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  • Joe Flacco buys house from former Ravens center Matt Birk

    Joe Flacco buys house from former Ravens center Matt Birk
    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...
  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco audibly gaining authority

    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco audibly gaining authority
    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,...
  • Gradkowski, Ihedigbo named starters by Harbaugh

    Gradkowski, Ihedigbo named starters by Harbaugh
    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...
  • 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...
  • Film Study: Ravens vs. the Steelers; Chargers vs. the Broncos

    Film Study: Ravens vs. the Steelers; Chargers vs. the Broncos
    Ravens 13, Steelers 10 Strategy: Cam Cameron tried a rock 'em sock 'em approach to keep the Steelers honest and make them respect play-action, but Ray Rice was stonewalled by an aggressive, top-ranked defense. The Ravens didn't try to run in short-...
  • For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life

    For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life
    Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory. But "Goose" was a...
  • Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight

    Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight
    Don't look for a $3,000 suit or slicked-back hair. Don't expect to hear empty flattery or bragging about an extensive list of superstar clients. None of that is Joe Linta. "If you met him and he told you he was a sports agent, you wouldn't believe him,"...
  • With Joe Flacco's deal done, Ravens will likely decline to use franchise tag

    With Joe Flacco's deal done, Ravens will likely decline to use franchise tag
    Now that quarterback Joe Flacco is poised to become the highest paid player in the NFL by virtue of a $120.6 million contract, the Ravens aren't expected to use the franchise tag on any of their other unrestricted free agents. Although Monday...
  • Ravens line has been — and will need to be — key to offensive success

    Ravens line has been — and will need to be — key to offensive success
    NEW ORLEANS — Soaking up the Super Bowl experience, Ravens left guard Kelechi Osemele spent Tuesday's Media Day, joking around with current teammates and hanging out with former NFL offensive lineman and fellow Iowa State alum Keith Sims. A...
  • Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responds to Ravens center Matt Birk's stance on same-sex marriage

    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responds to Ravens center Matt Birk's stance on same-sex marriage
    Predictably enough, Ravens center Matt Birk’s opposition to same-sex marriage has caught the attention of Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. In response to an op-ed Birk penned in support of, as he wrote, “preserving marriage as the sacred union...
  • Ravens' tight salary cap could squeeze out Anquan Boldin if he doesn't accept less pay

    Ravens' tight salary cap could squeeze out Anquan Boldin if he doesn't accept less pay
    Ravens veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin bullied defensive backs during the NFL playoffs, emerging as a Super Bowl XLVII hero. Now, he's in danger of losing his job. The Ravens are attempting to lower the $6 million salary of the three-time Pro Bowl...