| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Ravens coach John Harbaugh wasn't willing to second guess the decision Sunday to abandon the run game nor was he in the mood to protect some of the team's under-performing players.
Given ample time to digest Sunday's mistake-filled 23-20 road loss to...
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Veteran offensive lineman A.Q. Shipley will start Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons, marking the latest development in the Ravens' ongoing center competition.
Although Gino Gradkowski started the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:17 AM
It was a fairly rough night for Ravens center A.Q. Shipley.
During the Ravens' 27-23 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons, Shipley got the start ahead of Gino Gradkowski in a competition that's expected to conclude following the third preseason game....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:26 PM
For four years, six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk snapped the football to Ravens star quarterback Joe Flacco.
Since Birk retired in February, the veteran lineman has passed another valuable commodity onto Flacco with the sale of his Baltimore County...
| 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,...