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  • Birk v. Wilfork one of many interior battles Ravens must win

    It seems on a weekly basis that Matt Birk must face a formidable opponent staring at him from the other side of the line of scrimmage. That's why the Ravens center barely blinked when asked about Sunday's matchup with New England Patriots nose tackle...
  • 83-yard Rice run set the tone for Ravens to beat Pats two years ago

    83-yard Rice run set the tone for Ravens to beat Pats two years ago
    Many players on the Ravens roster are saying the right things heading into Sunday's AFC championship in New England, insisting that they aren't leaning on the team's convincing victory over the Patriots in an AFC wild-card playoff game in 2010. But for...
  • Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis vows to return for next season

    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis vows to return for next season
    It took Ray Lewis a long time to put his suit on after the AFC championship was over on Sunday. He got dressed in silence, he made sure his tie was straight and his jacket wasn't wrinkled. Then, he stood in the eye of a small media storm, smiled into...
  • Free agents Ray Rice, Ben Grubbs, Jarret Johnson missing during locker room availability

    Free agents Ray Rice, Ben Grubbs, Jarret Johnson missing during locker room availability
    The Ravens' laundry list of free agents is highlighted by running back Ray Rice, left guard Ben Grubbs and linebacker Jarret Johnson, but that trio did not appear Monday when media was allowed in the locker room. However, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs...
  • Patriots' Wilfork bedeviled offensive line

    Patriots' Wilfork bedeviled offensive line
    Quarterback Joe Flacco tossed the first 300-yard game of his postseason career and wide receiver Anquan Boldin surpassed the 100-yard mark, but for all of the offense’s positive gains in the Ravens’ 23-20 loss to the New England Patriots in...
  • NFL mock draft roundup: Who will the Ravens pick?

    NFL mock draft roundup: Who will the Ravens pick?
    We are less than three months away from the 2012 NFL draft. We have plenty of Ravens draft coverage in the works, but we are focused on tying up the loose ends from the 2011 season. In the meantime, to quench your thirst for draft coverage, here is a...
  • Ravens focused on extensions for Rice, Flacco; Grubbs' status unclear

    Ravens focused on extensions for Rice, Flacco; Grubbs' status unclear
    Owner Steve Bisciotti made one thing clear at the annual State of the Ravens address Wednesday: The face of the Ravens' offense will not change this offseason. "Ray [Rice] and Joe Flacco will be part of this football team next year, guaranteed,"...
  • "State of Ravens" address produces no surprises but spurs some obvious conclusions

    "State of Ravens" address produces no surprises but spurs some obvious conclusions
    By now, we’ve all had some time to digest the annual “State of the Ravens” address. It was interesting and somewhat informative, yet I gather that nothing said by Owner Steve Bisciotti or General Manager Ozzie Newsome was truly...
  • Here's Matt Birk zip-lining with Roger Goodell

    Here's Matt Birk zip-lining with Roger Goodell
    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...
  • Birk named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

    Birk named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
    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...
  • Each Ravens player prepares for the first whistle his own way

    Each Ravens player prepares for the first whistle his own way
    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,...
  • With these three tweaks, Ravens' offense could be humming

    With these three tweaks, Ravens' offense could be humming
    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...