Ravens news: Tyler Huntley voted as Pro Bowl alternate, a new chapter for Ed Reed, more

Ravens, Tyler Huntley. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
Ravens, Tyler Huntley. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley is making some ripples in the league after being voted as the AFC’s fourth alternate Pro Bowl quarterback.

Huntley, who plays backup quarterback behind Lamar Jackson on the Ravens, is also fittingly the backup behind Jackson in the Pro Bowl Games as Jackson is listed as the third alternate Pro Bowl quarterback.

In the event that any of the AFC’s top three quarterbacks — the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, the Bills’ Josh Allen and the Bengals’ Joe Burrow — do not participate in the Pro Bowl, there’s a chance Baltimore could send two quarterbacks to the Pro Bowl, which is believed to be a league first.

The odds of at least one of those three quarterbacks missing the Pro Bowl are high since the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, and Cincinnati Bengals all make out to be serious Super Bowl contenders.

Huntley beat out AFC quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill and Derek Carr, among others, and he deserves the league-wide recognition after three solid starts in 2022.

If Jackson doesn’t recover in time for the postseason or gets re-injured, Huntley’s name could be called in February.

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Hall of Famer Ed Reed hired as head coach at Bethune-Cookman (Alex Scarborough, ESPN)

Ed Reed is set to embark on a new chapter in his life as the head football coach at Bethune-Cookman, the university announced on Tuesday.

Hailed by many as the greatest safety of all time, Reed will take on his first head coaching job after spending the past three years in a staff role at the University of Miami. The Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowler also worked briefly as an assistant defensive backs coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2016.

Best of luck to Reed in his new position.

Rookie running back Tyler Badie parts ways with Ravens (CBS Sports)

This comes as a bit of shock: 2022 sixth-rounder Tyler Badie has reportedly terminated his practice squad contract on Wednesday and is on the prowl for a new home.

The rookie running back impressed in preseason but failed to make the Ravens’ 53-man roster and was ultimately waived. Badie signed onto Baltimore’s practice squad and developed his skills there before ending his contract on Wednesday.

The Missouri product boasts dual-threat abilities as a raw but talented ball-carrier and pass-catcher and could be picked up by an NFL team as early as this season.

J.K. Dobbins gets a fun new nickname (Todd Karpovich, Sports Illustrated)

J.K. “El Toro” Dobbins gave himself a pretty awesome nickname after putting together productive performances in his first three games back from surgery, and he’s even listed it in his Twitter bio.

Dobbins explained the origins of “El Toro”:

"“[I like it] because being from Texas, it’s like people think Texas is like bulls running around in the streets, horses are carrying people to work and things like that,” he said. “So, I guess it fits me; it fits me well. So, we’re going to ride with that one. I’m still working on my Spanish. My Spanish is getting better each and every day.”"

Dobbins and Gus Edwards have a combined 524 rushing yards over the last three games and Dobbins accounts for 304 of those yards — it’s fair to say Dobbins deserves his bullish new name.

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