The Ravens reported to training camp on Wednesday and defensive back Lardarius Webb wasn’t among them for the first time since the 2009.
Webb was released in March as the team worked to create cap space to use during the offseason and has not landed a job with another team over the last four months. He hasn’t given up hope of that happening, however.
This year, we also have the ongoing Jerry Richardson and Jameis Winston investigations and the Julian Edelman appeal.
I’ve actually charted this over the years, and the truth is that the idea of redshirting your first-pick quarterback almost never works out. I believe the turning point came in 2008, when Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco led Atlanta and Baltimore to the playoffs. In the eight draft classes between 2000 and ’07, 21 quarterbacks went in the first round. Only two (David Carr and Kyle Boller) started the first game of their rookie year.
Darrelle Revis is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Jets jersey and one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of professional football, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement. Darrelle’s preparation, competitiveness, intelligence, and attention to detail are a reflection of his dedication to the game and his teammates. Just as remarkable is Darrelle’s humility and how approachable he is off the field. Jets fans everywhere slept well at night confident that receivers would be stranded on Revis Island.
Revis had only 29 career interceptions, due in part to the fact that most teams were smart enough not to throw the ball in his direction. Coaches like Todd Bowles were smart enough to use game film created by Revis to teach other players ideal technique.
Darrelle is one of the best technicians to ever play the cornerback position, Bowles said in a statement. As a defensive backs coach, you used his film as teaching tape for young players. I spent two seasons with Darrelle and he stands out as one of the smartest players I have ever coached. Darrelle was also a player with a relentless dedication to preparation who set a high standard for how he practiced every day. He walks away from this game leaving a stamp that everyone who knows the game will remember.