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  • Ray Lewis, Matt Birk placed on reserve-retired list

    Ray Lewis, Matt Birk placed on reserve-retired list
    The Ravens have officially placed inside linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk on the reserve-retired list. With Lewis, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and Birk, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, retiring, the Ravens have realized a...
  • Matt Birk on same-sex marriage becoming legal in Maryland: 'We live in a democracy'

    Matt Birk on same-sex marriage becoming legal in Maryland: 'We live in a democracy'
    Pro Bowl center Matt Birk and Pro Bowl special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo were polar opposites on one of this election year's most politically charged debates. While Ayanbadejo stumped passionately for same-sex marriage, which became legal Tuesday with...
  • Ravens roughly $7.2 million under NFL salary cap

    Ravens roughly $7.2 million under NFL salary cap
    The Super Bowl champion Ravens aren't totally hamstrung by a relatively tight salary-cap situation. But there are some notable constraints on their spending. Under the rule of 51 that governs the offseason accounting for the salary cap, the Ravens are...
  • 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-...
  • Ravens veteran voices expected to fill the void left by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed

    Ravens veteran voices expected to fill the void left by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed
    Terrell Davis remembers the feeling after tight end Shannon Sharpe left the Denver Broncos and joined the Ravens before the 2000 season. He vividly recalls the uncomfortable silence in the huddle and on the sideline, the blank looks exchanged between...
  • Ed Reed agrees to a deal with the Houston Texans

    Ed Reed agrees to a deal with the Houston Texans
    For so long, they had been the two faces of one of the league’s most dominant defenses, Ray Lewis the punishing tackler and Ed Reed the unrelenting ball hawk. Now, they are both gone and the mass exodus from the Ravens defense continues. About...
  • Von Miller presents major challenge for Ravens offense

    Von Miller presents major challenge for Ravens offense
    Wide-eyed and mindful, Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell checked off all the traits that make Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller one of the league’s most feared pass rushers, an NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidate, and the biggest...
  • Film study: Ravens vs. Redskins

    Film study: Ravens vs. Redskins
    Steelers 23, Ravens 20 Strategy: The Ravens aggressively tried to strike deep, but were largely inefficient. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was targeted eight times, but only generated three catches for 31 yards. They wavered between a smash-mouth...
  • After reaching NFL's mountaintop, what's next for Ravens QB Joe Flacco?

    After reaching NFL's mountaintop, what's next for Ravens QB Joe Flacco?
    This time a year ago, Joe Flacco was still viewed as a quarterback who couldn't get his team to the Super Bowl. He was still playing for a big contract after betting on himself by declining the Ravens' initial offers. He was still waiting for the Ravens...
  • Rushing attack works for Ravens in loss to Redskins

    Rushing attack works for Ravens in loss to Redskins
    Ray Rice had just topped 100 rushing yards in a game for the first time since early October, but the frustration showed on his face. As the Ravens packed their bags before making the short drive back to Baltimore, he couldn't help but feel as if they...
  • Texans send owner's jet to pick up Ed Reed

    Texans send owner's jet to pick up Ed Reed
    If there was any lingering doubt that Ed Reed was intent about testing the free agent market and leaving the only NFL organization he’s ever known, it should have been erased Thursday afternoon when the long-time Ravens safety stepped off a plane...
  • Ravens visit President Barack Obama at the White House

    Ravens visit President Barack Obama at the White House
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised the Ravens' resilience, toughness and their commitment to the Baltimore community. However, when it came to paying homage to one of their most dominant and well-known players, Obama made it clear that he...