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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • My Wandy's Girl wins Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel

    My Wandy's Girl wins Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel
    Laurel Park My Wandy's Girl wins Barbara Fritchie 'Cap After finishing second last year, My Wandy's Girl returned from New York to win this year's $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap, a Grade 2 race for fillies and mares. The Fritchie was rescheduled...
  • 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 offense will be critical focus for Harbaugh and staff during offseason

    Ravens offense will be critical focus for Harbaugh and staff during offseason
    Saying he feels a sense of urgency with his team missing the playoffs for the first time in his six-season tenure, Ravens coach John Harbaugh vowed to explore all avenues this offseason to fix a disappointing offense. In a 40-plus minute news conference...
  • Breaking down the 2013 Ravens with Dan Bryden of Baltimore Sports and Life

    Breaking down the 2013 Ravens with Dan Bryden of Baltimore Sports and Life
    In this week’s edition of Blogger on Blogger, I reached out to Baltimore Sports and Life blogger Daniel Bryden, who does a great job breaking down the Ravens, to wrap up the season. I would recommend you follow Dan on Twitter. MV: The running game...
  • Newsome expects resurgent Pro Bowl season from Ray Rice

    Newsome expects resurgent Pro Bowl season from Ray Rice
    Ravens running back Ray Rice recently paid a visit to general manager Ozzie Newsome, and it wasn't a routine meeting. The three-time Pro Bowl runner had just completed the worst season of his NFL career, gaining just 660 rushing yards and averaging 3....
  • Ravens and Patriots back on collision course in high-stakes rivalry

    Ravens and Patriots back on collision course in high-stakes rivalry
    The Ravens and New England Patriots have been on a collision course since January, when the Ravens got revenge against their AFC rivals en route to the Super Bowl. The two teams might not have circled today on their calendars when the NFL released its...
  • Ravens center Gino Gradkowski still growing into Matt Birk's 'big shoes'

    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski still growing into Matt Birk's 'big shoes'
    The continuing education of Ravens center Gino Gradkowski has involved everything from grappling with massive Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to making critical, last-second line calls to adjusting blocking assignments. Ever since six-...
  • 2013 a bust but Ravens aren't going anywhere, offensive line needs an overhaul and more from Sunday's loss

    2013 a bust but Ravens aren't going anywhere, offensive line needs an overhaul and more from Sunday's loss
    For half a decade, the Ravens spoiled their faithful fans. With Joe Flacco under center and John Harbaugh wearing the head coach’s headset, the Ravens went to the playoffs five years in a row, the only team to accomplish that feat over that span....