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  • Pondering Ed Reed's departure

    Pondering Ed Reed's departure
    If you’re trying to figure out exactly what motivated all-time Ravens safety Ed Reed to jump off the Super Bowl bandwagon and sign with the Houston Texans, you should probably consider some other hobby. Figuring out what makes Reed tick could be a...
  • Ravens defense looking like a younger, quieter, less expensive group

    Ravens defense looking like a younger, quieter, less expensive group
    The Ravens' surprising decision Wednesday to cut Bernard Pollard, the hard-hitting and tough-talking safety who led the Super Bowl champions in tackles last season, opens up just $1 million of salary-cap room. So at least on the surface, the move...
  • How the Ravens changed in a week

    How the Ravens changed in a week
    A little more than a month since the Super Bowl XLVII victory parade, the party has officially ended for the Ravens. When they next take the field for the start of organized team activities, the Ravens will have a significantly different look from the...
  • Denver still dwelling on Jacoby Jones' heroic TD

    Denver still dwelling on Jacoby Jones' heroic TD
    The NFL scouting combine has ended and free agency will soon be upon us. Joe Flacco’s contract talks are the big story in football. But memories of the Ravens’ improbable run to the Super Bowl remain fresh in our minds. It has been more than...
  • Joe Flacco says he was only joking when he said he would tackle Ted Ginn in Super Bowl

    Joe Flacco says he was only joking when he said he would tackle Ted Ginn in Super Bowl
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco insisted he was only joking during the final seconds of the Super Bowl when he was captured on camera saying he or his teammates should tackle San Francisco 49ers returner Ted Ginn Jr. if he broke into the open field....
  • Joe Flacco at the center of major decisions for Ravens

    Joe Flacco at the center of major decisions for Ravens
    These are extremely expensive, pivotal times for the Ravens, an organization facing major financial and roster decisions surrounding quarterback Joe Flacco. Monday marks the first day NFL teams can name a franchise player, and general manager Ozzie...
  • Michael Oher, Corey Graham triggered escalators, base salaries rise

    Michael Oher, Corey Graham triggered escalators, base salaries rise
    Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher and cornerback Corey Graham have both triggered playing-time escalator clauses that have boosted their base salaries for 2013 by a combined $950,000. Oher is now due a base salary of $3.785 million, up from $3.085...
  • Source: Ravens' Matt Birk to announce his retirement today

    Source: Ravens' Matt Birk to announce his retirement today
    (UPDATE: Birk officially announced his retirement Friday morning. Here's the full story.) Ravens six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk will announce his retirement from the NFL later this morning, according to a source with knowledge of his plans. Birk,...
  • Ravens center Matt Birk retires after 15 seasons in NFL

    Ravens center Matt Birk retires after 15 seasons in NFL
    As Matt Birk spent the past couple of weeks pondering his football future, his mind kept drifting back to the immediate aftermath of the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers nearly three weeks ago. For about 30 minutes...
  • Pivotal offseason looms as Ravens hold season-review press conference today at team headquarters

    Pivotal offseason looms as Ravens hold season-review press conference today at team headquarters
    The page turns quickly in the NFL, even when an NFL team experiences the storybook ending of winning the Super Bowl. There's precious time to bask in the afterglow for the Ravens after defeating the San Francisco 49ers and taking home the Vince Lombardi...
  • Joe Flacco plotted against Ted Ginn Jr. on final play of Super Bowl

    Joe Flacco plotted against Ted Ginn Jr. on final play of Super Bowl
    The NFL has released some intimate audio and video from the sidelines of Super Bowl XLVII, and one of the most interesting exchanges was filmed on the Ravens sideline before the final play of Baltimore’s 34-31 win. As Sam Koch prepared to boot a...
  • Ravens turn focus to next season

    Ravens turn focus to next season
    The usual faces were present in the auditorium at the team's practice facility Thursday but there was a constant reminder that this wasn't the typical "State of the Ravens" address. The Lombardi Trophy was propped next to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti,...