After stellar season, Ravens' talented secondary is a little older — and a little wiser, too
There are younger standouts in the Ravens' secondary, of course, but the veterans are, for the NFL, long in the tooth.
Upgrade or downgrade? Reviewing the Ravens' offseason moves on defense
The Ravens should have an improved offense as they seek their second straight AFC North title, but how will they fare on the other side of the ball?
Ravens CB Tavon Young, battling groin injury, will not play vs. Chargers
The Ravens could move cornerback Brandon Carr from his usual outside spot to the inside position or use a rotation of Anthony Levine Sr. and Maurice Canady to replace the loss of Tavon Young.
Ravens film study: In run to playoffs, defense has made all the necessary stops
Over the second half of the season, driven by smart play and bold calls, there has been perhaps no better closer in football than the Ravens defense.
Marlon Humphrey named Ravens' MVP; Brandon Carr voted media 'Good Guy'
Humphrey declined to accept the award because, according to a team spokesman, “he does not want to separate himself from his teammates.”
'Oh, we got Coach for another year': Ravens happy to have John Harbaugh returning in 2019
Ravens players respond to the news that the team said it's working with John Harbaugh to extend his contract, which expires after the 2019 season.
Mike Preston's report card from the Ravens' 22-10 win over the Chargers
Columnist Mike Preston grades the Ravens' performance in their 22-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night.
Ravens 22, Chargers 10: Live updates, everything you need to know during game at Chargers
Welcome to your Ravens-Chargers watching companion. Return here throughout Saturday’s 8:20 p.m. game for real-time recaps and analysis.
Ravens notebook: Tavon Young expects to build on first NFL touchdown
Ravens notebook featuring Tavon Young's first NFL touchdown and Brandon Carr's nomination for Walter Payton Man of the Year.
Ravens snap count analysis from Sunday's win over the Falcons: Veterans on defense playing close to full time
It’s striking how few defensive snaps the Ravens are playing overall with the offense dominating time of possession.
Ravens notes: Linebackers Suggs, Judon make an impact in fourth quarter; safety Jefferson in walking boot
The Ravens’ outside linebacker duo of Terrell Suggs and Matthew Judon saved their best for (the) last (quarter) in Sunday’s 34-17 win against the Oakland Raiders.
Ravens know a return to defensive dominance is essential to their playoff hopes
Though headlines have focused on the Ravens' uncertainty at quarterback, they know they must recapture their early-season dominance on defense to make a serious playoff push.
Ravens notes: Martindale says stats show Steelers better without Le’Veon Bell
A Pittsburgh offense that ranks fourth in yards per game and fifth in scoring seems to be running smoothly with running back James Conner, the Ravens defensive coordinator said Thursday.
Ravens snap count analysis from Sunday's win over the Titans: Cutting the defense's workload
Analyzing the Ravens' snap count from the win over the Titans.
Ravens CB Anthony Averett, RB De'Lance Turner ruled out vs. Titans; five questionable
The Ravens secondary is hoping for improved health, with several players questionable.
Ravens notes: Tavon Young's absence weakens team’s depth at cornerback
A hip injury sidelined the slot cornerback from Thursday’s practice, and the team has only four healthy cornerbacks.
Sloppiness rules in Ravens' 12-9 overtime loss to Browns
The Ravens were their own worst enemies in a 12-9 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Ravens notes: Defensive tackle Willie Henry a question mark for Sunday
The defensive tackle joked that “me not being there is the only reason” he won’t play at the Cleveland Browns, but Henry is listed as questionable in the team’s final injury report of the week.
Ravens notes: Ronnie Stanley bracing for Browns’ top pass rusher Myles Garrett
The starting left tackle has another difficult challenge on his plate in Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett.
Jimmy Smith knew the Ravens would thrive without him, but his return is 'a good problem to have'
With Smith sidelined this year, the Ravens' pass defense has been perhaps even better without him than it was with him last season.
Mike Preston's first-quarter grades: Ravens offense gearing up, defense solid
The Ravens are in good position at the first-quarter pole thanks to an offense starting to hit its stride and a defense that's been stingy. But there's room for improvement.
Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 26-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers
From Joe Flacco's plethora of targets to the secondary's success without Jimmy Smith, here are five things we learned from the Ravens' 26-14 win in Pittsburgh.
Instant analysis of the Ravens' 26-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Sun writers weigh in on the Ravens-Steelers game Sunday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Preston: Ravens believe they have learned painful lessons from recent losses to Steelers
The Steelers have won the past three meetings with the Ravens, but this week marks the Ravens’ best chance in recent years.
