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  • Ravens players unaware of Clooney's visit to M&T Bank Stadium

    Ravens players unaware of Clooney's visit to M&T Bank Stadium
    If you’ve learned anything about me during the nine months I've written this blog for The Baltimore Sun, it’s that I have no shame. That’s why I was only moderately embarrassed Monday when I made the unseamless transition from play-...
  • Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl

    Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl
    Ray Lewis took the microphone and said one word three times: "Baltimore." Staring out at thousands of people crowding the Harborplace Amphitheater, most of them holding cell phones or cameras aloft to capture the moment, the second player ever drafted by...
  • Joe Flacco's amazing wedding photos are out on the Internet

    Joe Flacco's amazing wedding photos are out on the Internet
    UPDATE: Check out a photo gallery of images from Joe Flacco's wedding here. The photos can also be found on the website of photographer Jason Prezant, but the site has been inaccessible due to the high interest in the Flacco pictures. *** Joe Flacco's...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17
    Bengals 23, Ravens 17 Strategy: Believing that upgraded health in the postseason trumps building momentum, the Ravens rested injured players and key starters. And it worked as there were no serious injuries. The offense was run differently to...
  • Gradkowski ready to compete to become Ravens' new center

    Gradkowski ready to compete to become Ravens' new center
    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski grabbed his phone as soon as he heard that Matt Birk was retiring last Friday, saluting the six-time Pro Bowl center in a text message. It wasn't long before Gradkowski heard back from his mentor, who ended his career to...
  • Ray Lewis, Matt Birk placed on reserve-retired list

    Ray Lewis, Matt Birk placed on reserve-retired list
    The Ravens have officially placed inside linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk on the reserve-retired list. With Lewis, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and Birk, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, retiring, the Ravens have realized a...
  • Resolute Harbaugh says Ravens will work through difficulties

    Resolute Harbaugh says Ravens will work through difficulties
    As one might expect, these are tense times at 1 Winning Drive in Owings Mills. Ravens coach John Harbaugh stood at the podium Monday afternoon for his weekly press conference with the media, and for nearly 20 minutes he fielded questions about the...
  • Matt Birk on same-sex marriage becoming legal in Maryland: 'We live in a democracy'

    Matt Birk on same-sex marriage becoming legal in Maryland: 'We live in a democracy'
    Pro Bowl center Matt Birk and Pro Bowl special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo were polar opposites on one of this election year's most politically charged debates. While Ayanbadejo stumped passionately for same-sex marriage, which became legal Tuesday with...
  • Wednesday's Ravens camp highlights

    Wednesday's Ravens camp highlights
    PLAY OF THE DAY: Even though the players were dressed in shells, there was plenty of competition between the offense and defense. The offense earned this award during a full-team exercise. On second down-and-9 from the unit's own 29-yard line, quarterback...
  • Derrick Mason spurns the Ravens for the Jets

    Derrick Mason spurns the Ravens for the Jets
    Hours after his former Ravens teammates said they would welcome his return, wide receiver Derrick Mason shocked them by announcing he would sign with the New York Jets. Mason, 37, is the Ravens' all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. The...
  • Ravens camp highlights: Offense picks on Zbikowski

    Ravens camp highlights: Offense picks on Zbikowski
    OFFENSE'S BEST PLAY During a red-zone exercise, the offense picked on free safety Tom Zbikowski, who was participating in his first practice of training camp and filling in for seven-time Pro Bowl selection Ed Reed. On two occasions, the offense matched...
  • Ravens' Oher focused on developing into elite left tackle

    Ravens' Oher focused on developing into elite left tackle
    There's no pretense to Michael Oher. The massive offensive tackle for the Ravens enjoyed an offseason during which his autobiography, "I Beat the Odds," peaked at No. 3 on the New York Times bestsellers list and he was the darling of major media...