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  • Jeremy Zuttah leading improved Ravens offensive line with athleticism and smarts

    Jeremy Zuttah leading improved Ravens offensive line with athleticism and smarts
    During an offensive line meeting on Thursday, Jeremy Zuttah impressed his teammates with yet another example of how he had already considered every possibility heading into Sunday's game in Cleveland. The starting center pointed out what rookie...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

    Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development
    Retired former Ravens center Matt Birk is staying involved with the NFL. The six-time Pro Bowl center and former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year was named the league's director of football development today. Birk spent this past year working as an...
  • Two NFL analysts praise new Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah

    Two NFL analysts praise new Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah
    The Ravens' trade for center Jeremy Zuttah from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is expected to provide an immediate upgrade for the offensive line. Zuttah is an athletic 6-foot-4, 308-pounder regarded by NFL analysts as well-suited for offensive coordinator...
  • What is the Ravens' conditioning test that Rolando McClain couldn't complete?

    What is the Ravens' conditioning test that Rolando McClain couldn't complete?
    The conditioning test that retired middle linebacker Rolando McClain was unable to complete during an unsuccessful workout for team officials Tuesday at the Ravens' training complex consists of six timed interval runs. The Ravens use this test to...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    What they're saying about the Ravens
    Much of the Ravens-related national discussion this week has centered on the incident involving Mike Tomlin on the sideline Thanksgiving night. Since we've already got every angle of that covered, here's a look at some other items national media outlets...
  • Day after loss to Buffalo, John Harbaugh doesn't hold back

    Day after loss to Buffalo, John Harbaugh doesn't hold back
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh wasn't willing to second guess the decision Sunday to abandon the run game nor was he in the mood to protect some of the team's under-performing players. Given ample time to digest Sunday's mistake-filled 23-20 road loss to...
  • Ravens RB Ray Rice practices Wednesday, plans to play Sunday

    Ravens RB Ray Rice practices Wednesday, plans to play Sunday
    Ravens star running back Ray Rice practiced Wednesday on a limited basis and said he plans to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, mapping out his return after missing one game with a strained left hip flexor. Although Rice was regarded as close to...
  • Torrey Smith, Vonta Leach dismissive of Ray Lewis' criticism of Ravens' leadership

    Torrey Smith, Vonta Leach dismissive of Ray Lewis' criticism of Ravens' leadership
    Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith doesn’t see the leadership void that retired linebacker Ray Lewis said exists now that he and safety Ed Reed are no longer on the team. Now an ESPN analyst, Lewis questioned the Ravens' leadership for the second...
  • Three Ravens made Pro Football Focus' 'all-postseason team' from 2008-2013

    Three Ravens made Pro Football Focus' 'all-postseason team' from 2008-2013
    While wrapping up their Super Bowl coverage this week, the folks over at Pro Football Focus put together an interesting post with an all-star team of their highest-graded playoff performers over the past six seasons. Three Ravens players made the squad,...
  • Catching up with retired Ravens center Matt Birk

    Catching up with retired Ravens center Matt Birk
    Former Ravens center Matt Birk, the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2012 and a Super Bowl champion, will be back in the Baltimore area this Thursday for a signing for his new book, “All-Pro Wisdom: The 7 Choices that Lead to Greatness.&...
  • Ravens acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft pick

    Ravens acquire center Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft pick
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Ravens filled another of their primary offseason needs Sunday, acquiring starting center Jeremy Zuttah from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2015 fifth-round draft pick. Zuttah, who has played all three interior...