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  • 10 key questions for the Ravens

    10 key questions for the Ravens
    As the Ravens prepare to play their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night at M&T Bank Stadium, here are 10 intriguing questions surrounding the team: 1 After reaching the AFC championship game in January, what can the Ravens do...
  • LaQuan Williams, Sergio Kindle inactive, Harewood, Osemele starting, Rainey released

    LaQuan Williams, Sergio Kindle inactive, Harewood, Osemele starting, Rainey released
    The Ravens have deactivated wide receiver LaQuan Williams and outside linebacker Sergio Kindle for tonight's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Williams' inactive status means that wide receivers Tandon Doss and Deonte Thompson are active. The...
  • 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...
  • Boldin makes immediate impact for Ravens

    Boldin makes immediate impact for Ravens
    It didn't take long for Anquan Boldin to make his presence known. The first ball quarterback Joe Flacco threw in the wide receiver's direction ended up as a 21-yard completion that led to a Billy Cundiff 48-yard field goal and a seven-point lead that the...
  • Ray Lewis: Ed Reed's minicamp absence not an issue

    Ray Lewis: Ed Reed's minicamp absence not an issue
    Ray Lewis showed up Tuesday for the first day of the Ravens' mandatory minicamp, looking considerably leaner after an offseason in which he dedicated himself to adjusting to a quicker and pass-oriented NFL. Lewis' longtime teammate, Ed Reed, meanwhile,...
  • Ravens add more offensive line depth with Wragge

    The Ravens signed their second veteran offensive lineman in the past five days, agreeing to a deal with center Tony Wragge. Wragge, 32, started eight games for the St. Louis Rams last season. He also started 10 games at right guard for the San...
  • Game 18: Bitter defeat -- Ravens fall to Steelers again

    Game 18: Bitter defeat -- Ravens fall to Steelers again
    In a rivalry defined by the big hits, it was the Ravens who knocked themselves out of their Super Bowl run. A crushing third-down play in the fourth quarter and three third-quarter turnovers in their territory led to the Ravens' 31-24 self-destructing...
  • Ravens notes: With Birk injured, Bryan Mattison gets a chance at center

    Ravens notes: With Birk injured, Bryan Mattison gets a chance at center
    In the aftermath of Matt Birk undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and free agent Casey Rabach failing his physical, the Ravens have turned to a center with a familiar last name. Bryan Mattison, the son of former defensive coordinator Greg...