With the loss of C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs and others, the Ravens will have to rebuild their defense in a hurry and Baltimore will have to brace for a serious star-power shortage from both of its major professional teams.
The Ravens opened their first day of practice this week without three starters in running back Alex Collins (illness), middle linebacker C.J. Mosley (bone bruise in left knee) and nose tackle Michael Pierce (foot).
With so many of the game's top arms stumping for a chance to show that to the world in this year's All-Star Home Run Derby in San Diego, the movement to include them in that showcase of sluggers hasn't exactly swept through the Orioles clubhouse.
Torrey Smith, heading into his second season with the San Francisco 49ers after playing four years with the Ravens, hosted his fifth annual charity basketball game Saturday afternoon at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore. All proceeds for the event benefited the Torrey Smith Foundation, which provides for at-risk youth.
From the moment he took over as a starter on the Johns Hopkins attack unit two years ago, Ryan Brown has been scoring at an unprecedented clip for the nation's oldest ¿ and most distinguished ¿ lacrosse program.
Reginald "Reggie" Fugett — brother-in-law of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and son of former Redskins tight end Jean Fugett Jr. — is jumping in the crowded City Council race to serve West Baltimore.
American flag shirt, shorts and bandanas replaced the typical purple Joe Flacco and orange Adam Jones jerseys on the streets surrounding M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards on Saturday. The vendors with Orioles apparel had a special section filled with United States shirts. American flags were sold on street corners. And soccer balls replaced footballs at the tailgates.
Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Connolly shares some thoughts on free-agent outfielder Colby Rasmus' potential fit in the Orioles clubhouse, the deaths of Stu Miller and Hank Peters, and the Hall of Fame voting.
Perhaps because of the caliber of player, or perhaps because of the attention special teams gets in Ravens' practice and the precedent that such role players can get a bigger opportunities, the special teams units rank high in multiple relevant league rankings.
It's fairly obvious that Roger Goodell's decision to suspend him until at least April 15 was heavily influenced by the Rice scandal, which focused a very harsh spotlight on the NFL's arbitrary and incoherent disciplinary system.
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith on Wednesday faintly praised Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for not hitting him as hard as he could while Smith stood prone with a possible concussion after an interception on Sunday, but not before echoing a widely-held NFL sentiment that Burfict is a dirty player.