Steve Bisciotti denies Ravens pressuring Roger Goodell regarding Deflategate, Tom Brady punishment


Sep 22, 2014; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti speaks during press conference at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the web.  In today’s notable news, the Ravens were said to be among the most vocal organizations pushing for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold Tom Brady’s DeflateGate suspension.  It didn’t take long for owner Steve Bisciotti to respond.

As training camp looms, we also have some on-field developments.  Rookie running back Javorius “Buck” Allen has been cleared to practice, Rick Wagner is anxious to get back on the field, and who will emerge as the number two receiver?

Bisciotti denies pressuring Goodell on #DeflateGateMike Florio, Pro Football Talk

"On Friday, ESPN Sal Paolantonio supplied it. Now, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has denied it.Responding to Paolantonio’s claim that Bisciotti, Colts owner Jim Irsay, and other AFC owners have been lobbying Commissioner Roger Goodell to uphold the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Bisciotti says he didn’t try to pressure Goodell."

Ravens running back Javorius “Buck” Allen passes physical, cleared to practiceAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"Rookies reported to training camp Wednesday. Veterans report this week, and the first full-team practice is Thursday.Signed to a four-year, $2.75 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $475,000, Allen is competing with Lorenzo Taliaferro to be the primary backup to veteran starter Justin Foresett."

After Smith, who will emerge as Flacco’s go-to guys?Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore

"Here’s one of the important questions facing the Ravens heading into training camp. Who will emerge as Joe Flacco’s go-to targets after Steve Smith?Smith led the Ravens in catches (79) and receiving yards (1,065) last season, at age 35. Nobody else on the team caught 50 passes, and the Ravens lost both wide receiver Torrey Smith and tight end Owen Daniels in free agency."

Rick Wagner itching to return to actionRyan Mink,

"It’s almost anniversary time for Ravens right tackle Rick Wagner, and he’s not planning to celebrate another.Wagner’s seven-month anniversary since having surgery on his Lisfranc foot injury was Thursday. Now, he is looking forward to training camp after reporting with other injured players Friday.Head Coach John Harbaugh said earlier this offseason that camp was the target date for return."

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