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For Ravens receiver Willie Snead IV, Indiana trip is a reminder of his Ball State roots

With most of the Ravens and Colts whisked away on golf carts at the end of a partly drenched practice, Willie Snead IV drew a crowd of reporters near one end zone.

Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady leaves practice with 'not serious' muscle strain

Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady left about 40 minutes into practice Friday, flexing his right leg for a period after a one-on-one drill.

After a midday drenching, Ravens coach John Harbaugh thankful for rain

“If you're going to fight in the North Atlantic, you have to practice in the North Atlantic,” he said, paraphrasing Adm. William F. "Bull" Halsey Jr.

Preston: For a Ravens team in transition to be a contender, Joe Flacco needs to lead it

After four weeks of practice, there is still one major question that remains: Who is the “alpha dog” who can carry the Ravens to a Super Bowl title or deep into the playoffs?

Healthy Ravens present settled picture as they break training camp

The Ravens finished their last day of open training camp on Tuesday and they go into the next phase of their preseason facing surprisingly few roster questions.

Hall of Fame Game: Ravens 17, Bears 16

Photos from the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 in Canton, Ohio.

Soft-spoken John Brown makes loud plays on the practice field for Ravens

Ravens receiver John Brown doesn't say a lot, but no player has made a bigger impression during training camp. Brown hopes to put two injury-riddled seasons behind him, and he's no stranger to fighting back from difficult times.

Ravens training camp highlights: Defense dominates again Monday

Four interceptions and four sacks helped the defense “win” Monday’s practice over the offense at the team’s training facility in Owings Mills.

Ravens’ Tim Williams not ‘getting too excited’ about preseason performances

“It’s just the preseason,” outside linebacker Tim Williams said after getting a sack and forced fumble in Thursday’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams. “So I’ll be building on it.”

Ravens defense back to doing what it does best: causing turnovers

It’s early in the preseason, but the defense leads the NFL so far in total takeaways and takeaways per game.

Mike Preston's observations from Sunday's Ravens training camp practice

Mike Preston shares his observations and opinions from Sunday's Ravens training camp practice.

Ravens notes: Offensive line fared better in pass protection against Rams

Although the Ravens have given up an NFL-worst 11 sacks in the preseason, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said the offensive line performed better in Thursday’s win against the Los Angeles Rams.

Ravens training camp highlights: Offense struggles early Sunday

A few dropped passes by wide receivers in individual drills carried over to the offense’s first couple series in Sunday’s practice.

Ravens notes: Tyus Bowser’s groin injury hurting candidacy at linebacker

The outside linebacker competition “is starting to heat up,” coach John Harbaugh said, which is not a positive sign for Tyus Bowser, who missed his third straight practice because of a groin injury.

Despite lengthy layoff, rookie Greg Senat tapped as Ravens backup left tackle

A left foot injury kept the sixth-round pick out of the Ravens’ first 10 practices of training camp, but Senat still lined up at left tackle after the starting offensive line was removed from Thursday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Ravens camp highlights: Reserve stands out for good and bad reasons Saturday

Second-year safety Kai Nacua pulled in two interceptions during the Ravens practice on Saturday. But he also gave up a pair of touchdowns in a one-on-one drill.

Rookie Janarion Grant grateful for shot at returning kicks and punts for Ravens

Coach John Harbaugh dinged the first-year player for running east-west on two punts, but said Grant “made some people miss, caught the ball well” in Thursday’s 33-7 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

In standout preseason, Patrick Ricard embraces multiple roles with Ravens

The fullback-defensive lineman loves playing defense, but said, “As long as I’m on the field, that’s all I really care about.”

Ravens notes: Waller impresses in return, but Harbaugh says tight end has much to prove

Darren Waller practiced well in his first appearance on the field in more than a year, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh vowed to be a tough critic with the tight end.

Breshad Perriman's push for Ravens roster spot has an unfamiliar path: the preseason

In his preseason career, he has played in just three games. This preseason, he already has set a career high with two.

