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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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  • 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,...
  • Kubiak will need time to teach Flacco, mold Ravens offense

    Kubiak will need time to teach Flacco, mold Ravens offense
    The Ravens hired one of the best offensive minds in the NFL as Gary Kubiak was named the team's offensive coordinator , but don't expect miracles in the 2014 season. Kubiak has put together some prolific offenses during his 21-year coaching career,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens could be looking for running back help in NFL draft

    Ravens could be looking for running back help in NFL draft
    Standing inside a hallway at Lucas Oil Stadium last week, coach John Harbaugh delivered a blunt assessment of one of the Ravens' thorniest issues. Upgrading the running game ranks atop the Ravens' agenda following a frustrating season in which they were...
  • Ravens' new offensive playbook nearly complete

    Ravens' new offensive playbook nearly complete
    Under the direction of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Ravens are nearly done installing their revamped playbook. Quarterback Joe Flacco will receive the playbook soon to get ready for organized team activities and minicamps. Flacco will...
  • Looking at potential free-agent centers, Joe Flacco's mobility, Ravens coaches and more

    Looking at potential free-agent centers, Joe Flacco's mobility, Ravens coaches and more
    The Detroit Lions’ re-signing of veteran center Dominic Raiola last week reaffirmed my belief that finding a quality center might be one of the biggest challenges for the Ravens front office this offseason. There will still be a few of them...
  • A look at how NFL teams have fared with the 16th or 17th pick since 2004

    A look at how NFL teams have fared with the 16th or 17th pick since 2004
    On the first night of the NFL draft in early May, the Ravens will be in an unfamiliar position. Accustomed to picking late in the first round during an impressive run of five consecutive postseason appearances, they will have a selection inside the...
  • If the Ravens hire Scott Linehan, Joe Flacco should be ready to throw a lot

    If the Ravens hire Scott Linehan, Joe Flacco should be ready to throw a lot
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco better start loosening his arm in case the team hires Scott Linehan as offensive coordinator. The Ravens on Monday interviewed the former Detroit Lions coordinator, who called plays -- including some occasional runs --...
  • Sources: Jim Hostler, Kyle Shanahan have second interview for OC today; Kirby Wilson due in Friday

    Sources: Jim Hostler, Kyle Shanahan have second interview for OC today; Kirby Wilson due in Friday
    The Ravens moved into the final stages of their search for an offensive coordinator Thursday, conducting second interviews with two of their top candidates and planning to meet again with a third. Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler and former...
  • Source: Kirby Wilson not getting Ravens offensive coordinator job despite 'excellent,' 'informative' interview

    Source: Kirby Wilson not getting Ravens offensive coordinator job despite 'excellent,' 'informative' interview
    The Ravens’ search for a new offensive coordinator has been narrowed to a pair of finalists: former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler. Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby...