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By Sports Network and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 1, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly waived wide receiver Randy Moss. The NFL Network is reporting the move, one day after Moss was held to one reception for eight yards in the Vikings' 28-18 loss at New England. More to follow.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
Sammy Watkins isn't the only Clemson wide receiver in heavy demand from NFL teams. Clemson junior wide receiver Martavis Bryant and Watkins both worked out for the St. Louis Rams on Friday on campus with coach Jeff Fisher, general manager Les Snead and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer in attendance. Although the Ravens aren't among Bryant's 22 combined visits and private workouts, a source says they've maintained interest in him throughout the draft process and conducted a meeting with him at the NFL scouting combine.
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By Matt Vensel | February 15, 2012
The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. In this post he looks at wide receivers . The top prospects: Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon is the top wide receiver in the draft, and he could go as early as No. 2 overall to the St. Louis Rams, who need help at wide receiver. Blackmon caught 121 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2011.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2014
Ravens reserve wide receiver Deonte Thompson's felony and misdemeanor drug charges have been dismissed by Florida prosecutors, according to his lawyer and court records. Thompson was arrested in February in Gainesville, Fla., and charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The case against Thompson was dropped due to insufficient evidence against him, according to Alachua County court records. Alvon Summerall, a co-defendant and the driver of the car that was stopped with Thompson a passenger, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license, according to court records.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2013
Before his record-breaking sophomore season at Iowa Western Community College, Deon Long spent his summer days working out and running routes with Maryland quarterback Ricardo Young and wide receiver Stefon Diggs . The offseason workouts clearly paid off, with Long catching 25 touchdown passes in leading Iowa Western to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship, and Diggs emerging as one of the most electric wide...
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent.  ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Juwann Winfree (AKA @OnlyOne_JW ) Position: Wide receiver Measurables: 6 feet 2, 180 pounds High school: Dwight Morrow (N.J.) Recruiter: Keith Dudzinski Finalists: Pittsburgh Rankings: 247: 4*, No. 15 ATH, No. 224 overall Rivals: 4*, No. 36 WR ESPN: 4*, No. 39 ATH Stats/honors: 33 catches for 733 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013 Quoted for emphasis: “The opportunity to get under the tutelage of Stefon Diggs - he really respects him as a great wide receiver.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2013
Maryland wide receiver Deon Long has been suspended for two weeks for violating university policy. The suspension was disclosed today but began at an earlier date - meaning Long will return in less than two weeks. The university did not release further details. The Red-White game is April 12. Long, who grew up in the area and attended Iowa Western Community College, will compete for immediate playing time once the season begins. He began spring practices atop the depth chart at one of the receiver positions.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name : Amba Etta-Tawo Birthdate : Nov. 10, 1993 Birthplace : Muscat, Oman Hometown : Atlanta Height : 6-3 Weight : 180 Position : Wide Receiver Nickname : None High School : McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga. Senior statistics : 58 receptions for 907 yards and six touchdowns Rankings : Rivals.com - Three-star prospect.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2012
With the 198th pick in the 2012 NFL draft (sixth round), the Ravens drafted speedy Miami wide receiver Tommy Streeter. The Ravens have said they hoped to add a wide receiver during the draft, and Streeter is a tall vertical target that, in theory, would help them expand their developing downfield passing attack. A hair under 6 feet 5, Streeter has excellent downfield speed for his size. At the scouting combine, he ran the 40-yard dash at 4.40 seconds, which was among the top times among wide receivers.
