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  • 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...
  • Ed Reed agrees with President Obama's concerns about dangers of playing football

    Ed Reed agrees with President Obama's concerns about dangers of playing football
    The concerns raised by President Barack Obama about the potential dangers of football are shared by Ravens free safety Ed Reed. Reed agrees with Obama, who said he would have reservations about allowing a son to play the game due to safety issues....
  • Super Bowl ties are strong for Atholton football coach

    Super Bowl ties are strong for Atholton football coach
    Years before he became a successful head football coach at Atholton High School, Kyle Schmitt had dreams of becoming a starting offensive lineman in the National Football League. The highlight of that dream would have been playing in a Super Bowl....
  • Football safety debate hits home for Ravens' Bernard Pollard

    Football safety debate hits home for Ravens' Bernard Pollard
    Bernard Pollard is a complicated guy. He is one of the hardest hitters in the NFL, but speaks passionately about player safety. He clearly loves the game, but said Thursday that he understands why parents are steering their kids away from it -- and he...
  • Will Sunday's Super Bowl mark the end of an era for the Ravens?

    Will Sunday's Super Bowl mark the end of an era for the Ravens?
    NEW ORLEANS -- The vision has consumed some of them for almost a decade. During their most painful moments as Ravens, they wondered if it would ever happen, if they would ever experience a moment that their leader has spoken of so many times. Linebacker...
  • Flacco jokes that he'll pound his fist on Steve Bisciotti's desk to demand new deal

    Flacco jokes that he'll pound his fist on Steve Bisciotti's desk to demand new deal
    NEW ORLEANS -- Whether Joe Flacco becomes the Ravens' franchise player or lands the lucrative long-term contract extension he's seeking, the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player quarterback is about to become an extremely wealthy football player. Flacco...
  • Joe Flacco's agent expects to talk to Ravens soon

    Joe Flacco's agent expects to talk to Ravens soon
    The agent for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco expressed confidence Monday that he'll be resuming contract negotiations with team vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty in the near future. Following a masterful performance in the Super Bowl...
  • Ravens center Matt Birk 'won't make any decisions' on future yet

    Ravens center Matt Birk 'won't make any decisions' on future yet
    Ray Lewis' last hurrah with the Ravens opened with a packed news conference on Jan. 2, was punctuated by his last dance in front of fans at M&T Bank Stadium four days later, and has led to a number of rallying cries citing his "last ride" comment....
  • 'It's really great to have this moment with these guys,' Matt Birk says

    'It's really great to have this moment with these guys,' Matt Birk says
    Shoved around a year ago by massive New England Patriots Pro Bowl defensive lineman Vince Wilfork during a bitter AFC championship game loss, Ravens six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk exacted a measure of revenge Sunday night. "One year ago, it was a...