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  • Ravens' Urschel distinguished himself as a lineman, student and teacher

    Ravens' Urschel distinguished himself as a lineman, student and teacher

    There’s plenty that distinguishes Ravens rookie offensive lineman John Urschel from his teammates, including his prodigious academic career and potential in the field of mathematics.

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    Ravens, NFL players react to LeBron James' return to Cleveland

    Ravens, NFL players react to LeBron James' return to Cleveland

    NBA superstar LeBron James' blockbuster decision to leave the Miami Heat and rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers triggered shockwaves throughout the sport world and Twitterverse on Friday.

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    Ravens to hold final auditions for national anthem singer on Tuesday

    Ravens to hold final auditions for national anthem singer on Tuesday

    The Ravens are searching for a new voice to sing the national anthem at home games.

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    Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

    Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

    Retired former Ravens center Matt Birk is staying involved with the NFL.

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    Ravens take a pass on NFL supplemental draft

    Ravens take a pass on NFL supplemental draft

    As expected, the Ravens took a pass on the NFL supplemental draft that was conducted today.

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    Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley making bid to start immediately

    Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley making bid to start immediately

    The last time that C.J. Mosley made the transition to a higher level of football, he had no trouble adjusting.

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    Versatile role envisioned for Dennis Pitta

    Versatile role envisioned for Dennis Pitta

    Dennis Pitta was in constant motion throughout the Ravens' offseason practices, making it difficult to get an accurate read on where he would line up from play to play.

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    Ravens-49ers Aug.8 practice will be open to public

    Ravens-49ers Aug.8 practice will be open to public

    The Ravens announced today that they'll have a third open practice, this one with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, Aug. 8 at M&T Bank Stadium, a day after the two teams play in their first preseason game.

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    Ravens happy with Gillmore

    Ravens happy with Gillmore

    When the Ravens selected tight end Crockett Gillmore in the third round of the NFL draft, they did so with the hope that he would provide a strong blocking presence.

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    DeAngelo Tyson pushing for increased role in Ravens' defensive line rotation

    DeAngelo Tyson pushing for increased role in Ravens' defensive line rotation

    Last December, Ravens defensive end DeAngelo Tyson alertly secured his first NFL interception off a tipped pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

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    Ravens QB Joe Flacco sees progress, 'explosion' from lighter, leaner running back Ray Rice

    Ravens QB Joe Flacco sees progress, 'explosion' from lighter, leaner running back Ray Rice

    When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco handed the football off and threw swing passes to Ray Rice this spring, he had a close-up view of the three-time Pro Bowl running back's physical transformation.

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    'Hard-nosed' rookie WR Jeremy Butler off to good start with Ravens

    'Hard-nosed' rookie WR Jeremy Butler off to good start with Ravens

    Before rookie wide receiver Jeremy Butler had signed his first NFL contract, he already felt like he was officially on the Ravens' roster.

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    Conditions not favorable for Ravens to get sixth-round pick for Rolando McClain

    Conditions not favorable for Ravens to get sixth-round pick for Rolando McClain

    As it turns out, the Ravens didn’t make out as well as what was originally thought in the deal that sent inactive middle linebacker Rolando McClain to the Dallas Cowboys.

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    Ravens' Dennis Pitta avoided grievance route that Saints' Jimmy Graham took, and lost

    Ravens' Dennis Pitta avoided grievance route that Saints' Jimmy Graham took, and lost

    The Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta were thankful to avoid the legal standoff that just unfolded between the New Orleans Saints and star tight end Jimmy Graham.

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    Taking a look at Rolando McClain's tumultuous timeline with the Ravens

    Taking a look at Rolando McClain's tumultuous timeline with the Ravens

    Rolando McClain was property of the Ravens for less than 15 months, a period in which he never participated in a single practice for the organization, yet he managed to make plenty of headlines. Here is a look at McClain’s tumultuous stay in Baltimore:

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    Ravens trade rights to Rolando McClain to Dallas Cowboys

    Ravens trade rights to Rolando McClain to Dallas Cowboys

    Middle linebacker Rolando McClain has decided that he wants to play football again but it won’t be with the Ravens.

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    NFL says Chris Canty can apply for medical exemption to wear special facemask

    NFL says Chris Canty can apply for medical exemption to wear special facemask

    When Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty was entering the NFL draft in 2005, he was struck in the eye with a beer bottle while trying to leave a bar when a fight broke out.

