Welcome to lunchtime links, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web in one convenient place. Today we bring you 5 potential undrafted gems currently on the Raven’s roster, and Steve Smith says he is sorry with a bag of donuts.
Smith and Ladarius Webb got into a nice scuffle in yesterday’s practice, but it appears that Smith is mending fences by buying Webb some donuts. It also appears to be great product placement for Dunkin’ Donuts. Anyhoo, Smith even personalized his message with a play on his famous “ice up, son!” phrase by inviting Webb to “glaze up, son!”
— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) June 19, 2014
Meanwhile, Shehan Peiris over at Bleacher Report has a feature on 5 undrafted free agents at Ravens camp who could turn out to be real gems. These days we are seeing more and more UDFAs sticking on rosters and many becoming stars in the league. It just goes to show you how tough it can be to evaluate talent at this level.
The Falcons pulled a little switcheroo by announcing they were going to release T.J. Yates, then trading him to the Atlanta Falcons instead. Turns out they received an influx of calls after the announcement, so they ended up getting some compensation in the form of linebacker Akeem Dent instead. Rumor has it the Ravens were ready to put in a waiver claim on Yates, but it looks like he won’t be reunited with Gary Kubiak after all.
Speaking of Kubiak, Terrell Suggs isn’t the only one excited to see him in Baltimore. Jacoby Jones, who also played for the former Texans head coach in Houston, speculated that Kubiak could be his real father, stating “I need to get that DNA test.” Somebody call Maury, I want to see Kubiak’s dance moves.
Journeyman defensive tackle Daniel Mur was at camp yesterday trying out for the Ravens, but he’ll have a tough time cracking one of the deeper units on the team.
We put up our minicamp summary yesterday, and today Jamison Hensley has his observations from day two. It was an entertaining day with tempers flaring in the heat, but Hensley also points out that Joe Flacco had his sharpest practice yet. Most have speculated that the new system will suit him well, and I for one am putting my money on a solid bounceback for Flacco.