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  • Dannell Ellerbe gets $35 million contract from Dolphins, leaving Ravens, source says

    Dannell Ellerbe gets $35 million contract from Dolphins, leaving Ravens, source says
    The free agency exodus from the Ravens' roster wasn't expected to necessarily include starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. With middle linebacker Ray Lewis retired and Jameel McClain still not cleared to play football yet following a December...
  • Desperately seeking a consistent Ravens pass rush

    Desperately seeking a consistent Ravens pass rush
    Not often have the Ravens, who reveled in wreaking havoc with their pass rush under former defensive coordinators like Rex Ryan and Chuck Pagano, gotten close enough to the quarterback to create chaos inside the pocket this season. Their current...
  • Courtney Upshaw's challenges in childhood have made him grateful for his opportunities

    Courtney Upshaw's challenges in childhood have made him grateful for his opportunities
    Courtney Upshaw once lived in a house with no electricity or running water. He slept some nights on a worn couch that barely contained his growing frame. He arrived at the University of Alabama with little more than the clothes he was wearing. April 26,...
  • 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...
  • Film Study: Ravens vs. the Steelers; Chargers vs. the Broncos

    Film Study: Ravens vs. the Steelers; Chargers vs. the Broncos
    Ravens 13, Steelers 10 Strategy: Cam Cameron tried a rock 'em sock 'em approach to keep the Steelers honest and make them respect play-action, but Ray Rice was stonewalled by an aggressive, top-ranked defense. The Ravens didn't try to run in short-...
  • Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong: Week 3

    Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong: Week 3
    In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don’t hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong. The Ravens get a chance for...
  • Ravens defense puts the pressure on Eli Manning

    Ravens defense puts the pressure on Eli Manning
    Flustered, harassed and repeatedly knocked to the ground by a relentless Ravens defense, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning couldn't get his bearings Sunday. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees stuck with an aggressive approach, blitzing defenders...
  • Film study: Ravens vs. Bengals

    Film study: Ravens vs. Bengals
    Ravens 33, Giants 14Ravens 33, Giants 14 Strategy: Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell finally put his creative stamp on the offense, orchestrating season highs with 533 yards of total offense and 224 rushing yards. That included an option pitchout...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens loss and Broncos win

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens loss and Broncos win
    Ravens 28, Redskins 31 Strategy: In his last day on the job before being fired Monday morning after five years in Baltimore, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron called one of his more effective games even though mounting behind-the-scenes discord...
  • Upshaw's weight issue and other Ravens news, notes and opinions

    Upshaw's weight issue and other Ravens news, notes and opinions
    You at least have to give young outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw some credit in acknowledging that he’s fighting weight issues and “it’s not a good look” to come into the various minicamps for a second straight year out of shape....
  • Film study: Ravens vs. Redskins

    Film study: Ravens vs. Redskins
    Steelers 23, Ravens 20 Strategy: The Ravens aggressively tried to strike deep, but were largely inefficient. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was targeted eight times, but only generated three catches for 31 yards. They wavered between a smash-mouth...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions

    Ravens news, notes and opinions
    The Ravens don’t use injuries as an excuse, and nor should their fans. However, it is pretty amazing to look at how hard their defense has been hit this season. It’s hardly the only reason, but it has to be considered when discussing why...