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  • As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant

    As fullbacks become increasingly rare, Ravens' Vonta Leach stays relevant
    When a noticeably slimmed-down Ray Lewis showed up at Ravens training camp in late July weighing less than he has since his rookie year in 1996, the linebacker had a simple explanation. Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Lewis had watched the power...
  • 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...
  • Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl

    Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl
    Ray Lewis took the microphone and said one word three times: "Baltimore." Staring out at thousands of people crowding the Harborplace Amphitheater, most of them holding cell phones or cameras aloft to capture the moment, the second player ever drafted by...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17
    Bengals 23, Ravens 17 Strategy: Believing that upgraded health in the postseason trumps building momentum, the Ravens rested injured players and key starters. And it worked as there were no serious injuries. The offense was run differently to...
  • 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...
  • Gradkowski ready to compete to become Ravens' new center

    Gradkowski ready to compete to become Ravens' new center
    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski grabbed his phone as soon as he heard that Matt Birk was retiring last Friday, saluting the six-time Pro Bowl center in a text message. It wasn't long before Gradkowski heard back from his mentor, who ended his career to...
  • Ray Lewis, Matt Birk placed on reserve-retired list

    Ray Lewis, Matt Birk placed on reserve-retired list
    The Ravens have officially placed inside linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk on the reserve-retired list. With Lewis, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and Birk, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, retiring, the Ravens have realized a...
  • 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...
  • Matt Birk on same-sex marriage becoming legal in Maryland: 'We live in a democracy'

    Matt Birk on same-sex marriage becoming legal in Maryland: 'We live in a democracy'
    Pro Bowl center Matt Birk and Pro Bowl special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo were polar opposites on one of this election year's most politically charged debates. While Ayanbadejo stumped passionately for same-sex marriage, which became legal Tuesday with...
  • 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...