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Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens drafted quarterback Joe Flacco out of the University of Delaware with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Flacco was expected to serve as the Ravens' third-string quarterback as a rookie, but a shoulder injury in training camp landed starter Kyle Boller on injured reserve and backup Troy Smith was sidelined with a severe tonsil infection, elevating Flacco to the team's No. 1 spot.

Flacco started every game for the Ravens as a rookie, leading Baltimore to an 11-5 record. During the regular season he completed 60 percent of his passes (257-for-428) for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Flacco became the first rookie quarterback in NFL his...
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The Baltimore Ravens drafted quarterback Joe Flacco out of the University of Delaware with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Flacco was expected to serve as the Ravens' third-string quarterback as a rookie, but a shoulder injury in training camp landed starter Kyle Boller on injured reserve and backup Troy Smith was sidelined with a severe tonsil infection, elevating Flacco to the team's No. 1 spot.

Flacco started every game for the Ravens as a rookie, leading Baltimore to an 11-5 record. During the regular season he completed 60 percent of his passes (257-for-428) for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Flacco became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win his first two playoff starts. Flacco and the Ravens fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game, ending the season with a 13-6 record.

Flacco was born Jan. 16, 1985 in Audubon, N.J. He began his college career at the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to Delaware and starting for the Blue Hens as a junior and senior.
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  • With new offense around him, Ravens QB Joe Flacco knows he has chance 'to do new things'

    With new offense around him, Ravens QB Joe Flacco knows he has chance 'to do new things'
    CHANTILLY, Va. — Since quarterback Joe Flacco last broke the huddle during a season-ending loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in late December, the Ravens have dramatically overhauled an offense that struggled mightily last season. They've hired...
  • After Daniels, Cody, Forsett deals, Ravens are $6.321 million under salary cap

    After Daniels, Cody, Forsett deals, Ravens are $6.321 million under salary cap
    The Ravens' new contracts for tight end Owen Daniels, running back Justin Forsett and nose tackle Terrence Cody weren't expensive. Daniels' deal has a maximum value of $2 million, including a $1 million base salary and incentives of $1 million that...
  • Ravens agree to terms with Jacoby Jones on four-year deal

    Ravens agree to terms with Jacoby Jones on four-year deal
    Known primarily for his game-breaking, kick-return ability, Jacoby Jones was viewed by some as a luxury item for the Ravens who seemingly had bigger needs. But general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh didn’t quite see it that way....
  • Ravens agree to terms with Eugene Monroe, solidifying left tackle spot

    Ravens agree to terms with Eugene Monroe, solidifying left tackle spot
    Fulfilling their top free agent priority, the Ravens have agreed to a five-year deal with left tackle Eugene Monroe, the first step in an expected offensive line makeover.  Monroe, whom the Ravens acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars in October for...
  • Lardarius Webb throws out first pitch at Camden Yards

    Lardarius Webb throws out first pitch at Camden Yards
    Wearing a Cal Ripken jersey, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb threw out the first pitch tonight at Camden Yards. Webb will be back downtown June 1 at M&T Bank Stadium for his annual charity softball game, which was moved this year from Ripken Stadium in...
  • Ravens complete deal and then sit back as first day of NFL free agency closes

    Ravens complete deal and then sit back as first day of NFL free agency closes
    On an eventful first day of free agency that saw a ton of money change hands and a boatload of players change uniforms, the Ravens stuck to a familiar script. About 30 minutes after the market opened at 4 p.m., the Ravens fulfilled their top free-...
  • Ed Reed to play in Lardarius Webb's charity softball game

    Ed Reed to play in Lardarius Webb's charity softball game
    Former Ravens free safety Ed Reed is scheduled to play in cornerback Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball game, Webb tweeted Tuesday morning. Reed, 35, last played at M&T Bank Stadium last season when the Ravens defeated the New York Jets. The...
  • Tackles Taylor Lewan and Zack Martin, safety Calvin Pryor connected to Ravens in mock drafts

    Tackles Taylor Lewan and Zack Martin, safety Calvin Pryor connected to Ravens in mock drafts
    The NFL draft, which begins May 8, represents the Ravens' next great chance to add an impact talent to a core they hope hasn't won it's last Super Bowl. Writers from across the Internet have taken stabs at projecting who the Ravens will choose with...
  • After cutting Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain, Ravens roughly $26 million under salary cap

    After cutting Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain, Ravens roughly $26 million under salary cap
    The Ravens have carved out more salary-cap breathing room by terminating the contracts of veteran fullback Vonta Leach and inside linebacker Jameel McClain on Thursday, creating $4.95 million in salary cap space. With the salary cap now projected to...
  • Drafting a running back won't help the Ravens [Letter]

    The reason the Ravens finished 30th in the NFL in rushing wasn't completely due to the lack of competent runners or ineffective linemen, it was due mainly to a predictable offensive strategy, a curse that has plagued the team for more than just one season...
  • NFL salary-cap limit rises to $133 million

    NFL salary-cap limit rises to $133 million
    The NFL salary cap limit is approximately $133 million for the 2014 fiscal year, according to the NFL Players Association. It's an increase of $10 million from last year. Teams are allowed to carry over their salary cap space from last year, and the...
  • Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta

    Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta
    Just seven months ago, Dennis Pitta was carted off the Ravens’ practice field after suffering a fractured, dislocated right hip that required surgery. On Friday, Pitta agreed to five-year, $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed,...