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  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    What they're saying about the Ravens
    Much of the Ravens-related national discussion this week has centered on the incident involving Mike Tomlin on the sideline Thanksgiving night. Since we've already got every angle of that covered, here's a look at some other items national media outlets...
  • Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong: Week 3

    Four Ravens predictions sure to go wrong: Week 3
    In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don’t hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong. The Ravens get a chance for...
  • Ravens have a backup long snapper -- even if they're not saying who that is

    Prior to his release in 2011, running back Willis McGahee had another role with the Ravens. He backed up Morgan Cox as the team’s long snapper. Since then, however, the identity of the latest backup has been shrouded in mystery. Coach John Harbaugh...
  • As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant

    As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant
    When a noticeably slimmed-down Ray Lewis showed up at Ravens training camp in late July weighing less than he has since his rookie year in 1996, the linebacker had a simple explanation. Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Lewis had watched the power...
  • Ravens roughly $7.2 million under NFL salary cap

    Ravens roughly $7.2 million under NFL salary cap
    The Super Bowl champion Ravens aren't totally hamstrung by a relatively tight salary-cap situation. But there are some notable constraints on their spending. Under the rule of 51 that governs the offseason accounting for the salary cap, the Ravens are...
  • Film study: Ravens vs. Bengals

    Film study: Ravens vs. Bengals
    Ravens 33, Giants 14Ravens 33, Giants 14 Strategy: Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell finally put his creative stamp on the offense, orchestrating season highs with 533 yards of total offense and 224 rushing yards. That included an option pitchout...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers
    Ravens 28, Patriots 13 Strategy: The Ravens' winning equation in the AFC championship was provided by fast-paced no-huddle, shotgun concepts and enough runs to keep the Patriots honest. Play-action was effective, particularly in the second half when Joe...
  • Ray Lewis questions Ravens' leadership following Jacoby Jones incident

    Ray Lewis questions Ravens' leadership following Jacoby Jones incident
    In the wake of Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones allegedly being struck in the head by a bottle on a party bus early Monday morning while celebrating the 34th birthday of offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, retired inside linebacker Ray Lewis questioned...
  • Ravens RB Ray Rice practices Wednesday, plans to play Sunday

    Ravens RB Ray Rice practices Wednesday, plans to play Sunday
    Ravens star running back Ray Rice practiced Wednesday on a limited basis and said he plans to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, mapping out his return after missing one game with a strained left hip flexor. Although Rice was regarded as close to...
  • Torrey Smith, Vonta Leach dismissive of Ray Lewis' criticism of Ravens' leadership

    Torrey Smith, Vonta Leach dismissive of Ray Lewis' criticism of Ravens' leadership
    Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith doesn’t see the leadership void that retired linebacker Ray Lewis said exists now that he and safety Ed Reed are no longer on the team. Now an ESPN analyst, Lewis questioned the Ravens' leadership for the second...
  • As offensive line struggles, what does the future hold for Michael Oher?

    As offensive line struggles, what does the future hold for Michael Oher?
    Jonathan Ogden stood in the hallway at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, his Afro nearly scraping the ceiling. The towering former offensive tackle fiddled with a tiny new phone in his massive hands, nonchalantly describing one of the...
  • Pass protection has been key in Ravens' Super run

    Pass protection has been key in Ravens' Super run
    The Ravens are packing their bags for New Orleans because the front office and coaching staff have pulled the trigger on a bunch of key moves over the past 12 months, from extending Ray Rice and signing players like Corey Graham and Justin Tucker to...