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  • Mock draft roundup: Who will be the Ravens' first-round pick?

    Mock draft roundup: Who will be the Ravens' first-round pick?
    My latest NFL mock draft, which went live on the blog yesterday, had the Ravens selecting Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey. The Ravens say they want to beef up the running game, and this large mammal would help with that. Some criticized my pick,...
  • Mike Preston's report card: Steelers 13, Ravens 10

    Mike Preston's report card: Steelers 13, Ravens 10
    Quarterback Joe Flacco had few bad plays. He showed good pocket awareness and made good decisions outside the pocket. He read blitzes well and showed nice touch on several long passes but was handcuffed more by the coaching staff than the Steelers....
  • Oher says he's OK with remaining at right tackle

    Oher says he's OK with remaining at right tackle
    Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher has switched positions in each of his three seasons in the NFL. In 2009, the team’s first-round draft pick, who was a left tackle at Mississippi, played right tackle in his rookie season. A year later, the Jared...
  • Defensive end Mark Anderson, a Ravens' target, headed to Buffalo

    Defensive end Mark Anderson, a Ravens' target, headed to Buffalo
    A day after spending time meeting with team officials at the Ravens' headquarters in Owings Mills, free agent defensive end Mark Anderson has agreed to a four-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. That the two sides were nearing a deal was first reported...
  • Ravens free agency by the numbers

    Ravens free agency by the numbers
    Maybe it’s because I was a star mathlete in high school, but I love numbers. And we’ve spent plenty of time crunching them these past 10 days while waiting for the Ravens to make moves -- or purposefully not make moves -- in the new league...
  • Ginn, one-time Ravens' target, opts to stay in San Francisco

    Ginn, one-time Ravens' target, opts to stay in San Francisco
    It is believed that the Ravens have hosted three free agents since the market opened last Tuesday, and now all of them have signed elsewhere. Wide receiver and return specialist Ted Ginn Jr., who visited with Ravens' officials last week in Owings Mills,...
  • Ravens agree to two-year deal with cornerback Corey Graham (Updated with quotes)

    Ravens agree to two-year deal with cornerback Corey Graham (Updated with quotes)
    Looking to bolster their coverage units, which struggled during the 2011 season, the Ravens have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with cornerback and special teams standout Corey Graham. Graham, a fifth-round pick out of New Hampshire in 2007, has...
  • Ravens reach deal with Brendon Ayanbadejo

    Ravens reach deal with Brendon Ayanbadejo
    Shortly after bolstering their special teams unit by agreeing to terms with former Chicago Bears defensive back Corey Graham, the Ravens have kept a core special teams player of their own in house by reaching an agreement with three-time Pro Bowl player...
  • Ravens practice patience with free agency

    Ravens practice patience with free agency
    Relatively quiet over the first 10 days of free agency, the Ravens dipped into the open market [Friday], signing four players in moves that will upgrade the team's linebacking and secondary depth and bolster special teams coverage units that struggled...
  • Even after big day of signings, Ravens still looking to fill holes

    In a span of a couple of hours yesterday, the Ravens ended nearly a week of free agent silence, signing four players, who filled several holes and added much-needed depth. Jameel McClain, their starting inside linebacker the past two seasons, was the...
  • Ravens' Harbaugh: 'We have to upgrade the offensive line'

    Ravens' Harbaugh: 'We have to upgrade the offensive line'
    Three weeks into free agency, the Ravens have retained starting linebacker Jameel McClain, added to their defensive back depth and upgraded their special teams. But one of their glaring offseason needs remains virtually untouched. "We have to upgrade the...
  • Newsome, Harbaugh hold court at combine

    Newsome, Harbaugh hold court at combine
    Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh provided a glimpse into the team’s offseason plans Friday, and those plans very much include an aggressive run at re-signing Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs. Earlier this offseason,...