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  • Ravens receive solid marks for draft from national experts

    Ravens receive solid marks for draft from national experts
    Perhaps the best way to grade this year's Ravens draft is to look at the smile on the face of Eric DeCosta, who walked into the team's news conference on crutches after tearing his Achilles' tendon earlier this month. "Once we got the Smith boys [Jimmy...
  • Coffee Companion -- 5/4

    Coffee Companion -- 5/4
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back:...
  • Mock draft roundup: Who might be on the Ravens' radar?

    Mock draft roundup: Who might be on the Ravens' radar?
    I got a lot of feedback on Wednesday's mock draft, and many of you disagreed with my early prediction that the Ravens would take Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith with the 26th pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Some of you scoffed at the notion that wide...
  • Ravens play tag with Ngata; long-term deal in the works?

    Ravens play tag with Ngata; long-term deal in the works?
    The Eagles, Patriots, Jets and Chargers have exercised their right to franchise players in the past couple of days even though it might not hold up after the labor Armageddon. The Ravens have now done the same with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata....
  • Five for Friday: Top five draft picks in Ravens history

    Five for Friday: Top five draft picks in Ravens history
    In what I hope will become a Friday staple at Baltimore Sports Blitz, I’ll give you a top-five list for a Baltimore sports-related category to discuss. I'm feeling drafty this week, so let's tackle the best draft picks in Ravens history. Scanning...
  • Eric DeCosta on Ravens' draft plan and Cam Newton

    Eric DeCosta on Ravens' draft plan and Cam Newton
    Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta, the Scottie Pippen to Ozzie Newsome's Michael Jordan when it comes to the Ravens and the NFL draft, appeared on "Norris & Davis" this morning to discuss this week's scouting combine and the upcoming NFL...
  • Ravens' DeCosta discusses Kindle, Cody and Flacco

    Ravens' DeCosta discusses Kindle, Cody and Flacco
    As I mentioned in a previous post, Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta was on "Norris & Davis" this morning to discuss the NFL draft. He was also asked about Sergio Kindle and Terrence Cody -- the team's top two draft picks last April --...
  • Ravens extend Pollard for three years

    Ravens extend Pollard for three years
    The Ravens continued their busy Tuesday, announcing a three-year contract extension with hard-hitting safety Bernard Pollard. Pollard had one year remaining on his contract, but he's now signed through 2015. After signing with the Ravens as a free agent...
  • Ravens sign wide receiver Jacoby Jones, extend safety Pollard's contract

    Ravens sign wide receiver Jacoby Jones, extend safety Pollard's contract
    It was Ravens safety Bernard Pollard who first broke the news Tuesday on his Twitter account, announcing that a former teammate with the Houston Texans, wide receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones, would join him and fullback Vonta Leach in Baltimore....
  • Derrick Mason likely to retire as Raven

    Derrick Mason likely to retire as Raven
    For six seasons, Derrick Mason left cornerbacks slipping on the turf with his signature comeback routes — cuts that were sharp, surgical, and effective. Now, as he sprints into life after football, Mason may soon swerve back to Baltimore to retire...
  • Ed Reed throws out first pitch before Orioles' game

    Ed Reed throws out first pitch before Orioles' game
    Ravens safety Ed Reed played a lot of sports growing up and has long been regarded as one of the best athletes in the NFL. So it came as no surprise when before tonight's Orioles-Tampa Bay Rays game at Camden Yards, Reed looked quite comfortable taking...
  • DeCosta promoted to Ravens' assistant general manager

    DeCosta promoted to Ravens' assistant general manager
    When several teams, including the Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears, expressed interest in Baltimore director of player personnel Eric DeCosta for their general manager opening earlier this offseason, the Ravens responded by giving their long-time...