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  • Yanda proves his toughness on the line

    Yanda proves his toughness on the line
    Leading up to the Ravens' Week 17 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals last season, Marshal Yanda's ribs were in so much pain he couldn't bend over to put on his socks and shoes. Yanda found a way to block out the pain, like he has throughout his...
  • Ravens DE Pernell McPhee practices for the first time

    Ravens DE Pernell McPhee practices for the first time
    Second-year defensive end Pernell McPhee, who has been sidelined since organized team activities with a knee injury, returned to the practice field on Wednesday, his first full-participation practice of Ravens training camp. McPhee will compete with...
  • Ravens training camp highlights: Webb comes up with a big hit

    Ravens training camp highlights: Webb comes up with a big hit
    WORKING OVERTIME:To end Wednesday’s practice, head coach John Harbaugh simulated an overtime game by running through two simulations with the NFL's new overtime rules. In the first one, the starting offense stalled and No. 2 quarterback Tyrod...
  • Ravens camp highlights: LaQuan Williams stands out

    Ravens camp highlights: LaQuan Williams stands out
    RED-ZONE SUCCESS The first full-team exercise involved the offense starting from inside the defense’s 20-yard line. The first offense fared well, scoring touchdowns on four of nine snaps. The second offense scored twice on 10 snaps, including back-...
  • Matt Birk not expected to play in preseason opener vs. Falcons

    Matt Birk not expected to play in preseason opener vs. Falcons
    Matt Birk sat out his fifth straight practice, and coach John Harbaugh essentially ruled the Ravens center out of the team’s preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons next Thursday. “Matt is resting,” Harbaugh said Friday. “...
  • Leach, Ellerbe, A.Jackson return to Saturday's practice

    Leach, Ellerbe, A.Jackson return to Saturday's practice
    The Ravens’ practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday was marked by the return of fullback Vonta Leach, inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and rookie cornerback Asa Jackson. Leach did not take part in Friday’s session at the team’s...
  • Ravens camp highlights: Kruger shows his athleticism

    Ravens camp highlights: Kruger shows his athleticism
    CONVERTING IN TWO-MINUTE DRILL On the first series of a two-minute exercise, the first offense marched 70 yards, capping the drive with a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to wide receiver Anquan Boldin. The possession was aided by a...
  • Matt Birk still hopeful he can play in Thursday night's preseason opener vs. Falcons

    Matt Birk still hopeful he can play in Thursday night's preseason opener vs. Falcons
    On Friday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t sound optimistic that Matt Birk would be available for Thursday night’s preseason opener at the Atlanta Falcons. But the 36-year-old center said Saturday that he is holding out hope that he might be...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions

    Ravens news, notes and opinions
    The Ravens had 13 players not participating in any part of practice Saturday and another two (tight end Ed Dickson and linebacker Darry Blackstock) who didn’t finish the workout because of injuries. The potentially season-ending Achilles tear to...
  • E.Reed, Kemoeatu, Ellerbe latest additions to list of non-participants

    E.Reed, Kemoeatu, Ellerbe latest additions to list of non-participants
    Several notable Ravens – including eight-time Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed – were new additions on the list of absent players from Monday’s practice at the team’s training facility in Owings Mills. Reed banged his left knee trying...
  • Ravens highlights: Secondary brings the pressure

    Ravens highlights: Secondary brings the pressure
    SECONDARY SPARKLES: Even without eight-time Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed and cornerback Jimmy Smith, the secondary blanketed the receivers. During an exercise in which the cornerbacks were asked to cover wide receivers one-on-one with quarterbacks Joe...
  • Small school experience helps Ravens rookie Asa Jackson realize big opportunity

    Small school experience helps Ravens rookie Asa Jackson realize big opportunity
    Asa Jackson had come a long way — much further than his cross-country flight — when he first made the short, but winding drive down 1 Winning Drive in Owings Mills in May. A year ago, Jackson was preparing for a slate of games stacked with...