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  • 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...
  • Matt Birk skipped White House visit because of his pro-life stance

    Matt Birk skipped White House visit because of his pro-life stance
    Retired six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk skipped the Ravens' visit to the White House because of his Catholic beliefs. Specifically, Birk took issue with President Barack Obama's support of Planned Parenthood. Birk is a staunch Catholic father of...
  • John Harbaugh says he's excited about state of Ravens roster

    John Harbaugh says he's excited about state of Ravens roster
    Ever since a dramatic Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, it's been a significant roster overhaul for the Ravens. To recap: Inside linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk retired. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin was traded to the 49ers...
  • Continuity on the offensive line a comfort for Joe Flacco

    Continuity on the offensive line a comfort for Joe Flacco
    When quarterback Joe Flacco lines up in the Ravens' backfield this fall, he'll be protected by four of the five offensive linemen who started in the Super Bowl. Flacco threw three touchdown passes with no interceptions and was named the Most Valuable...
  • Ravens make 'dumb' move in delaying Flacco negotiations, his agent tells newspaper

    Ravens make 'dumb' move in delaying Flacco negotiations, his agent tells newspaper
    On March 4, agent Joe Linta and the Ravens finalized a six-year, $120.6 million contract extension for Joe Flacco, making the quarterback the highest paid player in the history of the NFL. Nearly three months later, Linta is still taking his victory...
  • Tough decisions down the road for Ravens

    Tough decisions down the road for Ravens
    As the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Ravens had an extremely eventful offseason where they overhauled their roster and dealt with a tight salary-cap situation by making a series of tough decisions. That included trading veteran wide receiver Anquan...
  • Gino Gradkowski remains frontrunner to start at center

    Gino Gradkowski remains frontrunner to start at center
    Although the Ravens drafted Colorado State-Pueblo center Ryan Jensen in the sixth round, Gino Gradkowski remains the frontrunner to replace six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk at center. The younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce...
  • Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins

    Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Ravens center Matt Birk, a Minnesota native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday night before the Orioles faced the Twins at Target Field. Birk also took part in a pregame Pepsi home run contest. Birk came in second,...
  • The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line

    The Ravens are suddenly young on the offensive line
    Last summer, it looked as if the Ravens might enter the regular season with one of the oldest starting offensive lines in the NFL. Matt Birk, Bryant McKinnie and Bobbie Williams were all in their mid-thirties and expected to start. But as it turned out,...