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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Though Ravens' starters appear set, there are offensive line spots still up for grabs

    Though Ravens' starters appear set, there are offensive line spots still up for grabs
    As you read about the various training camp competitions over the next 10 days, you probably won’t see much written about the offensive line. That’s because barring injuries, the starters appear to be set. Bryant McKinnie, who re-signed...
  • Ravens' remade roster features significant youth movement

    Ravens' remade roster features significant youth movement
    Months before they would lift the Lombardi Trophy into the confetti-filled air, the Ravens' top decision makers started to have regular discussions about the future of the organization and the potentially wide-scale changes it would face following the...
  • Ravens centers Gradkowski and Shipley engaged in 'a great battle'

    Ravens centers Gradkowski and Shipley engaged in 'a great battle'
    Early last year, an unknown 412 number popped up on the screen of A.Q. Shipley's cell phone. On the line was a fellow Pittsburgh native with the accent to prove it and an offensive lineman who was gearing up for the 2012 NFL draft. Shipley, who was...
  • Former Raven Matt Birk approved as NFL appeals officer

    Former Raven Matt Birk approved as NFL appeals officer
    Retired Ravens center Matt Birk is joining the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, replacing former NFL coach Art Shell. Birk confirmed the appointment in a text message to The Baltimore Sun. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Birk retired...
  • Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 6

    Ravens training camp highlights: Aug. 6
    SETTING THE SCENE: Tuesday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and ended at 4:35 p.m. Temperatures were in the high 60s and a light mist dampened the practice fields. With the preseason opener looming Thursday night, players were in shells for the...
  • Jeff Saturday weighs in on Ravens' center competition

    Jeff Saturday weighs in on Ravens' center competition
    For 14 NFL seasons, Jeff Saturday was a mainstay at center with his undersized, stocky presence. His intelligence, technique and quickness were the hallmarks of his play. Saturday established himself as a leader of the Indianapolis Colts' offensive...
  • A.Q. Shipley starting Thursday as Ravens' center competition continues

    A.Q. Shipley starting Thursday as Ravens' center competition continues
    Veteran offensive lineman A.Q. Shipley will start Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons, marking the latest development in the Ravens' ongoing center competition. Although Gino Gradkowski started the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay...
  • Rough night for A.Q. Shipley as center competition continues

    Rough night for A.Q. Shipley as center competition continues
    It was a fairly rough night for Ravens center A.Q. Shipley. During the Ravens' 27-23 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons, Shipley got the start ahead of Gino Gradkowski in a competition that's expected to conclude following the third preseason game....
  • Joe Flacco buys house from former Ravens center Matt Birk

    Joe Flacco buys house from former Ravens center Matt Birk
    For four years, six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk snapped the football to Ravens star quarterback Joe Flacco. Since Birk retired in February, the veteran lineman has passed another valuable commodity onto Flacco with the sale of his Baltimore County...