| 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 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Ravens defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 44-16, in Thursday night’s preseason opener. While many of the starters played only a quarter, they were in there long enough for me to make a few observations about when and how certain players were...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:32 AM
The Ravens reported no serious injuries during their 27-23 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium.
Strong-side linebacker Elvis Dumervil suffered a slight groin injury and rookie first-round safety Matt Elam...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 8:17 AM
The Ravens' rookie defensive draft class had a productive game against the Atlanta Falcons during a 27-23 win Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium.
First-round safety Matt Elam, second-round linebacker Arthur Brown, third-round defensive tackle Brandon...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SETTING THE SCENE: Saturday’s outdoor practice started at 2:45 p.m. and ended at 5:20. The sun was out for most of the workout with temperatures hovering in the high 70’s. Players were in full pads after having Friday off from practice...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:09 AM
Josh Bynes has come a long way.
During training camp last year, Bynes was sidelined with three fractured bones in his lower back after getting hurt a few practices after reporting.
Now, Bynes is atop the Ravens' depth chart at weak-side linebacker,...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:24 PM
There was no live hitting in the Ravens’ training camp practice at Stevenson University Sunday -- or at least there wasn’t supposed to be -- but cornerback Lardarius Webb didn’t feel like he had another option.
Toward the end of the...