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  • Even after big day of signings, Ravens still looking to fill holes

    In a span of a couple of hours yesterday, the Ravens ended nearly a week of free agent silence, signing four players, who filled several holes and added much-needed depth. Jameel McClain, their starting inside linebacker the past two seasons, was the...
  • Ravens' Harbaugh: 'We have to upgrade the offensive line'

    Ravens' Harbaugh: 'We have to upgrade the offensive line'
    Three weeks into free agency, the Ravens have retained starting linebacker Jameel McClain, added to their defensive back depth and upgraded their special teams. But one of their glaring offseason needs remains virtually untouched. "We have to upgrade the...
  • NFL mock draft roundup: Who's linked to the Ravens?

    NFL mock draft roundup: Who's linked to the Ravens?
    As the clock ticks down to the 2012 NFL draft -- Round 1 is the night of April 26 -- let’s take a look at which college prospects the Ravens are being paired up with in recent mock drafts from five national analysts. --- Bucky Brooks, NFL.com:...
  • With a long list of needs, upcoming NFL draft will be crucial to Ravens

    With a long list of needs, upcoming NFL draft will be crucial to Ravens
    The first round of the 2012 NFL draft is three weeks away, and the Ravens have a similar list of needs as they did when free agency began four weeks ago. In some cases, like with the offensive line, their holes have become even more pronounced. The...
  • Ravens get better look at Konz

    Ravens get better look at Konz
    Several of the Ravens' top decision makers predictably didn't tip their hands at their annual draft luncheon yesterday in Owings Mills. However, as General Manager Ozzie Newsome, Director of Player Personnel Eric DeCosta, Director of College Scouting Joe...
  • Ravens continue to host prospects as draft nears

    Ravens continue to host prospects as draft nears
    Pro Football Talk does an outstanding job of keeping track of all the reported visits between prospects and NFL teams leading up to the draft in late April, so hat tip to them for the compilation below. The Ravens will host plenty more prospects in the...
  • Tuesday's camp highlights

    Tuesday's camp highlights
    CATCH OF THE DAY: Usually awarded to an offensive player, linebacker Anthony Leon took the honor. During a 7-on-7 drill, quarterback Hunter Cantwell slung a pass over the middle that was tipped by linebacker Josh Bynes. Bynes tried to haul in the pass,...
  • Ravens notebook: Center Casey Rabach returns to team

    Ravens notebook: Center Casey Rabach returns to team
    The Ravens signed center Casey Rabach to a two-year contract Tuesday, gaining insurance in case Matt Birk's balky left knee leaves them short at the position. According to an ESPN report, Birk, 35, needs arthroscopic surgery on the knee. Birk played...
  • Ravens' Oher focused on developing into elite left tackle

    Ravens' Oher focused on developing into elite left tackle
    There's no pretense to Michael Oher. The massive offensive tackle for the Ravens enjoyed an offseason during which his autobiography, "I Beat the Odds," peaked at No. 3 on the New York Times bestsellers list and he was the darling of major media...
  • Wednesday's Ravens camp highlights

    Wednesday's Ravens camp highlights
    PLAY OF THE DAY: Even though the players were dressed in shells, there was plenty of competition between the offense and defense. The offense earned this award during a full-team exercise. On second down-and-9 from the unit's own 29-yard line, quarterback...
  • Birk out three to four weeks, but he's still in line to be Ravens' center

    Birk out three to four weeks, but he's still in line to be Ravens' center
    Starting center Matt Birk is out three to four weeks after having minor knee surgery, and Casey Rabach won't be joining the Ravens after failing his physical. But don't expect the Ravens to go after Olin Kreutz or Shaun O'Hara. "Matt will be our...
  • Ravens camp highlights: Offense picks on Zbikowski

    Ravens camp highlights: Offense picks on Zbikowski
    OFFENSE'S BEST PLAY During a red-zone exercise, the offense picked on free safety Tom Zbikowski, who was participating in his first practice of training camp and filling in for seven-time Pro Bowl selection Ed Reed. On two occasions, the offense matched...