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  • Ravens Insider: On Ray Rice's apology [VIDEO]

    Ravens Insider: On Ray Rice's apology [VIDEO]

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    Linebacker Elvis Dumervil adapting to added weight in training camp

    Linebacker Elvis Dumervil adapting to added weight in training camp 

    Veteran strong-side linebacker Elvis Dumervil arrived at his second training camp with the Ravens last week bigger than he did the previous year, but said Thursday that he’s adapting to his added bulk well thus far.

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    Ravens training camp highlights for Thursday, July 31

    Ravens training camp highlights for Thursday, July 31 

    Setting the scene:

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    Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension

    Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension 

    Composed and seemingly contrite, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to his wife, Janay, and insisted that their physical altercation in February was a one-time incident from which he has grown. He also vowed to become a vocal advocate against domestic violence when the time is right.

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    Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro's misdemeanor case dropped by prosecutors

    Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro's misdemeanor case dropped by prosecutors 

    Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro's misdemeanor destruction of property, being drunk in public and public swearing case was dropped by prosecutors Thursday morning, according to a court clerk.

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    Jeff Zrebiec talks about Ray Rice and injured rookies [VIDEO]

    Jeff Zrebiec talks about Ray Rice and injured rookies [VIDEO]

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    Brent Urban has torn ACL in his right knee, coach John Harbaugh says

    Brent Urban has torn ACL in his right knee, coach John Harbaugh says 

    Ravens rookie defensive lineman Brent Urban has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach John Harbaugh said Thursday.

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    Punishing former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach still wants to play, staying in shape

    Punishing former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach still wants to play, staying in shape 

    For a decade in the NFL, fullback Vonta Leach built a reputation as of the most intimidating lead blockers in the game by delivering punishing hits that rattled linebackers' heads.

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    John Harbaugh expects Ray Rice to speak from the heart Thursday

    John Harbaugh expects Ray Rice to speak from the heart Thursday 

    Ravens star running back Ray Rice is about to break his silence.

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    Joe Flacco hits high, low points in camp Wednesday

    Joe Flacco hits high, low points in camp Wednesday 

    Setting the scene: The Ravens took the field around 1 p.m. after Tuesday’s day off and didn’t come off the field until just after 4 p.m. Mother Nature continued to smile on the team, providing another tolerable summer day.

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    Former Ravens WR Gerrard Sheppard claimed by Green Bay Packers

    Former Ravens WR Gerrard Sheppard claimed by Green Bay Packers 

    Former Towson wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard was claimed off waivers today by the Green Bay Packers, one day after being cut by the Ravens, according to a source.

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    Ravens rookie Brent Urban injures right knee; Timmy Jernigan limps into training room

    Ravens rookie Brent Urban injures right knee; Timmy Jernigan limps into training room 

    Two of the Ravens' most promising defensive rookies suffered injuries Wednesday at training camp.

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    Ravens linebackers Daryl Smith, Albert McClellan not practicing

    Ravens linebackers Daryl Smith, Albert McClellan not practicing 

    Ravens starting middle linebacker Daryl Smith and special teams ace Albert McClellan aren't practicing Wednesday.

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    Ravens rookie Brent Urban made quick progress after offseason ankle surgery

    Ravens rookie Brent Urban made quick progress after offseason ankle surgery 

    When the Ravens drafted imposing Virginia defensive end Brent Urban in the fourth round, the hope was that he would be fully ready by training camp after undergoing ankle surgery in February following the Senior Bowl.

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    No structural damage to Lardarius Webb's back, sources say; team will take cautious approach

    No structural damage to Lardarius Webb's back, sources say; team will take cautious approach 

    Tests conducted on Ravens starting cornerback Lardarius Webb's lower back revealed no structural damage, according to sources.

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    ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for a week for Ray Rice-related comments on domestic violence

    ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for a week for Ray Rice-related comments on domestic violence

    ESPN television personality Stephen A. Smith has been suspended for a week by ESPN, punishment stemming from his controversial remarks on domestic violence following Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-game suspension for violating the NFL personal-conduct policy.

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    Ravens corner Chykie Brown says he's not frustrated, is focused on improving

    Ravens corner Chykie Brown says he's not frustrated, is focused on improving 

    When Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown arrived at training camp last week, the challenges began in earnest.

