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  • A.Q. Shipley adds to Ravens' competition at center

    A.Q. Shipley adds to Ravens' competition at center
    The Ravens on Thursday morning added another young body to the competition to replace retired center Matt Birk, trading a conditional 2014 draft pick to the Indianapolis Colts for 26-year-old center A.Q. Shipley. Shipley will compete with second-year...
  • Ravens acquire center A.Q. Shipley in trade with Colts, says he's 'fired up'

    Ravens acquire center A.Q. Shipley in trade with Colts, says he's 'fired up'
    Looking to add some competition for Gino Gradkowski and more versatility along the offensive line, the Ravens agreed to send a conditional 2014 draft pick today to the Indianapolis Colts for center A.Q. Shipley, both teams announced. The trade will...
  • Ravens offseason primer -- offensive tackles

    Ravens offseason primer -- offensive tackles
    The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency...
  • Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, himself

    Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend -- the mother of his 3-month old daughter -- multiple times Saturday morning, drove about five miles from their home to the team's practice facility near Arrowhead Stadium and killed...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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. Bengals

    Film study: Ravens vs. Bengals
    Ravens 33, Giants 14Ravens 33, Giants 14 Strategy: Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell finally put his creative stamp on the offense, orchestrating season highs with 533 yards of total offense and 224 rushing yards. That included an option pitchout...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and 49ers
    Ravens 28, Patriots 13 Strategy: The Ravens' winning equation in the AFC championship was provided by fast-paced no-huddle, shotgun concepts and enough runs to keep the Patriots honest. Play-action was effective, particularly in the second half when Joe...
  • Elvis Dumervil deal is a reminder that Ravens' offseason has just begun

    Elvis Dumervil deal is a reminder that Ravens' offseason has just begun
    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...
  • Terrell Suggs says he is taking his return to the field 'day-by-day'

    Terrell Suggs says he is taking his return to the field  'day-by-day'
    Terrell Suggs' vow since tearing his right Achilles in late April was that he would run out of the tunnel and play meaningful football during the 2012 season. Suggs was always non-committal when that would be and that remained the case Thursday in his...
  • As offensive line struggles, what does the future hold for Michael Oher?

    As offensive line struggles, what does the future hold for Michael Oher?
    Jonathan Ogden stood in the hallway at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, his Afro nearly scraping the ceiling. The towering former offensive tackle fiddled with a tiny new phone in his massive hands, nonchalantly describing one of the...