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  • NFL, NFLPA adopt human-growth hormone testing, reinstate Welker, two others

    NFL, NFLPA adopt human-growth hormone testing, reinstate Welker, two others 

    Human-growth hormone testing has been approved by the NFL and the NFL Players Association, the two parties announced in a joint statement Wednesday.

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    NFL says Roger Goodell never intended to hear Ray Rice appeal

    NFL says Roger Goodell never intended to hear Ray Rice appeal 

    In the wake of the NFL Players Association filing an appeal on behalf of...

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    NFLPA files an appeal on behalf of Ray Rice challenging indefinite suspension

    NFLPA files an appeal on behalf of Ray Rice challenging indefinite suspension 

    The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of former Ravens running back Ray Rice on Tuesday night, demanding that the increased discipline of an indefinite suspension levied last week by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell be overturned.

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    Lawyer David Cornwell discusses 'due process' issues for Ray Rice following indefinite suspension

    Lawyer David Cornwell discusses 'due process' issues for Ray Rice following indefinite suspension 

    A contentious dispute between former Ravens star running back Ray Rice and the NFL has removed him from the football field through an indefinite suspension. Now, this high-profile situation stemming from a domestic violence incident is about to enter the legal arena. 

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    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston (Sept. 16)

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston (Sept. 16) 

    Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers readers' questions about the Ravens' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 and more.

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    Former Ravens DL Ma'ake Kemoeatu successfully donated kidney to his brother, Chris Kemoeatu

    Former Ravens DL Ma'ake Kemoeatu successfully donated kidney to his brother, Chris Kemoeatu 

    Former Ravens starting nose tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu successfully donated a kidney to his younger brother, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard Chris Kemoeatu, during a surgical procedure in August.

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    Harbaugh, Pettine have long-standing connections, friendship

    Harbaugh, Pettine have long-standing connections, friendship 

    When the Ravens travel to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, there will be several familiar faces on the opposing sideline.

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    Guarded optimism about Ravens safety Will Hill's status under pending revised drug policy

    Guarded optimism about Ravens safety Will Hill's status under pending revised drug policy 

    There's guarded optimism that Ravens veteran free safety Will Hill could potentially have his six-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy reduced, according to sources.

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    Ravens' preparations include game-planning for Browns rookie Johnny Manziel

    Ravens' preparations include game-planning for Browns rookie Johnny Manziel 

    Although Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's action has been limited to one cameo appearance with a single pass thrown, the Ravens will include the flamboyant former Heisman Trophy winner in their preparations.

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    Harbaugh at a loss about Courtney Upshaw's controversial roughing-the-passer penalty

    Harbaugh at a loss about Courtney Upshaw's controversial roughing-the-passer penalty 

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh chose his words carefully to avoid any potential fines for criticizing a controversial roughing-the-passer penalty on outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, but his intentions and message were impossible to mistake.

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    Matt Elam in slot adds size, depth to defense, Harbaugh says

    Matt Elam in slot adds size, depth to defense, Harbaugh says 

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Monday explained the decision to slot second-year safety Matt Elam in at the nickel cornerback slot in Thursday's 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, which he said allows the team to take advantage of its safety depth and added a run nickel package to its future plans.

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    Ed Reed weighs in on Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Ravens' win over Steelers

    Ed Reed weighs in on Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Ravens' win over Steelers 

    Now that former Ravens star free safety Ed Reed has joined the media, the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year is in the position of commenting on his former team as well as weighing in on former teammate Ray Rice and his high-profile domestic violence incident.

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    Ravens sign cornerback Lou Young to practice squad

    Ravens sign cornerback Lou Young to practice squad 

    The Ravens have filled their practice squad vacancy by signing cornerback Lou Young.

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    NFL announces four women who will assist in guiding league policies

    NFL announces four women who will assist in guiding league policies 

    In the wake of domestic violence incidents involving Ray Rice, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy, the NFL is making some additions to its staff to help guide league policies.

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    Baltimore natives Kyle Fuller, Terrance West off to fast starts in rookie seasons

    Baltimore natives Kyle Fuller, Terrance West off to fast starts in rookie seasons 

    It was a sterling Sunday for Baltimore natives and NFL rookies Kyle Fuller and Terrance West.

