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  • Injury report: Ravens vs. Jets

    Injury report: Ravens vs. Jets
    Cornerback Chris Carr missed practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets with a thigh injury. Carr had not been on the injury list previously this week. He missed the Ravens’ Week 2 game in Tennessee...
  • No shortage of motivation for Ravens, Jets

    No shortage of motivation for Ravens, Jets
    There have been more signs of revelry than a heated rivalry. Compliments have been shared, as have T-shirts, and the closest thing to trash talk between the two sides has centered on a meeting that never took place. But as the Ravens and New York Jets...
  • Ravens appear refreshed coming off bye week

    Ravens appear refreshed coming off bye week
    It was the pause that refreshes. When the Ravens broke camp for their bye week, they were battered from the physical toll of the first four games. When they came back to Owings Mills this week, they were buzzing with renewed vigor. “You [can] see...
  • Birk latest Raven to be fined

    Birk latest Raven to be fined
    Ravens center Matt Birk has been fined $5,000, but it's not for a late hit or critical comments about an officiating crew. Birk apparently didn't wear a microphone for a recent game. Birk's agent, Joe Linta, told thesidelineview.com that Birk was...
  • Ravens center Matt Birk plans to appeal fine

    Ravens center Matt Birk plans to appeal fine
    Veteran Ravens center Matt Birk said Wednesday he will appeal a $5,000 fine from the NFL for failing to wear a microphone under his jersey as prescribed by the new collective bargaining agreement. Birk said he had problems with the microphone in warm-ups...
  • In new environment, McKinnie feels like old self

    In new environment, McKinnie feels like old self
    It's hard to appreciate just how large Bryant McKinnie truly is unless you've stood next to him. McKinnie weighs upward of 350 pounds and stands just three inches short of being seven feet tall. He's not fat, despite what you have heard. He's just...
  • McNabb to the Ravens? Here's how it could happen

    McNabb to the Ravens? Here's how it could happen
    If Marc Bulger leaves Baltimore as a free agent this offseason to become a starter elsewhere, the Ravens will likely be in the market for another able veteran to back up fourth-year quarterback Joe Flacco. Might that veteran signal-caller be Donovan...
  • ESPN's Matt Williamson on the Ravens defense: 'I don't think they're elite'

    ESPN's Matt Williamson on the Ravens defense: 'I don't think they're elite'
    On Thursday, I blogged about a conversation I had with ESPN’s Matt Williamson, a former NFL scout, about Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense. He said the Ravens are a “smidge” behind the Steelers in the AFC North because Pittsburgh has...
  • Mike Preston's final Ravens report card

    Mike Preston's final Ravens report card
    During the season Ravens columnist Mike Preston graded the Ravens' progress after each game. Today, Preston offers his final grades for the season by position, including the coaching staff. Quarterback: Joe Flacco continued to improve on the field...
  • Coffee Companion -- 2/9

    Coffee Companion -- 2/9
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some 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:...
  • Can't-miss morning TV: Michael Oher on "The View"

    Can't-miss morning TV: Michael Oher on "The View"
    When my editors asked me to tune into "The View" on Thursday morning to watch Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher talk about his new book, "I Beat the Odds," I said, "Sure." After all, I never miss an episode of "The View." OK, fine, not really. As I...
  • Ravens' Birk thinks NFL should expand playoffs, not season

    Ravens' Birk thinks NFL should expand playoffs, not season
    Ravens center and player rep Matt Birk is entrenched in the NFL labor brouhaha between the players and the owners, and one of the biggest issues is the owners' desire to expand the regular season to 18 games. Birk has a solution, though, one I think...