Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) looks to get vertical after making a catch during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web. Today hear some optimism regarding the recoveries of Dennis Pitta and Terrence Brooks, see some way to early final roster predictions, and wave goodbye to a longtime Ravens scout.
Ravens’ national scout Joe Douglas joins Bears as director of college scouting – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"Ravens national scout Joe Douglas, one of the most respected scouts in the NFL, is leaving the team to join the Chicago Bears as their new director of college scouting, according to league sources.Under new Bears general manager Ryan Pace, Douglas replaces Marty Barrett, whose contract wasn’t renewed.The current plan is to not replace Douglas, whose duties will be handled by other members of the Ravens’ personnel department."
Joe Flacco expects offense to be even better – Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com
"“I want us to be better,” Flacco said. “I think we’re going to be better. I definitely think we have the ability to. That’s what’s exciting about it.”Making improvements this year will be a tough assignment, as Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak left to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos. The Ravens replaced him with veteran coach Marc Trestman, who is the team’s fourth offensive play caller in as many seasons."
Dennis Pitta optimistic about playing this year – Ryan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com
"“I’m optimistic,” he said. “I feel good. But obviously it’s a process. I have an idea in mind of where I’d like to be in a couple months, but at the same time you don’t know. I know what it felt like to do this one time. I’ve never known what it felt like to do it twice.”"
Kyle Arrington discusses being cut by the Patriots – Nick Kayal, Bleacher Report
"New Raven CB Kyle Arrington joined Nick Kayal to discuss what it felt like to leave New England and the process of landing in Baltimore."
Ravens safety Terrence Brooks ahead of schedule in knee rehab – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"“It’s going really good,” Brooks told The Baltimore Sun. “To be honest, we’re probably a little bit ahead of schedule. I haven’t had a break since I’ve been hurt. It’s been straight rehab since Dr. Andrews did the surgery.“I actually had the ACL and the MCL. The MCL was a little bit too damaged to let it heal on its own, so they went ahead and took care of that one, too. It’s feeling pretty strong, though.”"
Way to early projection of the Baltimore Ravens 53 man roster – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
"The Baltimore Ravens don’t have to make their first cutdown to 53 players for 113 days, and there are plenty of unexpected turns (injuries, players stepping up in the preseason, etc.) that will happen between now and Sept. 5.But, for the sake of entertainment purposes only, let’s take a way-too-early look at what that 53-man roster will look like. I’m also going under the assumption that tight end Dennis Pitta and safety Terrence Brooks will begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list."
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