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    NFL Players Association, Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension, sources say

    NFL Players Association, Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension, sources say 

    Now that former Ravens running back Ray Rice's $35 million contract has been terminated and he's indefinitely suspended by the NFL, the NFL Players Association and Rice are poised to appeal by filing a grievance as soon as Monday, according to sources.

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    Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says

    Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says 

    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "shocked" by the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then fiancee and a Democratic senator called the National Football League's handling of the situation "outrageous."

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    Ray Lewis says 'what Ray Rice did was inexcusable'

    Ray Lewis says 'what Ray Rice did was inexcusable' 

    For the second time since a graphic video surfaced of former Ravens running back Ray Rice punching Janay Rice in a casino elevator, retired linebacker and ESPN NFL analyst Ray Lewis has commented on the domestic-violence incident.

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    O.J. Brigance celebrates 45th birthday, weighs in on Ray Rice

    O.J. Brigance celebrates 45th birthday, weighs in on Ray Rice 

    As a band played during his New Orleans-themed 45th birthday party Saturday night at Pimlico Race Course, Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance smiled as he enjoyed the festivities.

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    Rep. Elijah Cummings salutes NFLPA for voting to approve HGH testing, new drug policy

    Rep. Elijah Cummings salutes NFLPA for voting to approve HGH testing, new drug policy 

    Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings saluted the NFL Players Association for voting to approve a revised NFL drug policy that includes human growth hormone testing.

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    Ray Rice makes public appearance at football game in New York

    Ray Rice makes public appearance at football game in New York 

    Former Ravens star running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay Rice, attended a high school football game Saturday in his hometown of New Rochelle, N.Y., where he was once a celebrated all-state player and a blue-chip Rutgers recruit.

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    Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro remaining patient as he waits for his chance

    Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro remaining patient as he waits for his chance 

    It's been a quiet two games for Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro since leading the NFL in preseason rushing yards.

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    NFLPA reps vote to approve new drug policy that includes HGH testing

    NFLPA reps vote to approve new drug policy that includes HGH testing 

    The NFL Players Association Board of Representatives approved new revised policies for performance-enhancing drugs and substances of abuse, the players' union announced Friday night.

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    Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley fined $8,268 for late hit in Bengals game

    Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley fined $8,268 for late hit in Bengals game 

    Ravens rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley was fined $8,268 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness during the season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the league.

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    Ray Rice's version of story was 'starkly different,' Roger Goodell tells NFLPA

    Ray Rice's version of story was 'starkly different,' Roger Goodell tells NFLPA 

    League commissioner Roger Goodell notified the NFL Players Association on Friday that former Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely because his version of his February altercation with his then-fiancee was "starkly different" than the one shown on the video that surfaced earlier in the week.

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    Chiefs signing cornerback Jamell Fleming off Ravens' practice squad, per source

    Chiefs signing cornerback Jamell Fleming off Ravens' practice squad, per source 

    The Kansas City Chiefs are signing cornerback Jamell Fleming off the Ravens' practice squad to their active roster, according to a source.

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    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Steelers

    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Steelers 

    Childs Walker shares five takeaways from the Ravens' Thursday night victory over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.

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    After shaky opener, Ravens' Bernard Pierce bounces back with strong performance

    After shaky opener, Ravens' Bernard Pierce bounces back with strong performance 

    Showing a determined running style and maintaining a tight grip on the football Thursday, Ravens running back Bernard Pierce followed his shaky performance in the season opener with a strong showing in a 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.

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    Elvis Dumervil applies heat to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

    Elvis Dumervil applies heat to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger 

    Elvis Dumervil wanted to make Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger uncomfortable standing for very long in the pocket.

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    Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson knocked out of game with concussion

    Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson knocked out of game with concussion 

    Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson left the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night with a concussion, and he won't return.

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    Submit your Ravens questions for Mike Preston

    Submit your Ravens questions for Mike Preston

    Have a Ravens-related topic for Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston?

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    Ravens scratch Lardarius Webb for second consecutive game with back injury

    Ravens scratch Lardarius Webb for second consecutive game with back injury 

    For the second consecutive game, Ravens starting cornerback Lardarius Webb was scratched because of a lingering lower back injury.

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    Ravens bracing for Steelers three-down running back Le'Veon Bell

    Ravens bracing for Steelers three-down running back Le'Veon Bell 

    Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith has built a thorough scouting report on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, one of the top young offensive players in the NFL.

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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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