| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:58 PM
With Baltimore’s selection of Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw with the 35th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the offseason competition for the starting spot vacated by Jarret Johnson just became a lot fiercer. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:14 PM
It's early in the season, and usually there are questions about the offense, but my how times have changed.
There are no concerns about Joe Flacco or the pass vs. run ratio. No one is second-guessing Cam Cameron's play calling or challenging the Ravens'...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Accustomed to bullying offenses with punishing hits and intimidating words, a traditionally stingy Ravens defense is suddenly vulnerable.
The fear factor seems to have vanished for a unit that has regressed since last season.
Heading into a pivotal game...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:30 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles were quickly closing in on the Ravens’ goal line late in the second quarter Sunday when cornerback Lardarius Webb made the kind of textbook hit that we might still be talking about today had the second half not been such a...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Four years ago, when Jameel McClain was in his rookie season with the Ravens, the undrafted free agent out of Syracuse first made his presence felt as a situational pass rusher. The gritty linebacker only had 16 tackles in 2008, but he recorded 2.5...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The usual faces were present in the auditorium at the team's practice facility Thursday but there was a constant reminder that this wasn't the typical "State of the Ravens" address.
The Lombardi Trophy was propped next to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Dean Pees wanted to believe nothing needed to change. This was the Ravens' defense, after all, and it isn't easy to overhaul a group that has long been one of the league's best.
It didn't matter that Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb were out, that Terrell...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The last time Courtney Upshaw played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, he showered in confetti after the game, hoisted a crystal ball and was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the BCS national championship game.
A penchant for making big plays...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:20 PM
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.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:39 PM
There is the slim chance that the outcome of the Ravens' final regular-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals will have an impact on their place in the postseason pecking order, but it won't change the way anyone looks back on 2012.
The past 12...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium following last year's AFC championship game was eerily silent when a sharply attired Chuck Pagano walked briskly toward the door, rolling a suitcase behind him. He stopped only briefly, embracing linebacker...