Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm
Ravens QB Matt Schaub (chest, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. Schaub didn’t look comfortable in practice early in the week, per beat writer Jeff Zrebiec. The probable tag means that he’s all but certain to play.
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm
Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (back) did not practice Wednesday. HC John Harbaugh said that Crockett Gillmore “probably” done for the year, per beat writer Jeff Zrebiec. Normally, we would endorse rookie Maxx Williams, but he put up a goose egg while playing only 34% of the snaps last week against the Seahawks. If Matt Schaub plays it would probably help his outlook, but he’s not fantasy-worthy at this point.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 9:32am
The Ravens' big-name backup carousel rolled on Tuesday morning.
The team signed Ryan Mallett to a deal that could be worth up to $2.5 million in 2016, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal includes a $1.5 million base salary and up to $1 million in incentives, per Rapoport. Mallett will join a roster that currently has Jimmy Clausen at the wheel. Matt Schaub and Bryn Renner are also vying for playing time over the final stretch.
Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8:19am
Since stepping into the Ravens' No. 1 receiver role, Aiken has had at least five receptions and 50 yards in each of his last four games. Only Julio Jones (11 games) and Allen Robinson (seven) have longer active streaks.
"It definitely shows that all the hard work pays off," quarterback Matt Schaub said. "All these years, he has just kept coming to practice, kept coming to work and just continuing to strive to do the best that he can and be perfect on his routes and understand what the quarterback is thinking, coverages and his subtle route adjustment. Kamar does run crisp routes, and he doesn’t confuse the quarterback with his breaks, and he has shown the ability to have strong hands and go attack the football and not wait on the football. You’ve got to love that as quarterback.”
Get excited, people!
Schaub will start his first game since 2013 -- he's lost each of his last six games as a starting quarterback. Despite the physical limitations of the weak-armed, 34-year-old passer, offensive coordinator Marc Trestman insists the Ravens won't adjust their offense much.
"We haven't tried to limit the offense or do any less than we've been doing. We're going to gear things towards what we've been doing and what Matt's familiar with," Trestman said on Friday, via CSN Mid-Atlantic.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5:08pm
Baltimore officially placed Joe Flacco (ACL/MCL) on season-ending injured reserve.
Clausen worked with Ravens Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman for the past two seasons in Chicago, which gives him a mental leg up in joining Baltimore midway through the season. He already knows the framework of the system.
Part of that breath of fresh air has to include playing with Andrew Luck after cycling through several quarterbacks while with the Texans. Matt Schaub was the most accomplished player of that group and Johnson showed them all some kindness by putting a unnecessary qualifier on his assessment of Luck’s skills.
“He throws a great ball,” Johnson said. “Probably the best quarterback I’ve ever played with. I’m excited about the opportunity.”
Johnson will likely start opposite T.Y. Hilton. It’s a big upgrade from a quality-of-quarterback standpoint, as he has never played with one as good as Andrew Luck. His targets are likely to take a hit, however. He averaged 9.7 T/G in 2014, while Hilton and Reggie Wayne led the Colts with 8.7 and 7.7 T/G, respectively. So this looks like a case of the targets dropping but the quality of those targets increasing. After finishing in the top 10 (in PPR) in five of his previous six seasons, Johnson finished #28 in 2014. He’s turning 34 this offseason, so it may be foolhardy to expect a huge bounceback season, but low-end WR2 numbers in PPR formats seem reasonable.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 2:29pm
Schaub will serve as a backup to Joe Flacco.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 8:12pm
Carr left a 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills briefly after getting a knee to the gluteus, Sparano said Monday. The fans booed as Schaub trotted on to the field, only to erupt in cheers when the Raiders called time out and Carr returned. Carr has started all 15 games for the Raiders as a rookie.
Interim Oakland Raiders coach Tony Sparano has no intention of sitting Derek Carr the remainder of the season, one day after pulling the rookie quarterback in the fourth quarter of Oakland's blowout loss to St. Louis.
Carr had arguably his worst game as a pro against the Rams, throwing two costly interceptions while failing to engineer a single scoring drive. He failed to complete a pass longer than 18 yards and finished with a season-low 50.5 passer rating.
Don't read much into the move. Sparano said Carr will remain the team's starter and that there have been no discussions about resting the rookie.
"There hasn't been really any thought about that," Sparano said. "I didn't get a lot of those questions [when the Raiders won], so there really hasn't been a lot of that kind of thought. There was a thought about that in the fourth quarter of the game when I decided to do that and that was purely my decision to do that at that point. There was just no need to keep Derek out there at that point any longer. Give Matt an opportunity to go out there and let Matt play a little bit and that was that."
Sparano removed Carr early in the fourth quarter and replaced him with veteran Matt Schaub, who had an even rougher time than Carr. Schaub lost a fumble on his first drive then threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown on his second drive the story pointed out.
Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm
Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Carr is expected to start against the Chargers, though the Raiders play late on Sunday. Matt Schaub likely gets the start if Carr can’t go.
Carr's knee was twisted at the end of a scramble. Despite a heavy limp, he stayed in for one more play before it became obvious that he couldn't put any weight on the leg.
He was promptly sent to the locker room for X-rays and did not return.
The rookie authored an impressive opening touchdown drive vs. the Miami Dolphins, but failed to move the offense over the next two quarters.
Matt McGloin took over for Carr and did throw for a TD pass but it was an overall ugly performance for the Raiders offense. Matt Schaub didn't make the trip to England and the Raiders have a bye in Week 5. Carr's injury is said to keep him out a couple of weeks, so right now it's anyone's guess as to who starts in Week 6.
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