Thursday, July 11, 2013
Links: Bengals release Jamaal Anderson
By ESPN.com staff
Training camp is less than two weeks away, but the Ravens' front office is still considering tweaking the roster, writes Garrett Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com. When asked about the possibility of making further roster changes, coach John Harbaugh said, "There are still players who are out there unsigned, and we’re in love with, so personnel-wise, yeah.”
The Ravens' starting five on the offensive line appears to be set, but there's plenty of competition behind them as nearly a dozen players vie for four or five reserve spots, writes Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun.
Bryan Hall has shed nearly 45 pounds in his transition from defensive lineman to inside linebacker, writes The Sun's Aaron Wilson.
The team released backup defensive end Jamaal Anderson, who suffered a season-ending quad injury in his second game with the Bengals last season.
The team announced its schedule for training camp, which will begin July 25 and include a pep rally at Paul Brown Stadium, reports Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Former tight end Ben Utecht won an arbitration hearing against the Bengals and will be paid the remainder of his 2009 salary. Utrecht suffered a concussion during training camp in 2009 and was later released.
Expect the Browns to pass on this year's crop of players available in the supplemental draft, writes Tom Reed of The Plain Dealer.
Frank Minnifield comes in at No. 18 on The Plain Dealer's list of the top 100 Browns of all time.
Matt Florjancic of the team's official website takes a look at the offensive line headed toward training camp and identifies Jason Pinkston and John Greco as players to watch.
The team released their complete training camp schedule.
What's the hardest thing about playing cornerback? "There is very little room for error," Cortez Allen said in a Q&A with fans on the team's official website. "A lot of what we do if you make a mistake it’s big, it’s a touchdown. We aren’t like linemen where you have a second level of defense, or linebackers. We are out there by ourselves for the most part. That is why I do it. I like the challenge of being able to go against their best athlete and compete at that level."
Pennlive.com's Dustin Hockensmith has a training camp preview of the defensive linemen and safeties, including a breakdown of the projected starters, key reserves, new faces to watch and key losses.