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Tag: "rookie"

Ravens claim OT Paul Madsen off waivers

The Baltimore Ravens claimed offensive tackle Paul Madsen off of waivers from the Buffalo Bills, according to Jason Butt of CBSSports.com. After signing with the Bills as undrafted free agent, Madsen was released by the team last week. The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Madsen played his college ball at Colorado State, where he was a second-team all-conference […]

Cody could emerge as a leader on and off the field for rookie Courtney Upshaw

Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody has improved in each of his first two seasons in the NFL, and there’s no reason why that trend can’t continue in 2012. Cody, 23, got into much better playing shape last year, shedding 65 pounds before the start of the 2011 season, according to a story by Yahoo’s […]

A look into Ravens inking all 8 draft picks

The Baltimore Ravens’ rookie camp started last Friday, with all eight rookies now under contract. Baltimore signed their top pick, linebacker Courtney Upshaw, to a four-year contract worth almost $5.3 million. During Upshaw’s last season with Alabama, he recorded 9.5 sacks and 51 tackles. Look for him to be an immediate starter in the Ravens […]

Ravens sign top pick Courtney Upshaw

The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms on a four-year contract with their top pick in the 2012 draft, University of Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw, according to John Eisenberg of CSNBaltimore.com. Upshaw’s deal is worth $5.29 million, which includes a $2.92 million signing bonus under the NFL slotting system, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll […]

Jah Reid to Play Left Guard if Ben Grubbs doesn’t Return?

One of the biggest questions the Baltimore Ravens face entering free agency this off-season is will the organization open up the pocketbook to retain Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs? Well, if the team isn’t willing to do so, could second-year tackle Jah Reid be the answer at left guard? Reid, 23, was taken in […]

Smith Fighting to Win Starting Cornerback Job this Offseason

Jimmy Smith will be heading into his first off-season as a Baltimore Raven hoping to earn a starting cornerback’s spot when he returns this summer for training camp and the preseason. “I’m going to have a great offseason so I can get that corner spot,” Smith said, via BaltimoreRavens.com. Smith, 23, was primarily used as […]

Lee Evans Takes the Blame for Ravens' AFC Championship Game Loss

Following the Baltimore Ravens” 23-20 defeat to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, wide receiver Lee Evans was still in his football pants and cleats, awaiting the inevitable rush from reporters. As the number of reporters waiting to interview him increased, the wide receiver promptly shouldered the blame for failing to hold […]