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  • NFL unveils stiffer penalties for domestic violence; Ravens partner with House of Ruth

    NFL unveils stiffer penalties for domestic violence; Ravens partner with House of Ruth
    A month after suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged he "didn't get it right" and announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault,...
  • Roger Goodell outlines increased discipline for domestic violence incidents in letter to owners

    Roger Goodell outlines increased discipline for domestic violence incidents in letter to owners
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced sweeping changes to the NFL personal-conduct policy Thursday, writing in a letter to NFL owners obtained by The Baltimore Sun that discipline for domestic violence incidents will increase significantly. The NFL...
  • Josh Gordon's year-long suspension upheld, Ravens won't be playing against Browns star

    Josh Gordon's year-long suspension upheld, Ravens won't be playing against Browns star
    The Ravens' defense won't be competing against Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon this season. His one-year suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy was upheld by the league after an appeal was heard by vice president...
  • NFL expands practice squad limit to 10 players

    NFL expands practice squad limit to 10 players
    NFL practice squads have been expanded to 10 players from a previous maximum of eight players, effectively immediately for this season. Under an agreement reached between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, the new limits will remain in effect...
  • 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....
  • Ray Rice said he never planned to appeal suspension

    Ray Rice said he never planned to appeal suspension
    When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Ravens star running back Ray Rice for two games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, talk briefly turned toward whether he would file an appeal. Under NFL collective bargaining agreement rules...
  • Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension

    Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension
    Composed and seemingly contrite, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to his wife, Janay, and insisted that their physical altercation in February was a one-time incident from which he has grown. He also vowed to become a vocal advocate against...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...