| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:14 PM
In one of the biggest moments of his NFL career, Joe Flacco started counting.
There were six San Francisco 49ers defenders breathing on the Ravens offensive line. All-Pro pass rusher Aldon Smith walked in from the slot to join them. The strong safety,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Gino Gradkowski has been named the Ravens starting center, according to coach John Harbaugh.
Gradkowski was competing with A.Q. Shipley, a former Indianapolis Colts starter, for the job. Gradkowski was groomed last season as the successor to six-time...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Now that Gino Gradkowski has been named the Ravens' starting center as the successor to retired six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk, he says the work is just beginning.
The Ravens open the NFL season Thursday hight against the Denver Broncos.
| Jul 4, 2013
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:02 AM
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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:58 AM
After last week’s three-day mandatory minicamp, Ravens players and coaches have gone their separate ways.
I’m sure the coaches have carved out some downtime for themselves -- their idea of downtime is watching tape next to a swimming pool...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:37 AM
Now that the Ravens have concluded the majority of their offseason business and minicamps, they are $6.049 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $123 million.
The Ravens gained $3 million in salary cap space when they terminated Pro Bowl fullback...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:57 AM
As you come to grips to life without Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach, consider the following statement: Before this offseason, no NFL team had lost more than five Super Bowl starters from its roster before the following season.
As the Ravens start their...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:40 AM
The pending departure of Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach from the Ravens' roster via trade or release will create an additional $3 million in salary-cap space that will bring the Super Bowl champions $6.2 million under the NFL salary cap of $123 million....