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Still, Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun isn’t putting all the Ravens’ eggs in Cotchery’s basket just yet, even if the receiver caught 210 passes for 2,809 yards from 2007-09.
“Won’t rule out #Ravens signing Cotchery, but source told me over the weekend that there was more interest from Cotchery’s side,” Hensley tweeted Monday evening.
Besides, the Ravens could simply move forward with rookies Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss filling in alongside established veteran Anquan Boldin. Both draft picks have impressed during training camp.
Williams Wants To End Career In Baltimore
The addition of bruising running back Ricky Williams had many of the Ravens’ offensive contributors buzzing on Monday, as visions of his 230-pound frame providing a perfect complement to the shifty Ray Rice abounded.
Apparently, the feeling is mutual.
Williams, 34, wants to end his career in Baltimore after signing a deal good for a reported two years, which should send the 11-year veteran out nicely.
“I mean, Baltimore is a perennial playoff team,” Williams said Monday during a radio interview on WQAM in Miami. “I’ve only been to the playoffs twice, and they were short trips. It’s a great opportunity, a wonderful way to end my career, so I am looking forward to it.”
The former Miami Dolphin said the Ravens’ chances of making the playoffs each year caused him to choose Baltimore over the Detroit Lions.
The Ravens have had success in the supplemental draft before, landing offensive tackle Jared Gaither in the fifth-round of the 2007 lottery.
Could the Ravens have an interest in dipping their toe back in that pool? Considering the current state of their roster, it would be surprising.
But a few months ago, ESPN’s John Clayton did offer the notion that the Ravens might – just might – take a flier if they think they can convert Pryor into a receiver.
I guess we’ll just have to see.
Ravens Building More Audible Opportunities
Flacco Doing More Teaching This Year Right Click for Full Screen Option
A (close-to) hometown paper came to Owings Mills to talk with Audobon, N.J., native Joe Flacco as he prepares to take on the Philadelphia Eagles this Thursday.
And one nugget from Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Marc Narducci’s story on Flacco caught my eye this morning.
In chatting with Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, it was noted that the team is looking to give Flacco more chances to audible at the line of scrimmage, something that had been hinted at all offseason.
“LET THE FUN BEGIN” tweeted Ray Rice (@RayRice27) to Williams, his newest backfield-mate.
Former NFL quarterback and current CBS analyst Phil Simms called Flacco one of the league’s top unsung signal-callers: “Joe Flacco has taken a lot of – I guess you’d say – heat down in Baltimore because they wonder if he’s the man to lead them. I’ve done a lot of Baltimore Ravnes game, and in preparation for those games and watching them play, it’s never crossed my mind once that, ‘Oh, maybe Joe Flacco’s not the guy.’ [He's] big, strong, can throw with anybody in the NFL, breaks tackles. He’s an imposing, physical person out there at 6-foot-6. He’s a guy that can get it done, he just needs more help.”