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  • What is the Ravens' conditioning test that Rolando McClain couldn't complete?

    What is the Ravens' conditioning test that Rolando McClain couldn't complete?

    The conditioning test that retired middle linebacker Rolando McClain was unable to complete during ...

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    Sources: Ravens, Patriots, Falcons, Colts, Browns, Jets have displayed the most interest in Michael Sam

    Sources: Ravens, Patriots, Falcons, Colts, Browns, Jets have displayed the most interest in Michael Sam

    As former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam continues his preparations for the NFL draft, several teams have maintained contact with the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

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    Rolando McClain struggles in workout in front of Ravens' officials

    Rolando McClain struggles in workout in front of Ravens' officials

    Retired middle linebacker Rolando McClain had a shaky workout in front of Ravens’ officials today, leaving his future with the team in doubt.

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    Source: Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning visited Ravens today, Vikings, Packers up next

    Source: Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning visited Ravens today, Vikings, Packers up next

    Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning had an official visit with the Ravens today, according to a league source.

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    Colorado State LB Shaquil Barrett participated in Ravens' local prospect day

    Colorado State LB Shaquil Barrett participated in Ravens' local prospect day

    Colorado State linebacker Shaquil Barrett participated in the Ravens' local prospect day Monday, according to a league source.

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    Pondering David Carr as a backup quarterback option for Ravens

    Pondering David Carr as a backup quarterback option for Ravens

    The Ravens signaled their interest in upgrading the backup quarterback position when they made an unsuccessful run at Brandon Weeden before he signed with the Dallas Cowboys in March.

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    Terrance West worked out for Ravens today, meets with Harbaugh, Newsome

    Terrance West worked out for Ravens today, meets with Harbaugh, Newsome

    Shortly after Terrance West finished working out for the Ravens on Monday, the former Towson star running back got a text message from coach John Harbaugh saying he intends to stay in touch.

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    Michael Campanaro had 'awesome' workout today for Ravens

    Michael Campanaro had 'awesome' workout today for Ravens

    Auditioning for his hometown team today, Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro came away encouraged by his workout at the Ravens' training complex.

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    Dexter McDougle works out for Ravens; Raiders visit up next, source says

    Dexter McDougle works out for Ravens; Raiders visit up next, source says

    Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle worked out for the Ravens at their local prospects day at team headquarters Monday, and he'll travel to California later in the day for his official visit with the Oakland Raiders, according to a league source.

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    Kyle Fuller visiting Lions today, according to source

    Kyle Fuller visiting Lions today, according to source

    Could the Detroit Lions wind up employing two Fuller brothers?

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    Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas met with Ravens, according to source

    Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas met with Ravens, according to source

    With Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels signed to contracts this offseason, the Ravens are well-equipped when it comes to pass-catching tight ends.

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    Ravens news, notes and opinions on the NFL draft, Deonte Thompson and more

    Ravens news, notes and opinions on the NFL draft, Deonte Thompson and more

    The draft hype will start kicking into high gear this week now that we are less than a month away from the first round on May 8. However, the direction the Ravens go with their first pick remains as unclear as ever. For years, the Ravens’ top decision-makers have talked about taking the “best player available” and staying “true to our board.” But almost always, the Ravens -- and every other NFL team, for that matter -- use their first draft pick to attack one of their biggest needs. That was true in 2011 with the selection of cornerback Jimmy Smith, in 2012 with the addition of outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, and again last year in picking safety Matt Elam. I’ve only covered two Ravens drafts, but I can’t remember the last time the team took a “luxury” pick with their first selection. But a couple things make predicting which way the Ravens will go at No. 17 overall more difficult than in past years. One, the projections of when the quarterbacks will fall in the first round this year is all over the map, and that obviously affects what players will get to the Ravens. Two, it’s hard to determine the Ravens’ biggest need. Is it a right tackle or a free safety? Do they view finding a replacement for departed defensive tackle Arthur Jones as a priority? Are they in love with one of the wide receivers who will be available when they are on the clock? How concerned are they with their cornerback depth? Those questions will be answered in a little more than three weeks.

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    BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy met with Ravens

    BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy met with Ravens

    Brigham Young outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy recently met with the Ravens, according to a league source.

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    Ravens' Webb says he fully trusts his knee now, excited to practice against Steve Smith

    Ravens' Webb says he fully trusts his knee now, excited to practice against Steve Smith

    Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb had regained trust in his surgically repaired left knee by the end of last season.

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    Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson no longer facing drug charges

    Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson no longer facing drug charges

    Ravens reserve wide receiver Deonte Thompson's felony and misdemeanor drug charges have been dismissed by Florida prosecutors, according to his lawyer and court records.

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    Lardarius Webb throws out first pitch at Camden Yards

    Lardarius Webb throws out first pitch at Camden Yards

    Wearing a Cal Ripken jersey, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb threw out the first pitch tonight at Camden Yards.

