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  • Ravens RB Ray Rice practices Wednesday, plans to play Sunday

    Ravens RB Ray Rice practices Wednesday, plans to play Sunday
    Ravens star running back Ray Rice practiced Wednesday on a limited basis and said he plans to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, mapping out his return after missing one game with a strained left hip flexor. Although Rice was regarded as close to...
  • Ravens offense is relying on a little patience

    Ravens offense is relying on a little patience
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mixed bag for Gino Gradkowski in his first NFL start

    Mixed bag for Gino Gradkowski in his first NFL start
    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...
  • Ravens' Gino Gradkowski to appeal $7,800 fine for unnecessary roughness, source says

    Ravens' Gino Gradkowski to appeal $7,800 fine for unnecessary roughness, source says
    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...
  • Ray Lewis questions Ravens' leadership following Jacoby Jones incident

    Ray Lewis questions Ravens' leadership following Jacoby Jones incident
    In the wake of Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones allegedly being struck in the head by a bottle on a party bus early Monday morning while celebrating the 34th birthday of offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, retired inside linebacker Ray Lewis questioned...
  • John Harbaugh stays the course after Super Bowl victory

    John Harbaugh stays the course after Super Bowl victory
    Since the Ravens hired John Harbaugh as their head coach five years ago, the AFC North franchise has won a Super Bowl and made five consecutive playoff appearances. During that span, Harbaugh has compiled a 67.7 winning percentage with an overall record...
  • Joe Flacco, Ravens confident in Gino Gradkowski

    Joe Flacco, Ravens confident in Gino Gradkowski
    Besides trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, the Ravens' other big adjustment on offense is the retirement of six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk. Birk provided a sturdy, skilled presence anchoring the offensive line. He played...
  • Cam Cameron receives Super Bowl ring; focused on leading LSU offense

    Cam Cameron receives Super Bowl ring; focused on leading LSU offense
    The small but heavy package arrived in Baton Rouge on Tuesday and was delivered around lunchtime. Cam Cameron ripped open the package and gazed at his championship ring from Super Bowl XLVII, the one the Ravens went on to win after relieving him of...
  • Joe Flacco says Ravens' offense ahead of the curve

    Joe Flacco says Ravens' offense ahead of the curve
    As far as Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is concerned, the offense is already far ahead of the learning curve. Especially for this time of year, while the Ravens conduct a mandatory minicamp this week. The Ravens finished 16th in total offense last...