| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:59 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:31 PM
As a group, the first-team defense was intact for nearly a quarter and the signs were good.
It was only the first preseason game and no one should overreact, but there is potential for the Ravens to play good defense this season, certainly better than a...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty has been granted medical clearance to wear a special face mask, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy.
In an email to The Baltimore Sun, McCarthy confirmed that both Canty and New York Giants defensive end Justin...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Ravens defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 44-16, in Thursday night’s preseason opener. While many of the starters played only a quarter, they were in there long enough for me to make a few observations about when and how certain players were...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:08 PM
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,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice and starting defensive lineman Chris Canty were close to returning from their respective injuries Sunday against the Houston Texans, according to coach John Harbaugh.
That increases the chances that they could...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:28 PM
The central traits of the Ravens' revamped defense were on display to a degree during a preseason win Thursday night over the Atlanta Falcons when outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil repeatedly hit and hurried quarterback Matt Ryan.
With the Ravens...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SETTING THE SCENE: Saturday’s outdoor practice started at 2:45 p.m. and ended at 5:20. The sun was out for most of the workout with temperatures hovering in the high 70’s. Players were in full pads after having Friday off from practice...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:41 AM
With Ray Rice parked on the sideline in street clothes after suffering a hip injury last weekend, Bernard Pierce made his first NFL start Sunday against the Houston Texans. Predictably, it was his busiest afternoon to date.
Pierce was on the field for...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The injection of painkillers propped up Terrence Cody for a few hours every Sunday, the needle numbing him so he could give the Ravens whatever his body could muster before the pain returned.
The hip injury that had nagged him for more than a year...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:31 AM
The Ravens still have a couple weeks and two preseason games to make final decisions on which players will make the 53-man roster, but their defensive line rotation appears to be pretty settled at this point.
From the start of training camp to today, we...