| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:29 AM
When the St. Louis Rams drafted former Dunbar star Tavon Austin in the first round in April, they had visions of resurrecting their old Greatest Show on Turf heydays.
Austin provides an electrifying presence with his 4.34 speed in the 40-yard dash, a 5-...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Troubled former Louisiana State star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is painfully aware of just how much he's damage he's inflicted on his reputation with potential NFL employers, and how his many transgressions with drugs have cost him financially.
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at the challenge of defending Colin Kaepernick and the pistol offense.
In their stunning run to Super Bowl...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Veteran linebacker Daryl Smith had a blade of grass sticking to his head along with a smile that wouldn't quit following his second practice since joining the Ravens.
The Jaguars' all-time leading tackler is thoroughly enjoying his new winning...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Former Dunbar star Tavon Austin has signed his first NFL contract, and it's a big one.
The St. Louis Rams' first-round wide receiver and eighth overall pick received a $12.751 million contract that includes a $7.653 million signing bonus under the NFL...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Steve Spagnuolo was traveling earlier this year visiting college football powerhouses Alabama and Ohio State when he came to a realization.
He couldn't envision himself not coaching this season.
Spagnuolo contemplated taking a year off from the NFL...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The Ravens made a relatively modest investment in veteran inside linebacker Daryl Smith.
Smith was signed Wednesday to a one-year, $1.125 million contract that includes a $285,000 signing bonus, according to a source.
The contract has a maximum...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 3:45 PM
No longer a part of the Dallas Cowboys after being cut prior to the season, Ravens rookie outside linebacker Adrian Hamilton is intent on providing as thorough a scouting report as possible about his former employers.
Heading into Sunday's game at M&T...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:43 AM
When the Ravens hired Juan Castillo as run-game coordinator and Steve Spagnuolo as senior defensive assistant, they added several years of institutional experience.
Both have strong ties to coach John Harbaugh from his decade on the Philadelphia Eagles'...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Rookie kicker Justin Tucker has impressed the Ravens in a lot of ways so far, the least of which was with his vocal cords when the Texas native serenaded his teammates with his renditions of hit Italian opera classics.
“The guys appreciate his...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
When veteran cornerback Chris Johnson signed a one-year, $905,000 contract to remain with the Ravens in March, the 33-year-old did so with hopes that he'll ultimately finish his career with the reigning Super Bowl champions.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder is...