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  • Kruger, McPhee say they'll play Sunday, listed as questionable

    Kruger, McPhee say they'll play Sunday, listed as questionable
    The Ravens had their full team on the practice field today in preparation for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. That included the return of linebacker Paul Kruger and defensive end Pernell McPhee. Kruger (back) and McPhee (knee) did not...
  • Five Ravens stats that stand out: Week 3

    Five Ravens stats that stand out: Week 3
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens. Five -- quarterback hurries by Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork in January’s AFC championship game. Wilfork is one of the NFL&...
  • Patriots DT Vince Wilfork presents a big challenge for Ravens and new starter Harewood

    Patriots DT Vince Wilfork presents a big challenge for Ravens and new starter Harewood
    Ramon Harewood has gotten an earful from his teammates about matching up against New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. But the Ravens' first-year starter at left guard cracked a smile when asked to divulge what he was told. "They have...
  • Ravens have a backup long snapper -- even if they're not saying who that is

    Prior to his release in 2011, running back Willis McGahee had another role with the Ravens. He backed up Morgan Cox as the team’s long snapper. Since then, however, the identity of the latest backup has been shrouded in mystery. Coach John Harbaugh...
  • Ravens offensive line passes test vs. Patriots

    Ravens offensive line passes test vs. Patriots
    If the Ravens' offensive line keeps progressing, this unit could be very good by the end of the season. Overall, with the exception of center Matt Birk, the group is still young. But once you throw rookie offensive right tackle Kelechi Osemele and third-...
  • Offensive line kept Patriots' Vince Wilfork under wraps

    Offensive line kept Patriots' Vince Wilfork under wraps
    After the havoc Vince Wilfork had wreaked in last January’s AFC championship game, the Ravens paid a good amount of attention to the massive defensive tackle, who looks much larger than his listed size of 6 feet, 2 inches and 325 pounds. That...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens win over the Patriots

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens win over the Patriots
    Ravens 31, Patriots 30 Strategy: The no-huddle offense returned to prominence after disappearing a week ago in Philadelphia, using it on 44 of 65 snaps and piling up 503 yards of total offense. Cam Cameron loosened the reins as Joe Flacco launched...
  • Source: Former Ravens center Andre Gurode tried out for the Lions

    Source: Former Ravens center Andre Gurode tried out for the Lions
    Out of work since not being retained as a free agent by the Ravens, former Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode worked out for the Detroit Lions this week, according to a league source. Gurode played a reserve role with the Ravens last season after signing a...
  • With rookie quarterback and running back, Browns following the Ravens' blueprint

    With rookie quarterback and running back, Browns following the Ravens' blueprint
    It's not often that a modest 1-yard gain in a season-opening loss holds so much significance. When Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson took his first handoff from quarterback Brandon Weeden three weeks ago, he carried the hopes of a...
  • NFL officials receive loud cheers in first night back

    NFL officials receive loud cheers in first night back
    Instead of receiving the usual jeers that go with their profession, NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew were treated like conquering heroes Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium. Steratore was greeted by fans with a standing ovation prior to the Ravens'...
  • In September, even an ugly win is a win

    In September, even an ugly win is a win
    OK, it wasn't pretty, but it was effective. At this time of the year, that's all that counts. If the Ravens play in December like they did Thursday night against Cleveland, then they have problems. But after playing four games in 18 days, who cares if...
  • Ravens notes: Ravens offensive line takes a step backward

    Ravens notes: Ravens offensive line takes a step backward
    The Ravens' offensive line experienced a rough night, a bout of regression that often left quarterback Joe Flacco lying on the ground. After an encouraging game against the New England Patriots where Flacco wasn't sacked and rarely hit, he sustained...