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  • 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...
  • Jacoby Jones follows blocks to NFL-tying return record

    Jacoby Jones follows blocks to NFL-tying return record
    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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens draft Delaware guard Gradkowski in Round 4

    Ravens draft Delaware guard Gradkowski in Round 4
    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....
  • Ravens undrafted free agent class at a glance: Offense

    Ravens undrafted free agent class at a glance: Offense
    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...
  • Even in the offseason, the Ravens are giving back

    Even in the offseason, the Ravens are giving back
    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...
  • Rice, Lewis, Reed, Ngata among players absent from Ravens OTA

    Rice, Lewis, Reed, Ngata among players absent from Ravens OTA
    Although some of the Ravens’ biggest names were missing from the team’s OTA (organized team activity) today, more than 80 on the 90-man roster were in attendance at the Owings Mills training facility. Heading the list of  no-shows: Pro Bowl...
  • Joe Flacco's focus is on field and Ravens teammates, not contract status

    Joe Flacco's focus is on field and Ravens teammates, not contract status
    Joe Flacco took a couple of steps to his right, spotted Ed Dickson about 10 yards down the field and lofted a pass between two defenders that the young tight end hauled in. After Dickson was touched down and the Ravens' offense retreated back to the line...
  • More on the Ravens' competition at left guard

    More on the Ravens' competition at left guard
    Many of the eyes Wednesday at the Ravens’ first organized team activities (OTA) workout that was open to the media were fixated for a decent chunk of practice on the team’s offensive line. Team officials had identified that area as one they...
  • Continuity will be key for the Ravens offense

    Continuity will be key for the Ravens offense
    The most significant offensive additions the Ravens made this offseason were free-agent wide receiver Jacoby Jones and a pair of rookie linemen in Kelechi Osemele and Gino Gradkowski. Their personnel losses include Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs and veteran...
  • With draft complete, Ravens still don't have answer for who will replace Grubbs

    With draft complete, Ravens still don't have answer for who will replace Grubbs
    If the Ravens have a specific plan for filling the hole left by Ben Grubbs now that the draft has ended, they aren't divulging it. Not that anybody should be surprised. As is so often the case, coach John Harbaugh spoke fondly of the potential battle for...