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  • It's hard to repeat as Super Bowl champs, but the Seahawks will do it

    It's hard to repeat as Super Bowl champs, but the Seahawks will do it
    As usual, the Super Bowl champions suffered a drain of talent in the offseason. But that won't stop the Seattle Seahawks from winning a second straight NFL title. Repeating as champion is difficult, so much in fact that the last team to do it was the...
  • On cutdown day, Ravens go heavy on wide receivers and light on linemen

    On cutdown day, Ravens go heavy on wide receivers and light on linemen
    The Ravens pared their roster down to the NFL's required 53-player limit Saturday, choosing to keep two quarterbacks and seven wide receivers and leaving themselves thin at cornerback and along the offensive and defensive lines. Among their 13 cuts were...
  • Ravens created cap space for emergencies, potential trades

    Ravens created cap space for emergencies, potential trades
    When the Ravens restructured starting cornerback Lardarius Webb's $50 million contract this week, they did so with more than one thought in mind. By lowering Webb's base salary from $7.5 million to $3.5 million by converting the $4 million into a...
  • Brandon Williams studying former Ravens nose tackle Kelly Gregg

    Brandon Williams studying former Ravens nose tackle Kelly Gregg
    During his decade playing for the Ravens, gritty defensive lineman Kelly Gregg anchored the nose tackle position in a fairly revolutionary way. Gregg did more than just clog up the middle and prevent blockers from touching star middle linebacker Ray...
  • Young players could make the difference for the Ravens

    Young players could make the difference for the Ravens
    Veteran players like Haloti Ngata, Steve Smith, Terrell Suggs and Joe Flacco will do the heavy lifting, but a lot of first or second year players need to produce if the Ravens want to return to the postseason. The Ravens have gradually rebuilt the...
  • Ravens make a series of cuts as they trim roster to 75 players

    Ravens make a series of cuts as they trim roster to 75 players
    The Ravens made a series of roster moves Monday to get down to the NFL roster limit of 75 players in advance of Tuesday's deadline. The Ravens released linebackers Austin Spitler and Nick DiMarco, safety Omar Brown, offensive tackle David Mims, ...
  • In Saturday's win over Redskins, Ravens' pass rush continued to create problems

    In Saturday's win over Redskins, Ravens' pass rush continued to create problems
    Ravens rookie free safety Terrence Brooks chased Robert Griffin III toward the right sideline on the Washington Redskins' first drive in the first quarter. Brooks accelerated as he pursued Griffin and fought through a stiff-arm attempt to shove the...
  • Bernard Pierce says on Twitter that he's 'fine' after big hit Saturday

    Bernard Pierce says on Twitter that he's 'fine' after big hit Saturday
    Ravens running back Bernard Pierce downplayed the severity of the head injury he suffered on a high tackle from Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather in the first quarter Saturday night. Pierce experienced minor concussion symptoms, and he...
  • Shorthanded at cornerback, Ravens use safety Anthony Levine at position

    Shorthanded at cornerback, Ravens use safety Anthony Levine at position
    Shorthanded in the secondary because of injuries to three of their top cornerbacks, the Ravens shuffled their personnel in some unconventional, effective configurations against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday night. Missing Jimmy...
  • Ravens veterans are going to have to set a manageable pace this season

    Ravens veterans are going to have to set a manageable pace this season
    There have been times when the age of prominent Ravens veterans has gotten overlooked because of the infusion of young players. But the older guys are aware. Occasionally the veterans huddle on the field, or in the locker room to chat. "We laugh and...
  • Ravens linebacker Austin Spitler hoping to beat odds, earn spot on Ravens' roster

    Ravens linebacker Austin Spitler hoping to beat odds, earn spot on Ravens' roster
    When the Ravens signed veteran linebacker Austin Spitler following a successful minicamp tryout in June, he knew he had joined a relatively deep group of inside linebackers. The Ravens returned a proven middle linebacker in Daryl Smith and drafted C.J....
  • Ravens practice canceled in favor of team-building activity

    Ravens practice canceled in favor of team-building activity
    The Ravens' practice Wednesday was scrapped in favor of a walkthrough and trip to the movies to see Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman in "Lucy." After the walkthrough, which ended around 12:45 p.m., the team was given 15 minutes to shower and load...