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Usually laid-back Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith channels anger against Saints

Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is known for his easygoing personality, rarely displaying much emotion on the football field.

The former Maryland standout broke from his normal routine Monday night during a 34-27 win over the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as he was much more animated than usual.

Smith was shoving defensive backs after plays and was noticeably angry when Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis tackled him after a reception and then shoved his helmet into the turf with his forearm.

"I'm a guy that I keep everything in," Smith said. "I try not to let people know if I'm mad. If I'm happy, I'm always cheesing and smiling. That's me, but I try to keep everything inside. I don't want to let it throw off my game, but I was a little bit [mad]. It probably happens a few times a year. I can guarantee two times a year with the Steelers.

"But more so than anything, it's not that I'm not passionate or anything, it's just that I keep [composed]. When I line up, I still...

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Ravens sign Emmanuel Ogbuehi to practice squad, Konrad Reuland on practice squad injured list

The Ravens have signed tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi to the practice squad and placed tight end Konrad Reuland on the practice squad injured list.

Ogbuehi was released from the practice squad last week when the Ravens signed tight end Allen Reisner.

Ogbuehi played at Georgia State and has previous NFL stints with the Washington Redskins, the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns. He was recently cut from the Browns' practice squad.

He was signed by the Dolphins to a reserve-future deal in the offseason and later released. He spent time on their practice squad last year.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound tight end caught 47 passes for 581 yards in 28 games in college. He has no NFL statistics.


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Pivotal game for Ravens follows short week, Thanksgiving holiday

The Ravens are trying to maintain their normal schedule of preparation even though they're dealing with a short week along with the Thanksgiving holiday in advance of Sunday's pivotal home game.

The Ravens (7-4) will play the San Diego Chargers (7-4) at M

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Justin Forsett hopes to sign long-term deal with Ravens

During his six years in the NFL, running back Justin Forsett has played for five teams.

Now that he's thriving with the Ravens, Forsett is hoping to remain with them for a long time. He expressed confidence and hope that a long-term contract can be worked out after the season when his one-year, $730,000 deal expires.

"Definitely, this is a great place, a great organization," Forsett told The Baltimore Sun. "It's hard not to want to be here. Definitely, I'm sure after the season sometime they'll probably get something done.

"I would love to sign here. I've been waiting my whole career to find a home somewhere to not have to move every offseason. So, that would be nice."

Forsett has rushed for a career-high 903 yards and seven touchdowns, emerging as the Ravens' featured back. He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time Wednesday after rushing for a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns Monday night against the New Orleans Saints.

"It's been a blessing," Forsett...

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Elvis Dumervil triggers $4 million worth of escalator clauses, incentives with 12th sack

When Ravens veteran outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil sacked New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees twice Monday night, it created a $4 million financial windfall for the three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher.

With his 12th sack of the season, Dumervil triggered a $1 million one-time incentive clause for sacks in a single year.

Dumervil's contract has a base value of $26 million that includes a $7.5 million signing bonus and $11 guaranteed. He also hit an escalator clause that raises his base salary by $1 million annually in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Dumervil now has 22 sacks in 26 career games with the Ravens. With 12.5 sacks this season, he's on pace for a career-high 19 sacks. He needs three more sacks to break Peter Boulware's single-season franchise record of 15 sacks.

His contract is now worth $30 million over five years with a maximum value of $33 million if he hits the 12-sack figure again in 2015.

Dumervil can also earn another $1 million bonus if he records 12 sacks in 2015 or 2016...

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Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro, guard Jah Reid return to practice

Ravens rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis, working out with his teammates for the first time since pulling his hamstring against the Cincinnati Bengals four games ago.

The River Hill graduate had hoped to return as soon as last week, but he wasn't cleared by doctors.

Campanaro has six receptions for 85 yards since being drafted in the seventh round out of Wake Forest. He caught a career-high three passes for 40 yards against the Bengals and returned two punts for 17 yards.

Veteran offensive guard Jah Reid also returned to practice, participating fully. Reid broke his right hand in practice while blocking outside linebacker Pernell McPhee before the Ravens' Nov. 9 win over the Tennessee Titans.

"It was great to be back," Reid said. "To be out there and get the blood flowing, it felt really good. There's a club on there and a cast. It didn't really hinder what I was doing."

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs didn't practice due to a...

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