Team Grade:
Baltimore Ravens
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The Ravens had a really down year last season but still barely missed the playoffs, finishing at .500. They are better than that, though. The defense should perform better after a down year and the offense got a few more weapons this offense that should help. Baltimore has plenty of talent on the roster and a rebound should be expected. They have been a mainstay in the playoffs before last season. We still aren't sure they are a Super Bowl team once again but at least a playoff contender.
Running back Bernard Pierce battled nagging injuries much of last season and never looked fully healthy most of the season, which led to down numbers for him. He is healthy now, though, and should be in the mix for plenty of work with Ray Rice slipping last season. Pierce could overtake Rice at some point. Either way, Pierce is going to get work in at least a timeshare at running back. He showed what he can do his rookie season, so expect much better production from him this year now that he is healthy.
As mentioned, running back Ray Rice was a mess last season. And he had an offseason to forget this year. Things are just trending the wrong way for him. He also had a ton of work early in his career, which could be impacting him. Rice might do better than last season but that isn't saying much. He is a back seeing his fantasy value go the wrong way. His best days are behind him.

Team Notes

Jul 23, 12:13 PM Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (illness) sat out practice Tuesday, July 22, because of the flu. He is feeling better Wednesday, July 23, and is scheduled to take his conditioning test.
Jul 22, 07:33 PM Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco expects the team to operate at a high level despite learning a new offense. Flacco said the team needs to quickly correct the mistakes they make and keep them from occurring again.
Jul 22, 04:43 PM Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody's (hip) return does not have a set date. Head coach John Harbaugh said he is pleased with Cody's progress, however.
Jul 22, 04:33 PM Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said he has been fully cleared following his rotator cuff surgery in the offseason. Pierce also said he is down to 223 pounds.
Jul 22, 04:23 PM Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce practiced Tuesday, July 22. Head coach John Harbaugh is pleased with his medical progression.
Jul 22, 04:23 PM Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.
Jul 22, 03:23 PM Baltimore Ravens OT Jah Reid (calf) is participating in practice Tuesday, July 22.
Jul 22, 03:23 PM Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Tuesday, July 22.
Jul 21, 10:03 PM Baltimore Ravens S Jeromy Miles has seen some reps with the first-team defense this offseason and is a dark horse candidate to win the starting free safety job, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
Jul 18, 09:02 PM Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Butler appears to have an edge for the No. 5 wide receiver job entering training camp because of his impressive performance during offseason workouts but may have to compete with WRs Michael Campanaro, Deonte Thompson and LaQuan Williams for the roster spot. It is not known if the team will keep five or six wide receivers on their final roster.
Jul 18, 03:12 PM Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody (hip) was placed on the team's physically unable to perform list. Cody underwent hip surgery this offseason.
Jul 18, 02:42 PM Baltimore Ravens FS Darian Stewart has picked up the defense very well, according to defensive coordinator Dean Pees. Pees said Stewart is a smart, conscientious player and is pleased with the safety's progress.
Jul 18, 02:32 PM Baltimore Ravens FS Darian Stewart feels good and is focused on staying accountable and healthy. Stewart said he's been stretching and drinking fluids. He is the projected starter at free safety going into training camp.
Jul 17, 10:52 PM It was presumed that Baltimore Ravens FS Terrence Brooks would be the front-runner for the starting free safety job after being selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. However, Brooks did not see time with the first or second teams in the offseason. FS Darian Stewart took most of the reps at free safety, and it appears it is his job to lose in training camp and the preseason.
Jul 17, 10:52 PM Baltimore Ravens OT Ricky Wagner is expected to start at right tackle, replacing the departed OT Michael Oher (Titans). If Wagner does not live up to expectations, OTs Ryan Jensen and Kelechi Osemele might still be options.
Jul 17, 10:52 PM Baltimore Ravens CBs Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson were fighting for the nickelback job all offseason, and it appears the two will battle it out into training camp and the preseason. CBs Dominique Franks and Aaron Ross are also in the mix for the No. 3 cornerback job.

Offseason Keys

Owen Daniels, TE; Steve Smith, WR; Jeremy Zuttah, OL. 

Corey Graham, CB; Ed Dickson, TE; James Ihedigbo, S; Arthur Jones, DT; Jameel McClain, LB; Michael Oher, OT. 

2014 Draft Class

 # 1  17 C.J. MosleyLB
 # 2  16 Timmy JerniganDL
 # 3  15 Terrence BrooksDB
 # 3  35 Crockett GillmoreTE
 # 4  34 Brent UrbanDL
 # 4  38 Lorenzo TaliaferroRB
 # 5  35 John UrschelOL
 # 6  18 Keith WenningQB
 # 7  3 Mike CampanaroWR

2014 Schedule

1     Sep 7 1:00PM     Cincinnati
2     Sep 11 8:25PM     Pittsburgh
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at Cleveland
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     Carolina
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     at Tampa Bay
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     Atlanta
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
9     Nov 2 8:30PM     at Pittsburgh
10     Nov 9 1:00PM     Tennessee
-- Week 11 Bye --
12     Nov 24 8:30PM     at New Orleans
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     San Diego
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     at Miami
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     Jacksonville
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     at Houston
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     Cleveland
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