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  • In first game this season, Ravens' Lardarius Webb didn't look ready

    In first game this season, Ravens' Lardarius Webb didn't look ready 

    It wasn’t the kind of sterling return that Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb had envisioned in his first game of the season.

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    John Harbaugh defends Ray Rice handling, says Ravens got it right

    John Harbaugh defends Ray Rice handling, says Ravens got it right 

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked after the team's 23-21 win over the Cleveland Browns whether a recent report that he wanted to release former running back Ray Rice shortly after his Feburary domestic violence arrest was true.

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    Instant analysis of the Ravens' 23-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns

    Instant analysis of the Ravens' 23-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns 

    Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors share their initial thoughts on the Ravens' game against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3 of the 2014 NFL season.

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    Dennis Pitta dislocates right hip, Ravens concerned about potential fracture

    Dennis Pitta dislocates right hip, Ravens concerned about potential fracture 

    CLEVELAND -- Ravens starting tight end Dennis Pitta was carted off the field Sunday after suffering a potential season-ending hip injury without even being touched.

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    Ex-Ravens LB Ray Lewis says that Ray Rice put a lot of people in jeopardy

    Ex-Ravens LB Ray Lewis says that Ray Rice put a lot of people in jeopardy 

    In his appearance this morning on ESPN's NFL Countdown, former linebacker Ray Lewis defended Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and general manager Ozzie Newsome, but he added that the organization probably would like a do-over in its handling of the Ray Rice fallout.

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    Bernard Pierce inactive for Ravens, Lardarius Webb set to make 2014 debut 

    Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is inactive Sunday for the game against the Cleveland Browns because of a thigh injury that he aggravated during practice this week.

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    Players had no questions about Ravens' handling of Ray Rice situation, sources say

    Players had no questions about Ravens' handling of Ray Rice situation, sources say 

    CLEVELAND -- During Ravens coach John Harbaugh's team meeting Saturday, he broached the topic of whether players had any questions about the organization's handling of the controversial Ray Rice situation.

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    Terrell Suggs fined $5,512 by NFL for wearing gladiator helmet

    Terrell Suggs fined $5,512 by NFL for wearing gladiator helmet 

    Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is a huge movie buff and owns a production company that has produced several films and shorts.

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    Nickel Package: Five things to watch in Ravens vs. Browns

    Nickel Package: Five things to watch in Ravens vs. Browns 

    As the Ravens (1-1) square off with the Cleveland Browns (1-1) at 1 p.m. today at FirstEnergy Stadium, here's Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson's checklist of things to keep an eye on.

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    Ravens Insider: Preview of Ravens vs. Browns [Video]

    Ravens Insider: Preview of Ravens vs. Browns [Video]

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    Ravens cut Deonte Thompson, promote Fitzgerald Toussaint with Bernard Pierce questionable

    Ravens cut Deonte Thompson, promote Fitzgerald Toussaint with Bernard Pierce questionable 

    CLEVELAND — The Ravens have cut veteran wide receiver Deonte Thompson, promoting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad to the active roster.

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    Ravens take back nearly 8,000 Ray Rice jerseys, acknowledge team is in 'new territory'

    Ravens take back nearly 8,000 Ray Rice jerseys, acknowledge team is in 'new territory' 

    Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne on Saturday reiterated that an ESPN "Outside the Lines" report on the team’s handling of Ray Rice’s assault case contained inaccuracies that the team will address next week.

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    Records show little written interaction between N.J. authorities and NFL or Ravens

    Records show little written interaction between N.J. authorities and NFL or Ravens 

    As questions remain about the thoroughness of investigations by the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL into running back Ray Rice's assault on his then-fiancee, a check of public records shows little written interaction between authorities and the league or team.

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    Suggs seeks to end sad sack streak against Browns

    Suggs seeks to end sad sack streak against Browns 

    Ravens Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has 15 career sacks against the Cleveland Browns, his highest total against any NFL team.

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    Ravens pushed for leniency on Rice despite knowing about both videos, report says

    Ravens pushed for leniency on Rice despite knowing about both videos, report says 

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell broke his extended silence Friday about his handling of recent domestic violence issues, reiterating that he erred with his decisions involving former Ravens' running back Ray Rice and acknowledging that he let himself and the public down.

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    Roger Goodell again apologizes for his handling of Ray Rice situation

    Roger Goodell again apologizes for his handling of Ray Rice situation 

    In his first public comments in weeks, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated that he initially mishandled the discipline of former Ravens running back Ray Rice.

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    NFL, NFLPA announce revised drug policy

    NFL, NFLPA announce revised drug policy 

    The NFL and NFL Players Association announced sweeping changes to their substance-abuse and performance-enhancing drug policies on Friday in a joint statement.

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    Timmy Jernigan listed as doubtful for Sunday; Bernard Pierce is questionable

    Timmy Jernigan listed as doubtful for Sunday; Bernard Pierce is questionable 

    Ravens rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is officially listed as doubtful on the injury report.

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    Ravens preparing to square off with Browns pass rusher, ex-teammate Paul Kruger

    Ravens preparing to square off with Browns pass rusher, ex-teammate Paul Kruger 

    Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger has displayed power and speed this seaosn, bull-rushing and running around offensive tackles.

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    Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw fined $16,537 for hit on Ben Roethlisberger

    Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw fined $16,537 for hit on Ben Roethlisberger 

    Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw has been fined $16,537 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 

    For some Ravens fans, there might always be a place in their hearts for Ray Rice — at least the Ray Rice of old — but not on their backs.

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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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    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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