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  • Matt Birk not expected to play in preseason opener vs. Falcons

    Matt Birk not expected to play in preseason opener vs. Falcons
    Matt Birk sat out his fifth straight practice, and coach John Harbaugh essentially ruled the Ravens center out of the team’s preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons next Thursday. “Matt is resting,” Harbaugh said Friday. “...
  • Which team loses 1st: Falcons or Texans?

    Falcons could run table Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times Were they to play each other, I'd give the Texans the edge over the Falcons. But Atlanta will hang on to its unblemished record longer, particularly with Texans linebacker Brian Cushing out for the...
  • Saturday's practice could test younger players

    Saturday's practice could test younger players
    Saturday’s practice at M&T Bank Stadium is the Ravens’ first in front of the kind of turnout the team got when training camp was held at McDaniel College in Westminster. A large turnout of fans is expected to descend upon the stadium for the...
  • Dean Pees disputes notion of value of "tip drills"

    In 33 years of coaching football, Dean Pees has heard a lot of ideas and theories. One that continues to make him chuckle is the notion that defenses hone their ability to create turnovers by practicing tip drills. “It always kills me when I hear...
  • Harbaugh vs. Garrett coaching decision worked out well for Ravens

    Harbaugh vs. Garrett coaching decision worked out well for Ravens
    Jason Garrett was the hot coaching candidate who had everything the Ravens were seeking. He was a former NFL quarterback, Ivy League-educated and groomed in a football family. He was young and bright, and in just a couple of seasons as an NFL assistant,...
  • Baltimore Sun Week 6 NFL picks

    About Baltimore Sun staff picks: Each week, Sun columnists and NFL reporters will pick games (not against the spread) Sunday Cowboys at Ravens Raiders at Falcons Bengals at Browns Rams at Dolphins Colts at Jets Lions at Eagles Chiefs at...
  • John Harbaugh tight-lipped about plan for Falcons

    John Harbaugh tight-lipped about plan for Falcons
    John Harbaugh is well-renowned for keeping his cards close to the vest. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Ravens coach was coy about revealing his plan for the team’s preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night....
  • Matt Birk still hopeful he can play in Thursday night's preseason opener vs. Falcons

    Matt Birk still hopeful he can play in Thursday night's preseason opener vs. Falcons
    On Friday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t sound optimistic that Matt Birk would be available for Thursday night’s preseason opener at the Atlanta Falcons. But the 36-year-old center said Saturday that he is holding out hope that he might be...
  • Upshaw returns to practice

    Upshaw returns to practice
    Rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw returned to practice after missing the past seven workouts because of a right shoulder sprain. Upshaw, the team's first of two second-round picks in April, was one of several Ravens to return to the practice field today....
  • Ravens' starters to play sparingly in preseason opener

    Ravens' starters to play sparingly in preseason opener
    Joe Flacco will have an abbreviated window to orchestrate the Ravens' offense Thursday night at the Georgia Dome. That's because coach John Harbaugh has no plans to deviate from his traditional blueprint for the opening preseason game. The starters...
  • Tyrod Taylor downplays notion he has edge in backup QB battle

    Tyrod Taylor downplays notion he has edge in backup QB battle
    If the Ravens’ plan for inserting their backup quarterbacks plays out as it has in training camp and according to the depth chart, Tyrod Taylor will likely get the first opportunity to succeed starter Joe Flacco in the team’s preseason...
  • Young centers expected to see more playing time

    Young centers expected to see more playing time
    When the Ravens open the preseason Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons, barring a sudden setback, fans can rest assured that they will see Joe Flacco under center. The identity of that center, however, is not as clear. Rookie Gino Gradkowski and...