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    Vonta Leach not planning to retire and other ex-Ravens news

    Vonta Leach not planning to retire and other ex-Ravens news

    Former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach held a casino night fundraiser and his foundation's ninth annual football and cheer camp in his hometown of Lumberton, N.C. over the weekend.

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    Ray Rice's likely suspension could force Ravens to embrace running back by committee

    Ray Rice's likely suspension could force Ravens to embrace running back by committee

    As the Ravens await NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling on Ray Rice's discipline, it's becoming more apparent that they won't be alone in going with the running back by committee approach during Rice's absence.

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    Ravens want to extend Justin Tucker, but how much will he cost?

    Ravens want to extend Justin Tucker, but how much will he cost?

    The Ravens’ Justin Tucker has not only been one of the league’s best kickers in his first two seasons in the NFL, he’s also been one of its bigger bargains. Such is life when you originally make the team as an undrafted free agent.

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    Ravens trying to extend Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker's contract

    Ravens trying to extend Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker's contract

    It’s been well-documented that the Ravens would like to sign wide receiver Torrey Smith, nose tackle Haloti Ngata and cornerback Jimmy Smith to contract extensions before the start of the 2014 season.

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    New additions could help revive Ravens' deep passing game

    New additions could help revive Ravens' deep passing game

    There was plenty made last season of the relative disappearance of the deep ball from the Ravens’ offense.

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    Ravens remove rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd from injured reserve

    Ravens remove rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd from injured reserve

    The Ravens have removed rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd from injured reserve and waived him. They had originally waived him from the roster with an injured designation last week.

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    Ravens' James Hurst, rookie offensive linemen learning pro game as unit

    Ravens' James Hurst, rookie offensive linemen learning pro game as unit

    After enjoying more of a team mentality in college, first-year pros learn quickly during OTAs and minicamp that life in the NFL is spent mostly with your position groups.

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    Terrell Suggs ranks 26th on NFL Network's Top 100 list

    Terrell Suggs ranks 26th on NFL Network's Top 100 list

    Terrell Suggs’ second-half struggles in 2013 apparently didn’t alter the opinion around the league that the longtime Ravens defender remains one of the top pass rushers in the NFL.

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    Ravens need 2013 draft class to make bigger second-year jump than 2012 one did

    Ravens need 2013 draft class to make bigger second-year jump than 2012 one did

    At the end of their Super Bowl XLVII-winning season, the Ravens were feeling pretty good about their 2012 draft class.

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    Brandon Flowers headed to San Diego after Ravens showed some interest

    Brandon Flowers headed to San Diego after Ravens showed some interest

    When the Ravens signed veteran cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks last week after successful minicamp tryouts for both, it was viewed as even more unlikely that they'd make a serious run at Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers who had surprisingly been released by the Kansas City Chiefs.

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    Ravens Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda back to full strength

    Ravens Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda back to full strength

    A year ago, veteran guard Marshal Yanda was dealing with scar tissue and a grueling rehabilitation after undergoing rotator cuff surgery five days after the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

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    Ravens add some experience, but still will likely trend younger

    Ravens add some experience, but still will likely trend younger

    Unlike last year, when nine of the 13 oldest players on the roster of the Super Bowl XLVII champions left the organization either via retirement, release, trade or free agency, there was no significant Ravens’ youth movement this offseason.    

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    Ravens rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd reverts to injured reserve

    Ravens rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd reverts to injured reserve

    Rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd has reverted to the Ravens' injured reserve list after being waived-injured with a pulled hamstring Friday.

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    Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro's case continued until July 31

    Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro's case continued until July 31

    Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro's case for misdemeanor destruction of property and being drunk in public, public swearing has been continued until July 31, according to a court clerk.

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    Ravens' salary cap, contract updates

    Ravens' salary cap, contract updates

    The Ravens are $4.159 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $133 million with 90 players on the roster after signing five players to contracts last week.

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    Small-school rookie OLB Nick DiMarco excited to get shot with Ravens

    Small-school rookie OLB Nick DiMarco excited to get shot with Ravens

    When undrafted rookie outside linebacker Nick DiMarco was cut by the New York Jets and NFL teams weren't calling, he began contemplating whether it was time to get a regular job.

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    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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