| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Matt Birk's goals at first were simple. There was no thought of having a long and productive NFL career. He had no visions of making Pro Bowl teams or annually competing for championships.
As a sixth-round pick out of Harvard, Birk was consumed by the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Because of the poor performance by the offensive tackles against the Kansas City Chiefs last week, there had been some speculation that the Ravens might choose to start Bryant McKinnie at left tackle over Michael Oher and move Oher to the right side to...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 6:09 PM
With his long stride carrying him past defenders, Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones followed his blocks and rapidly accelerated away from the Dallas Cowboys.
Jones didn't stop until he had reached the end zone and entered the NFL record book with a...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 7:46 AM
With the exception of a single spin move by Dallas Cowboys star outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware to get past left offensive tackle Michael Oher and tackle quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens provided their quarterback with impressive protection.During a...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 6:28 PM
The Houston Texans lost their top tackler two weeks ago when middle linebacker Brian Cushing went down with a season-ending knee injury. A week later, they were embarrassed by the Green Bay Packers, 42-24, on their home field as Aaron Rodgers threw six...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:43 AM
With the third pick of the fourth round Saturday, the Ravens selected Delaware guard Gino Gradkowski. He is the second offensive lineman the Ravens have taken in their first four picks (Kelechi Osemele was the other).
Gradkowski is 6-foot-3, 300 pounds....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:12 AM
The Ravens’ front office has long been admired for its decision making during the draft, but Ozzie Newsome, Eric DeCosta and Company also take great pride in the work that they do in the couple of hours following its conclusion. Offensive lineman...
| May 2, 2012
| 9:00 AM
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...
| May 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When the Ravens selected Gino Gradkowski, an interior lineman from Delaware, in last month’s NFL draft, their intention was to groom him to eventually become the successor to Matt Birk. Gradkowski, a fourth-round pick, has said that he is eager to...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Ravens don’t play their first preseason game until three months from now, and veteran players aren’t obligated to be in Baltimore until a mandatory minicamp next month. But that hasn’t stopped many of the players from taking an...