngelo Williams (knee)
  Thursday RB DeAngelo Williams (knee)

What if the Ravens Logo Was Made in the Likeness of President Elect Donald Trump?

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Like it or not, next month Donald Trump will be the new President of the United States, and one thing that can’t be denied is it’s going to be an interesting four years in our country.

There’s been plenty of fun poked at the President elect, and one site – Uproxx, has taken it upon themselves to design every NFL logo in the make of our President elect.

Check out what they think the logo of the Ravens will look like made in the likeness of Trump!

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Big Day for Flacco as Ravens Pound Dolphins 38-6 to Improve to 7-5

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John Harbaugh had been waiting the entire season for the Baltimore Ravens to put it all together in one memorable, outstanding performance.

His patience was rewarded Sunday.

The Ravens combined a record-setting passing day by Joe Flacco with a rugged defensive effort in a 38-6 rout of the Miami Dolphins.

“It was just a heck of a team victory,” Harbaugh said. “It’s something that’s been in our minds, our vision of how we played today as a team. It’s what we’re working for, and it’s nice to see it happen.”

Flacco threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns, and the Ravens (7-5) made it apparent early that Miami’s six-game winning streak would not make it to seven.

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Dolphins at Ravens NFL Week 13 Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-4) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-5)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  DOLPHINS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER 6-5  
STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Adam Gase: 0-0 John Harbaugh: 4-1
LAST WEEK W 31-24 vs. San Francisco W 19-14 vs. Cincinnati
LAST GAME 12/6/15: Ravens 13 at Dolphins 15. Miami WR DeVante Parker has 3 catches for 63 yards & TD. Dolphins DE Derrick Shelby has 22-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/7/10: Ravens 26, Dolphins 10. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco passes for 266 yards & 2 TDs for 129.6 rating. Ravens RB Ray Rice has 180 yards from scrimmage.
REFEREE Carl Cheffers
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Chris Fischer (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Mia), 93 (Bal). XM: 382 (Mia), 227 (Bal).

STATS

PASSING Ryan Tannehill: 217-329-2574-15-8-94.7 Joe Flacco: 285-450-2877-11-10-80.4
RUSHING Jay Ajayi: 161-847-5.3-7 Terrance West: 153-600-3.9-4
RECEIVING Jarvis Landry: 64-733-11.5-2 Dennis Pitta (TE): 52-439-8.4-0
OFFENSE 332.4 334.2
TAKE/GIVE +2 +4
DEFENSE 361.9 297.8 (2L)
SACKS Cameron Wake: 8.5 Terrell Suggs: 8
INTs 3 tied: 2 C.J. Mosley: 3
PUNTING Matt Darr: 45.9 Sam Koch: 46.7
KICKING Andrew Franks: 67 (28/28 PAT; 13/16 FG) Justin Tucker: 96 (T3L) (15/15 PAT; 27/27 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Aim for 7th win in row…QB RYAN TANNEHILL has 9 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 104.7 rating in past 6. Passed for 285 yards & 3 TDs for 130.6 rating last week…RB JAY AJAYI has 730 rush yards (121.7 per game) & 5 TDs in past 6. Is 2nd among NFL RBs with 5.26 yards per carry average…WR KENNY STILLS has rec. TD in 3 of past 4 on road. Ranks 2nd among NFL WRs with 18.5 yards per catch avg. WR DE VANTE PARKER has 246 rec. yards (82 per game) & TD in past 3. Rookie WR LEONTE CARROO had 1st career TD catch last week. Since 2014, WR JARVIS LANDRY ranks 4th in NFL with 258 catches…In past 3, LB KIKO ALONSO has 24 tackles (8 per game), 2 INTs (incl. INT-TD), 2 FR, FF & TFL. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 90+ tackles (91) & 2+ INTs (2). Had 2 INTs in last meeting (9/29/13 with Buf.). DE CAMERON WAKE has 7.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 6. Is 2nd among active players with 78.5 sacks since 2009…RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO is 4-0 in career vs. Mia. & has 1,036 pass yards (259 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 105.6 rating…RB JAVORIUS ALLEN had 170 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 107 rec.) & TD catch in last meeting. Rookie RB KENNETH DIXON has 200 scrimmage yards in past 3…WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. WR STEVE SMITH SR. has 396 rec. yards (99 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4 vs. Mia. Ranks 13th in NFL history with 1,009 career receptions. WR MIKE WALLACE aims for 3rd in row vs. Mia. with rec. TD…LB TERRELL SUGGS had 2 sacks, 2 FFs & PD last week. Has 3 sacks & 3 FFs in past 3. In past 6 vs. Mia., has 8.5 sacks, 7 TFL & INT-TD. LB C.J. MOSLEY ties for lead among NFL LBs with 3 INTs…K JUSTIN TUCKER became 1st player in NFL history with 3 FGs of 50+ yards in 1st half of game last week. Has converted 34 consecutive FG attempts, longest active streak in NFL.