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Ravens add three defensive players with flurry of afternoon deals

Ravens add three defensive players with flurry of afternoon deals

In the wake of injuries to the Ravens’ defensive line, the team reportedly signed veteran defensive tackle Justin Ellis, while also working on a deal with defensive tackle Domata Peko, according to reports from Ian Rapoport and Jeff Zrebiec. 

According to a report from Tom Pelissero, the Ravens placed Daylon Mack on injured reserve and waived Cyrus Jones. Zrebiec later reported the team waived defensive end Ufomba Kamalu, too.

By waiving Jones, the Ravens made room to activate rookie cornerback Iman Marshall off injured reserve.

Marshall, a rookie fourth-round cornerback out of USC, was placed on IR on September 2 and returned to practice at the end of October.

Ellis is a former 2014 fourth-round pick of the Raiders, where he stayed until October 8, when he was released by the team. He’s a 6-foot-2, 350-pound defensive tackle that is mostly a run-stopping defender. He hasn’t played this season and only appeared in six games in 2018, but he registered a career-high in tackles (48) in 14 starts in 2017 for the Raiders. 

Peko was a 2006 fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he stayed until 2016. He spent 2017 and 2018 in Denver. Peko is incredibly durable, failing to play in all 16 games just twice in his NFL career. 

Out the door for this season is Mack, who was added to the injury report late Friday with a knee/hip injury. The rookie fifth-round pick played in just one game this season against the Browns, and he didn’t register a statistic. 

Baltimore also waived Jones, a cornerback who handled return duties this season, muffed a punt against the Patriots and was inactive against the Bengals on Sunday. Jones played in every game this season except for the Bengals game. De'Anthony Thomas took over his job as the returner, making Jones expendable on the roster.

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Report: Terrell Suggs angling to be claimed by Ravens

Report: Terrell Suggs angling to be claimed by Ravens

Terrell Suggs is currently available for 31 NFL teams, but there's reportedly only one team he wants to play for. 

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Suggs only has interest in returning to the Ravens, where he spent the entirety of his career before heading to Arizona this offseason.

Suggs was placed on waivers by the Cardinals on Friday.

Schefter's report states that Suggs has told some people he is unlikely to report anywhere other than Baltimore, showing a desire to, "finish his NFL career in the same city in which he started it."

Suggs is the all-time franchise leader in sacks (132.5) and games played (229) for the Ravens. This year, he has 5.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits and 23 tackles as a member of the Cardinals. It's his first season not in the purple and black. 

The Ravens rank 15th in the NFL with 34 sacks, and could use a pass-rusher like Suggs before the team's playoff push. 

Suggs' position to other teams is likely genuine, as the 37-year-old would certainly love to join the 12-2 Ravens before a playoff push. He was a member of the Ravens when they beat the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 and also has seven Pro Bowls and a Defensive Player of The Year award to his name as well. 

With just two games left before the playoffs begin, Suggs' wild ride from Baltimore to Arizona looks to be headed right back to where his career started. 

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Marcus Peters fined for beer-drinking celebration with fan

Marcus Peters fined for beer-drinking celebration with fan

Well, that's one expensive beer. 

Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters was handed a hefty $14,037 fine for drinking a beer in the stands with a fan to celebrate the game-sealing interception against the Buffalo Bills that give Baltimore its ninth win in a row. 

Peters, who came to Baltimore in a trade with the LA Rams that allowed them to clear space for Jalen Ramsey, has been an excellent addition to the Ravens secondary. His tip preserved the one-score win as Josh Allen attempted to thread the needle with a minute left. 

WATCH: Marcus Peters crushes a beer after sealing Ravens' ninth straight win

Unfortunately for Peters, not much beer even made it to the All-Pro's mouth. He showered the beer all over his face to celebrate with the surrounding fans. 

Despite the fine, it was another memorable moment for this memorable Ravens season. 

Peters' emoji-filled response was perfect. 

Thankfully for Peters, however, although he'll still have to pay the fine, something good is coming from something so pure. Thanks, Bud Light. 

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