Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he’ll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
RUNNING IT BACK
Linebacker Terrell Suggs vowed Wednesday that his torn right bicep won't end his season. ... Linebacker Ray Lewis returned to Ravens practice. ... So did cornerback Jimmy Smith, but linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and tight end Ed Dickson sat out Wednesday's practice. ... Running back Ray Rice isn't publicly complaining about his workload. ... Defensive end Arthur Jones shaved his head in support of former coordinator Chuck Pagano.
RAVENS STUFF, BUT NOT FROM US
The return of Lewis uplifted his teammates. ... The Ravens are preparing for the Redskins' pistol offense. ... How will the Ravens change their gameplan to stop RGIII if Suggs can't play? ... Heath Evans of NFL Network thinks the Ravens are dysfunctional.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Robert Griffin III wants to be the best quarterback ever. ... Some of Griffin's gear is already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Griffin is maintaining his focus even though he is in the middle of a frenzy down in D.C. right now. ... Redskins interceptions are way down with Griffin under center. ... The Redskins are prepping to play host to the Ravens, who struggled on the road early in the season.
SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE DAY
Injured again, Terrell Suggs is refusing to crumble. And to think, people were questioning his dedication just three years ago.
OUTSIDE OF BALTIMORE
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on track to start Sunday. ... Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was placed on injured reserve. ... Chuck Pagano could return to the sideline in the season finale for the Indianapolis Colts. ... The San Francisco 49ers gave coach Jim Harbaugh some ribbing for his cameo on "Saved by the Bell." ... J.J. Watt didn't even play a game Sunday, but the Houston Texans defensive end got a sack.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun