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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 and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Ravens veteran Steve Smith will be honored Sept. 30 by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. The five-time Pro Bowl wide receier will be honored at the 16th annual McKinney-Vento Awards in Washington, D.C. Smith will receive the Stewart B. McKinney Award. Smith and his wife, Angie, established the Steve Smith Family Foundation to champion the cause of the homeless, advocate against domestic violence and help families in need. awilson@baltsun.com twitter.com/RavensInsider    
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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 and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has spent the majority of the first two games running fly patterns and operating as something of a glorified decoy. The former Maryland star has been targeted 10 times and has just four receptions for 60 yards and no touchdowns. He drew one defensive pass interference penalty against the Pittsburgh Steelers on cornerback Cortez Allen that led to an Owen Daniels touchdown. Smith said he's not concerned about his workload and expects to get his touches as the season goes on. "I'm playing my part, and I know the ball is going to come more than it has been," said Smith, who caught a career-high 65 passes for 1,128 yards and four touchdowns last season.
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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 Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
From now until May 8, the first round of the 2014 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. The Ravens have nine total picks in the three-day draft: one in each of the first, second, fifth and sixth rounds, and two each in the third and fourth rounds. Today we'll examine wide receiver: Current wide receivers under contract: Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Jacoby Jones, Marlon Brown, Deonte Thompson, LaQuan Williams, Aaron Mellette, Gerrard Sheppard, Kamar Aiken.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Eluding cornerbacks with quick moves or tossing them aside with a mean stiff arm, wide receiver Steve Smith has been busy establishing himself as the Ravens' top offensive weapon through two games. Smith has been thrown to a team-high 25 times heading into Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, making 13 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown. Signed to a three-year, $11 million contract in March, the five-time Pro Bowl selection quickly has become the featured wide receiver that Andre Johnson was in Gary Kubiak's Houston Texans offense.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
The Ravens' already thin secondary was tested Thursday night when cornerback Asa Jackson suffered a second-quarter concussion and joined inactive cornerback Lardarius Webb on the sideline. Jackson's departure left the team with two active cornerbacks, but one was 2011 first-round pick Jimmy Smith, who locked down Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown and helped hold Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger without a touchdown for the first time in 30 games. “It was an unusual matchup, something I've never really done before in my career, even in college or high school, no matter what - just being a bigger guy on such a small, fast guy like [Brown]
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 4, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  With wide receiver Taivon Jacobs out, Maryland will depend on junior Marcus Leak and sophomores Amba Etta-Tawo and Jacquille Veii to all play bigger roles in the offense. Leak will start along with the Terps' top two receivers, Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, but Etta-Tawo and Veii could see some playing time as well. Etta-Tawo, an outside receiver, will be the top backup to Long and Leak. Veii will back up Diggs in the slot and was the fourth wide receiver in the game when Maryland went to four wide receiver sets against James Madison.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Just a few months removed from being one of the Ravens' top pass catchers, second-year receiver Marlon Brown says he feels good about his role in the offense coming out of the preseason. “I feel like it's going pretty well,” Brown said. “When they called my number, I made a play. That's pretty much the mindset I have for this offense. I want to go in and contribute, whether it's blocking or catching the ball.” Brown's 2013 season was one of the bright spots for the Ravens' offense.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 2, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland coach Randy Edsall called freshman Will Ulmer in for a meeting Monday. When they sat down, both agreed it would be best for Ulmer to make the move from quarterback to wide receiver. Ulmer was committed to being a quarterback through preseason practice. But he worked some at wide receiver with the scout team as the Terps prepared for their season opener against James Madison last week, and Edsall said Ulmer is now excited about the prospects of playing his new position.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 1, 2014
Maryland redshirt freshman wide receiver Taivon Jacobs will miss the rest of the season with the meniscus injury he suffered against James Madison on Saturday, coach Randy Edsall announced Monday on Twitter. Jacobs was injured two plays into the Terps' first drive when he got tangled up with a James Madison defender while attempting to track down a long pass from quarterback C.J. Brown. The news hurts the Terps at a position in which they already have lost depth. Jacobs likely would have played a significant role on offense this year, especially after his brother, Levern, was suspended for the season last week.
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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 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 Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
The Ravens pared their roster down to the NFL's required 53-player limit Saturday, choosing to keep two quarterbacks and seven wide receivers and leaving themselves thin at cornerback and along the offensive and defensive lines. Among their 13 cuts were veteran guard A.Q. Shipley, who started nine games last year; outside linebacker John Simon, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013; quarterback Keith Wenning, a sixth-round selection in May; and veteran cornerbacks Dominique Franks and Derek Cox. With Wenning's release, the Ravens will enter their fifth straight season with just two quarterbacks on the roster.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Now that the preseason is finally over, the next order of business for the Ravens is finalizing their 53-man roster, which will have to be done by 4 p.m. Saturday. The Ravens are currently at 75 players, so they'll need to make 22 moves over the next 36 hours or so. Two of the moves have already been made for them, as running back Ray Rice (two games) and safety Will Hill (six games) will start the season on the suspended list. That will save - at least temporarily - two players' jobs.
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