Ravens Projected 2015 Starting Lineup
Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (80) celebrates with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) and Ravens guard Marshal Yanda (73) after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter during the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the web. The Ravens made a couple of procedural moves yesterday by placing two players on the PUP list, ESPN is projecting the Ravens’ starting lineup, Joe Flacco is ready to guide a young team, and Asa Jackson is trying to stay healthy in a contract year.
Ravens place Dennis Pitta, Terrence Brooks on PUP list – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"Pitta had surgery last September after getting hurt against the Cleveland Browns when he caught a pass and planted and injured his hip again without being hit.Meanwhile, Brooks has been practicing without setbacks and even participated in full-team drills after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament against the Jacksonville Jaguars last December."
Michael Campanaro confident entering training camp – Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com
"“I feel pretty confident going into camp, just because I feel healthy,” Campanaro said. “I’m just going to trust my talent, go out there and play.”Campanaro suffered the injury at the start of the offseason program in March, and he spent the next few months watching practice from the sidelines. The injury was particularly disappointing for Campanaro because he also battled a thigh injury last season that kept him out of six games."
Rick Wagner itching to return to action – Ryan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com
"“It feels great,” Wagner said of his foot. “I don’t think I’m yet 100 percent, but I’m as close as I can be. I still have all of camp to get in football shape again.”Wagner said the expectation is that he’ll be ready for Week 1 against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 13.“That was always the plan, but we’ll see how camp goes and we’ll take it from there,” he said. “I think I had a pretty good year last year. I just want to prove to people that I can do it again and be even better.”"
Baltimore Ravens starting lineup projection – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
"Quarterback (Joe Flacco): He has won 82 games (including playoffs), which are the most by any NFL quarterback since 2008.Running back (Justin Forsett): The journeyman runner enjoyed a breakout year, becoming the only NFL player last season to produce more than 1,200 yards rushing and average more than five yards per carry."
Joe Flacco provides steady hand young team needs – Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today
"Larger renovations were required on the defense, despite its finish as the No. 8 unit last year. A patchwork secondary burst at the seams, with six defensive backs finishing the year on injured reserve. Depth is scant along the defensive line, and the pass rush might be hard-pressed to duplicate its 49 sacks from last year.The reliance on Flacco pushes the quarterback into uncharted territory as the team’s catalyst. But better to be the one sought out for answers than the one discussed as the question."
Asa Jackson looking to avoid setbacks in contract year – Jason Dobkin, Press Box Online
"Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson has yet to play a full NFL season, and he has played in 14 games since being drafted in 2012. Suspensions and then injuries set him back during his first four years as a pro, but he’s determined to avoid similar road blocks and move in the right direction entering the final year of his first contract.“It is a big season,” Jackson said July 21 on Glenn Clark Radio. “Nothing’s the end-all, be-all or … anything like that, but it is important. I want to obviously put my best foot forward, not only for myself, but for this team.”"
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