May 28, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) runs with the ball during training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the web. As rookies are reporting to training camp, we receive word that tight end Dennis Pitta is likely to land on the PUP list and miss the first six games of the season. Meanwhile, Joe Flacco is ranked in the second tier of NFL quarterbacks, and will the Ravens have to choose between their two stellar guards?
Report: Dennis Pitta likely to be placed on PUP list – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
Joe Flacco ranked in second tier of QBs in ESPN survey – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
"This is a fair ranking, especially when you read how the tiers were defined: “Tier 2 QBs are less consistent and need more help, but good enough to figure prominently into a championship equation.”By those standards, Flacco is the very definition of a second-tier quarterback. He has his extreme ups and downs in the regular season, but he raises his game in the postseason to make sure his team is in the title chase. Since 2011, Flacco’s passer rating in the regular season is 82.9 (88 touchdowns, 56 interceptions) and his rating in the playoffs is 107.5 (21 touchdowns, three interceptions)."
After this season, either Marshal Yanda or Kelechi Osemele must leave the Ravens – Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun
"It’s nearly impossible to sign both because each will command top dollar on the free agent market. Teams usually reserve the highest-paid position on the offensive line for a quality left tackle, not a guard — and definitely not two.Plus, the Ravens also have to restructure Joe Flacco’s contract after this season because the eighth-year quarterback is expected to make $18 million in base salary in 2016.Something has to give. Someone has to leave."
One day at training camp – Tony Lombardi, Russell Street Report
"Yet camp can deliver some unforgettable moments – some good, some bad and some quite amusing.Back in August of 2012, a training camp that proved to be the building block for the franchise’s second Super Bowl Championship, a usually reserved Raven – Marshal Yanda, uncharacteristically delivered a post practice speech.As he always does, John Harbaugh brought the team together to recap practice and set the stage for upcoming team activities. But before the gathering broke Harbaugh gave the floor over to Yanda."
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