| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:28 PM
The 2013 NFL draft is over, and looking back at what the Ravens have accomplished this weekend, it is fairly obvious that they wanted to focus on defense after slowly rebuilding the offense over the past few offseasons.
As I wrote in this space...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Outside linebacker John Simon spent the past few years at Ohio State emulating Mike Vrabel, his position coach who excelled at linebacker for the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.
Now that Simon has joined the Ravens as a fourth-round draft...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The stories started circulating long before John Simon first set foot on Ohio State's campus and became such a program favorite that his head coach talked about naming his next child after him.
By the time he got to elementary school, Simon was...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Months after trading veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute, the Ravens waited until the seventh round to draft a wide receiver.
Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta attributed that to how...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:32 PM
The Ravens have hammered out an agreement in principle on a one-year contract with former Oakland Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
The modest deal is for the league minimum base salary of...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Over the years, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has often expressed his aversion to entering the NFL draft with such a glaring positional need that he'd be temped to stray from his best player available philosophy.
The Ravens believe that if they...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 3:29 PM
At first, Terrell Suggs referred to former Raven and current San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson as "my brother."
Then Suggs tried to sound indifferent about seeing his former teammate on an opposing sideline.
"I might not say...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Several Ravens players like quarterback Joe Flacco, right guard Marshal Yanda and strong safety Bernard Pollard spoke glowingly Wednesday of re-acquainting themselves with San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson, who spent his first nine...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down gravy and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens’ opponent that week. The Ravens left for the West Coast on Friday and play the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, so I reached out to Michael Gehlken, the Chargers beat writer...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees is making a smart move by calling his defenses from the press box instead of being on the field.
I can understand each method -- staying on the field or up in the press box -- but the Ravens have a lot of young...
| 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...