Monday, July 15, 2013
Links: Where does Ravens' Taylor rank?
By ESPN.com staff
Where does Tyrod Taylor, the third-year veteran out of Virginia Tech, rank among the league’s backup quarterbacks?
Rookie safety Matt Elam has his eyes on a Super Bowl ring, “I’ve got to get me one of those.”
Peter Schmuck, of the Baltimore Sun, says this week is going to be just plain boring for the Ravens. "Not bad boring. Not the kind of boring that means there's no reason to pay attention, of course. Certainly not the snooze-because-you-always-lose kind of boring that will infect some of the training camps at the other end of the NFL pecking order."
Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie tweets how working out is more important than attending an awards show.
What was the reaction among Ravens players to the George Zimmerman case? The Baltimore Sun compiles the list.
Cincinnati's Adam “Pacman” Jones was invited to speak to inner-city kids at the Cathedral City’s All American Youth Football League Kickoff Event on Friday. Jones told USA Today's For The Win: “The only thing I can talk about are true life experiences. I’m going to be honest with them and whatever questions they ask me, I’ll answer. Be accountable and responsible for all your actions. School is cool, guns are not. Just keep working hard, enjoy your childhood.”
Bengals writer Joe Reedy continues his position-by-position analysis leading into the first training camp practice with a look at the receiver position.
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick has started a foundation called 21 Kids.
Craig Robertson’s speed and coverage skills have helped him position himself in the driver’s seat for a starting inside linebacker role, writes Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer continues its countdown of the Browns' 100 best all-time players, including No. 15 Gary Collins, No. 14 Bob Gain and No. 13 Mike McCormack.
Can the Browns go 4-2 in the division this season? The Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot answers this question and more in her mailbag.
The Steelers are not commenting on the photos of the Pouncey brothers wearing "Free Hernandez" hats, but John Clayton reports the team plans to talk to Maurkice Pouncey.
In case you were wondering, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reveals to The London Mirror which team he thinks will win the Premier League.
Coach Mike Tomlin's camp for kids is about more than just football, reports Teresa Varley of the team's official website.
Former wide receiver Mike Wallace predicts his experiences in Miami will be different than his time in Pittsburgh. "Out there [in Pittsburgh] we had so many great leaders that I really didn't have to say too much, I really didn't have to do too much, just go out and do my job. But here, I have to do my job and motivate at the same time."