| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:30 PM
If Ravens center Matt Birk has decided to retire, he hasn’t announced it yet. Birk has, however, decided to go zip-lining with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Birk, a candidate for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, is in Indianapolis for...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Ravens veteran center Matt Birk was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday night, recognition for his consistent play on the field and his commitment to community endeavors.
Birk is the first Ravens player to win the award, given...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 2:47 PM
It's Sunday morning, not quite 8. Sunlight is peeking through the blinds in the Hyatt Regency Hotel room on Light Street where offensive lineman Marshal Yanda stays before every Ravens home game. His eyes are open. He might try to fall back to sleep,...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:02 PM
This is the first installment of a three-part series in which Baltimore Sun staff writer Matt Vensel examines all three phases of the Ravens and how those areas can be improved this offseason. He will tackle the Ravens defense in Friday's newspaper and...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher has switched positions in each of his three seasons in the NFL.
In 2009, the team’s first-round draft pick, who was a left tackle at Mississippi, played right tackle in his rookie season. A year later, the Jared...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:00 PM
The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. In this post he looks at offensive linemen.
The top prospects: USC...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:26 AM
With free agency set to begin on March 13, there have been a lot of questions about where the Ravens sit with the salary cap. That cap hasn’t been officially set, though it’s expected to be similar to last year’s number. Either way,...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:15 PM
The football world's focus returns to Indianapolis this week, where more than 300 NFL hopefuls will participate in the annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Starting Wednesday and running through next Tuesday, the event, which comes two weeks...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:01 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Ravens have drafted an interior offensive lineman in the first round just once in team history, taking Auburn left guard Ben Grubbs with the 29th pick in the 2007 draft.
They are picking in the same spot again this April, and...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh provided a glimpse into the team’s offseason plans Friday, and those plans very much include an aggressive run at re-signing Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs.
Earlier this offseason,...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Center Matt Birk, who was strongly considering retirement after his 14th NFL season, is interested in returning to the Ravens for the 2012 campaign.
Birk’s agent, Joe Linta, informed the Ravens of the veteran’s intentions today at the NFL...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Most of his offensive-line brethren would absolutely hate this.
After all, linemen live in a world where they're talked to only when a yellow flag flies in their direction or their quarterback is on the ground. Beyond that, they're rarely singled out....