Ravens Notes: Rice, Shanahan, Kubiak, Hill

The Ravens and Ray Rice reached a settlement yesterday regarding the running back’s grievance against the team. Team president Dick Cass released a statement regarding the situation, and he insisted that the organization was ready to move forward. Via Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun

“The Ravens agreed to resolve the grievance with Ray Rice. It’s time to turn the page, and we’re moving forward. We will continue to focus on being the best partner we can be with our community, and that includes our work with the House of Ruth and One Love Foundation on the issue of intimate partner abuse. We wish Janay and Ray Rice the best.”

While details of the settlement haven’t been released, sources tell Wilson that the deal was “fair.”

Let’s check out some more notes out of Baltimore…

  • Following news that Kyle Shanahan could be a candidate for the Ravens offensive coordinator opening, Wilson writes that the coach was a finalist for the position last season (the job ultimately went to Gary Kubiak). Still, the former Browns coordinator made an impression on head coach John Harbaugh, possibly explaining the organization’s interest.
  • Offensive tackle Eric Winston played under Kubiak in Houston, and the current Bengals lineman believes the opportunity with the Broncos is likely the only gig the veteran coach would consider leaving Baltimore for. “It did seem like he was going to stay with the Ravens, but this is probably the only situation he was willing to look at this year,” Winston said (via Wilson and Jeff Zrebiec). “It’s a crazy league. You never know what’s going to happen. The coaches all understand it and we, as players, all understand it, but it doesn’t make it any easier.”
  • A third violation of the league’s drug policy resulted in Will Hill‘s release from the Giants last season. The safety had a bounce-back year in Baltimore, and his head coach is confident that the player’s issues are behind him. “We’re challenging him for the next three or four months,” Harbaugh said (via Clifton Brown of CSNBaltimore.com). “Are you going to come back a better player than you were when you left here in January, and is that slate going to be clean? We fully expect it to be.”
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