| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Ravens defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 44-16, in Thursday night’s preseason opener. While many of the starters played only a quarter, they were in there long enough for me to make a few observations about when and how certain players were...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Dallas Clark was busy taking care of his two young boys at home in Iowa last week. He was staying in shape just in case the right phone call came.
There were no practices to be at, no meetings to attend but nothing seemed particularly amiss until the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:27 PM
SETTING THE SCENE: Saturday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and ended around 5. It was sunny and temperatures were in the low 80s. Players were in full pads.
WRATH OF JOHN: Coach John Harbaugh was on the war path after his patience wore out...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:22 AM
When the Ravens quietly brought back veteran blocking tight end Billy Bajema on a one-year, $840,000 contract in June, it wasn't a high-profile signing.
Bajema was re-signed the same day that Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach -- who's now back on the roster...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:39 AM
With Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach signed to a two-year, $3.75 million contract that includes a $1.16 million signing bonus and a first-year salary-cap figure of $1.47 million, the Ravens are now $4.384 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $123...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:21 AM
For the first time since suffering a season-ending fractured and dislocated hip that required surgery, including the removal of a small bone fragment, tight end Dennis Pitta returned to the Ravens' training complex Thursday.
He is on crutches and...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Cut by the Ravens in June heading into the final year of a three-year, $11 million contract, Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach signed a new two-year contract worth $3.75 million this week.
The contract includes a $1.16 million signing bonus and...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Ray Rice had company as he stepped onto the practice field Wednesday at the Under Armour Performance Center. He had the same company when he stepped off the field after practice, too.
Walking alongside Rice was his backfield chauffeur, Vonta Leach, back...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:06 PM
In attempt to attract more television viewers to the Pro Bowl and also make the game more appealing its players, the NFL and the players union on Wednesday announced major changes to spice up the game's format.
The NFL has eliminated the traditional...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:42 AM
The Ravens made it official today, signing Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach to a two-year contract.
With the processing of his paperwork, the Ravens have released veteran linebacker Spencer Adkins.
He was waived-injured with a hamstring injury and...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Vonta Leach entered the Under Armour Performance Center on Monday, passed a physical, powered through the conditioning test and then returned to a locker room that he never wanted to leave.
It was as if he never did.
Nearly seven weeks after the...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Backup cornerback Chykie Brown built a reputation for reliability late last season, and the Ravens now regard him as an ascending young player.
A speedy 2011 fifth-round draft pick from Texas, Brown recorded a career-high 17 tackles, seven pass...