This week for the Ravens has been a somewhat busy news week. The Ravens started the week by making some changes to the personnel department after a scout left for a promotion with another team. The team than heard, along with the rest of the NFL, that their former player was planning to come out of retirement and play again, despite retiring this offseason. Finally, the Ravens also learned of a suspension to one of their young and talented players.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – The Baltimore Ravens Make Personnel Changes
On Tuesday, the Ravens announced several changes in the Personnel Department. Longtime scout Ian Cunningham left the organization to join the Philadelphia Eagles for a promotion, as their new director of college scouting. To replace Cunningham, the Ravens brought in a new scout, along with promoting one from inside the organization. Baltimore brought in ESPN draft analyst Kevin Weidl, to be the new Southeast and Southwest scout. The Ravens also promoted Brandon Berning to become the Midwest and Southwest area scout.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Retired Ravens Linebacker Zachary Orr Returns to the NFL (Article) (Update Article)
On Wednesday the former Ravens inside linebacker Zachary Orr expressed his desire to return to football. Orr was forced to retire this past offseason, after being diagnosed with a spinal condition, where his C1 vertebra was not fully formed. The doctors felt that his condition was serious enough that he must leave football, or risk his life. Now, he has found his condition not as serious as once thought, and he is attempting a comeback in the NFL. Although he appears to be cleared by doctors, it is still a risk nonetheless. He visited the Detriot Lions and is scheduled to meet with a few other teams in the near future. It is unclear whether or not the Ravens are actually interested in bringing him back to the team.
Friday, June 30, 2017 – Darren Waller is Suspended for a Full Year (Article)
On Friday the NFL handed down a full year-long suspension without pay for Ravens tight end Darren Waller. Waller had violated the NFL’s substance-abuse policy for the second year in a row. His first penalty was only four games, but he has now been rendered useless to the Ravens this season because of his actions. We argued that the Ravens need to cut ties with Waller, as they can no longer trust him or depend on him.