Rookie safety DeShon Elliott hopes vision on the field catches Ravens' eyes

Ravens rookie safety DeShon Elliott recovered a fumble and recorded a special teams tackle against the Los Angeles Rams during Thursday's preseason home opener.

Crossover episode: John Harbaugh quotes 'The Office' in Ravens news conference

When asked about the improving health of his team after Thursday’s game, the coach invoked Michael Scott.

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 33-7 preseason win over the Los Angeles Rams

From Joe Flacco's stellar opening drive to Tim Williams' renewed promise as a pass rusher, here five things we learned from the second game of the preseason.

Joe Flacco, Ravens defense excel in dominant 33-7 preseason win over Rams

At halftime, the Ravens led 23-0, and it was hard not to be optimistic.

Preston: Ravens rout Rams, but it's not yet time to partake in the Purple Kool-Aid

It was hard to judge the Ravens’ performance against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night because the Rams held nearly 20 of their starters out, including quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley.

Ravens starting defense flexed muscles with strong play against Rams

After C.J. Mosley expressed his desire to see the defense open strongly against the Los Angeles Rams Thursday night, the Ravens' first team gave up zero points, one first down and 5 yards of offense in the first quarter.

Debut of Ravens' digital ticketing service hits bump but runs smoothly on game day

Some fans found Wednesday that they could not transfer tickets to friends because of a system outage, leading to frustration. But on gameday, fans were happy with the new system, even preferring it to the old way.

Ravens notes: Helmet rule works in Ravens’ favor this time

A week after the Ravens were flagged three times for tackling with their helmets, they were on the positive side of that new rule in the first half against the Los Angeles Rams.

Ravens vs. Rams: Preseason game time, TV and more

Here’s what you need to know about the preseason game Thursday between the Ravens and Los Angeles Rams.

From Machado love to Ravens rooms, Rams bring a Maryland flavor to preseason game

Todd Gurley is one of a handful of Marylanders on the Rams’ roster, adding a little local flavor to both sidelines of Thursday’s preseason meeting at M&T Bank Stadium.

Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman doesn’t concern himself with what others think

The oft-criticized wide receiver said he can’t and won’t allow his critics to distract him from his objective of producing for the Ravens.

Ravens-Rams game Thursday likely to bring first glimpse of Joe Flacco, starting offense

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and his new trio of starting receivers are likely to see their first game action of the preseason on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

Mike Preston's observations from second day of Ravens-Rams joint practices

Mike Preston breaks down the second joint practice involving the Rams and Ravens this week.

Ravens' digital ticket era begins at Thursday's home preseason game

A reminder about the Ravens' mobile ticketing service, which replaces paper tickets from here on out.

Lamar Jackson is social media's favorite Ravens player, study shows

Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson has 756,000 Instagram followers, the most of any Raven.

Schmuck: Ravens appear to be making the most of their early-bird preseason

The Ravens have combined the Hall of Fame Game with two days of competitive practice against the Los Angeles Rams to make the most of their head start in training camp.

Ravens surprise Woodlawn football team with stadium tour, training camp passes

The Warriors had won new Under Armour Jerseys during a halftime competition at a Ravens home game. Coach Elwood Townsend and Matt Little of the Ravens cooked up a more elaborate scheme.

As injuries mount, Ravens guard Marshal Yanda says he loves football more, not less

Ravens guard Marshal Yanda said the ankle injury that cost him 14 games last season only increased his fervor to excel in his 12th season.

Ravens training camp highlights: Za'Darius Smith owns spotlight on defense

The Ravens defense turned up the pressure during Tuesday’s practice against the Los Angeles Rams, and outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith accounted for half of the defense’s eight would-be sacks.

Ravens notes: NFL reinstates tight end Darren Waller after one-year suspension

The return of Darren Waller from a year-long suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy increases the number of Ravens tight ends to seven.

