| Sep 9, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Though his daily job responsibilities include sumo-wrestling 300-pound defensive linemen and banging facemasks with blitzing linebackers, Matt Birk side-stepped an open-ended question.
Asked to evaluate how the Ravens offensive line fared last season...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights around the NFL during the opening weekend:
1. Peyton Manning is back.
The Denver Broncos' quarterback made an early statement in his bid for NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
In his first...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Defenses will adjust
It was a masterful debut for Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, practically perfect as he outdueled Drew Brees.
So, what's next for the dynamic rookie?
Defenses will make some adjustments...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Former NFL fullback Heath Evans played with Tom Brady for four years as members of the New England Patriots and with Drew Brees for two more as employees of the New Orleans Saints. So he has a unique perspective on playing alongside two of the elite...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Towson coach Rob Ambrose was having a conversation with his agent this spring and asked if he knew anyone interested in joining his staff to work with the defensive line.
Ambrose's agent, Dennis Cordell, mentioned a very familiar name — former...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Team missing Payton
No team is done for the season after two games, but the Saints are moving in that direction.
The good news is there are 14 remaining games to make them forget about Games 1 and 2. The better news is the...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:29 PM
About Baltimore Sun staff picks:
Each week, Sun columnists and NFL reporters will pick games (not against the spread)
Ravens at Steelers
Cardinals at Falcons
Browns at Cowboys
Packers at Lions
Bengals at Chiefs
Eagles at Redskins...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:04 AM
Former Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Shawne Merriman visited the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
The 49ers wound up signing linebacker Eric Bakhtiari with outside linebacker Clark Haggans...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:00 PM
My, have the footballs been flying. In case you needed more proof that this has become a passing league, six NFL teams have averaged 40 or more pass attempts through four games. The New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions, who have a combined one win between...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:54 PM
The football spilled out of Lee Evans' hands in the Ravens' AFC championship game loss last January, as he was unable to secure an accurate spiral from quarterback Joe Flacco.
Instead of delivering a potential game-winning touchdown pass to earn his...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:12 AM
One of the longest surviving streaks in football is the late, great Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas' mark of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass.
Now that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees tied the record against the...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:24 PM
The New Orleans Saints tried out five wide receivers today, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
The Saints tried out Jason Hill, Brian Robiskie, Preston Parker, Rashied Davis and Deon Butler.
Hill is a former San Francisco...