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Ravens practiced against illegal formations during minicamp, just in case

Following the Ravens' AFC divisional-round playoff defeat in January, the NFL outlawed a strategy employed by the New England Patriots that created confusion about which receivers were eligible and ineligible.

Although the NFL later approved a competition committee proposal in March that makes it illegal going forward for players with an ineligible number to line up outside of the tackle box, the...

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Offensive stability could go long way in deciding AFC North

Three of the four AFC North teams finished the 2014 season within the top half of the league in both points and yards per game. And if the offseason activity in the division is any indication, the AFC North should once again feature three pretty good offenses.

In a league where change is customary, two of the division’s top teams -- the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals -- will bring back...

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Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman eyes starting job

When the Ravens drafted Breshad Perriman in the first round, the speedster from Central Florida became the first wide receiver the team had drafted in the first round since Mark Clayton in 2005.

Clayton, who's now retired, wound up catching 44 passes for 471 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie as he started 10 games. And Torrey Smith, the former Maryland standout now with the San Francisco 49ers...

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Ravens' news, notes and opinions

There was a lot of talk over the weekend about the upcoming July 15 deadline to sign designated “franchised” players to long-term contracts before they are locked into playing the season under the franchise tag.

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly made some progress in their efforts to sign wide receiver Dez Bryant. The New York Giants have a decision to make after their designated “franchise” player, pass...

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Anne Arundel police seeking suspect they say resembles, but isn't, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

Anne Arundel County police called an audible in their search for a suspect wanted for using a stolen credit card at a local convenience store.

In a posting on its official Facebook account, the police department asked for citizens' help in finding the man and posted three surveillance photos of the alleged perpetrator while pointing out that the suspect isn't Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

"We know...

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Former Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain suspended four games for violating substance-abuse policy

The tumultuous career of trouble-prone former Ravens middle linebacker Rolando McClain took another rocky turn Thursday when he was suspended by the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy.

McClain, entering his second year with the Dallas Cowboys, will miss four games after being signed to a one-year, incentive-laden $3 million contract this offseason.

"I apologize to my family, the Cowboys...

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