Jimmy Graham and LeBron James Comparisons, Ravens Injury Update


Nov 9, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) catches an apparent touchdown catch, but was flagged for offensive pass interference on the last play of regulation against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The 49ers won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news and notes from around the web for your convenience. Today we are talking Jimmy Graham and LeBron James comparisons, Sean Payton wants Steve Smith to retire, late additions to the Ravens injury report, and Ray Lewis is trying to motivate Joe Flacco via Twitter.

Sean Payton Wants Steve Smith to Retire

Steve Smith has been tearing up the Saints for many years now, and Sean Payton has had enough of it.  Payton has nothing but praise for the outspoken wide receiver, but he also can’t wait to see him hang up the cleats. “It’s ready,” Payton said when asked if he has a retirement card ready for Smith. “Flowers, the whole nine.”

Kyle Juszczyk Added to Ravens Injury Report

Juice was added to the injury report Friday after putting in a limited session with a foot injury.  While late week additions to the report are often troubling, there are no indications that he might miss Monday night’s game.

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Michael Campanaro’s Hamstring Slowly Recovering

We were hoping that Camp would be able to return after the bye week, but right now it’s looking very doubtful that he will.

Ray Lewis Trying to Rally the Troops via Twitter

Too bad he tweeted at the wrong account!  The one he is looking for is @TeamFlacco.

"@OfficialFlacco Joseph!!!!!!!you know nothing’s changed. Let’s go Buddy its that time of Year! Ravens Nation— Ray Lewis (@raylewis) November 21, 2014"

Lardarius Webb: Jimmy Graham is Like LeBron James

It’s a fair comparison, because Graham is built like James and he is arguably the best player at the tight end position (with all due respect to Rob Gronkowski and Julius Thomas).  The key to stopping him, as Will Hill pointed out, is to press Graham at the line of scrimmage and get your hands on him.

Asa Jackson Returns to Practice

Asa Jackson returned to practice on Friday, which is excellent news for the Ravens and their thin secondary.  Jackson was beginning to show some improvement in play before going down.  The bad news is he is on the IR designation to return list, meaning Jackson can’t return to action until week 14 at Miami.