| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Ravens starting left guard Kelechi Osemele is expected to have back surgery, which will likely end his season and create even more questions for a struggling offensive line.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made the announcement on Friday, indicating...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:36 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:17 PM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:14 PM
In one of the biggest moments of his NFL career, Joe Flacco started counting.
There were six San Francisco 49ers defenders breathing on the Ravens offensive line. All-Pro pass rusher Aldon Smith walked in from the slot to join them. The strong safety,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Gino Gradkowski has been named the Ravens starting center, according to coach John Harbaugh.
Gradkowski was competing with A.Q. Shipley, a former Indianapolis Colts starter, for the job. Gradkowski was groomed last season as the successor to six-time...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:25 AM
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.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:34 AM
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...