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Ravens News 1/20: Roster building and more

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Harbaugh expects Ravens to add talent, mature and improve - David Ginsburg

‘’We did a remarkable job in building this team the way it is right now,’’ Harbaugh said. ‘’So let’s take that and move forward. We have good draft resources, we have great cap resources that we haven’t had in the past. So, we’ve got a chance to build our roster in a way we haven’t been able to maybe the last large number of years.’’

‘’The draft, I know it’s a great year for wide receivers, I’ve been told. Maybe it’s a free agent. Maybe it’s trade. Who knows what it could be?’’ Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh expects to be working with the same coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Don Martindale interviewed for head coaching jobs but were not chosen, and quarterbacks coach James Urban and tight ends coach Bobby Engram spurned the Eagles for jobs as assistants.

Ravens ‘Very Much’ Want Matthew Judon Back - Ryan Mink

On Friday, Head Coach John Harbaugh was asked how much he wants the team to re-sign Pro Bowl outside linebacker Matthew Judon and how difficult he believes that will be.

”Very much and pretty hard. But we’re going to try,” Harbaugh said.

“That’s something that is really important to us,” Harbaugh said. “We’re going to try to get as many of these guys re-signed as we can. Matt is probably right at the top of the list, for sure.”

“It just depends on what the market ends up saying,” Harbaugh said. “Once you get past the season and guys get to this point, the player wants to know what the market is going to be. We’ll see what the market is and see what we can get done.”

The Ravens do have the option of using the franchise tag on Judon, which is projected to be about $16.3 million

Reviewing the 2016 NFL Draft with PFF WAR - Eric Eager


Ronnie Stanley is the best player in the NFL at his position and Matthew Judon led the team in pressures this season. Still, there were many misses in this draft class, as well.

2020 East-West Shrine Bowl: Strong rosters shine - Daniel Jeremiah

Defensive MVP

Kendall Coleman, DE, Syracuse: There were some guys who were more dominant over the course of a couple of days, but the guy who I thought was most consistent over the entire week was Coleman. He’s got an outstanding dip move that nobody in the one-on-one’s had an answer for the entire week. He dips and bends around the edge to get to the top of his rush and flatten to the quarterback.

Players who had good weeks but still have one lingering question that can get answered in Saturday’s game:

Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami: He’s really instinctive and was around the ball all week long, but in the one-on-one drills he looked a little slow; it was the knock on him coming into the week. If he can answer the speed question and check that box, you really have something with him because he was really good in every other area.



He’s a true dual-threat who can effect on offenses as a run defender but has also proven to be plenty capable of being a pocket pusher as a pass rusher. He recorded career highs in tackles for loss (6.5) and sacks (four) last season and could remain on the upswing. But he will need the assistance of a demanding position coach in order to take his game to the next level.


Raekwon Davis’ size will certainly stand out, but after an impressive sophomore season — with 10 tackles for loss to go along with a career-high 8 1/2 sacks — he hasn’t been able to return to that earlier form like many thought. After transitioning back inside following a year on the exterior, Davis was supposed to return to his old self in 2019. It just never happened.