Ravens safety Tony Jefferson ‘dying inside’ to return from hamstring pull

While calling the hamstring pull “nothing really serious,” the projected starting strong safety agreed with the medical staff’s decision to keep him off the field until he is fully healed.

Preston: Joint practice shows Ravens have talent along offensive line — but maybe not enough

“There were some good things, some bad things and some things we need to clean up,” Ravens guard Alex Lewis said Monday.

Mike Preston's observations from Monday's Ravens training camp practice

Observations from Monday's joint Ravens practice with the Rams.

With 160-game streak at stake, Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr welcomes battle for starting job

Carr, who is 10 years older than 2017 first-round pick Marlon Humphrey, said competition “allows me to elevate my game.”

Ravens' Michael Crabtree, Rams' Aqib Talib play nice in joint practice

After sparring each of the past two seasons, Ravens wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Rams cornerback Aqib Talib were on their best behavior Monday.

For Rams safety Blake Countess, practice in Owings Mills is a happy homecoming and 'business trip'

The third-year pro said of playing in his birthplace: “Growing up here, this is what you dream about – playing on Sundays.”

Familiar with his surroundings, Orlando Brown Jr. now trying to find his role with Ravens

Orlando Brown Jr., who grew up going to training camps in Westminster with his late father, former Raven Orlando Brown, showed promise in his preseason debut.

Ravens' Kamalei Correa was 'elite' Thursday. Will he be on the roster in September?

Should Correa make the Ravens’ 53-man roster this season, his standout preseason performance Thursday will be remembered as where it all started.

Ravens safety Tony Jefferson’s absence has been Chuck Clark’s gain

The second-year safety has been filling in for Tony Jefferson, who has missed four of the last five practices for the Ravens, and started at free safety against the Chicago Bears on Thursday.

Ravens notes: Ray Lewis' Hall of Fame induction 'unforgettable' for current team

Despite a late return from Ray Lewis’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Ravens coaches and players who went were honored to be there for the former linebacker.

Ravens guard Marshal Yanda will 'have some rust to knock off' in return to practice Monday

“I’ve taken the same approach and have really worked hard,” the six-time Pro Bowl selection said Sunday. “I feel like I have some rust to knock off, but I’ll have plenty of time.”

Ravens training camp highlights: No green light in the red zone Sunday

The defense gave up only two touchdowns in 10 snaps during a drill in which the offense had the ball at the 5-yard line.

Ravens looking for improved play from offensive line

Although all eight sacks Ravens quarterbacks absorbed Thursday night against the Chicago Bears can’t be blamed solely on the offensive line, coach John Harbaugh said, “We’ve got to be better up front.”

Ravens guard Marshal Yanda off PUP list, not expected to play Thursday

“He’s starting to work his way in,” John Harbaugh said Saturday. “That’s a huge plus for us."

Ravens notebook: Rookie linebacker Kenny Young fills in for Patrick Onwuasor

With projected starter Patrick Onwuasor absent from Saturday's practice, the organization's fourth-round pick in April's NFL draft lined up next to middle linebacker C.J. Mosley.

Ravens training camp highlights: Tight ends shine Saturday

Maybe it had something to do with the return of rookie Mark Andrews, but the tight ends stood out during Saturday’s practice at Ravens training camp.

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens’ 17-16 win over the Chicago Bears

From Lamar Jackson's up-and-down debut to confusion over new NFL rules governing head contact, here are five things we learned from the Ravens' preseason opener.

Jackson's not the first Lamar to quarterback a Baltimore NFL team; the Colts had one, too

More than a half-century before Lamar Jackson made his Ravens preseason debut, another Lamar — McHan — backed up Johnny Unitas in Baltimore.

Lamar Jackson debuts in second half as Ravens edge Bears, 17-16, in Hall of Fame Game

The man with the keys to the Ravens' revamped offense was former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III, signed as a potential backup quarterback before the Ravens used a first-round draft pick on the newer model, Lamar Jackson.

