When I stepped foot outside today, my neighborhood looked like something out of one of those apocalyptic disaster movies.
There weren't any people in sight, I could barely spot cars beneath all the snow, and icicles were dangling from the top of the nearby houses. The place looked like a ghost town.
I used to love these types of days as a kid; now I'm just sick of 'em. Please, can it just be spring already?
It's been a while since I've mentioned the name Quinn Sypniewski, but there's a little more medical news to pass along regarding the Ravens' reserve tight end.
Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times and National Football Post has reported that Sypniewski recently underwent a minor cleanup surgery on his left knee, the same knee that has kept Sypniewski on the sidelines for the last two years.
The 2006 fifth-round pick tore his ACL in training camp back in 2008 and has needed multiple surgeries since then. This latest procedure is not expected to slow him down as he tries to get back on the field this upcoming season.
Sypniewski is a solid blocking tight end, something the Ravens have been lacking the past couple seasons with the 27-year-old on the sidelines.
Here's hoping he can stay healthy this year.
Meanwhile, today marks the first day that teams can designate a franchise or transition player, but don't expect the Ravens to utilize either of those tags.
Franchise players get a one-year deal that pays the average of the top five highest-paid players at their position (or 120 percent of the player's previous year's salary, whichever is greater), while transition players get a one-year deal that pays the average of the top 10 highest-paid players at the same position.
In recent years, the Ravens have used the franchise tag on linebacker Terrell Suggs, but they don't have any free agents this offseason that would warrant giving up such a large chunk of change.