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  • Ravens looking for a little bit of everything in next week's draft

    Ravens looking for a little bit of everything in next week's draft
    The question was about the importance of the Ravens' adding a running back, but coach John Harbaugh used it as an opportunity to launch into his wish list for next week's NFL draft. "I think it's important to add a running back, but we have some other...
  • Mike Mayock envisions trade-back scenario for Ravens

    Mike Mayock envisions trade-back scenario for Ravens
    When the first round of the NFL draft launches on Thursday, the Ravens could be on the move. The Ravens have made it no secret that they want more picks in what's shaping up as a deep draft, which they could achieve by maneuvering backward in the...
  • For the Ravens, the NFL draft has been a combination of strategy, skill and luck

    For the Ravens, the NFL draft has been a combination of strategy, skill and luck
    Select an immediate standout early, an eventual starter or two later, then round out the class with a few rookie free-agent gems. For much of Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's tenure, that's been his blueprint on draft day. "Once you start out...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions on the NFL draft

    Ravens news, notes and opinions on the NFL draft
    The perceived fall of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the point where it's now uncertain whether the Louisville quarterback will be picked in the first round at all is not a welcome development for the Ravens. For players like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Zack...
  • Ravens' preseason dates, kickoff times set

    Ravens' preseason dates, kickoff times set
    The Ravens already knew their opponents for the preseason schedule. Now, all the dates and kickoff times for the Ravens' preseason games have been finalized and announced by the NFL. That includes a preseason opener Aug. 7 against the San Francisco...
  • Ravens need impact players, not projects, in this year's draft

    Ravens need impact players, not projects, in this year's draft
    The onus for the Ravens in this year's NFL draft is to come away with a player who can have an immediate impact, not another project. It's hard to evaluate a draft until three or four years later. But last year's was filled with projects, which is...
  • Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights [Commentary]

    Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights [Commentary]
    Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood. Michael Sam, the first openly...
  • Derrick Hopkins got $10,000 signing bonus, highest of Ravens' undrafted rookies

    Derrick Hopkins got $10,000 signing bonus, highest of Ravens' undrafted rookies
    NFL teams face stiff competition for undrafted rookies. Teams are able to offer some financial incentives for free agents, including signing bonuses and guaranteed money. The St. Louis Rams used a $20,000 signing bonus and $30,000 in other guarantees to...
  • Bears sign Kyle Fuller to $9.687 million rookie contract

    Bears sign Kyle Fuller to $9.687 million rookie contract
    Mount St. Joseph graduate Kyle Fuller has signed his first NFL contract. The Chicago Bears' first-round draft pick and cornerback from Virginia Tech has signed a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year, according to the NFC North...
  • Ravens trying out Morgan State cornerback Joe Rankin, source says

    Ravens trying out Morgan State cornerback Joe Rankin, source says
    Former Morgan State cornerback Joe Rankin is participating in the Ravens' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a source. Rankin auditioned for the Ravens at their local prospects day and also participated in the NFL super regional combine...
  • Ravens rookie Timmy Jernigan ready to leave behind the negative

    Ravens rookie Timmy Jernigan ready to leave behind the negative
    When Ravens rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan arrived in the media room at the Under Armour Performance Center, one of the sleeves of his team-issued shirt and part of his shorts were rolled up. It was unintentional but it sure was a fitting look...
  • Ravens rookie WR Michael Campanaro eager to learn from Steve Smith

    Ravens rookie WR Michael Campanaro eager to learn from Steve Smith
    When the Ravens drafted Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro, he immediately had something in common with a new teammate. Both Campanaro and five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith are short in stature, with each listed at 5-foot-9....