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  • Ravens' starters to play into second half against Redskins in third preseason game

    The Ravens will maintain their tradition of having starters playing into the third quarter during their third preseason game Saturday night.

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    Understated Ravens defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson hoping to make some noise

    Understated Ravens defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson hoping to make some noise 

    As one of the Ravens' most understated players, defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson speaks quietly and tends to fly under the radar in a locker room filled with boisterous personalities.

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    Torrey Smith wins Tim Wheatley Award for community service

    Torrey Smith wins Tim Wheatley Award for community service 

    Ravens star wide receiver Torrey Smith has become well-known for his involvement in the Baltimore community.

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    Ravens will be without top three corners Saturday against Redskins

    Ravens will be without top three corners Saturday against Redskins 

    When the Ravens play the Washington Redskins on Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium, they'll be without their top three cornerbacks due to injuries.

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    Ravens corners Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb, Asa Jackson not practicing

    Ravens corners Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb, Asa Jackson not practicing 

    The Ravens remain shorthanded at cornerback as their third preseason game against the Washington Redskins approaches Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium.

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    Steve Smith says defenses will have to 'pick their poison' against Ravens

    Steve Smith says defenses will have to 'pick their poison' against Ravens 

    Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith is expected to inject toughness and productivity into the Ravens' offense.

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    Ravens linebacker Austin Spitler hoping to beat odds, earn spot on Ravens' roster

    Ravens linebacker Austin Spitler hoping to beat odds, earn spot on Ravens' roster 

    When the Ravens signed veteran linebacker Austin Spitler following a successful minicamp tryout in June, he knew he had joined a relatively deep group of inside linebackers.

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    Ravens practice canceled in favor of team-building activity

    Ravens practice canceled in favor of team-building activity 

    The Ravens' practice Wednesday was scrapped in favor of a walkthrough and trip to the movies to see Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman in "Lucy."

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    Torrey Smith, Joe Flacco improving timing in Ravens' passing game

    Torrey Smith, Joe Flacco improving timing in Ravens' passing game 

    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dropped back to pass Saturday night and had a clear sight line to locate wide receiver Torrey Smith down the field at AT&T Stadium.

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    Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro making an impression in preseason

    Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro making an impression in preseason 

    Although Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro has emerged as one of the most productive NFL rookies midway through the preseason, he’s still tweaking several aspects of his game.

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    NFL expands practice squad limit to 10 players

    NFL expands practice squad limit to 10 players 

    NFL practice squads have been expanded to 10 players from a previous maximum of eight players, effectively immediately for this season.

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    Joe Flacco downplays Johnny Manziel flipping off Redskins, says middle finger no big deal

    Joe Flacco downplays Johnny Manziel flipping off Redskins, says middle finger no big deal 

    When it comes to obscene gestures and the middle-finger salute, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a live-and-let-live kind of guy.

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    Ravens tackle Jah Reid going through NFL concussion protocol

    Ravens tackle Jah Reid going through NFL concussion protocol 

    Ravens backup offensive tackle Jah Reid has suffered a head injury and is going through the NFL concussion testing protocol.

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    Owen Daniels remains sidelined, Torrey Smith, Steve Smith given a day off

    Owen Daniels remains sidelined, Torrey Smith, Steve Smith given a day off 

    Ravens veteran tight end Owen Daniels remained sidelined with leg soreness Tuesday.

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    Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb won't play in final two preseason games

    Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb won't play in final two preseason games 

    John Harbaugh confirmed Monday that cornerback Lardarius Webb won’t play this preseason as he recovers from a lower back injury, though the Ravens coach does expect to have cornerback Jimmy Smith back on the field soon, perhaps for Saturday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

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    Ravens' Rick Wagner has 'earned' starting right tackle job, John Harbaugh says

    Ravens' Rick Wagner has 'earned' starting right tackle job, John Harbaugh says 

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Rick Wagner's preseason performance has earned the second-year player the starting spot at right tackle, while guard-tackle Jah Reid has played his way into the top backup role at tackle behind Wagner and starting left tackle Eugene Monroe.

