| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Ravens defensive end Pernell McPhee simultaneously furrowed his brow, shook his head and frowned.
It was a telling reaction triggered by McPhee recounting instances of how the defense has consistently failed to stop the run this season, a bizarre...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:36 PM
After they uncharacteristically allowed 129 rushing yards in their season-opening win over the Cincinnati Bengals, stopping the run seemed to be the biggest concern for the Ravens defense.
But the Ravens have spent the last three weeks watching footballs...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:05 PM
On the same day that they lost two key defensive starters, the Ravens filled one of their free agent priorities by adding some size and experience to the interior of their defensive line.
Former New York Giant and Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Chris...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:37 PM
The Ravens' surprising decision Wednesday to cut Bernard Pollard, the hard-hitting and tough-talking safety who led the Super Bowl champions in tackles last season, opens up just $1 million of salary-cap room. So at least on the surface, the move...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The Ravens' search for a replacement for Cory Redding's stout presence along the defensive line and leadership in the locker room took an entire year.
Now, the Super Bowl champions are banking on former New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Convinced that maintaining his mobility is the key to remaining a force at age 37, Ravens All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis dieted and exercised his way down to his lightest weight since he was a rookie.
Down to roughly 235 pounds after playing as...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Pernell McPhee wanted to become more of a run-stuffing presence.
So, the Ravens' starting left defensive end has bulked up to 290 pounds after playing roughly 10 pounds lighter as a rookie last year.
And McPhee is confident that he hasn't sacrificed...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:48 PM
In a 5-minute span during the Ravens' season-opening 44-13 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, safety Ed Reed intercepted an errant pass from Andy Dalton and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown.
Ray Lewis sacked Dalton and forced a fumble that...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 7:46 PM
In a rivalry defined by the big hits, it was the Ravens who knocked themselves out of their Super Bowl run.
A crushing third-down play in the fourth quarter and three third-quarter turnovers in their territory led to the Ravens' 31-24 self-destructing...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Dannell Ellerbe was the immediate beneficiary of the toe injury that shelved inside linebacker Ray Lewis hours before the Ravens’ AFC North clash with the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday.
But that doesn’t mean that Ellerbe had an easy time...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:30 PM
The Ravens have a long history of promoting their defensive coordinators from within. Mike Nolan replaced Marvin Lewis. Rex Ryan replaced Nolan. Greg Mattison replaced Ryan. And Chuck Pagano replaced Mattison.
Now that Pagano is leaving the Ravens...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:30 AM
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'...