| May 9, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Looking to add some competition for Gino Gradkowski and more versatility along the offensive line, the Ravens agreed to send a conditional 2014 draft pick today to the Indianapolis Colts for center A.Q. Shipley, both teams announced.
The trade will...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:42 AM
The Ravens knew that Gino Gradkowski would experience some growing pains as the replacement for six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk after his retirement.
And Gradkowski is still learning on the job four games into his second NFL season.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are this week's questions and answers:
What is up with the run game? It...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:07 AM
In addition to keeping up with his six kids and working for the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, Matt Birk has apparently become even more of a fitness nut in retirement than he was as a player.
After getting up to as much as 310 pounds...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:08 PM
In Dormont, a quiet neighborhood across the Monongahela River and over Mount Washington from Heinz Field, a nondescript family home is smack dab in the middle of the NFL's hardest-hitting rivalry.
Walk inside the house and you would find family photo...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:44 AM
As you read about the various training camp competitions over the next 10 days, you probably won’t see much written about the offensive line. That’s because barring injuries, the starters appear to be set.
Bryant McKinnie, who re-signed...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Months before they would lift the Lombardi Trophy into the confetti-filled air, the Ravens' top decision makers started to have regular discussions about the future of the organization and the potentially wide-scale changes it would face following the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Early last year, an unknown 412 number popped up on the screen of A.Q. Shipley's cell phone.
On the line was a fellow Pittsburgh native with the accent to prove it and an offensive lineman who was gearing up for the 2012 NFL draft.
Shipley, who was...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Retired Ravens center Matt Birk is joining the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, replacing former NFL coach Art Shell.
Birk confirmed the appointment in a text message to The Baltimore Sun.
A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Birk retired...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:51 PM
SETTING THE SCENE: Tuesday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and ended at 4:35 p.m. Temperatures were in the high 60s and a light mist dampened the practice fields. With the preseason opener looming Thursday night, players were in shells for the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:32 AM
For 14 NFL seasons, Jeff Saturday was a mainstay at center with his undersized, stocky presence. His intelligence, technique and quickness were the hallmarks of his play.
Saturday established himself as a leader of the Indianapolis Colts' offensive...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Before the start of training camp, the Ravens were looking for a No.2 wide receiver.
And after the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, they are still in search of that player.
The Ravens were quite conservative in...