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  • Ex-Ravens defenders Cory Redding, Tom Zbikowski return as Colts

    Ex-Ravens defenders Cory Redding, Tom Zbikowski return as Colts
    The high-profile return of former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to Baltimore as the Indianapolis Colts' head coach promises to trigger strong emotions on both sidelines due to his brave battle with leukemia and his connections with the AFC...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions

    Ravens news, notes and opinions
    With the Ravens’ defense uncharacteristically struggling through the first four weeks, there has been plenty of finger pointing from fans and the media. Cornerbacks Cary Williams and Jimmy Smith have caught a lot of the blame and outside linebackers...
  • NFL scouting combine preview: defensive linemen

    NFL scouting combine preview: defensive linemen
    The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. In this post he looks at defensive linemen. The top prospects: There isn'...
  • 2012 NFL free agency primer: the defensive linemen

    2012 NFL free agency primer: the defensive linemen
    Houston Texans defensive end turned outside linebacker Mario Williams will be the marquee free agent this offseason not named Peyton Manning. (Interesting side note: The Texans drafted Williams No. 1 overall in part due to Manning’s presence in...
  • Making sense of yesterday's flurry of activity for Ravens

    Making sense of yesterday's flurry of activity for Ravens
    In a span of a couple of hours last night, the Ravens signed a wide receiver/return specialist, reached a contract extension with a veteran safety, agreed to terms with three of their draft picks and learned that their star pass rusher had successful...
  • Ravens sign Ryan McBean to bolster defensive line depth

    Ravens sign Ryan McBean to bolster defensive line depth
    The Ravens continued to add depth to their defensive line, reaching a one-year agreement today with former Denver Broncos nose tackle Ryan McBean. McBean, 28, spent the previous three seasons with the Broncos and had his best year in 2011 with 33 total...
  • Ravens finalize deal with veteran nose tackle Kemoeatu

    Ravens finalize deal with veteran nose tackle Kemoeatu
    Looking to round out their defensive line rotation, the Ravens has signed veteran nose tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu, the team announced Wednesday. Kemoeatu will likely replace backup nose tackle Brandon McKinney, who signed with Chuck Pagano and the...
  • Brown, McAdoo among surprising survivors as Ravens trim roster

    Brown, McAdoo among surprising survivors as Ravens trim roster
    For Chykie Brown, the idea of making it to the NFL rested on the periphery of reality during his playing days at the youth and high school level. That only changed when he became a starter at Texas and his defensive backs coach Duane Akina encouraged...
  • Kindle, Doss inactive vs. Steelers

    Kindle, Doss inactive vs. Steelers
    The Ravens will open the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers with two surprising inactives. The team deactivated outside linebacker Sergio Kindle and rookie wide receiver Tandon Doss for Sunday’s contest. Kindle appeared to fare decently in...
  • Webb earns the start at corner; Carr and Smith dinged up

    Prior to the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, cornerback Lardarius Webb had insisted that he had forgotten his performance in the Ravens' seven-point loss to the Steelers in the AFC divisional round last January. His coaches apparently did...
  • Titans will be looking for Ravens to take extra shots on running back Johnson

    Titans will be looking for Ravens to take extra shots on running back Johnson
    Chris Johnson was rolling, and the Titans were ready to ride him to a playoff victory against the Ravens. Then something happened that remains etched in the minds of the Titans and their fans. Several defenders had the rookie running back stopped when he...
  • Grubbs inactive today versus Titans, breaking his streak

    Grubbs inactive today versus Titans, breaking his streak
    Ravens offensive guard Ben Grubbs, who was doubtful with a toe injury, is out for today's game against the Tennessee Titans. Andre Gurode is expected to start in his place. Grubbs had played in every game during his carer (65), which was the Ravens'...