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  • Mason: 'Everyone's going to be satisfied' after labor squabble

    Mason: 'Everyone's going to be satisfied' after labor squabble
    Ravens wide receiver and player representative Derrick Mason made the media rounds today, appearing on ESPN's "NFL Live" and "The Jerry Coleman Show" on FOX 1370-AM. Of course, with the collective bargaining agreement set to expire Friday morning at...
  • Mock draft roundup: Who will be the Ravens' first-round pick?

    Mock draft roundup: Who will be the Ravens' first-round pick?
    My latest NFL mock draft, which went live on the blog yesterday, had the Ravens selecting Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey. The Ravens say they want to beef up the running game, and this large mammal would help with that. Some criticized my pick,...
  • Birk doesn't agree with Obama's comments on NFL labor strife

    Birk doesn't agree with Obama's comments on NFL labor strife
    Ravens center Matt Birk appeared on "The Norris & Davis Show" on 105.7 The Fan this morning to discuss the NFL labor negotiations, which will last another week after the league and the players' union agreed this afternoon on a seven-day extension of the...
  • Ravens' Matt Birk and his support for the pro-life cause

    Ravens' Matt Birk and his support for the pro-life cause
    It's been a busy week for Ravens players speaking out in support of their respective causes. Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo backed same-sex marriage for Equality Maryland last Tuesday. Wide receiver Derrick Mason said today that "marriage is between a...
  • Feeling the draft: Four interior linemen the Ravens could target

    In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players at each position whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on interior offensive...
  • Mike Preston's final Ravens report card

    Mike Preston's final Ravens report card
    During the season Ravens columnist Mike Preston graded the Ravens' progress after each game. Today, Preston offers his final grades for the season by position, including the coaching staff. Quarterback: Joe Flacco continued to improve on the field...
  • Coffee Companion -- 2/9

    Coffee Companion -- 2/9
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back:...
  • Can't-miss morning TV: Michael Oher on "The View"

    Can't-miss morning TV: Michael Oher on "The View"
    When my editors asked me to tune into "The View" on Thursday morning to watch Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher talk about his new book, "I Beat the Odds," I said, "Sure." After all, I never miss an episode of "The View." OK, fine, not really. As I...
  • Ravens' Birk thinks NFL should expand playoffs, not season

    Ravens' Birk thinks NFL should expand playoffs, not season
    Ravens center and player rep Matt Birk is entrenched in the NFL labor brouhaha between the players and the owners, and one of the biggest issues is the owners' desire to expand the regular season to 18 games. Birk has a solution, though, one I think...
  • Even in the offseason, the Ravens are giving back

    Even in the offseason, the Ravens are giving back
    The Ravens don’t play their first preseason game until three months from now, and veteran players aren’t obligated to be in Baltimore until a mandatory minicamp next month. But that hasn’t stopped many of the players from taking an...
  • Rice, Lewis, Reed, Ngata among players absent from Ravens OTA

    Rice, Lewis, Reed, Ngata among players absent from Ravens OTA
    Although some of the Ravens’ biggest names were missing from the team’s OTA (organized team activity) today, more than 80 on the 90-man roster were in attendance at the Owings Mills training facility. Heading the list of  no-shows: Pro Bowl...
  • 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...