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  • Ravens unveil new-look offensive line

    Ravens unveil new-look offensive line
    Cloaked in secrecy until the days and hours before kickoff, the Ravens unveiled a reconfigured offensive line Monday night. By instituting a youth movement, the Ravens have transformed what was one of the oldest groups in the league. During a 44-13...
  • Despite injuring hamstring Monday, Reed practices on limited basis for Ravens (UPDATED)

    Despite injuring hamstring Monday, Reed practices on limited basis for Ravens (UPDATED)
    Ravens safety Ed Reed, who said that he hurt his hamstring during his 34-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, returned to practice today on a limited basis ahead of Sunday's contest against the Philadelphia...
  • Dannell Ellerbe takes advantage of extra snaps

    Dannell Ellerbe takes advantage of extra snaps
    There was a somewhat unusual sight Monday night on the Ravens' sideline. Starting inside linebacker Jameel McClain was standing on the edge of the field, watching backup Dannell Ellerbe take the majority of the workload opposite middle linebacker Ray...
  • Injury updates: Pernell McPhee: 'I expect to play Sunday'

    Injury updates: Pernell McPhee: 'I expect to play Sunday'
    Ravens starting left defensive end Pernell McPhee declared that he expects to play Sunday despite a right knee injury that sidelined him at practice Wednesday. McPhee underwent arthroscopic surgery during the spring, missing the majority of the organized...
  • New-look Ravens offensive line faces big challenge

    New-look Ravens offensive line faces big challenge
    After all the scrutiny on the offensive line this preseason, the uncertainty of which five linemen would start in the season opener, and the surprise when Ramon Harewood ran out of the tunnel with the starters on Monday night, the new-look Ravens...
  • 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 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...
  • Ravens' Rice made Steelers pay on third down

    Ravens' Rice made Steelers pay on third down
    Ray Rice lives for third down. First and second down are good, mind you, but third down is what Rice does best. The veteran Ravens running back showed again Sunday why he is one of the NFL's most dynamic and clutch players. He broke the back of...