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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 running back Ray Rice is scheduled to speak to reporters Thursday for the first time since he was suspended two games by the league for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.

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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...

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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 for undisclosed reasons.

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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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    Feisty Ravens practice includes fight between Josh Bynes and Kelechi Osemele

    Feisty Ravens practice includes fight between Josh Bynes and Kelechi Osemele 

    The Ravens had a feisty practice Sunday at training camp that included a fight between inside linebacker Josh Bynes and guard Kelechi Osemele, along with a few other skirmishes.

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    Several Ravens veterans, including Steve Smith, given day off Sunday

    Several Ravens veterans, including Steve Smith, given day off Sunday 

    The Ravens are maintaining their tradition of giving older veterans occasional days off from training camp.

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    Ravens veteran CB Dominique Franks passes conditioning test, activated

    Ravens veteran CB Dominique Franks passes conditioning test, activated 

    Ravens veteran cornerback Dominique Franks has passed his conditioning test and was activated from the non-football injury list.

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    Lorenzo Taliaferro says destruction of property case will be resolved soon

    Lorenzo Taliaferro says destruction of property case will be resolved soon 

    Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro expressed confidence that his pending misdemeanor destruction of property, being drunk in public and public swearing case will be resolved favorably as soon as this week.

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    After work at tackle, Ravens' Ryan Jensen back at guard 'for good'

    After work at tackle, Ravens' Ryan Jensen back at guard 'for good' 

    Second-year offensive lineman Ryan Jensen is back at guard, where he worked throughout his rookie season. And after a stint at right tackle during organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, he believes he is in the best position to help the team.

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    Having lost weight, Jah Reid competing for right tackle job with Ravens

    Having lost weight, Jah Reid competing for right tackle job with Ravens 

    It was an especially rough offseason for Ravens backup offensive tackle Jah Reid.

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    Keyshawn Johnson predicts bounceback year for Ravens WR Steve Smith

    Keyshawn Johnson predicts bounceback year for Ravens WR Steve Smith 

    Since the start of Ravens training camp, veteran wide receiver Steve Smith has operated like a man who's determined to prove something.

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    Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak will call plays from sidelines this season

    Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak will call plays from sidelines this season 

    Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak will call plays and run the offense from the sideline this season, he said Saturday.

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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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