Preston: Ravens backup quarterbacks turn in solid effort in preseason-opening win over Bears

Robert Griffin III started the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night and rookie Lamar Jackson, the team’s first-round draft pick out of Louisville, played the second half. And both flashed something positive.

Ravens notes: Kamalei Correa begins roster push, Breshad Perriman does opposite

Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa is among the former high draft picks fighting for a job on the team this year, and he helped his case with a first-quarter interception Thursday night against the Chicago Bears. 

Rookie running back Mark Thompson trying to parlay size into future with Ravens

Mark Thompson, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound rookie running back, is equipped to absorb hits, but also said there's nothing to prevent him from delivering them.

Three big questions for Ravens vs. Bears Hall of Fame Game: Lamar Jackson's debut can quiet doubts

How much will Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson play in the preseason opener, and how much does it matter?

Ravens notes: Maurice Canady back to playing outside cornerback

The return of Tavon Young means the third-year pro can move back to outside cornerback, which he described as his “natural fit.”

Observations from Tuesday's Ravens training camp practice

Robert Griffin III, out of the NFL entirely last season, can be counted on to at least take joy in his apparent career renewal.

Ravens offensive lineman Nico Siragusa pragmatic about one-year anniversary of serious knee injury

A year ago on Wednesday, Nico Siragusa tore all three major ligaments in his left knee. He is now the top backup at left guard for the Ravens.

Ravens training camp highlights: Offense racks up touchdowns Tuesday

The offense began Tuesday morning’s practice with a touchdown on the second play of a six-on-seven exercise and ended with six overall.

Health no longer an issue for Ravens QB Joe Flacco — who catches two passes Monday

The 6-foot-6, 245-pound quarterback put any concerns about his health to rest with his ball-catching skills during Monday’s practice.

After disappointing rookie season, Ravens defensive end Chris Wormley seeking bigger role in 2018

After being a healthy scratch in nine games, the third-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft is aiming for at least 25 tackles and his first career sack in 2018.

Ravens training camp highlights: Strong finish for offense on Monday morning

The offense ended Monday morning’s practice on a high note when quarterback Lamar Jackson hit rookie wide receiver Jordan Lasley for a touchdown.

Sometimes mistaken for Marlon, Myles Humphrey seeking identity, roster spot with Ravens

Already mistaken for cornerback Marlon Humphrey a few times in training camp, the rookie linebacker/defensive end is trying to parlay his versatility into a coveted spot on the team’s active roster.

With Brent Urban and Alex Lewis back from injuries, Ravens know they must keep lines healthy

Offensive lineman Alex Lewis missed all of the 2017 season with a shoulder injury, while defensive tackle Brent Urban sat out most of last season with a foot injury.

Ravens training camp highlights: Defense got physical with players wearing pads Saturday

With the players in full pads, the Ravens defense turned up the intensity and laid out some of their offensive teammates Saturday.

Ravens notes: Terrell Suggs, Tony Jefferson given day off from practice Saturday

The Ravens practiced without 10 players (not including the four on the physically unable to perform list), but welcomed back starting left guard Alex Lewis.

The Ravens hardly used the run-pass-option in 2017. Expect that to change, even if the QB doesn't.

The Ravens, like most of the NFL, are embracing a pro-style offense with run-pass-option (RPO) elements.

Matthew Judon can't be slowed in rush to prominent role on Ravens defense

Third-year linebacker Matthew Judon, who led the nation in sacks as a senior at Division II Grand Valley State, has become a key member of Ravens defense.

Tavon Young finds fit as slot cornerback for Ravens

After missing the entire 2017 season because of a torn ACL, the third-year pro has embraced a return to football and the position that allows him to concentrate on his technique.

Which Ravens quarterbacks will play in Hall of Fame Game? John Harbaugh knows, but is staying mum

The Ravens head coach said the quarterback rotation is set for Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bears, but is keeping the specifics to himself.