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    Ravens add to their cornerback depth by signing Marrio Norman

    Ravens add to their cornerback depth by signing Marrio Norman 

    The Ravens added to their cornerback depth Tuesday by signing Marrio Norman, who tried out for the team in an offseason minicamp.

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    Former Gary Kubiak tackle Eric Winston joins Seahawks

    Former Gary Kubiak tackle Eric Winston joins Seahawks 

    Now that veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston has ageed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, any lingering speculation about a potential reunion with Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak can finally be put to rest.

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    C.J. Mosley chats with retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis at open practice

    C.J. Mosley chats with retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis at open practice 

    Ravens first-round pick C.J. Mosley heard the crowd erupt during the team's open practice at M&T Bank Stadium Monday.

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    Ravens corner Dominique Franks getting up to speed after rough start to camp

    Ravens corner Dominique Franks getting up to speed after rough start to camp 

    Veteran cornerback Dominique Franks regards the Ravens' conditioning test as grueling enough that he doesn't want to ever have to run it again.

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    Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, July 28

    Ravens training camp highlights for Monday, July 28 

    Setting the scene: The Ravens’ first of two open practices at M&T Bank Stadium started just before 7 p.m. on a warm and breezy night in downtown Baltimore. The Ravens announced the crowd at 28,323, though some headed for the exits when it started to rain with about 90 minutes remaining in the practice. Head coach John Harbaugh halted practice at about 9:50, and an autograph session and fireworks show followed.

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    Ravens rookie Michael Campanaro adjusting to press coverage

    Ravens rookie Michael Campanaro adjusting to press coverage 

    When wide receiver Michael Campanaro was auditioning for the NFL draft, one of the persisting questions he faced from scouts was whether he was big and physical enough to escape from press coverage.

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    Suspensions behind him, Asa Jackson vying for Ravens' third cornerback job

    Suspensions behind him, Asa Jackson vying for Ravens' third cornerback job 

    Instead of stressing about opportunities squandered and paychecks missed, Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson is living a much different reality today.

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    Lardarius Webb back injury 'lingering' longer than Ravens thought it would

    Lardarius Webb back injury 'lingering' longer than Ravens thought it would 

    The Ravens' level of concern about starting cornerback Lardarius Webb's back has increased in recent days after coach John Harbaugh initially described it as minor.

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    Five Ravens who have impressed so far ... and five who haven't

    Five Ravens who have impressed so far ... and five who haven't 

    Beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec takes a look at five Ravens who have caught his eye during the first days of training camp, and five who have been less impressive thus far.

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    NFL vice president Adolpho Birch says Ray Rice's discipline was 'appropriate'

    NFL vice president Adolpho Birch says Ray Rice's discipline was 'appropriate' 

    Facing heavy criticism that the NFL didn't go far enough in suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch characterized the punishment as appropriate.

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    Ray Rice does not appeal two-game suspension

    Ray Rice does not appeal two-game suspension 

    As expected, Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, meaning that the running back will be sidelined for the Ravens' Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and their Sept. 11 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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    Ravens work out cornerback, Baltimore native Brandon Driver

    Ravens work out cornerback, Baltimore native Brandon Driver 

    The Ravens auditioned former San Jose State cornerback and Baltimore native Brandon Driver on Sunday.

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    Ravens news, notes and opinions

    Ravens news, notes and opinions 

    In the past five days, the Ravens' top cornerback (Lardarius Webb) went down with a back injury that is believed to be minor. The perceived favorite for the No. 3 corner back job (Chykie Brown) has been unable to keep up and now he's dealing with a minor hamstring issue. Another veteran candidate (Aaron Ross) sustained a season-ending Achilles' injury while potential contributor (Dominique Franks) took several days to pass the conditioning test.

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    Mike Preston's latest Ravens training camp observations

    Mike Preston's latest Ravens training camp observations 

    Columnist Mike Preston shares some of his thoughts from the Ravens' first week of training camp.

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    Exactly a year after major hip injury, Ravens' Dennis Pitta says he's 100 percent

    Exactly a year after major hip injury, Ravens' Dennis Pitta says he's 100 percent 

    Exactly a year ago Sunday, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was writhing in pain while being carted off the field after fracturing and dislocating his right hip.

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    Veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs dominant during Ravens practice Sunday

    Veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs dominant during Ravens practice Sunday 

    Setting the scene: The Ravens took the field on a muggy Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. and finished practice around 6:20 p.m., making it their shortest of the young camp.

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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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