Any time the Ravens have lined up against the Cincinnati Bengals in recent seasons, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata knew he had a tough chore ahead when facing Bobbie Williams. Williams, a 6-foot-4, 345-pound offensive guard, is a physical beast and an NFL mainstay, having started 130 of his 151 career games during an 11-year career. And Ngata is now glad he can call him a
Terrell Suggs took to the podium at Ravens mini-camp Thursday and made a proclamation. "I will be in a Baltimore Ravens uniform in 2012. The only question is when," the star linebacker told reporters. Suggs faced a large number of questions from the media about the injury to his Achilles' tendon that will have the Ravens without the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year for
The Ravens have had some notable absences from this week's mandatory mini-camp, but the one that stands out above all is Ed Reed. Considering Reed made comments earlier this offseason that he might not be fully committed to football, that absence might send up red flags. But Ravens coach John Harbaugh is taking it in stride even though he hasn't talked to the star safety.
Derrick Mason spent more than half of his 15 years in the NFL career with the Tennessee Titans, but on Monday, he called it a career with the organization that meant most to him. Mason retired as a member of the Ravens, with whom he spent six seasons before a difficult 2011 split between the New York Jets and Houston Texans. Mason remains the Ravens'
The Ravens improved their offensive line depth Friday, signing veteran guard Bobbie Williams to a two-year contract, per a team press release. The 35-year-old Williams is no stranger to the AFC North, having spent the last eight seasons with the Bengals, for whom he started all 118 games he played. Williams was originally drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2000 draft.
In the wake of Tuesday's report that Terrell Suggs did in fact injure his Achilles' tendon playing basketball, Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters he isn't worried about how the star linebacker got hurt. Asked whether he has talked to Suggs about what caused the tear which led to surgery which could then lead to the Ravens playing a good portion of the 2012 season
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has continued to deny that he partially tore his right Achilles' tendon playing basketball, and that the injury was suffered during conditioning drills. But according to an ESPN.com report, witnesses claim that Suggs did in fact hurt himself playing in a basketball tournament at the end of April. Herman Hoffman, the director of Akchin Gymnasium in Maricopa, Ariz., where the tourney
Continuity at defensive coordinator hasn't been a theme of John Harbaugh's tenure coaching the Ravens. He started with Rex Ryan in charge of the defense in 2008. After Ryan was named New York Jets head coach, Greg Mattison took over for the next two seasons. Mattison then left for the University of Michigan and Chuck Pagano succeeded him. Pagano's stint lasted just the 2011 season