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  • Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw fined $16,000 for hit on Ben Roethlisberger

    Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw fined $16,000 for hit on Ben Roethlisberger 

    Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw has been fined $16,000 by the league office for his roughing-the-passer penalty last week against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

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    Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens at Browns

    Mike Preston's key matchups for Ravens at Browns 

    Columnist Mike Preston breaks down three matchups that will help decide the outcome of the Ravens' Week 3 game at the Cleveland Browns.

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    Timmy Jernigan not practicing, expected to miss a game or two

    Timmy Jernigan not practicing, expected to miss a game or two 

    Ravens rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan remains sidelined with a meniscus issue in his knee and is expected to miss at least Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, according to sources.

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    Roger Goodell sends memo to all NFL teams on initiatives to prevent domestic violence

    Roger Goodell sends memo to all NFL teams on initiatives to prevent domestic violence 

    In the wake of recent domestic violence incidents involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice, Carolina Panthers defenisve end Greg Hardy, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald and Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, the NFL is rolling out new initiatives aimed at preventing domestic violence and sexual assault.

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    Fans line up to turn in their Ray Rice jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium

    Fans line up to turn in their Ray Rice jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium 

    Thousands of Ravens fans lined up outside M&T Bank Stadium on Friday morning to exchange their replica Ray Rice jerseys and cut ties with the former star running back who was once one of the team's most popular players.

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    After 5-interception game in 2013, Ravens QB Joe Flacco ready to face Mike Pettine again

    After 5-interception game in 2013, Ravens QB Joe Flacco ready to face Mike Pettine again 

    The last time Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco faced a Mike Pettine-led defense, he had arguably the worst game of his career. Pettine, a former Ravens assistant, was Buffalo’s defensive coordinator last year, when his Bills defense had five interceptions in a 23-20 victory.

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    Torrey Smith says he's not frustrated by early lack of touches in Ravens' offense

    Torrey Smith says he's not frustrated by early lack of touches in Ravens' offense 

    Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has spent the majority of the first two games running fly patterns and operating as something of a glorified decoy.

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    Steve Smith to be honored for his work on behalf of homeless people

    Steve Smith to be honored for his work on behalf of homeless people 

    Ravens veteran Steve Smith will be honored Sept. 30 by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.

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    Ravens announce details of Ray Rice jersey exchange

    Ravens announce details of Ray Rice jersey exchange

    The Ravens on Thursday announced details of this weekend's Ray Rice jersey exchange, which will allow fans to turn in their No. 27 jerseys for another, following the former star running back’s release last week.

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    Baltimore Sun predictions for Ravens at Browns

    Baltimore Sun predictions for Ravens at Browns 

    Our Baltimore Sun panel of experts predicts the outcome for Sunday's Week 3 game between the Ravens and Browns in Cleveland.

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    Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness

    Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness 

    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice for the abbreviated media viewing portion on Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice and appearing on the injury report as a non-participant due to illness.

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    Ravens safety Jeromy Miles capitalizing on increased defensive workload

    Ravens safety Jeromy Miles capitalizing on increased defensive workload 

    When Jeromy Miles joined the Ravens last year, it was primarily in a special-teams ace role.

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    Ravens await word on Will Hill as NFL, NFLPA work on finalizing revised substance-abuse policy

    Ravens await word on Will Hill as NFL, NFLPA work on finalizing revised substance-abuse policy 

    Under the revised performance-enhancing drug policy, the NFL immediately reinstated Wes Welker, Stedman Bailey and Orlando Scandrick from suspensions.

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    Harbaugh texts congratulatory message to Buck Showalter

    Harbaugh texts congratulatory message to Buck Showalter 

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh joined the flood of congratulatory text messages delivered to Orioles manager Buck Showalter.

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    Ravens' Chris Canty hopes that NFL implementing HGH testing will set a level playing field

    Ravens' Chris Canty hopes that NFL implementing HGH testing will set a level playing field 

    Now that the NFL and the NFL Players Association have implemented human growth hormone testing as part of a revised performance-enhancing drug policy, Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty is hoping that ensures a level playing field.

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    Joe Flacco misses practice with a cold, Timmy Jernigan injured meniscus

    Joe Flacco misses practice with a cold, Timmy Jernigan injured meniscus 

    It was a strange feeling for tight end Dennis Pitta when he walked onto the Ravens’ practice field Wednesday and didn’t see quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco was absent because of an illness.

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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 indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice and requesting that Roger Goodell recuse himself from handling the case, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an email to The Baltimore Sun that the NFL commissioner never intended to hear this appeal.

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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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    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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