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  • 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...
  • News and notes from Ravens' workout today

    News and notes from Ravens' workout today
    Another Ravens organized team activity just came to an end, and coach John Harbaugh, along with the team's coordinators, met the media following it. We'll have plenty of coverage on our site later but here are a few notes to tide you over until then:...
  • New defensive coordinator Dean Pees says Ravens can overcome injury to Terrell Suggs

    New defensive coordinator Dean Pees says Ravens can overcome injury to Terrell Suggs
    Dean Pees has been through this before. He was the linebackers coach for the New England Patriots when he learned that Tedy Bruschi, a Pro Bowl middle linebacker and one of the team's emotional leaders, had a stroke, putting both his 2005 season and...
  • Ed Reed absent from first day of Ravens' mandatory three-day minicamp

    Ed Reed absent from first day of Ravens' mandatory three-day minicamp
    Ed Reed  is not on the field participating in the first day of the Ravens’ three-day mandatory minicamp, spurring even more questions about the mercurial safety’s desire to play in 2012. Reed, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection who is entering...
  • Harbaugh not sure what spurred Ed Reed's absence

    Harbaugh not sure what spurred Ed Reed's absence
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh hasn't spoken to Ed Reed, but did acknowledge that the enigmatic safety was not excused to miss the first day of the Ravens' mandatory three-day minicamp. "I have not communicated with Ed so I'm not sure what the situation is...
  • Ravens notes: Flacco misses minicamp, awaiting birth of his first child

    Ravens notes: Flacco misses minicamp, awaiting birth of his first child
    Quarterback Joe Flaccodid not attend the second day of the mandatory minicamp because his wife, Dana, had started to go into labor with their first child Wednesday morning. "Joe got the call this morning," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Obviously, the...
  • Minicamp ends with more questions for Ravens' offensive line

    Minicamp ends with more questions for Ravens' offensive line
    One of John Harbaugh's offensive tackles had been carted off the field and another was held out of this week's three-day mandatory minicamp so he could focus on his conditioning. After another hot practice under the bright sun, the Ravens' coach didn't...
  • Prognosis good and spirits high for NFL ref who found he had cancer after injury at Ravens game

    Prognosis good and spirits high for NFL ref who found he had cancer after injury at Ravens game
    If he's doing his job, an NFL official will largely go unnoticed. He will make sure the rules are followed, of course, yet blend into the background as much as possible. Tony Corrente is anything but invisible. The longtime NFL referee learned that as...
  • E. Reed, Suggs absent from early portion of practice

    E. Reed, Suggs absent from early portion of practice
    A pair of Pro Bowl starters in free safety Ed Reed and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs were absent from the portion of Thursday’s practice open to the media. Both Reed, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, and Suggs, a four-time Pro Bowl choice,...
  • Ravens confirm Ed Reed, Suggs did not practice Thursday

    Ravens confirm Ed Reed, Suggs did not practice Thursday
    The Ravens confirmed that a pair of Pro Bowl starters in free safety Ed Reed and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs did not participate in Thursday’s practice. The team described Reed as dealing with an injured shoulder and Suggs as being bothered...