Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has been suspended without pay for one game for repeated violations of the NFL rule prohibiting helmet to helmet hits.
Reed was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for a hit to the head and neck area of, Emmanuel Sanders.
Due to the suspension Reed will not be allowed to practice this week as the Ravens’ prepare to play the San Diego Charges on Sunday. He also will not be allowed to be present at the team practice facility during any point of the suspension. Reed will be eligible to return on Monday, November 26.
Following the signing of veteran receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Ravens were rumored to be a potential suitor for Eric Decker after his release from the New York Jets.
Although receiver is a position that must improve, Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti recently made it clear that the team needs to address the offensive line now.
The Ravens offensive line faces major changes after right tackle Ricky Wagner signed with the Detroit Lions this offseason, center Jeremy Zuttah was traded to the 49ers, and guard Marshal Yanda is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
In the 2016 draft, the Ravens took Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley with the 6th overall pick. Stanley had an impressive rookie campaign, earning AFC North Rookie of the Year in a season where he only allowed three sacks while blocking for Flacco.
The team added some young talent in this year's draft as well, taking guard Nico Siragusa (No. 122) and Jermaine Eluemunor (No. 159) both in the fourth round.
However, it is unsure if either rookie is ready to be thrown into the starting offensive line right away.
The Ravens front office may have just made a big splash when signing Jeremy Maclin, but they aren't quite done fixing an offense that has suffered many departures over the years.
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Like they said in Wedding Crashers: "Crab cakes and football, that's what Maryland does!"
When word got out last week that veteran WR Jeremy Maclin was meeting with the Ravens to possibly pen a deal, one Maryland restaurant took matters into their own hands.
Jimmy's Seafood, a well known seafood restaurant in Dundalk, Maryland, tweeted at Maclin and presented him with a delicious incentive.
On Monday, Maclin signed a two-year deal with the Ravens. Maclin was also in talks with the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles, but I guess he prefers crab cakes over buffalo wings and cheese steaks.
Soon after the deal became official, Maclin responded to Jimmy's Seafood's tweet.
The restaurant has strong relationships with many current and former Ravens such as Tony Jefferson, Torrey Smith and Jonathan Ogden.
CEO of the restaurant, John Minadakis, isn't too worried about supplying the wide receiver with as many crab cakes as he would like.
"How many crab cakes can one person eat?" Minadakis said. "It's not going to take us out of business. That's for sure."
The restaurant is even willing to offer up the same deal to other potential Ravens prospects like Eric Decker, who was released from the Jets on Monday.
Whether or not their offer had that much of an effect on Maclin's decision, the man will be eating good for a very long time.
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