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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens veteran voices expected to fill the void left by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed

    Ravens veteran voices expected to fill the void left by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed
    Terrell Davis remembers the feeling after tight end Shannon Sharpe left the Denver Broncos and joined the Ravens before the 2000 season. He vividly recalls the uncomfortable silence in the huddle and on the sideline, the blank looks exchanged between...
  • After reaching NFL's mountaintop, what's next for Ravens QB Joe Flacco?

    After reaching NFL's mountaintop, what's next for Ravens QB Joe Flacco?
    This time a year ago, Joe Flacco was still viewed as a quarterback who couldn't get his team to the Super Bowl. He was still playing for a big contract after betting on himself by declining the Ravens' initial offers. He was still waiting for the Ravens...
  • 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...
  • Ray Lewis questions Ravens' leadership following Jacoby Jones incident

    Ray Lewis questions Ravens' leadership following Jacoby Jones incident
    In the wake of Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones allegedly being struck in the head by a bottle on a party bus early Monday morning while celebrating the 34th birthday of offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, retired inside linebacker Ray Lewis questioned...
  • 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...
  • 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...