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  • Pittsburgh native Gradkowski thrilled to be in Baltimore

    Pittsburgh native Gradkowski thrilled to be in Baltimore
    Gino Gradkowski grew up following his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers, but after the rival Ravens took him early in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft, the Delaware interior lineman couldn’t have sounded more pumped about joining the Ravens in a...
  • How they are grading the 2012 Ravens' draft class

    How they are grading the 2012 Ravens' draft class
    We gave you our early grades on the 2012 Ravens draft class on Sunday. Now here is a look at how a handful of national draft analysts have graded what G.M. Ozzie Newsome and Co. did over the weekend. Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: Solid B. “The Ravens had...
  • Terrell Suggs says he is taking his return to the field 'day-by-day'

    Terrell Suggs says he is taking his return to the field  'day-by-day'
    Terrell Suggs' vow since tearing his right Achilles in late April was that he would run out of the tunnel and play meaningful football during the 2012 season. Suggs was always non-committal when that would be and that remained the case Thursday in his...
  • Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, himself

    Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend -- the mother of his 3-month old daughter -- multiple times Saturday morning, drove about five miles from their home to the team's practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium and killed...
  • Ravens hold on for 31-29 win over Cowboys

    Ravens hold on for 31-29 win over Cowboys
    In the final frantic two minutes, Ravens players hobbled on and off the field, some occupying roles that they had never before been asked to fill. By necessity, Dean Pees sent in defensive packages that the Ravens hadn’t even practiced, all while...
  • Ravens set franchise record for points in dominant win over Raiders

    Ravens set franchise record for points in dominant win over Raiders
    There was Ray Rice going untouched for a 7-yard touchdown run. Torrey Smith sprinting free behind the Oakland Raiders’ defense and connecting with Joe Flacco for a 47-yard score. And punter/holder Sam Koch encountering very little resistance...
  • Ravens rest up for postseason in loss to Bengals

    Ravens rest up for postseason in loss to Bengals
    The Ravens’ starters that did suit up for Sunday’s regular-season finale, began heading to the sidelines about midway through the first quarter. Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice went first, pulling on a winter cap and a black jacket. Quarterback...
  • Ravens beat the Raiders like it was a homecoming game

    Ravens beat the Raiders like it was a homecoming game
    A week ago, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there were no easy or homecoming games in the National Football League. But the Ravens' game against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium had the same festive, homecoming atmosphere, the only things...
  • Film Study

    Film Study
    Ravens 55, Raiders 20 Strategy: Dean Pees' unpredictable, innovative schemes were highlighted by lining up rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw at defensive tackle. And Pees' two-defensive-lineman, three-linebacker, six-defensive-back "dollar"...
  • Ravens' Matt Birk makes statement advocating for traditional marriage in Minnesota

    Ravens' Matt Birk makes statement advocating for traditional marriage in Minnesota
    In the wake of Ravens special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo taking a strong public stance supporting same-sex marriage, one of his teammates has expressed an opposing view on this high-profile political topic. Six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk, a...
  • Ravens snaps: looking at trends through four games

    Ravens snaps: looking at trends through four games
    Since we are four weeks into the NFL season, I figured now would be a great time to take a look at the snap counts for the 53 men on the Ravens roster to see which trends are developing. To do this, I relied on stats from Pro Football Focus. It’s...
  • Ravens hit hard by Pagano's leukemia diagnosis

    Ravens hit hard by Pagano's leukemia diagnosis
    Known for his strong personality and aggressive approach to football, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano is expected to giveleukemia all it can handle as he begins his fight with the disease. The former Ravens defensive coordinator has been...