Harbaugh decides to move on
Coach going forward after Ravens miss out on McCoy
Gerald McCoy didn’t want to be a Raven, and now coach John Harbaugh is moving on.
“We went after him, tried to get him, and he didn’t want to be here,” Harbaugh said after Thursday’s organized team activities. “He wanted to be somewhere else.”
The Ravens pursued the six-time Pro Bowl selection after he mutually parted ways with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month, but the defensive tackle announced Tuesday that he was
After hosting McCoy for a visit last week, Harbaugh told reporters that he had told McCoy, “You haven’t been here yet, but to my mind, you’re a Raven.”
Asked about McCoy on Thursday, Harbaugh said he was focused only on his team.
“I move on and forget about him until we play him,” Harbaugh said. “And I don’t think we play Carolina, do we? So I’m not worried about him.”
Getting Pierce paid
Despite his absence from the three OTAs open to media over the past month, defensive tackle Michael Pierce has high expectations awaiting him.
After signing a restricted free agent tender this offseason, Pierce will enter the season in the final year of his rookie contract. He’s said
“I told him ... ‘Let’s get paid this year. Let’s go out there and ball out, you know, get the bag,’ ” said Williams, who signed a five-year, $52.5 million contract extension two years ago. “Everyone wants that second contract, so let’s get him one.”
H. Hurst is held out
Harbaugh said tight end Hayden Hurst was sidelined from practice Thursday for precautionary reasons.
Two weeks ago, Hurst suffered a hamstring injury, Harbaugh said. The 2018 first-round pick played through it last Thursday, standing out at times through practice. But Harbaugh said Hurst “was pushing it so hard, I finally pulled him out. Like, let’s get this thing ready for minicamp, and you’ll be fine.”
Hurst and Pierce were among 13 missing players Thursday. Also absent were wide receivers Marquise Brown (foot) and Seth Roberts, guards Marshal Yanda and Alex Lewis, outside linebackers Pernell McPhee and Matthew Judon, cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey, Cyrus Jones and Jimmy Smith, and safeties Earl Thomas and Tony Jefferson (ankle).