Ricard is signing a three-year contract with the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Ricard was a two-way depth player for his first three NFL seasons, but with his role on offense increasing the past two years, he hasn't played any D-line snaps since 2019. He did play a career-high 555 snaps for Baltimore last season, making him the most heavily used fullback in the league. While surprisingly nimble for a 300-pounder, Ricard has never caught more than nine passes in a season and only has three career carries. His decision to stay with the Ravens is good news for the Baltimore rushing game, namely QB Lamar Jackson and RBs J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Gus Edwards (knee).
Mar 21, 2022 7:51 AM EST
Ricard (knee) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, returning to injured reserve.
Analysis: The fullback was placed on IR before being moved to the COVID list Thursday, forcing him to be away from the team during their Week 18 loss to the Steelers. Ricard will remain on IR heading into the 2022 offseason.
Jan 12, 2022 2:54 PM EST
Ricard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Thursday before being moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Analysis: The fullback returned to action in Week 17 after missing three straight games with a knee injury, though now it appears he will end the season on IR once he clears league COVID protocols. Ricard will finish the 2021 season having played in 13 games while operating mostly as a run-blocking option for the Ravens. He did record a career-high 63 receiving yards on eight receptions, one of which was for a touchdown.
Jan 6, 2022 2:21 PM EST
Ricard (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Analysis: After sitting out each of the Ravens' last three games, the fullback/defensive end turned in a pair of limited practices this week, which was ultimately enough for him to gain clearance to play. The 27-year-old is a critical member on all three of the Ravens' units, but he doesn't have much fantasy value while serving mainly as a blocker on offense. Over 12 appearances on the season, Ricard has picked up two carries and 13 targets.
Jan 2, 2022 9:15 AM EST
Ricard (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Bengals, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.
Analysis: Ricard is one of three Baltimore's Pro Bowl selections that are out for this pivotal divisional contest, and his absence here means he will miss a third straight contest. He serves a key role in Baltimore's offense as a blocker, but he has only two rushing attempts and seven receptions across 12 games on the season.
Dec 26, 2021 8:57 AM EST
Ricard is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Analysis: Ricard logged a limited practice Friday, but that won't be enough for him to avoid his second consecutive absence. He serves a key role in Baltimore's offense as a blocker, but he has only two rushing attempts and seven receptions across 12 games on the season.
Dec 19, 2021 12:20 PM EST
Ricard (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Analysis: Ricard was sidelined for the team's Week 14 contest against the Browns, but he returned to log a limited practice Friday. He may have the chance to return to face the Packers as a result. Though Ricard is regularly on the field for offensive snaps, he has only two carries and seven receptions across 12 games this season.
Dec 17, 2021 8:51 PM EST
Ricard (back) had good results from an MRI on Monday according to head coach John Harbaugh, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Ricard missed the Ravens' 24-22 loss to the Browns on Sunday with the injury. As the only fullback on the roster and a guy who plays well over half of the offensive snaps on a weekly basis, he's been a vital part of their run and pass-blocking schemes. Harbaugh added that he was "hopeful" that Ricard could return Sunday against the Packers.
Dec 13, 2021 12:40 PM EST
Ricard (back) is inactive for Sunday against the Browns, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Ricard's absence will have to lead to a change in approach for the Ravens on Sunday. With no direct backup to the heavily utilized fullback on the roster, the Ravens will likely look to deploy more six offensive-lineman formations. Tight ends Eric Tomlinson and Josh Oliver will also likely be looking at larger snap shares in Ricard's absence.
Dec 12, 2021 9:15 AM EST
Ricard (back) was a limited participant in practice Friday and considered questionable for Sunday against the Browns.
Analysis: Ricard missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, so it was a step in the right direction Friday. If Ricard were to sit, the Ravens don't currently have another fullback on their active roster, so it's hard to say how they'll deploy their offense in his absence.
Dec 10, 2021 6:01 PM EST
Ricard (back) did not practice Thursday, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.
Analysis: Ricard was unable to practice Wednesday and the same thing happened Thursday, so all signs would seem he indicate he's going to have a hard time playing Sunday against the Browns. Ricard has yet to miss a game this season.
Dec 9, 2021 2:06 PM EST
Ricard (hip/foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Ricard returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday and will be able to suit up for Sunday night's matchup. He hasn't logged more than three touches in any of his first 10 appearances of the season.
Nov 28, 2021 4:11 PM EST
Ricard (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Ricard's an integral piece of Baltimore's run-first offense, having played at least 50 percent of offensive snaps in all but one game this season. The fullback has six catches and two rushing attempts this season, so he spends most of his time blocking.
Nov 26, 2021 1:43 PM EST
Ricard caught three of five targets for 35 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Vikings.
Analysis: Ricard was a major factor Sunday as he recorded a 22-yard reception that tied for the longest Raven catch of the day and he capped off that same drive with a touchdown reception. He played over 60 percent of the offensive snaps for the fifth time this season but this was the first time he has seen more than three targets. Ricard projects to maintain a role in the Ravens' offense but it's unlikely that he will post fantasy-relevant production on a week-to-week basis.
Nov 8, 2021 7:13 PM EST
Ricard rushed one time for two yards during the Ravens 36-35 win over the Chiefs on Sunday night.
Analysis: Ricard registered only his second rushing attempt of his five-year career during Sunday's contest. However, he was held without a target against the Chiefs after catching two of his three targets in Week 1. The 27-year-old fullback still isn't a viable fantasy option in any format.
Sep 21, 2021 2:44 PM EST
Ricard (hip) is practicing Monday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Ricard missed the early portion of training camp while recovering from offseason hip surgery, but he's now back on the practice field. The veteran fullback will have just under a month to ramp up his workload before Baltimore's regular-season opener against Las Vegas on Sept. 13.
Aug 16, 2021 10:33 AM EST
Ricard is rehabbing from hip surgery undergone earlier this offseason, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Ricard is currently watching OTAs off to the side, but coach John Harbaugh spoke positively about his recovery. There doesn't appear to be any real reason to worry about Ricard's status for Week 1, and considering that he has four years of familiarity with Baltimore's scheme under his belt, missing a portion of offseason activities shouldn't impact the fullback much.
May 27, 2021 12:18 PM EST
Ricard (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Analysis: Ricard opened the week as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice due to the knee issue, but he put in full workouts Thursday and Friday. As such, Ricard likely won't face any restrictions in the Week 16 matchup. The fullback/defensive lineman saw his most involvement in the passing game of the season in last week's win over the Jaguars, hauling in two of three targets for 10 yards.
Dec 27, 2020 9:11 AM EST
Ricard caught two of three targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 40-14 win over Jacksonville.
Analysis: The three targets set a season high, as the 26-year-old has the ball in his hands. Ricard has played at least 50 percent of the offensive snaps in each of the past three games and should continue to mostly operate as a blocker.
Dec 22, 2020 6:44 PM EST
Ricard secured both of his targets for 11 yards during Tuesday's 34-17 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: Ricard came off the COVID-19 list just one day prior to Tuesday's contest, but he ended up handling a season-high 55 percent of offensive snaps. Most of the fullback's workload came as a blocker, of course, but his two catches also tied a season-best mark.
Dec 10, 2020 2:00 PM EST
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