Hello all, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Ravens Weekly Roundup! Here in this segment on The Baltimore Feather, we review all of the most important news and happenings surrounding the Baltimore Ravens in the past week. This week was a slow news week, so there’s only a few major news stories. However, we did review many of the Ravens’ draft picks, along with the draft as a whole, so stick around for that.
Wednesday May 3, 2017 – Former Ravens Running Back Justin Forsett Retires (Article)
On Wednesday former Ravens running back Justin Forsett retired. Forsett joined the Ravens in 2014, where he was projected to be a third string running back. He ended up becoming the Ravens starter after Ray Rice’s release and Bernard Pierce’s benching. He went on to rush for over 1,000 yards, and play in the Pro Bowl that year. He would remain with the Ravens until 2016 when he was released after having his production fall off. Forsett was a journeyman running back with a great story, and was a fantastic presence in Baltimore. The Ravens were lucky to have Forsett when they did, and are lucky to have his continued presence in the community.
Thursday May 4, 2017 – The Ravens Hire Former Linebacker Jameel McClain as Assistant Director of Player Engagement
On Thursday, the Ravens hired their former linebacker Jameel McClain as their new Assistant Director of Player Engagement. McClain was an undrafted free agent in 2008, and played with Baltimore between 2008 and 2013. McClain will be working with new players for the Ravens, especially rookies, to adjust to Baltimore and the NFL life. McClain knows what it means to be a Raven, and will fit right in with the Ravens staff. Hopefully he does a fantastic job for these new players, and the organization.
Friday May 5, 2017 – The Ravens Sign Most of the 2017 Rookie Draft Class (Article)
On Friday the Ravens signed most of their rookie draft picks from this year’s draft, including Marlon Humphrey, Tyus Bowser, Nico Siragusa, Jermaine Eluemunor, and Chuck Clark. Both of the Ravens’ third round picks, Chris Wormley and Tim Williams have yet to sign. All of the rookies including those signed as undrafted free agents had a two day rookie minicamp between Friday and Saturday, where they all attempted to impress coaches and fill a spot on the roster. Those drafted high have an almost guaranteed spot on the roster, however, the later round selections and undrafted free agents will need to work very hard to make the roster. This is their first step in doing that.
Ravens Draft Review Series
Last week we started a new series on The Baltimore Feather, called the Ravens Draft Review. In this series we review the Ravens draft and all of their draft picks. If you would like to find out each drafted rookie’s skill set, fit on the Ravens, and our predictions for them, you can check out these articles that have been published so far. Tomorrow, we take a look at Ravens 4th round selection Nico Siragusa, guard from San Diego State. Make sure to stay tuned to the Ravens Draft Review for it.