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    Ravens injury report for Aug. 18

    Ravens injury report for Aug. 18

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    Ray Rice is practicing for Ravens but Jimmy Smith is not

    Ray Rice is practicing for Ravens but Jimmy Smith is not 

    Running back Ray Rice, who left Saturday's preseason game after two carries to get his shoulder examined, was practicing Monday as the Ravens got back to work following their 37-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

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    Brandon Williams working to become Ravens' anchor as new nose tackle

    Brandon Williams working to become Ravens' anchor as new nose tackle 

    Since defensive lineman Brandon Williams' arrival last year as a third-round draft pick, the Ravens regard the strongman from Missouri Southern as one of their most-improved players.

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    Deonte Thompson states his case with special performance against Cowboys

    Deonte Thompson states his case with special performance against Cowboys 

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After an evening spent dodging and sprinting past potential Dallas Cowboys tacklers, Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson wasn’t about to run and hide from what was blatantly obvious.

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    Instant analysis from the Ravens' 37-30 victory over Dallas

    Instant analysis from the Ravens' 37-30 victory over Dallas 

    The Ravens came away with a 37-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys to begin the preseason 2-0. The Baltimore Sun's reporters, columnists and editors weigh in on the team's win.

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    Ray Rice doesn't start, then hurts shoulder

    Ray Rice doesn't start, then hurts shoulder 

    When the Ravens finally took their first offensive snap at the 3:25 mark of the first quarter, Ray Rice was on the sideline. The coaching staff presumably opted to start Bernard Pierce to simulate the first two games of the regular season when Rice will be serving a suspension.

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    Jimmy Smith leaves game early in first quarter

    Jimmy Smith leaves game early in first quarter 

    The Ravens could ill afford another injury at cornerback, but that’s exactly what they got barely three minutes into their game tonight against the Dallas Cowboys.

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    Ravens tight end Owen Daniels out against Dallas Cowboys

    Ravens tight end Owen Daniels out against Dallas Cowboys 

    When Owen Daniels missed practice Wednesday, it was believed that he was just getting a standard day off, a courtesy that head coach John Harbaugh grants Ravens’ veterans. However, Daniels missed practice Wednesday and Thursday as well and he wasn’t even in uniform for warmups tonight’s game against the Cowboys. Instead, Daniels watched in shorts and a T-shirt and the team announced that he wouldn’t play.

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    Ravens wide receiver competition [Video]

    Ravens wide receiver competition [Video]

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    Ravens corner Marrio Norman thrilled to be in NFL after Arena Football stints

    Ravens corner Marrio Norman thrilled to be in NFL after Arena Football stints 

    It's been a long journey for Ravens cornerback Marrio Norman to get to the NFL.

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    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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    Ravens training camp highlights for Thursday, Aug. 14

    Ravens training camp highlights for Thursday, Aug. 14 

    SETTING THE SCENE

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    Harbaugh expects starters to play one quarter Saturday against Dallas

    Harbaugh expects starters to play one quarter Saturday against Dallas 

    Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that he expects to play his starters for about a quarter on Saturday in Dallas, when the Ravens play the Cowboys in the second of four preseason games.

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    Ravens veteran tight end Owen Daniels misses practice for second straight day

    Ravens veteran tight end Owen Daniels misses practice for second straight day 

    Veteran tight end Owen Daniels missed his second straight day of practice Thursday for the Ravens, despite offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak saying Wednesday that he was “fine” and just getting a break.

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    Doctor predicts Kapron Lewis-Moore's recovery will take 6-8 months

    Doctor predicts Kapron Lewis-Moore's recovery will take 6-8 months 

    When Ravens reserve defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore undergoes surgery Friday to repair a torn Achilles tendon, it will begin a lengthy period of rehabilitation.

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    Ravens face balancing act in backfield with Ray Rice's suspension approaching

    Ravens face balancing act in backfield with Ray Rice's suspension approaching 

    The Ravens are approaching the time when they’ll need to focus on getting backup running back Bernard Pierce the bulk of the workload in advance of starter Ray Rice’s two-game suspension.

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    Tyrod Taylor got tutoring on West Coast offense from Jeff Garcia

    Tyrod Taylor got tutoring on West Coast offense from Jeff Garcia 

    Upon learning that Gary Kubiak was going to be the Ravens' new offensive coordinator, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor took steps to familiarize himself with the West Coast offense.

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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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