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  • Ravens offensive line passes test vs. Patriots

    Ravens offensive line passes test vs. Patriots
    If the Ravens' offensive line keeps progressing, this unit could be very good by the end of the season. Overall, with the exception of center Matt Birk, the group is still young. But once you throw rookie offensive right tackle Kelechi Osemele and third-...
  • Offensive line kept Patriots' Vince Wilfork under wraps

    Offensive line kept Patriots' Vince Wilfork under wraps
    After the havoc Vince Wilfork had wreaked in last January’s AFC championship game, the Ravens paid a good amount of attention to the massive defensive tackle, who looks much larger than his listed size of 6 feet, 2 inches and 325 pounds. That...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens win over the Patriots

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens win over the Patriots
    Ravens 31, Patriots 30 Strategy: The no-huddle offense returned to prominence after disappearing a week ago in Philadelphia, using it on 44 of 65 snaps and piling up 503 yards of total offense. Cam Cameron loosened the reins as Joe Flacco launched...
  • Source: Former Ravens center Andre Gurode tried out for the Lions

    Source: Former Ravens center Andre Gurode tried out for the Lions
    Out of work since not being retained as a free agent by the Ravens, former Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode worked out for the Detroit Lions this week, according to a league source. Gurode played a reserve role with the Ravens last season after signing a...
  • With rookie quarterback and running back, Browns following the Ravens' blueprint

    With rookie quarterback and running back, Browns following the Ravens' blueprint
    It's not often that a modest 1-yard gain in a season-opening loss holds so much significance. When Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson took his first handoff from quarterback Brandon Weeden three weeks ago, he carried the hopes of a...
  • Ravens notes: Ravens offensive line takes a step backward

    Ravens notes: Ravens offensive line takes a step backward
    The Ravens' offensive line experienced a rough night, a bout of regression that often left quarterback Joe Flacco lying on the ground. After an encouraging game against the New England Patriots where Flacco wasn't sacked and rarely hit, he sustained...
  • McKinnie a no-show for personal matter; no timetable for arrival

    McKinnie a no-show for personal matter; no timetable for arrival
    The Ravens were hoping Bryant McKinnie would show up for the start of training camp slimmed down and in better shape. Instead, the troubled left tackle didn’t show up at all and it’s unclear when or if he will. Given little choice, the Ravens...
  • Ravens training camp highlights: Friday's practice

    Ravens training camp highlights: Friday's practice
    OFFENSE EXECUTES: The first offense fared well in full-team and two-minute exercises against the defense. In the two-minute drill, quarterback Joe Flacco hit tight end Ed Dickson for a 30-yard touchdown that capped a seven-play drive that left more than...
  • Ma'ake Kemoeatu eager to prove he can still play

    Ma'ake Kemoeatu eager to prove he can still play
    Not too long ago, Ma’ake Kemoeatu had a knack for swallowing up opposing blockers and running backs with remarkable efficiency. But then the nose tackle was beset by injuries, sitting out two of the last three seasons. Kemoeatu, 33, is eager to...
  • Kemoeatu looks for second chance with Ravens

    Not too long ago, Ma'ake Kemoeatu had a knack for swallowing up opposing blockers and running backs with remarkable efficiency. But then the nose tackle was beset by injuries, sitting out two of the last three seasons. Kemoeatu, 33, is eager to revive...
  • Rookie lineman Gradkowski getting a crash course from Ravens center Matt Birk

    Rookie lineman Gradkowski getting a crash course from Ravens center Matt Birk
    Like many young men who labored through youth football leagues, high school competition and eventually the college gridiron, Gino Gradkowski had visions of reaching the pinnacle of his profession and playing in the NFL. But Gradkowski — whose...
  • Ravens camp notes: Pierce misses Tuesday practice due to hamstring

    Ravens camp notes: Pierce misses Tuesday practice due to hamstring
    The Ravens just wrapped up another padded training camp practice at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, and head coach John Harbaugh had nothing new to report on offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, who has not been cleared to practice,...