Aug 22, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) loses his helmet as he and defensive end Fletcher Cox (91) and defensive end Vinny Curry (75) tackles Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (34) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
After a 2014 filled with injury problems for the Baltimore Ravens, there was a lot of hope that 2015 would be better. But we’re only half way through the preseason, and the carnage (bodies?) continues to pile up as more and more names are added to the list of players with ailments.
Presumed number two running back Lorenzo Taliaferro and reserve offensive lineman James Hurst were amazingly hurt on the very same play against the Eagles Saturday night, as pointed out by The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec.
Obviously Taliaferro’s injury is a concern, and it also opens up a path for rookie runner Buck Allen to seize number two duties if it proves to be a multi-week injury. Hurst stings because the Ravens are already down a number of offensive linemen.
Zrebiec also points out a whole list of guys who are at least a little banged up, adding to the insanity that is the current Ravens’ laundry list of medical issues.
On a brighter note, the NFL officially called Terrell Suggs’ controversial hit on Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford a legal one, which makes the roughing the passer call imposed following the play an official bad call.
But was it a good idea, regardless? As Russell Street Report’s Tony Lombardi points out, Suggs is one of the veteran leaders on a young defense. That might not be the kind of example he wants to set for a team that committed a ridiculous number of penalties Saturday night.
Here’s all the rest of the hottest Ravens tidbits floating around the web today.
Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the FanSided network
Ravens injuries piling up – Rocky Friedman, The Baltimore Wire
Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the web
NFL says Terrell Suggs’ hit on Sam Bradford was legal – Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun
Ravens hope return home leads to better results – Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore
Ravens not concerned after worst preseason loss under coach – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
The NFL preseason’s hidden agenda – Tony Lombardi, Russell Street Report
Ravens didn’t prepare for Eagles’ speedy O – Marc Sessler, NFL.com
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