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Baltimore Ravens first week of training camp in Westminster; Gaither and Foxworth injuries

July 30, 2010

Are you ready for some football?!

Fans all over the Baltimore region are more than ready after a depressing season thus far from the Baltimore Orioles who have only 32 wins (the O’s also recently hired ESPN analyst Buck Showalter as their manager: check their game August3 for his first game).

But Monday, July 26 marked the first day for the Ravens players minus the veterans to report, and Wednesday July 28 was the first day all players reported to training camp in Westminster, Md. at McDaniel College.

Tuesday, the first day for fans and media to check out the players practice, produced a smaller crowd of about 200 people coming out to see the new players and to get autographs—if you were under the age of 15 that is.

The players on Tuesday seemed at ease and comfortable as they threw the ball around and ran through a few plays as they prepared for the upcoming season.

Friday, July 30 was the first day all players were at McDaniel College that the sessions were open to the public and it was reported that over 11 thousand fans were in attendance at the small private college in Westminster.

A lot of buzz on two players who both once played together at the University of Maryland at Friday’s practice.

Cornerback Dominique Foxworth, who started in all 16 games suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury during a non-contact drill.  How will that affect the defense that recently lost its star safety Ed Reed for six games and its first round draft pick, outside linebacker Sergio Kindle?

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There were also rumors that offensive tackle Jared Gaither suffered a back injury as he was carted off the field during practice earlier today, but was later announced it was just cramps.

Check back later for more updates from Westminster on the Ravens training camp until their first opening pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday August 12 at 8 p.m. E.T.

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Baltimore Ravens 2010 draft picks rounds 1-3

April 23, 2010

The Baltimore Ravens have made some pretty big moves so far in the 2010 draft.

While in the middle of the biggest three days for football upcoming stars—and remember we are on the clock–Ozzie Newsome has made choices that are going to have major impact in Charm City.

About 90% of Ravens fans hearts were broken last night when the Dallas Cowboys swooped in and traded up to get pick 24 to take WR Dez Bryant (personally I was glad for it and had a feeling Ozzie would trade down and build up the team with more picks).

And he did just that. With pick 25, Ozzie predictably chose to trade that to the Denver Broncos (who then chose Florida QB Tim Tebow) in exchange for picks 43, 70 and 114.

Was that a smart move?

Word of advice–trust in Ozzie. (more…)

McGahee’s not going anywhere…for now

February 18, 2010

A question in the offseason for the Baltimore Ravens on running back Willis McGahee was whether or not he would keep the color purple in his closet.

As of right now, the Ravens fully intend on keeping him around. This past 2009 season, McGahee was reverted to being secondary running back behind well-known star running back Ray Rice.

This position on the Ravens was a possible reason for Mcgahee possibly on the lookout for another team where he could be the feature RB, plus his want for more money than his $3.4 million for the 2010 season if he stayed with Baltimore.

McGahee, though second to Rice, was a key player for Baltimore this season, especially in the red zone. He scored 12 touchdowns and averaged about five yards per carry…not too bad for a secondary RB.

Other news on other unknown futures like safety Ed Reed are still up in the air for now but sources say they are sure he will return, as well as the re-signing of wide receiver unrestricted free agents Derrick Mason and Kelley Washington.

 Baltimore signed wide receiver Donte Stallworth on Wednesday to help in the WR department, and could possibly still look for new players on offense to help quarterback Joe Flacco lead the team to another postseason in the 2010 season.

Watch some of Willis McGahee’s highlight from the 2009 season: