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  • Ravens offseason primer -- pass rushers

    Ravens offseason primer -- pass rushers
    The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency...
  • 13 Ravens opponents in 13 days: Detroit Lions

    13 Ravens opponents in 13 days: Detroit Lions
    In eager anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will take a daily look at one of the 13 opponents on the Ravens’ regular-season schedule. Today is the Detroit Lions. The Ravens will make their only...
  • Ravens hope to meet with Elvis Dumervil, source says

    Ravens hope to meet with Elvis Dumervil, source says
    The Ravens hope to meet with former Denver Broncos star defensive end Elvis Dumervil following the league meetings this week, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. No contract negotiations have begun, but the Ravens have serious...
  • 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...
  • Pair of Browns' defensive linemen making impact in rookie seasons

    Pair of Browns' defensive linemen making impact in rookie seasons
    The Cleveland Browns rank in the bottom half of the NFL in sacks with just 22, but they can’t fault the play of a pair of rookie defensive linemen. Left defensive end Jabaal Sheard leads the defense with 4½ sacks, and his four forced fumbles are...
  • Offensive line shows improvement, still has work to do

    There was a bit of caution in Marshal Yanda's optimism. Eight days after a mediocre showing in the preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons, the Ravens offensive line fared much better in the team's 27-12 loss to the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium...
  • O-line improves, still has work to do

    There was a bit of caution in Marshal Yanda's optimism. Eight days after a mediocre showing in the preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons, the Ravens offensive line fared much better in the team's 27-12 loss to the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium...
  • Offensive line improves but group isn't without its share of miscues

    Offensive line improves but group isn't without its share of miscues
    There was a bit of caution in Marshal Yanda's optimism. Eight days after a mediocre showing in the preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons, the Ravens offensive line fared much better in the team's 27-12 loss to the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium...
  • Looking back at the 2008 Ravens draft class

    Looking back at the 2008 Ravens draft class
    The Ravens are the only team to have made the playoffs in each of the past four seasons. That’s a credit to G.M. Ozzie Newsome, who has given coach John Harbaugh enough talent to mold this team into a contender. As we close in on the 2012 NFL...
  • Seahawks blast Chargers, 41-14

    SEATTLE The Seattle Seahawks filled in the blanks on their to-do list while filling up the scoreboard Friday night in beating San Diego 41-14 in their second exhibition game of 2014. Better offensive line play after the ragged outing in the opening...
  • Willie Young needs to refine finishing touch

    Willie Young needs to refine finishing touch
    BOURBONNAIS — Willie Young was the Bears' starting left end for 13 days. That is the elapsed time between completion of his $9 million, three-year contract with $4 million guaranteed and the club's announcement of its biggest addition of the...
  • Seahawks defense shines during scrimmage

    RENTON, Wash. It was merely a scrimmage against their own team in early August, in front of 2,555 at the VMAC and not the entire world. But to the Seattle Seahawks defense, it was the closest thing they had had to a game since shutting down the Denver...