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  • Game 2: Flacco's disastrous day dooms Ravens vs. Bengals

    Game 2: Flacco's disastrous day dooms Ravens vs. Bengals
    — Ray Lewis and the other conspiracy theorists blame the Ravens' 15-10 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals on two controversial penalties. But the officials didn't take this AFC North game from the Ravens. Joe Flacco and the offense did. Flacco's...
  • Birk doesn't agree with Obama's comments on NFL labor strife

    Birk doesn't agree with Obama's comments on NFL labor strife
    Ravens center Matt Birk appeared on "The Norris & Davis Show" on 105.7 The Fan this morning to discuss the NFL labor negotiations, which will last another week after the league and the players' union agreed this afternoon on a seven-day extension of the...
  • What to watch in the Ravens' preseason opener

    What to watch in the Ravens' preseason opener
    POSITION: Safety The starting job next to Ed Reed was supposed to be fought between Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura. Now, the competition has become more crowded with the recent signing of Bernard Pollard. Zbikowski is expected to start in the opener,...
  • Pre-snap read: Ravens vs. Eagles

    Pre-snap read: Ravens vs. Eagles
    The NFL preseason is already upon us -- the days have been flying by since the lockout ended, haven’t they? -- and the Ravens’ exhibition opener against the Eagles is one of a handful of games on Thursday night’s slate. If it was the...
  • Rookie QB Taylor has room for improvement

    Rookie QB Taylor has room for improvement
    Tyrod Taylor's debut in the NFL did little to quell sentiment that the Ravens need a veteran presence behind starter Joe Flacco. After leaving Virginia Tech as the school's all-time passer, Taylor got a rude welcome from the Philadelphia Eagles in...
  • David Reed hoping to make impact for Ravens at receiver

    David Reed hoping to make impact for Ravens at receiver
    On the same day that David Reed was activated from the Ravens' physically-unable-to-perform list, the second-year wide receiver expressed his wish to be a more regular member of the offense. "That's what I am," he said after Monday's practice at the...
  • Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 15

    Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 15
    TWEET-WORTHY?: During a full-team exercise, quarterback Joe Flacco executed a play-action rollout to his left and launched a deep pass to rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith, who had left cornerback Lardarius Webb far behind. According to the team, the...
  • Is moving Oniel Cousins over to guard a solution for the Ravens?

    Is moving Oniel Cousins over to guard a solution for the Ravens?
    As the Ravens search for answers along an offensive line without center Matt Birk and a proven player at right tackle, the most maligned -- and maybe the most intriguing -- internal option is Oniel Cousins. The fourth-year veteran hasn't lived up to his...
  • Tuesday's Ravens camp highlights

    Tuesday's Ravens camp highlights
    MISSED OPPORTUNITIES: During a full-team exercise, quarterback Joe Flacco tried to float a pass to his left, where running back Ricky Williams was open. But outside linebacker Paul Kruger stepped in front of Williams and returned the interception about 40...
  • Coffee Companion (8/17): Why Harbs over Rex; Matusz returns

    Coffee Companion (8/17): Why Harbs over Rex; Matusz returns
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: Ravens...
  • For Ravens, so much depends on Reid's development

    For Ravens, so much depends on Reid's development
    The education of right tackle-in-waiting Jah Reid has turned into a frenetic crash course just four months after he was drafted by the Ravens. Reid, the team's third-round pick this year, is a willing student with all the requisite skills for the job....
  • Ravens camp highlights: Jarret Johnson forces turnover

    Ravens camp highlights: Jarret Johnson forces turnover
    PLAY OF THE DAY: During a six-on-seven exercise, quarterback Joe Flacco found fullback Vonta Leach in the right flat. But as Leach turned to run upfield, outside linebacker Jarret Johnson popped the ball loose, and inside linebacker Jameel McClain...