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  • Ravens' Jimmy Smith not expected to face discipline from NFL, based on precedent

    Ravens' Jimmy Smith not expected to face discipline from NFL, based on precedent
    Based on precedent, Ravens starting cornerback Jimmy Smith isn't expected to face discipline from the NFL stemming from his arrest in Towson on Saturday night for misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Smith was charged with failure to obey a lawful order by a...
  • 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. The six-time Pro Bowl center and former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year was named the league's director of football development today. Birk spent this past year working as an...
  • Sammy Seamster, James Hurst headline Ravens' undrafted free agents

    Sammy Seamster, James Hurst headline Ravens' undrafted free agents
    The Ravens take their recruiting and signing of undrafted rookie free agents extremely seriously, with coach John Harbaugh personally attempting to convince players to sign. It's an exercise coordinated by scouts, including Joe Douglas and Mark Azevedo,...
  • What's next for Ravens running back Ray Rice?

    What's next for Ravens running back Ray Rice?
    Now that Ray Rice has held a widely criticized news conference Friday that included some awkward, off-the-cuff moments and no public apology to his wife, just months after their physical altercation at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino, the Ravens' star...
  • John Harbaugh says Ravens will closely monitor veteran free-agent market

    John Harbaugh says Ravens will closely monitor veteran free-agent market
    The conversations between coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome about the Ravens' roster have brought them to a conclusion. They're going to closely monitor the veteran free-agent market, particularly now that it's June 1 and signing...
  • Tough decisions await the Ravens with franchise tag

    Tough decisions await the Ravens with franchise tag
    The NFL's annual offseason free agent spending spree won't officially get underway until March 11, but the Ravens will have a $6.7 million decision to make within the next couple of weeks. Or is it an $11.5 million decision? The Ravens' evaluation...
  • Ravens 'far apart' in ongoing Pitta talks, in negotiations with several free agents

    Ravens 'far apart' in ongoing Pitta talks, in negotiations with several free agents
    Now that the Ravens have finalized their $28.5 million contract extension with Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, they still have a considerable amount of unfinished business. The Ravens are in active negotiations with many of their unrestricted...
  • Ravens enter free agency in unique position

    Ravens enter free agency in unique position
    The Ravens have arrived at a rare moment in franchise history. When free agency starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21....
  • Ravens meet with Dennis Pitta's representatives as negotiations continue

    Ravens meet with Dennis Pitta's representatives as negotiations continue
    The Ravens continue to engage in contract talks with tight end Dennis Pitta and have made him a major negotiating priority as they urgently try to lock up the pending unrestricted free agent, according to league sources. No deal is imminent, though,...
  • Catching up with retired Ravens center Matt Birk

    Catching up with retired Ravens center Matt Birk
    Former Ravens center Matt Birk, the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2012 and a Super Bowl champion, will be back in the Baltimore area this Thursday for a signing for his new book, “All-Pro Wisdom: The 7 Choices that Lead to Greatness.&...
  • Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta

    Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta
    Just seven months ago, Dennis Pitta was carted off the Ravens’ practice field after suffering a fractured, dislocated right hip that required surgery. On Friday, Pitta agreed to five-year, $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed,...
  • Ravens have $24.929 million in salary-cap space; Monroe could test free agency

    Ravens have $24.929 million in salary-cap space; Monroe could test free agency
    As the Ravens continue to haggle with left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe in negotiations that, according to sources, remain far apart, they are $24.929 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $133 million. They have the 10th most salary-cap space...