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  • 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...
  • Ed Reed, Suggs return to practice Friday

    Ed Reed, Suggs return to practice Friday
    A day after missing practice Thursday, Ravens free safety Ed Reed and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs returned to Friday’s session. Reed and Suggs had sat out Thursday with what the team described as a shoulder and knee injury, respectively. Both...
  • Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs expected to play vs. Seahawks

    Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs expected to play vs. Seahawks
    Despite missing Thursday’s practice, free safety Ed Reed and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs are expected to play in the Ravens’ contest against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. Both starters fully participated in Friday’s session and...
  • Ravens will need poise in the noise at NFL's loudest stadium

    Ravens will need poise in the noise at NFL's loudest stadium
    The crowd roared as the Ravens trotted out their field goal unit. The sound blared louder as Billy Cundiff went through his pre-kick routine. Any barking along the line was rendered inaudible. Only after Morgan Cox had fired the football through his legs...
  • Lee Evans won't play vs. Seahawks

    Lee Evans won't play vs. Seahawks
    As expected, wide receiver Lee Evans will sit out his seventh straight game when the Ravens take on the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Sunday. Evans had been limited in practice all week by a lingering left ankle injury and had been...
  • Defense can't stop Seahawks one final time

    Defense can't stop Seahawks one final time
    After pulling off one Houdini-like act after another and limiting the Seattle Seahawks to field goals despite their advantageous field position, the Ravens defense needed to force the Seahawks to punt one more time and give the ball back to the Ravens'...
  • Ravens turn back 49ers pass rush

    Ravens turn back 49ers pass rush
    While much of the focus after the Ravens’ 16-6 win against the San Francisco 49ers centered on the number of sacks the defense had compiled Thursday night, the pass protection provided for quarterback Joe Flacco also warrants some attention....
  • Improved offense hinges on consistent offensive line play for Ravens

    The Ravens appear to have found the right formula for winning on offense, but it has as much to do with the improved play of the offensive line as it does a change in philosophy. The key word in the NFL is consistency and once the Ravens found it on...
  • Game 12: Rice powers Ravens to 24-10 win over Browns

    Game 12: Rice powers Ravens to 24-10 win over Browns
    CLEVELAND -- By game's end, Ray Rice's uniform pants matched the color of the field at Cleveland Browns Stadium. His jersey was a soggy mess, and his body bore the brunt of getting taken to the ground more than 30 times. Rice, however, couldn't have felt...
  • Ellerbe fills gap left by Lewis' continued absence

    Ellerbe fills gap left by Lewis' continued absence
    Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, who suffered a toe injury on his right foot in Week 10, was inactive Sunday. But his absence was mitigated by the play of Dannell Ellerbe, who made seven tackles in his return to the field after missing the Thanksgiving...