| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:42 AM
The Ravens knew that Gino Gradkowski would experience some growing pains as the replacement for six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk after his retirement.
And Gradkowski is still learning on the job four games into his second NFL season.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are this week's questions and answers:
What is up with the run game? It...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:07 AM
In addition to keeping up with his six kids and working for the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, Matt Birk has apparently become even more of a fitness nut in retirement than he was as a player.
After getting up to as much as 310 pounds...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:08 PM
In Dormont, a quiet neighborhood across the Monongahela River and over Mount Washington from Heinz Field, a nondescript family home is smack dab in the middle of the NFL's hardest-hitting rivalry.
Walk inside the house and you would find family photo...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Ravens starting left guard Kelechi Osemele is expected to have back surgery, which will likely end his season and create even more questions for a struggling offensive line.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made the announcement on Friday, indicating...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Ravens running back Ray Rice has struggled mightily this season, frequently unable to gain more than a few yards at a time.
Named to the Pro Bowl the past three seasons, Rice has rushed for just 259 yards on 97 carries this season and is on pace to...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It has been a rough transition for the Ravens at the center position, going from one of the best centers of his generation in Matt Birk to second-year player Gino Gradkowski. That says more about how underrated Birk may have been in his final couple of...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 5:07 PM
In the final frantic two minutes, Ravens players hobbled on and off the field, some occupying roles that they had never before been asked to fill. By necessity, Dean Pees sent in defensive packages that the Ravens hadn’t even practiced, all while...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 4:53 PM
There was Ray Rice going untouched for a 7-yard touchdown run. Torrey Smith sprinting free behind the Oakland Raiders’ defense and connecting with Joe Flacco for a 47-yard score. And punter/holder Sam Koch encountering very little resistance...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:05 PM
The Ravens’ starters that did suit up for Sunday’s regular-season finale, began heading to the sidelines about midway through the first quarter. Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice went first, pulling on a winter cap and a black jacket. Quarterback...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Would you march out of a movie theater seven minutes into the feature presentation because there weren’t enough explosions for your liking? Would you take a couple nibbles out of a grilled cheese sandwich, only to send it back to the kitchen...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:51 AM
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...