Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Slumping Ravens fire offensive coordinator

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Convinced that the Ravens' sputtering offense wasn't going to improve with Marc Trestman calling the shots, coach John Harbaugh fired his offensive coordinator Monday and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg.

The move came less than 24 hours after the Ravens scored only one touchdown in a 16-10 loss to Washington. Baltimore has lost two straight since opening 3-0.

"I just think we need a different chemistry in there right now to get to where we need to go," Harbaugh said.

"I think we all know what it needs to look like. It's what plays get called in certain situations, but it's also the physicality of our offense, it's the attack-mentality of our offense, it's how we go about our business. Those are things that just weren't getting there."

FUMBLE DISPUTED: Eagles coach Doug Pederson said a fumble that set up the Lions' winning field goal Sunday should have been reversed. Pederson said that in the scramble after running back Ryan Matthews' fumble, center Jason Kelce touched the ball while he was out of bounds, meaning the Eagles should have retained possession. NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said there was no definitive angle to overturn the ruling on the field.

HAITI AID: Washington receiver Pierre Garcon and defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, who are both of Haitian descent, spent the day delivering medical supplies to Haiti, which was severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew last week. In other team news, cornerback Josh Norman isn't expected to miss time after aggravating his ailing right wrist Sunday, coach Jay Gruden said.

BRONCOS: Doctors have ordered coach Gary Kubiak to take a week off after suffering a migraine, general manager John Elway said. Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will serve as interim coach Thursday night.

BROWNS: Rookie quarterback Cody Kessler has a chance to start next week at Tennessee despite injuries to his ribs and chest. Kessler got hurt in the first half Sunday and was replaced by Charlie Whitehurst, who injured his left knee in the final minutes.

CARDINALS: Quarterback Carson Palmer is expected to pass the last stage of the concussion protocol today and return for next Monday night's game. … Right guard Evan Mathis will have season-ending surgery on his injured left ankle.

DOLPHINS: Rookie guard Laremy Tunsil was unable to play Sunday because he hurt his ankle when he slipped in the shower at the team hotel.

STEELERS: Defensive end Cameron Heyward will miss 2-3 weeks with a hamstring injury.

VIKINGS: Right tackle Andre Smith will have surgery to repair a triceps injury and be placed on injured reserve.

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