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  • Ravens need 2013 draft class to make bigger second-year jump than 2012 one did

    Ravens need 2013 draft class to make bigger second-year jump than 2012 one did
    At the end of their Super Bowl XLVII-winning season, the Ravens were feeling pretty good about their 2012 draft class. Their first pick, strong-side linebacker Courtney Upshaw, who was taken early in the second round, played in all 16 games and...
  • Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Linebacker

    Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Linebacker
    From now until Thursday, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens...
  • Ravens strength coach pleased with progress of Rice, Osemele, turnout for offseason program

    Ravens strength coach pleased with progress of Rice, Osemele, turnout for offseason program
    Ravens running back Ray Rice has made major progress since the end of a season in which he struggled with hip and quadriceps injuries and played at the heaviest weight of his career. Rice weighed roughly 225 pounds by the end of last season, when he...
  • Ravens need impact players, not projects, in this year's draft

    Ravens need impact players, not projects, in this year's draft
    The onus for the Ravens in this year's NFL draft is to come away with a player who can have an immediate impact, not another project. It's hard to evaluate a draft until three or four years later. But last year's was filled with projects, which is...
  • Ravens set sights on Senior Bowl to evaluate NFL draft prospects this week

    Ravens set sights on Senior Bowl to evaluate NFL draft prospects this week
    MOBILE, Ala. — The Ravens' belief in the value of the Senior Bowl as a tool to compare draft prospects from all levels of college football was evident last April. The team scouted half of its 10-player rookie draft class at the all-star game...
  • Ravens asst. GM Eric DeCosta sees chance for team to improve with deep draft

    Ravens asst. GM Eric DeCosta sees chance for team to improve with deep draft
    One year ago, the Ravens' coaching staff was busy preparing for Super Bowl XLVII instead of evaluating draft prospects at the Senior Bowl. It's an entirely different situation this week. Following an 8-8 season where they failed to make the playoffs...
  • Dr. Gordon Feldman, Johns Hopkins physicist

    Dr. Gordon Feldman, Johns Hopkins physicist
    Dr. Gordon Feldman, a Johns Hopkins physicist who contributed to discovery of the antiproton, died in his sleep Wednesday at Symphony Manor Assisted Living from complications of Alzheimer's. The Baltimore resident was 85. The son of a street peddler...
  • Jah Reid, Brandon Williams among the Ravens inactives

    Jah Reid, Brandon Williams among the Ravens inactives
    The Ravens didn't have much in the way of surprises Thursday night when they made their scratches for an NFL regular-season kickoff against the Denver Broncos. The Ravens' healthy scratches were offensive guard Jah Reid with rookie offensive lineman...
  • Ngata 'fine' for Sunday's game against Green Bay

    Ngata 'fine' for Sunday's game against Green Bay
    Although nose tackle Haloti Ngata is listed as questionable on the injury report, Harbaugh said the Pro Bowl defensive lineman is set to play Sunday. Ngata returned to practice Friday on a limited basis and appeared to have his normal mobility after...
  • Ravens snap count observations from the unofficial first half of the 2013 season

    Ravens snap count observations from the unofficial first half of the 2013 season
    When the Ravens signed middle linebacker Daryl Smith this past spring, perhaps the biggest question was whether Smith would be able to stay healthy for all 16 games. The 31-year-old had missed only four games in his career before a groin injury...
  • Ravens' Jacoby Jones active, Bryant McKinnie scratched against Packers

    Ravens' Jacoby Jones active, Bryant McKinnie scratched against Packers
    The Ravens scratched veteran offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie after replacing him this week with Eugene Monroe at left tackle. McKinnie complained of a sore left knee, which he said was drained this week. He isn't listed on the official injury report....
  • Ravens notebook: Steelers' Mike Tomlin drifts close to Jacoby Jones on return

    Ravens notebook: Steelers' Mike Tomlin drifts close to Jacoby Jones on return
    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin drifted onto the field with his back turned to the play in the third quarter Thursday night, narrowly avoiding a collision with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones during a long kickoff return. The bizarre sequence...