Late For Work 10/13: Ravens Try Out WRs Tyree and Curry

Plus the bad news Browns, a call for more carries for Rice, missing Bart Scott and predictions for AP.

Posted by Sarah Ellison on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 8:59 am | Categories: Late For Work, Sarah Ellison

Ravens try out WRs Tyree and Curry

The Ravens tried out former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree and veteran free agent and former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Ronald Curry on Monday, reported Aaron Wilson in the National Football Post. Wilson added, per a league source, neither player was immediately signed to a contract.

Tyree already participated in a Ravens tryout on September 8th, which he “aced” according to head coach John Harbaugh. No other news came from that workout. The 6-foot-2, 210 pound Curry is 30-years old and caught 19 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns last season with the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders released him in February, and he was signed as a free agent by the Lions in April.

And the hits just keep on coming for the Browns

Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini said he’s cooperating with the NFL in its investigation into running back James Davis’ mysterious season-ending shoulder injury, according to the Associated Press.

This investigation comes after Adam Schefter’s report on ESPN that the Browns willingly allowed the rookie running back to practice without pads against fully padded defensive players.

“I like James Davis a lot,” Mangini said. “The last thing we want to do is ever put him in a position or anybody in a position where they could get hurt. I’ve talked to a lot of people involved in it and we’re going to continue to work with the league on it.”

Rice deserves more carries

ESPN’s James Walker believes running back Ray Rice deserves more carries. To prove his point, the AFC North blogger cites Rice’s average of 5.8 yards per carry average and Baltimore’s pass-to-run ratio of 84-to-35 the past two weeks.

“His play dictates it,” writes Walker. “And the statistics are virtually screaming at Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron to run the football more.”
 
Ravens miss Bart Scott

Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston believes the Ravens miss inside linebacker Bart Scott more than some originally thought.

Preston said, “Scott was a complete linebacker who could stop the run and blitz the quarterback. Since he left after last season, the Ravens have tried four different linebackers at his position…now, we know why former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan paid him all of that money early in free agency.”

Will Peterson rush for 100 yards against the Ravens?

Kevin Seifert of ESPN wonders when Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s next 100-yard game will be? Peterson total 180 yards in the season opener at Cleveland but hasn’t risen above the century mark since.

Before last Sunday, most would be confident in saying that Peterson would not reach the century mark against the Ravens. But the defense allowed Bengals running back Cedric Benson to rush for more than 100 yards last week, the first time any rusher accomplished that feat in 39 Ravens games.

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