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  • 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...
  • Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford shines at Senior Bowl

    Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford shines at Senior Bowl
    Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford was rarely blocked all week at the Senior Bowl, using his superior speed to run past offensive tackles before they could lift out of their stances. Ford put on a show Saturday for the South squad in their 20-10 victory over...
  • 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...
  • Harbaugh noncommittal on starters' workload for first preseason game

    Harbaugh noncommittal on starters' workload for first preseason game
    The Ravens' standard procedure for the first preseason game is to get the starters roughly a quarter of work before substituting liberally. Last year, the starters made only a brief appearance against the Atlanta Falcons. Some first-string players...
  • Ravens open up preseason with 44-16 victory against Tampa Bay

    Ravens open up preseason with 44-16 victory against Tampa Bay
    TAMPA, Fla. — By the time the downpour came and lightning flashed near  Raymond James Stadium on Thursday night, Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs had long found a spot on the Ravens’ sideline where they remained the rest of...
  • 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...