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  • Ravens say they're comfortable with Manti Te'o's character

    Ravens say they're comfortable with Manti Te'o's character
    The Ravens have performed their due diligence on Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te'o, one of the most scrutinized draft prospects. And team officials say they're comfortable with Te'o from a character standpoint after talking with Te'o extensively....
  • Ravens could go with Kelechi Osemele as their left tackle

    Ravens could go with Kelechi Osemele as their left tackle
    The Ravens have had several opportunities to lock up free agent offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie this offseason and have remained in contact with the former Pro Bowl blocker. If a deal develops, though, it won't unfold until after the NFL draft. If...
  • Ravens ready to take it one pick at a time during NFL draft

    Ravens ready to take it one pick at a time during NFL draft
    Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta was reading comments recently from former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson that he felt summed up his organization's drafting philosophy perfectly. "I think the thing we want to try to do — this...
  • Ravens to give Pernell McPhee a shot at rush outside linebacker

    Ravens to give Pernell McPhee a shot at rush outside linebacker
    The Ravens intend to take a long look at defensive end Pernell McPhee at rush outside linebacker behind former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs. McPhee is a 6-foot-3, 280-pounder who dipped to 1 1/2 sacks last season after finishing second on...
  • Ravens not part of owners meetings firestorm

    Ravens  not part of owners meetings firestorm
    The Ravens are expected to be relatively quiet at this week's owners meetings at the posh Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., and that's almost certainly a good thing. That's because these meetings will be dominated by talk of the fallout of Bountygate...
  • Q&A with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti

    Q&A with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti
    Seated outside Monday afternoon at the posh Breakers hotel, the site of this week's NFL owners meetings, Steve Bisciotti, well-tanned and sharply-dressed, appeared as relaxed as ever. The Ravens owner doesn't have to be consumed by a bounty scandal, like...
  • With a long list of needs, upcoming NFL draft will be crucial to Ravens

    With a long list of needs, upcoming NFL draft will be crucial to Ravens
    The first round of the 2012 NFL draft is three weeks away, and the Ravens have a similar list of needs as they did when free agency began four weeks ago. In some cases, like with the offensive line, their holes have become even more pronounced. The...
  • Ravens get better look at Konz

    Ravens get better look at Konz
    Several of the Ravens' top decision makers predictably didn't tip their hands at their annual draft luncheon yesterday in Owings Mills. However, as General Manager Ozzie Newsome, Director of Player Personnel Eric DeCosta, Director of College Scouting Joe...
  • Gut feeling: Is there such thing as a food hangover?

    Gut feeling: Is there such thing as a food hangover?
    It's been tough to get out of the gate today after playing a gastronomical doubleheader on Wednesday at the Ravens facility and the newly upgraded Eutaw Street corridor at Camden Yards. The Ravens held their annual pre-draft luncheon in the early...
  • Ravens now considering concussions in pre-draft scouting reports

    The Ravens’ scouting system, envied around the league, has remained remarkably consistent under General Manager Ozzie Newsome. There have been a few tweaks along the way to adapt to technology and the times, but the organization still doesn’t...
  • Ravens continue to host prospects as draft nears

    Ravens continue to host prospects as draft nears
    Pro Football Talk does an outstanding job of keeping track of all the reported visits between prospects and NFL teams leading up to the draft in late April, so hat tip to them for the compilation below. The Ravens will host plenty more prospects in the...
  • Next generation of Ravens linebackers showing they can fill in for Ray Lewis

    Next generation of Ravens linebackers showing they can fill in for Ray Lewis
    It was one of the few times all afternoon a Cleveland Browns player had the football with space and blockers in front of him. On the Browns' second drive of the game, running back Chris Ogbonnaya caught Colt McCoy's screen pass and had an offensive...