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    Highlights of the Steve Bisciotti era

    Highlights of the Steve Bisciotti era

    When Steve Bisciotti assumed majority control of the Ravens a decade ago, former owner Art Modell hailed the transition to the Anne Arundel County businessman as a watershed moment in franchise history. "Steve Bisciotti is going to be an outstanding owner in the National Football League," the late Modell said during the 2004 NFL owners meetings. "He's got love for the game. He's strong. He's going to be a good one. Trust me on that. You can come back in a few years and say, 'Hey, Art you were right for a change.'" The Severna Park and Salisbury State graduate, who founded an engineering staffing firm in his basement, is now one of the richest Americans with an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion. Since he took majority ownership of the Ravens, they have won a Super Bowl and qualified for the playoffs six times in the past 10 years. In honor of this week marking 10 years since Bisciotti became the team's majority owner, here's a look at some of the highlights of his tenure from Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson.

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    Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas met with Ravens, source says

    Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas met with Ravens, source says

    The Ravens recently held a predraft meeting with Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas, according to a league source.

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    Ed Dickson joins Panthers on one-year contract

    Ed Dickson joins Panthers on one-year contract

    Former Ravens tight end Ed Dickson has signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers after passing a physical during his free-agent visit.

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    Send in your Ravens questions for a Q&A with Mike Preston

    Send in your Ravens questions for a Q&A with Mike Preston

    Got a question about the Ravens that you've been itching to ask?

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    Ravens met with Alabama free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, according to source

    Ravens met with Alabama free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, according to source

    The Ravens recently held a predraft meeting with Alabama junior free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, according to a league source.

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    Ravens open preseason Aug. 7 against 49ers at home

    Ravens open preseason Aug. 7 against 49ers at home

    Two seasons after the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, the teams will meet again in the Ravens' preseason opener.

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    Source: Ed Dickson visiting, expected to join Panthers

    Source: Ed Dickson visiting, expected to join Panthers

    Former Ravens tight end Ed Dickson is visiting the Carolina Panthers today and is expected to join them, according to a league source.

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    Morgan State cornerback Joe Rankin invited to NFL super regional combine, Ravens' local prospects day

    Morgan State cornerback Joe Rankin invited to NFL super regional combine, Ravens' local prospects day

    Morgan State cornerback Joe Rankin is making his bid for the NFL.

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    Kyle Fuller to visit Bears, Colts, Bengals, Raiders, Jets, Broncos

    Kyle Fuller to visit Bears, Colts, Bengals, Raiders, Jets, Broncos

    As their parents and other family members watched intently and cheered them on, Kyle Fuller and Corey Fuller were recently racing toward the finish line at the Woodlawn track alongside their brothers, Kendall Fuller and Vincent Fuller.

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    Terrance West, Jordan Love, Kiero Small, Michael Campanaro, Jordan Love to attend Ravens' local prospect day

    Terrance West, Jordan Love, Kiero Small, Michael Campanaro, Jordan Love to attend Ravens' local prospect day

    Towson star running back Terrance West is scheduled to participate in the Ravens' local prospects day Monday at team headquarters.

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    Ravens RB Justin Forsett looking to bounce back from injury-plagued season

    Ravens RB Justin Forsett looking to bounce back from injury-plagued season

    In signing veteran running back Justin Forsett to a one-year, $730,000 contract last week, the Ravens have added a highly motivated running back.

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    After Daniels, Cody, Forsett deals, Ravens are $6.321 million under salary cap

    After Daniels, Cody, Forsett deals, Ravens are $6.321 million under salary cap

    The Ravens' new contracts for tight end Owen Daniels, running back Justin Forsett and nose tackle Terrence Cody weren't expensive.

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    Michael Campanaro eyeing third round, will participate in Ravens' local Pro Day next week

    Michael Campanaro eyeing third round, will participate in Ravens' local Pro Day next week

    It's a busy time for Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro as his preparations continue for the NFL draft.

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    Torrey Smith, wife celebrate birth of baby boy

    Torrey Smith, wife celebrate birth of baby boy

    Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is a proud new father.

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    Ray Lewis, Rawlings-Blake to attend O.J. Brigance's 5.7K family fun run Saturday

    Ray Lewis, Rawlings-Blake to attend O.J. Brigance's 5.7K family fun run Saturday

    Retired Ravens star middle linebacker Ray Lewis and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are scheduled to attend Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance's family fun run Saturday morning in Canton.

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    Ravens re-sign Terrence Cody to one-year deal

    Ravens re-sign Terrence Cody to one-year deal

    The Ravens have re-signed veteran nose tackle Terrence Cody to a one-year contract.

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    Ravens sign running back Justin Forsett to a 1-year deal

    Ravens sign running back Justin Forsett to a 1-year deal

    Continuing to add to their offense, the Ravens signed running back Justin Forsett to a one-year deal Friday.

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    ABOUT THE BLOGGERS


    Jeff Zrebiec has been with The Sun since 2000 and covered the Orioles from 2005 through 2011. A New Jersey native, he was a 2001 graduate of Loyola University in Baltimore. He also has covered University of Maryland basketball and college lacrosse during his time with The Sun.

    Aaron Wilson joined The Baltimore Sun in August 2012 after 11 years at the Carroll County Times. He's entering his 12th year on the Ravens' beat. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans. Wilson attended East Carolina University.

    Mike Preston has been with The Baltimore Sun since 1983. Prior to becoming a columnist in 2000, he covered the Ravens for four years. Preston is a native of Essex and a graduate of Towson State University, where he played football.

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