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Ravens promote receiver-returner Ross to 53-man roster

Posted on 10 October 2015 by Luke Jones

Needing help in the return game, the Ravens promoted wide receiver and return specialist Jeremy Ross to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

Baltimore signed the 27-year-old to its practice squad at the start of the regular season after he was cut by Detroit in early September. Ross is expected to be in the return mix for the Ravens after second-year receiver Michael Campanaro suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 4, and he also gives them a fifth healthy receiver with Steve Smith and rookie Breshad Perriman currently injured.

Defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi was waived to make room on the roster after he was inactive for the first four games of the season.

After previously spending time with New England, Indianapolis, and Green Bay, Ross found success over the last two seasons with the Lions, returning a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns during the 2013 season. The 6-foot, 215-pound receiver also made 24 receptions for 314 yards and a touchdown last season.

Despite his ability in the return game, Ross has had problems with ball security, including a critical muffed punt for the Packers in a playoff loss to San Francisco during the 2012 season. The Cal product also fumbled three times as a return man for the Lions last season.

Playing in 34 games and making 15 starts in his four-year career, Ross was the only player in the NFL to score a touchdown by reception, punt return, and kickoff return during the 2013 season. He’s caught 30 receptions for 381 yards and two touchdowns while also averaging 12.3 yards per punt return and 25.2 yards per kick return in his NFL career.

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Gillmore out, S. Smith doubtful for Cleveland game

Posted on 09 October 2015 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Despite head coach John Harbaugh saying last weekend that Steve Smith wouldn’t play in Sunday’s AFC North battle with the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens receiver hasn’t been officially ruled out.

Smith was designated as doubtful on the final injury report of the week, meaning he officially has no better than a 25 percent chance to be active. The 36-year-old isn’t expected to play after injuring his back in Pittsburgh, but the Ravens remain hopeful that he could return for next week’s game in San Francisco.

“Very optimistic,” Harbaugh said. “He’s working hard. He’s in there with the different equipment working really hard to get himself ready and making, I would say, good progress.”

The Ravens coach said early in the week that tight end Crockett Gillmore had “a chance” to play against Cleveland after missing the Week 4 contest, but he was officially ruled out along with defensive end Chris Canty (calf) and wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) after the trio missed all practices this week. Rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle will once again fill in for Gillmore.

Canty hasn’t practiced since injuring his calf in Oakland in Week 2. Lawrence Guy is once again expected to fill in for him at the 5-technique defensive end spot.

Linebackers Albert McClellan (abdomen) and Daryl Smith (non-injury) were listed as probable after returning to practice on Friday. Running back Lorenzo Taliaferro is also probable after missing Wednesday’s workout with a lingering foot issue.

Meanwhile, Cleveland will be without starting free safety Tashaun Gipson, who missed his third straight practice with an ankle injury and was officially ruled out on Friday. Gipson was wearing a walking boot at the Browns’ practice facility this week.

Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden is questionable for Sunday’s game as he continues to deal with a broken finger.

The referee for Sunday’s game will be Jeff Triplette.

Sunday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the high 60s and light winds, according to Weather.com.

Below is the final injury report of the week:

BALTIMORE
OUT: DE Chris Canty (calf), TE Crockett Gillmore (calf), WR Breshad Perriman (knee)
DOUBTFUL: WR Steve Smith (back)
PROBABLE: LB Albert McClellan (abdomen), OT Eugene Monroe (concussion), LB Daryl Smith (non-injury), RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot), G Marshal Yanda (ankle)

CLEVELAND
OUT: DB Tashaun Gipson (ankle), LB Craig Robertson (ankle)
DOUBTFUL: RB Shaun Draughn (back)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Desmond Bryant (shoulder), LB Karlos Dansby (ankle), CB Joe Haden (ribs/finger), WR Brian Hartline (ribs/thigh), LB Scott Solomon (ankle), RB Robert Turbin (ankle)
PROBABLE: DB Johnson Bademosi (elbow), RB Duke Johnson (ankle), QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), OT Mitchell Schwartz (thumb), S Donte Whitner (illness), DB K’Waun Williams (concussion)

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Gillmore, S. Smith remain sidelined from Thursday’s practice

Posted on 08 October 2015 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — While the wide receiver position remains in flux due to injuries, the Ravens are once again facing the possibility of being without their starting tight end against Cleveland on Sunday.

Crockett Gillmore missed practice again on Thursday as he continues to recover from a calf injury suffered in the Week 3 loss to Cincinnati. Rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle would fill bigger roles in the offense for a second straight week if Gillmore is unable to play.

Williams and Boyle combined to make five catches for 29 yards in the 23-20 overtime win at Pittsburgh.

Wide receivers Steve Smith (back) and Breshad Perriman (knee), defensive end Chris Canty (calf), and linebackers Albert McClellan (abdomen) and Daryl Smith were also absent from Thursday’s practice. McClellan was a new addition to the injury report while Daryl Smith received a veteran day off as he often does during Thursday practices.

After being listed as a limited participant with an ankle issue on Wednesday, Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda was a full participant, removing any concern regarding his status against the Browns. Left tackle Eugene Monroe remains on track to receive his first game action on Sunday since suffering a concussion on the first series of the season opener on Sept. 13.

Backup running back Lorenzo Taliaferro returned to practice on a limited basis after resting a lingering foot issue.

Meanwhile, the Browns were without starting free safety Tashaun Gipson (ankle) for a second straight day and starting wide receiver Brian Hartline was a new addition to the injury report after sitting out Thursday’s workout with rib and thigh injuries.

Below is Thursday’s full injury report:

BALTIMORE
DID NOT PARTICIPATION: DE Chris Canty (calf), TE Crockett Gillmore (calf), LB Albert McClellan (abdomen), WR Breshad Perriman (knee), LB Daryl Smith (non-injury), WR Steve Smith (back)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot)
FULL PARTICIPATION: OT Eugene Monroe (concussion), G Marshal Yanda (ankle)

CLEVELAND
DID NOT PARTICIPATION: RB Shaun Draughn (back), S Tashaun Gipson (ankle), WR Brian Hartline (ribs/thigh), LB Craig Robertson (ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DE Desmond Bryant (shoulder), LB Karlos Dansby (ankle), CB Joe Haden (ribs/finger), LB Scott Solomon (ankle), RB Robert Turbin (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION: DB Johnson Bademosi (elbow), RB Duke Johnson (ankle), QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), T Mitchell Schwartz (thumb), DE Randy Starks (non-injury), OT Joe Thomas (non-injury), S Donte Whitner (illness), CB K’Waun Williams (concussion)

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Daryl Ruiter on Cleveland Browns defensive struggles

Posted on 07 October 2015 by WNST Staff

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Michael Reghi on all things Cleveland Browns

Posted on 07 October 2015 by WNST Staff

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Ravens to break out black jerseys against Cleveland

Posted on 07 October 2015 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens will be back in black against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Trying to win their first home game of the 2015 season, the Ravens will wear their black alternate jerseys for the first time this season. Baltimore will also don various types of pink gear as part of the NFL’s efforts to promote breast cancer awareness.

“We have the opportunity against a good team to come out in front of our home crowd,” outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil said. “[The fans] were great the last time we played at home. We’re excited. We’re excited to wear those uniforms. The black is always nice.”

The Ravens own a 13-5 all–time record when wearing their black jerseys and are 10-2 under head coach John Harbaugh. Baltimore won both games wearing the black tops last season, blowing out Carolina and Atlanta at M&T Bank Stadium.

NFL teams are allowed to wear alternate or throwback uniforms for two regular-season games per year.

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Scott Petrak: “Cleveland Browns defense a disappointment”

Posted on 06 October 2015 by WNST Staff

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Michael McLain on the disarray of the Cleveland Browns

Posted on 06 October 2015 by WNST Staff

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Jeff Schudel talks all things Cleveland Cavaliers

Posted on 06 October 2015 by WNST Staff

 

 

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Tom Reed previews Ravens-Browns Week 5 pivotal matchup

Posted on 06 October 2015 by WNST Staff

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