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  • Seven tidbits and takeaways from John Harbaugh's season-ending press conference

    Seven tidbits and takeaways from John Harbaugh's season-ending press conference
    John Harbaugh met with the Baltimore media on Tuesday morning to talk about his first non-winning season as the Ravens’ head coach and where his team will go from here. The franchise will hold its annual “State of the Ravens” presser...
  • Newsome expects resurgent Pro Bowl season from Ray Rice

    Newsome expects resurgent Pro Bowl season from Ray Rice
    Ravens running back Ray Rice recently paid a visit to general manager Ozzie Newsome, and it wasn't a routine meeting. The three-time Pro Bowl runner had just completed the worst season of his NFL career, gaining just 660 rushing yards and averaging 3....
  • Gradkowski, Ihedigbo determined to prove themselves as starters, Shipley, Elam staying ready

    Gradkowski, Ihedigbo determined to prove themselves as starters, Shipley, Elam staying ready
    Now that Gino Gradkowski has been named the Ravens' starting center as the successor to retired six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk, he says the work is just beginning. The Ravens open the NFL season Thursday hight against the Denver Broncos. "It'...
  • More tough roster choices in 2014

    More tough roster choices in 2014
    The mass exodus from the Ravens roster after their Super Bowl victory was triggered by familiar culprits. The age of key veterans and a lack of salary cap space forced the Ravens into bargain-hunting mode as they overhauled a championship squad. A...
  • Mixed bag for Gino Gradkowski in his first NFL start

    Mixed bag for Gino Gradkowski in his first NFL start
    Last Thursday, for the first time since the 2008 season, someone not named Matt Birk started for the Ravens at center. Gino Gradkowski, a second-year player out of small-school Delaware, made his first NFL start there. To the novice eye -- this writer...
  • Ravens' Gino Gradkowski to appeal $7,800 fine for unnecessary roughness, source says

    Ravens' Gino Gradkowski to appeal $7,800 fine for unnecessary roughness, source says
    Ravens starting center Gino Gradkowski has been fined $7,800 by the NFL league office for unnecessary roughness, according to a league source. Gradkowski was penalized in the third quarter of the Ravens' 49-27 loss Thursday night to the Denver Broncos...
  • Ravens offense is relying on a little patience

    Ravens offense is relying on a little patience
    During the Ravens' victorious Super Bowl run last season, their offense emerged as a formidable weapon capable of rapidly piling up points and yards. It's a different story altogether this season as an offense in transition has degenerated into a...
  • Catching up with retired Ravens center Matt Birk

    Catching up with retired Ravens center Matt Birk
    Former Ravens center Matt Birk, the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2012 and a Super Bowl champion, will be back in the Baltimore area this Thursday for a signing for his new book, “All-Pro Wisdom: The 7 Choices that Lead to Greatness.&...
  • Three Ravens made Pro Football Focus' 'all-postseason team' from 2008-2013

    Three Ravens made Pro Football Focus' 'all-postseason team' from 2008-2013
    While wrapping up their Super Bowl coverage this week, the folks over at Pro Football Focus put together an interesting post with an all-star team of their highest-graded playoff performers over the past six seasons. Three Ravens players made the squad,...
  • Ravens center Gino Gradkowski determined to improve

    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski determined to improve
    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. Gradkowski...
  • Ravens hold on for 31-29 win over Cowboys

    Ravens hold on for 31-29 win over Cowboys
    In the final frantic two minutes, Ravens players hobbled on and off the field, some occupying roles that they had never before been asked to fill. By necessity, Dean Pees sent in defensive packages that the Ravens hadn’t even practiced, all while...
  • Ravens set franchise record for points in dominant win over Raiders

    Ravens set franchise record for points in dominant win over Raiders
    There was Ray Rice going untouched for a 7-yard touchdown run. Torrey Smith sprinting free behind the Oakland Raiders’ defense and connecting with Joe Flacco for a 47-yard score. And punter/holder Sam Koch encountering very little resistance...