2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

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.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
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.
FANTASY DUD
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 26, 11:22 PM Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (illness) left practice Saturday, July 26, because of an illness.
Jul 26, 10:42 PM Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (back) appeared to be bothered by tightness in his back but did not miss any snaps during practice Saturday, July 26. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said Flacco is fine.
Jul 26, 10:42 PM Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (undisclosed) left practice early with a team doctor Saturday, July 26, but the team is not aware of any injury.
Jul 26, 06:12 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Aaron Ross (Achilles') was placed on Injured Reserve with a torn Achilles'.
Jul 26, 05:02 PM Baltimore Ravens OL Ryan Jensen will remain at guard and will not play offensive tackle anymore, according to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.
Jul 26, 04:52 PM Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (undisclosed) left practice Saturday, July 26, with a team doctor. Pierce is expected to be the starting running back in the first two games with RB Ray Rice suspended. He makes a low-end RB3.
Jul 26, 01:42 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (conditioning), DT Terrence Cody (hip), CB Lardarius Webb (back), OG Will Rackley (undisclosed) and OG Parker Graham (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, July 26.
Jul 25, 11:22 PM Baltimore Ravens OG Will Rackley (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, July 25.
Jul 25, 03:32 PM Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens FS Will Hill signed a one-year contract worth $570,000 Friday, July 25. There was no guaranteed money in the deal.
Jul 25, 03:22 PM Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back) left practice early Friday, July 25, with a minor back injury.
Jul 25, 12:12 PM Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (undisclosed) ran off the field under his own power for treatment of an injury early in practice Friday, July 25, and hasn't returned. The injury didn't appear serious.
Jul 25, 10:42 AM The Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent FS Will Hill (AFL) to an undisclosed deal. He's suspended for the first six games.
Jul 25, 10:32 AM Free-agent FS Will Hill (Giants) lost his appeal for his six-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy. Hill signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League in the offseason.
Jul 24, 11:02 PM Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list because he failed the conditioning test.
Jul 24, 10:52 PM Baltimore Ravens LB Arthur Brown worked with the first-team defense at inside linebacker during practice Thursday, July 24, but LB C.J. Mosley is still considered the favorite for the starting job.
Jul 24, 10:32 PM Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith said he is not worried about his contract even though he is entering the final year of his contract. 'I don't think about the contract at all,' Smith said. 'Every year is important. You want to win. That stuff all kind of takes care of itself.'

Offseason Keys

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

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

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 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

WeekDateTimeOpponent
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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