Ravens camp highlights: Penalty flags fly around at Friday’s practice

A single one-on-one exercise at Friday’s practice featured seven penalties with five committed by the defense.

Ravens WR Tim White showing off his versatility as return specialist

Topping the team’s depth chart at kick and punt returner and among the second threesome of wide receivers, the second-year pro is eager to contribute in both areas for the Ravens.

Observations from the sixth day of Ravens training camp, first unofficial depth chart

After a rainy day Tuesday and a day off Wednesday, the Ravens were back outside for their sixth training camp practice Thursday morning.

Preston: In tight end corps with fresh faces, veterans Williams and Boyle keeping competition tight

If Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews were brought in to replace Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams, then the two veterans aren’t going down without a fight.

Long odds of making Ravens roster don't bother undrafted rookie Gus Edwards

With Kenneth Dixon leaving Thursday’s practice early, the running back out of Rutgers was the first one behind Alex Collins and Buck Allen.

Ravens defensive tackle Willie Henry hoping weight loss leads to on-field gains

Willie Henry, a Ravens' fourth-round draft pick in 2016, has shed nearly 20 pounds from last season and said he feels lighter and quicker as he looks to build on last year’s success.

Ravens notes: Cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste out to make name for himself — even if it's misspelled

Although his name on the back of his No. 38 jersey is misspelled, Jean-Baptiste is embracing the challenge to prove himself to his coaches and teammates.

Ravens wide receiver John Brown shows flashes of potential in Thursday’s practice

In Thursday’s practice, former Arizona Cardinals receiver John Brown caught two passes for touchdowns and another for a long gain from quarterback Joe Flacco, which might be a promising sign of their budding cohesion.

Ravens training camp highlights: Offense enjoys swift start; Marlon Humphrey has rough day

Having a day off appeared to work for the offense, which opened Thursday’s practice with some strong plays in the passing attack.

German Football League import Christopher Ezeala getting first taste of American football with Ravens

Rookie fullback Christopher Ezeala was assigned to his favorite NFL team, the Ravens, after a tryout of European players.

Back from suspension and another injury, Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith counts the steps to his return

In Smith's first interview with reporters since December, the Ravens’ top corner was frank about his injury history.

Ravens training camp highlights: Jordan Lasley wins rookie battle; Patrick Ricard shows his moves

With inclement weather in the neighborhood for much of the late morning and early afternoon Tuesday, the Ravens relocated practice to their full-field indoor facility.

Ravens notes: Hurst leaves practice early; Kaufusi to make switch to outside linebacker

“Trainers have a plan for him," coach John Harbaugh said of Ravens rookie tight end Hayden Hurst, who's dealing with a "soft tissue" injury.

'Despite everything, I’m still here': Entering 16th season, Ravens' Terrell Suggs looks back and ahead

“I'm not surprised I’m still here, because I know this organization,” Suggs said. “I do understand the business of it."

Observations from from the fourth day of Ravens training camp

Mike Preston offers another sign that fourth-year wide receiver Breshad Perriman is in trouble.

Ravens to release more passes for fans to attend training camp in Owings Mills

Additional parking passes to attend the 10 remaining training camp days at the Under Armour Performance Center will become available at 3 p.m. today, the Ravens announced Tuesday.

Observations from the third day of Ravens training camp

Mike Preston checks in with observations from the third day of Ravens training camp.

Ravens wide receiver Chris Moore basking in correct World Cup prediction

Moore is not a soccer newbie. He knows about certain players on the French national team and ranked soccer as his second favorite sport behind football.

With hard hits, Ravens rookie DeShon Elliott says he’s trying to impress coaches, not hurt teammates

The safety delivered the two biggest hits of training camp thus far during Sunday’s practice, but said he’s not out to injure his teammates.

Ravens' Lamar Jackson 'way ahead of the curve,' but rookie still has a ways to go

Less than a week into training camp, the highlights of the Ravens’ quarterback competition have played out mostly behind microphones.

