| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:14 PM
SETTING THE SCENE: Monday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and ended a few minutes before 5 p.m.. Weather was partially cloudy with temperatures in the high 70s. Players wore full pads for the eighth straight practice.
MUDDLED IN THE MIDDLE:...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Brandon Copeland knows he can't be his grandfather.
If the 2009 Gilman graduate is to claim a spot as an undrafted rookie free agent on the Ravens' final 53-man roster at the end of the preseason, it can't be in the way Roy Hilton joined the Baltimore...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:51 PM
SETTING THE SCENE: Tuesday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and ended at 4:35 p.m. Temperatures were in the high 60s and a light mist dampened the practice fields. With the preseason opener looming Thursday night, players were in shells for the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:59 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — Most of the Ravens' position battles won't be decided until much later in the preseason, but the starting lineups for Thursday's opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers included no significant surprises.
There were some questions...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:27 PM
SETTING THE SCENE: Saturday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and ended around 5. It was sunny and temperatures were in the low 80s. Players were in full pads.
WRATH OF JOHN: Coach John Harbaugh was on the war path after his patience wore out...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:35 PM
The uplifting sounds of gospel music provide Ravens rookie inside linebacker Arthur Brown a release from the grind of football.
The second-round draft pick from Kansas State is bespectacled and soft-spoken, cultivating a professorial look off the...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:59 PM
SETTING THE SCENE: Sunday's open practice at M&T Bank Stadium started at 5 p.m. and ended around 7:15. Approximately 25,000 fans attended. It was partially cloudy and temperatures were in the mid 80s. Players wore full pads for the second straight...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:19 AM
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Before tonight’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, Daryl Smith won’t dance out of the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium like Ray Lewis used to do.
Smith will, however, be the one who gets to replace Lewis at middle linebacker. With the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees puts the film on during defensive meetings and encourages his fellow coaches not to speak. As the footage rolls, he wants to hear only the voices of his players.
Loud responses are welcome. Silence isn't. A wrong...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:06 PM
As the final round of the 2013 draft began in April and Matt Furstenburg agonized over where his NFL career would begin, the former Maryland tight end got a phone call that eased some of his anxiety.
So many people — from friends and former...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The Ravens have a new cast of characters on their coverage teams in 2013, but in last week’s preseason loss, their punt coverage team experienced the kind of breakdown that plagued them during the playoffs in 2012.
In the first quarter of the loss...