The Baltimore Ravens not too long ago boasted one of the most complete tight end rooms in the NFL, but for one reason after the next, they look less deep at the position than they have in a long time. It started with the devastating hip injury that ended Dennis Pitta’s career, and has continued with the suspension of Darren Waller and the ongoing recoveries of Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams. The presumed starter is Benjamin Watson, who after signing with the team last offseason is still yet to officially suit up for them after tearing his Achilles in his first 2016 preseason appearance. Watson has had a lot of time to get over that injury, and as a result, he will be counted upon to be the starter amongst the group, at least until Gillmore and Williams may be ready to do so.
The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles don’t like each other very much these days, so perhaps it’s crazy to think the sides somehow could work out a deal before next Monday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. ESPN’s Buster Olney acknowledged the unlikelihood of the Sox and O’s executing a trade last week when he suggested teams that should pursue Baltimore closer Zach Britton. But that didn’t stop him from including Boston on his list, which raises an interesting possibility given the Red Sox’s need for another late-inning reliever. Boston’s bullpen has been good this season. The unit entered Tuesday ranked third in the majors with a 2.96 ERA. It boasts a 3.51 FIP (fielding-independent
The city lost the Sonics in 2008.