| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Ravens safety Matt Elam often used a cautious approach during his rookie season to avoid making mistakes.
That led to Elam thinking more than playing instinctively and he produced few big plays as he started all but one game at free safety after being...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The NFL's annual free-agency spending spree officially gets underway Tuesday, with the Ravens in a slightly different position than in the recent past.
An elevated salary cap, coupled with a few cost-saving moves earlier this offseason, has left the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:41 AM
When the free-agent market officially opens at 4 p.m. today, it isn’t expected to be long before the top available offensive tackles – Branden Albert (Glen Burnie), Jared Velheer and Rodger Saffold – have new homes. But what about Eugene...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:08 PM
One-by-one, Joe Flacco rattled off the Ravens’ various offensive deficiencies. The list was long, but the Ravens quarterback summed them up quite nicely.
“It was overall not good,” Flacco said. “You can’t expect to play...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 11:31 PM
The NFL's annual offseason free agent spending spree won't officially get underway until March 11, but the Ravens will have a $6.7 million decision to make within the next couple of weeks.
Or is it an $11.5 million decision?
The Ravens' evaluation...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors give their thoughts on the Ravens' loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 6 of the NFL season.
Matt Vensel, reporter: It wasn't the shootout many of us expected -- at least not until the fourth quarter --...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was having a quiet day as a receiver Sunday, but Cobb found another way to spark the Packers in the third quarter of their 22-9 victory over the Detroit Lions.
On the first play of one drive, the Packers sent...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Patience has remained the watchword for Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam during a quiet first season that has lacked the big plays and hard hits he'd hoped to immediately produce.
Elam has started 11 games, recording 47 tackles, but has no interceptions,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:10 PM
For much of the season, we have asked the Ravens about the need to generate more chunk passing plays down the field. Perhaps just as much of an emphasis should have been placed on the need to prevent them.
Surprisingly, no defense has allowed more...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Amid a blur of confusion and botched tackles, the Ravens' defense was exposed late in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
The timing and nature of the breakdowns that led to two touchdowns in the final minutes of the Ravens' 29-26...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:19 AM
The snapshot of the Ravens' defense last season displays plenty of improvement, regaining stinginess overall as a run defense along with an occasionally formidable pass rush.
However, a deeper look showed a recurring defensive flaw late in games that...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Midway through the NFL season, the Ravens' rookie class has shown incremental signs of progress.
With the exception of undrafted wide receiver Marlon Brown and free safety Matt Elam, a first-round pick, the other rookies have yet to make an impact....