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  • With Joe Flacco's deal done, Ravens will likely decline to use franchise tag

    With Joe Flacco's deal done, Ravens will likely decline to use franchise tag
    Now that quarterback Joe Flacco is poised to become the highest paid player in the NFL by virtue of a $120.6 million contract, the Ravens aren't expected to use the franchise tag on any of their other unrestricted free agents. Although Monday...
  • Joe Flacco says he was only joking when he said he would tackle Ted Ginn in Super Bowl

    Joe Flacco says he was only joking when he said he would tackle Ted Ginn in Super Bowl
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco insisted he was only joking during the final seconds of the Super Bowl when he was captured on camera saying he or his teammates should tackle San Francisco 49ers returner Ted Ginn Jr. if he broke into the open field....
  • Joe Flacco at the center of major decisions for Ravens

    Joe Flacco at the center of major decisions for Ravens
    These are extremely expensive, pivotal times for the Ravens, an organization facing major financial and roster decisions surrounding quarterback Joe Flacco. Monday marks the first day NFL teams can name a franchise player, and general manager Ozzie...
  • Michael Oher, Corey Graham triggered escalators, base salaries rise

    Michael Oher, Corey Graham triggered escalators, base salaries rise
    Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher and cornerback Corey Graham have both triggered playing-time escalator clauses that have boosted their base salaries for 2013 by a combined $950,000. Oher is now due a base salary of $3.785 million, up from $3.085...
  • Source: Ravens' Matt Birk to announce his retirement today

    Source: Ravens' Matt Birk to announce his retirement today
    (UPDATE: Birk officially announced his retirement Friday morning. Here's the full story.) Ravens six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk will announce his retirement from the NFL later this morning, according to a source with knowledge of his plans. Birk,...
  • Ravens center Matt Birk retires after 15 seasons in NFL

    Ravens center Matt Birk retires after 15 seasons in NFL
    As Matt Birk spent the past couple of weeks pondering his football future, his mind kept drifting back to the immediate aftermath of the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers nearly three weeks ago. For about 30 minutes...
  • Pivotal offseason looms as Ravens hold season-review press conference today at team headquarters

    Pivotal offseason looms as Ravens hold season-review press conference today at team headquarters
    The page turns quickly in the NFL, even when an NFL team experiences the storybook ending of winning the Super Bowl. There's precious time to bask in the afterglow for the Ravens after defeating the San Francisco 49ers and taking home the Vince Lombardi...
  • Joe Flacco plotted against Ted Ginn Jr. on final play of Super Bowl

    Joe Flacco plotted against Ted Ginn Jr. on final play of Super Bowl
    The NFL has released some intimate audio and video from the sidelines of Super Bowl XLVII, and one of the most interesting exchanges was filmed on the Ravens sideline before the final play of Baltimore’s 34-31 win. As Sam Koch prepared to boot a...
  • Views on adjusting to Jim Caldwell mixed

    Views on adjusting to Jim Caldwell mixed
    Jim Caldwell’s debut as the Ravens offensive coordinator did not go swimmingly as the offense went three-and-out in its first five possessions and didn’t record a first down until midway through the second quarter en route to the Ravens’...
  • Ravens offensive line working to improve as a unit

    Ravens offensive line working to improve as a unit
    The walks back to the huddle have been shorter for Ray Rice over the past month and a half. With opponents crowding the line of scrimmage to keep him under wraps, the Ravens running back hasn't gotten far on many of his recent carries, leaving his...
  • Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, himself

    Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend -- the mother of his 3-month old daughter -- multiple times Saturday morning, drove about five miles from their home to the team's practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium and killed...
  • Troubling trend for the Ravens? Not calling on Ray Rice

    Troubling trend for the Ravens? Not calling on Ray Rice
    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was trying not to point any fingers when he was asked about the lack of touches for running back Ray Rice in the Ravens 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I don't know how many touches," said Harbaugh in a sharp...