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  • Ravens reward coach John Harbaugh with contract extension

    Ravens reward coach John Harbaugh with contract extension
    Quarterback Joe Flacco was not the only one to be rewarded financially after the Ravens' victory in Super Bowl XLVII in February. Coach John Harbaugh, who has led the Ravens to the playoffs in each of his five seasons at the helm, agreed to a four-...
  • Five stats that stand out as the Ravens prepare to face the Detroit Lions

    Five stats that stand out as the Ravens prepare to face the Detroit Lions
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens. 25 -- routes run out of the slot by Dennis Pitta on Sunday. Four months after injuring his hip, Pitta made his season debut in Sunday’s win over...
  • Dwayne Morgan's growth into one of the country's top prospects hasn't been easy

    Dwayne Morgan's growth into one of the country's top prospects hasn't been easy
    Potential is a word Dwayne Morgan has sought to vanquish. The 15th-ranked basketball prospect in the country according to Rivals.com, Morgan wants to be more than potential during his senior year at No. 3 St. Frances. Potential was the word stickered to...
  • Ex-Terps DL Joe Vellano, now a starter for Patriots, earns praise from Bill Belichick

    Ex-Terps DL Joe Vellano, now a starter for Patriots, earns praise from Bill Belichick
    When Pro Bowl defensive tackle Vince Wilfork tore his right Achilles tendon in September, it created a huge void in the middle of the New England Patriots' defense. Since that key injury, former Terps defensive lineman Joe Vellano has helped stabilize...
  • Leach officially signs, Adkins released

    Leach officially signs, Adkins released
    The Ravens made it official today, signing Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach to a two-year contract. With the processing of his paperwork, the Ravens have released veteran linebacker Spencer Adkins. He was waived-injured with a hamstring injury and...
  • Who starts next to Daryl Smith at weak-side linebacker?

    Who starts next to Daryl Smith at weak-side linebacker?
    Before tonight’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, Daryl Smith won’t dance out of the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium like Ray Lewis used to do. Smith will, however, be the one who gets to replace Lewis at middle linebacker. With the...
  • Ravens defense focuses on communication ahead of second preseason game

    Ravens defense focuses on communication ahead of second preseason game
    Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees puts the film on during defensive meetings and encourages his fellow coaches not to speak. As the footage rolls, he wants to hear only the voices of his players. Loud responses are welcome. Silence isn't. A wrong...
  • Ravens' Webb, Yanda scratched for tonight's preseason game

    Ravens' Webb, Yanda scratched for tonight's preseason game
    The Ravens scratched starting cornerback Lardarius Webb and Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda for the second consecutive preseason game Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium. Webb is recuperating from a torn anterior...
  • Defense spends first half struggling

    Defense spends first half struggling
    The Ravens came into Thursday night's preseason game knowing that their revamped defense would be challenged by an Atlanta Falcons offense that ranked sixth in scoring a season ago. The Falcons have a Pro Bowl quarterback in Matt Ryan and a pair of 1,...
  • John Harbaugh critical of Ravens' running game, run defense

    John Harbaugh critical of Ravens' running game, run defense
    The snapshot of the Ravens' second preseason game, a 27-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium, revealed obvious shortcomings in two key areas: run defense and the running game. During the first half, the Ravens allowed...
  • Ravens overcome sluggish first half to beat the Falcons in preseason home opener

    Ravens overcome sluggish first half to beat the Falcons in preseason home opener
    Torrey Smith’s blistering 77-yard touchdown sprint awakened a sleepy crowd and gave the home team an early lead against the Atlanta Falcons, but it couldn’t save another shaky preseason performance by quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens&...
  • The Ravens have yet to get their running game going

    The Ravens have yet to get their running game going
    Late in the first quarter of Thursday night's 27-23 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons, the Ravens put the ball in the hands of running back Ray Rice, hoping to finally establish some semblance of a rhythm on offense. On first down, Rice ran off...