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By Edward Lee | September 9, 2011
When the Ravens open the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, fans will take solace that Anquan Boldin and Lee Evans will start at wide receiver. There is, however, no such certainty with regards to the No. 3 receiver. When the offense goes to a three-receiver set, rookies Torrey Smith, Tandon Doss or LaQuan Williams could line up in the slot or on the outside. The development of the No. 3 receiver will be an important facet if the Ravens intend to improve as an offense.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is a proud new father. Smith's wife, Chanel, gave birth to a son on Friday. He's the couple's first child. The baby's name is Torrey Jeremiah Smith. "Torrey Jeremiah Smith is finally here!!!" Smith wrote on Twitter. " @ LibraLadii_ was a trooper...thanks for your prayers. " At the urging of his wife, Smith posted some baby pictures on Instagram: "I didn't want to pit up pics of the baby but after all she went through yesterday she wins," Smith wrote.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
FORT BELVOIR, Va. - He threw passes, ran routes and even bent over and got into a goal-line stance, allowing himself to be driven back several yards by kids half his size. And when he was done with all that, new Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith sprinted from station to station, autographing the backs of shirts of unsuspecting kids and stopping only to shake hands and say thanks to members of the U.S. military. "So often nowadays, there's so many issues, there's so many things going on. Sometimes, the very thing that you miss is a thank-you,” Smith said Thursday, during a break from his football camp for 100 children of active-duty military members at Fort Belvoir.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - The last time fans saw Deon Long, the Maryland wide receiver lie sprawled on the Wake Forest turf before being driven away by ambulance for what turned out to be season-ending fractures of the tibia and fibula in his lower right leg. It was a game that lives in Terps infamy. Fellow receiver Stefon Diggs - the team's best-known player - suffered a broken fibula in the same, excruciating 34-10 Maryland loss in the seventh game of 2013. "It was freaky, it was real freaky," Long said of having the team's top receivers, who had combined for 66 catches, suffer similar season-ending injuries in the same game.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
The Ravens are performing plenty of due diligence on Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer. Wide receivers coach Bobby Engram is traveling to the Hoosiers' Bloomington campus to conduct a private workout for Latimer, according to a league source. Latimer also has a private workout for the Seattle Seahawks and is regarded as a rising draft prospect with six official predraft visits, per the source. The Ravens attended Latimer's Pro Day workout where he ran the 40-yard dash unofficially today in 4.39 and 4.43 seconds and had a 39-inch vertical leap.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - When Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith arrived at Maryland's Comcast Center on Saturday afternoon, he noticed a large group of fans standing outside in the rain waiting to enter. It was further affirmation of just how much his annual celebrity basketball game had grown. An announced 4,493 attended the “Battle of the Beltway” all-star game, which pitted Smith's Ravens team against a Washington Redskins squad led by linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. The Ravens won, 63-61, on Jacoby Jones' tip-in of a miss by San Francisco 49ers star Anquan Boldin with four seconds to play in overtime.  Proceeds of the game benefitted the Torrey Smith Foundation and Kerrigan's Blitz for the Better Foundation . “It's still kind of surreal, in a lot of ways,” said Smith.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Newly-minted Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is due $9.5 million in total compensation this year, according to league sources. Smith is due $5 million from the Carolina Panthers: $3 million in guaranteed salary and another $2 million in deferred bonuses. The 34-year old five-time Pro Bowl selection gets $4.5 million from the Ravens in the first year of his three-year, $11 million contract. That includes a $1 million base salary and a $3.5 million signing bonus. Smith has a $2.166 million first-year salary-cap figure for the 2014 league year.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
Each weekday through April 24, the day before the first round of the NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. Today we'll examine wide receivers and tight ends: Current wide receivers under contract : Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Tandon Doss, LaQuan Williams, David Reed, Deonte Thompson, Tommy Streeter, Tori Gurley Current tight ends under contract : Dennis Pitta, Ed Dickson, Alex Silvestro, Steve Watson Chances that the Ravens draft a WR or TE in first three rounds : Good chance for wide receiver, unlikely for tight end. The trade of veteran slot man Anquan Boldin created a big hole within the Ravens' receiving corps and they opted not to fill it in free agency.
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By Matt Vensel | February 13, 2012
Even with today's news that Randy Moss plans to come out of retirement, the bumper crop of free-agent wide receivers appears to be thinning out as we learn more about how teams plan to use their franchise tags. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles plan to use their franchise tag on DeSean Jackson, one of the NFL's top deep threats, who made 58 catches for 961 yards and four touchdowns in 2011. There is also media speculation that the Kansas City Chiefs may use the franchise tag on Dwayne Bowe and the New Orleans Saints could do the same with Marques Colston if they can avoid using it on Drew Brees.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
On his way to Baltimore on Thursday night, Steve Smith got a phone call from New England head coach Bill Belichick who told the free agent wide receiver that he wanted him to play for the Patriots and catch passes from Tom Brady. The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks also called and Smith said the San Diego Chargers - coached by Mike McCoy, his former passing game coordinator in Carolina - made him a contract offer. But as Smith pondered a move for the first time in his 13-year NFL career, he concluded that there was no need to make any more visits after Baltimore.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Now that wide receiver Steve Smith has arrived in Baltimore via his three-year, $11 million contract, he fills the void of physicality and toughness created a year ago when the Ravens traded Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute. Both Smith and Boldin excel at making contested catches, are fearless going across the middle, have a mean stiff arm and posses the veteran savvy of understanding spacing and body control. Both are feisty on the field and regarded as leaders in the locker room.
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