Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ravens sign a "new defensive tackle"

Chuck Pagano related a story about how John Harbaugh communicated the news of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata's five-year, $61 million contract to the coaching staff.

"John walked in the room, he wasn't with him, he just walked in the room kind of somber," Pagano said. "We're in the middle of game-planning, so it's kind of nobody's mind was even on that at that time. Obviously, it's been on our mind, but not at that time.

He walked in and said, ‘We signed a new defensive tackle.' And we're all looking around like, ‘I wonder who we cut and who we...'

And then big Haloti walked in. Obviously, we all went crazy. He deserves everything that he got. Obviously, having him around might keep us all around for another five years."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ravens Hit Cover of SI

The Ravens placed outside linebacker Michael McAdoo on injured reserve for remainder of the season with a previously undisclosed knee injury.

Wide receiver and kick returner David Reed takes over the vacated roster spot as he returns from a one-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy. Reed was officially reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday.

McAdoo went undrafted in the NFL supplemental draft and was signed to a three-year contract by the Ravens late in the preseason.

A 6-foot-7, 245-pound raw pass rusher, McAdoo was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for academic violations and accepting extra benefits from agents. …

Joe Flacco and Ray Rice share the regional cover of Sports Illustrated this week.

This edition of the magazine is available in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. ...

Harbaugh wasn’t the only winning coach in his family Sunday.

His brother, Jim Harbaugh, won his coaching debut with the San Francisco 49ers with a 33-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

“That was a great win for Jim,”Harbaugh said. “To be 2-0 as a family is pretty cool.”