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  • Tale of the Tape: Pierce rumbles through the Browns

    Tale of the Tape: Pierce rumbles through the Browns
    Every Tuesday, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week’s game. Today, he looks at Bernard Pierce's big run against the Browns on Thursday night. In the third round of April’s...
  • Former NFL commissioner gives $100K to support same-sex marriage

    Former NFL commissioner gives $100K to support same-sex marriage
    Football and politics meet again: Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife have said they will give $100,000 to Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign. The donation, reported first by the Washington Blade, is the latest in what is becoming...
  • Birk releases video opposing Maryland same-sex marriage

    Ravens center Matt Birk officially jumped into Maryland's same-sex marriage scrum today, releasing a web-only video that supports traditional marriage. "Marriage is more than what adults want for themselves, it is about the next generation," says Birk,...
  • Governor vs. NFL player at same-sex marriage fundraiser

    Governor vs. NFL player at same-sex marriage fundraiser
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo are on the same side of Question 6, but they took opposite positions at the foosball table Monday night. At fundraiser for the same-sex marriage campaign Monday night, the two showed off their...
  • As he prepares for 200th game, Ravens' Matt Birk reflects on career

    As he prepares for 200th game, Ravens' Matt Birk reflects on career
    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...
  • Don't expect major changes yet on Ravens' offensive line

    Don't expect major changes yet on Ravens' offensive line
    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...
  • Ravens hold Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware to one sack

    Ravens hold Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware to one sack
    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...
  • Ravens and Texans meet to decide who's best in a struggling AFC

    Ravens and Texans meet to decide who's best in a struggling AFC
    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...
  • Gino Gradkowski remains frontrunner to start at center

    Gino Gradkowski remains frontrunner to start at center
    Although the Ravens drafted Colorado State-Pueblo center Ryan Jensen in the sixth round, Gino Gradkowski remains the frontrunner to replace six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk at center. The younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce...
  • Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins

    Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Ravens center Matt Birk, a Minnesota native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday night before the Orioles faced the Twins at Target Field. Birk also took part in a pregame Pepsi home run contest. Birk came in second,...
  • The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line

    The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line
    Last summer, it looked as if the Ravens might enter the regular season with one of the oldest starting offensive lines in the NFL. Matt Birk, Bryant McKinnie and Bobbie Williams were all in their mid-thirties and expected to start. But as it turned out,...
  • Ravens re-sign left tackle Bryant McKinnie to two-year, $7 million deal

    Ravens re-sign left tackle Bryant McKinnie to two-year, $7 million deal
    Bolstering perhaps the greatest remaining need on their roster, the Ravens have agreed with left tackle Bryant McKinnie to a two-year contract that carries a maximum value of $7 million. The deal includes an undisclosed signing bonus, incentive clauses...