Preston: In coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's third season, Ravens attempting to mix and match on offense

With two rookie tight ends, a versatile rookie quarterback and a new receiving corps, the Ravens are trying to find the right offensive mix.

Ravens notes: In bid for playing time on offensive line, Eluemunor trying to show versatility

The 2017 fifth-round draft pick lined up at left tackle in place of Ronnie Stanley on Sunday, and the results were educational.

Ravens training camp highlights: Joe Flacco demonstrates why he is the incumbent

In his first extended practice against the defense Sunday afternoon, the incumbent starter threw with authority and accuracy and even showed off his wheels.

Ravens notes: Rescheduling of stadium practice 'not yet discussed'; Guard Cameron Lee signed

Rescheduling Saturday night’s canceled practice at M&T Bank Stadium will be difficult because the Ravens' calendar is already booked.

Observations from the second day of Ravens training camp

Mike Preston checks in with observations from the second day of Ravens training camp. There's a lot to like, but not all those check-down passes.

Ravens players support joint conversations on NFL anthem policy

The players’ reactions came one day after the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to suspend the league’s national anthem policy in light of the Miami Dolphins’ threat of four-game suspensions.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco says he'll answer questions about Lamar Jackson by winning

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is facing more scrutiny than ever before with rookie Lamar Jackson in town. He says he expects to quiet the questions by winning games for his team.

Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman concedes that his uncertain future is ‘a scary topic’

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman, the Ravens' first-round draft pick in 2015, said this season is “kind of like a make-or-break year, but at the same time, you can’t put that extra pressure on yourself.”

Hayden Hayden Hurst

Hayden Hurst, 8, of Havre de Grace, met Baltimore Ravens tight end and top draft pick Hayden Hurst at the Ravens' training center in Owings Mills on Friday.

Three observations from the start of Ravens training camp

The Ravens’ workout Thursday was the NFL training camp equivalent of a soft launch.

Preston: In reopening training camp to more fans, Ravens trying to rekindle the old and new

As Ravens training camp in Owings Mills is reopened to more members of the public, fans enjoy the shade and kid-friendly atmosphere, but some long for the intimacy of an earlier era at McDaniel College in Westminster.

Ravens defensive end Brent Urban looking to pick up where he left off

After a Lisfranc foot injury sidelined him for the final 13 games of the 2017 season, Brent Urban said his drive is to “be an impact player.”

C.J. Mosley ignores contract uncertainty as he prepares to lead revamped Ravens 'D'

C.J. Mosley began practice Thursday without a desired contract extension to keep him in Baltimore. But the Ravens middle linebacker said he's nonetheless ready to lead a revamped defense under new coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale.

Ravens treating guard Marshal Yanda carefully after shoulder surgery

The procedure after the end of the 2017 season – not his recovery from a fractured left ankle – is what prompted the team to put the six-time Pro Bowler on the physically unable to perform list.

Ravens training camp highlights: Uneven start for rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson

The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner thrilled fans with some of his passes and mobility, but he also showed in his training camp debut that he has much to learn.

After disappointing end to 2017, Ravens put optimistic face on first day of extended training camp

Ravens veterans say they've put the disappointments of 2017 behind them and are ready to begin a long playoff push.

Rookie Hayden Hurst was picked first by Ravens, but he's happy to let Lamar Jackson take the spotlight

The rookie tight end said the rookie quarterback “takes a little bit of the pressure off of me.”

Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead IV ready to rebound from injury-marred 2017

After career-worst season marked by a hamstring injury, the fourth-year wideout said he is “ready to have a great year.”

Before start of training camp, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco worked with receivers twice last week

Wide receiver Willie Snead IV said the Ravens quarterback is “a person who’s very open to change, very open to new ideas.”

Five storylines heading into Ravens training camp

Five storylines to watch as the Ravens report to training camp for the 2018 season.