Ravens notes: Improving health for C.J. Mosley, Michael Pierce could provide boost to defense
In an encouraging sign for the Ravens, middle linebacker C.J. Mosley (bone bruise in left knee) and nose tackle Michael Pierce (bruised foot) practiced Wednesday.
Scouting report for the Ravens-Broncos game Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium
Breaking down the Ravens' matchup with the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Preston: With another test looming, Ravens defense trying to regain old form
Tasked with stopping the NFL's No. 4 ranked offense, the Ravens are looking to re-energize at home and regain some pride in a defense that has traditionally been tough for nearly 20 years.
Ravens notes: RB Kenneth Dixon on IR; rookie De'Lance Turner promoted to active roster
With two possible starters already sidelined, the Ravens ruled two injured backups out of Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Scouting report for the Ravens-Bengals game Thursday night in Cincinnati
Breaking down the matchup between the Ravens and Bengals ahead of Thursday night's game.
A Week 17 loss to the Bengals cost the Ravens dearly. Not everyone's gotten over it
Said coach John Harbaugh: “You could easily get all wrapped up in that and get distracted from what matters, which is going out there Thursday night and playing well.”
Ravens cornerbacks look to build on Week 1 success as they prepare for Bengals
The Ravens' cornerbacks thrived without Jimmy Smith in the team's 47-3 season-opening victory. But they know they'll face a sterner test Thursday night in Cincinnati.
Ravens notes: Canady, Dixon absent again from practice; Flacco keeping eye on brother at Towson
It’s beginning to look more likely that the Ravens will play against the Cincinnati Bengals without cornerback Maurice Canady and running back Kenneth Dixon.
Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 47-3 win over the Buffalo Bills
From Joe Flacco's sharp opening performance to the Ravens' aggressive use of Lamar Jackson, here are five things we learned from the team's 47-3 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Mike Preston's report card after the Ravens' 47-3 win over the Bills
Find out how Mike Preston grades the Ravens.
Led by Joe Flacco, defense, Ravens demolish Bills, 47-3, in soggy season opener
In a 47-3 win at M&T Bank Stadium that featured the Joe Flacco of Ravens fans’ dreams, there was no more impressive performance than that by the Ravens defense.
With cornerback Jimmy Smith out, Ravens defense knows it must replace the irreplaceable
There is only so much the Ravens can know about how they will hold up without Smith and defensive tackle Willie Henry.
Schmuck: Sunday's season opener against Bills a long time coming for many Ravens
For the Ravens, the first game of the 2018 season has been a long time coming in more ways than one.
Ravens notebook: Starting nothing new for Marlon Humphrey
The organization’s first-round pick from a year ago is looking to improve on his numbers of 34 tackles, 11 pass breakups and two interceptions. “I think I can do a lot of good things,” Humphrey said.
Maurice Canady, Kenny Young questionable for Ravens’ opener
The team also ruled out defensive tackle Willie Henry and rookie tight end Hayden Hurst.
Scouting report for the Ravens-Bills season opener Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium
Breaking down the Ravens' 2018 NFL season opener against the Buffalo Bills. Who has the edge?
With Jimmy Smith's suspension, secondary is suddenly an immediate concern for Ravens
The suspension of cornerback Jimmy Smith for the first four games of the 2018 season has turned what many thought to be a strength for the Ravens into a question mark, at least for the short term.
Analysis: Three lingering questions about the Ravens' 53-man roster
Here’s what’s worth keeping an eye on as the Ravens prepare for Sunday’s season opener against the Buffalo Bills.
Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 30-20 preseason win over the Washington Redskins
From Lamar Jackson's preseason evolution to Kaare Vedvik's superpowered leg, here are five things we learned from the Ravens' 30-20 win over the Washington Redskins.
Ravens corner Stanley Jean-Baptiste hopes to find a stable home after years of NFL drifting
As the Ravens prepare to trim their roster to 53 players, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste hopes to take advantage of Jimmy Smith's impending absence.
Preston: New approach and depth have sparked Ravens defense
The Ravens defense has been impressive during the preseason and that's in part attributable to the schemes and approach of new coordinator Don Martindale, Mike Preston writes.
Projecting the Ravens roster as cut to 53 looms: Sure things, bubble guys and players with little chance
The Ravens face tough decisions with several position groups as they prepare to cut their roster to 53 players.
Ravens safety Eric Weddle finds Jimmy Smith suspension 'hard to fathom'
Ravens players and coach John Harbaugh shared their reactions to Jimmy Smith's coming four-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Ravens prepare for life without Jimmy Smith as suspension looms
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith practiced Wednesday in the wake of his suspension for personal misconduct, even as the team prepared to begin the 2018 season without one of its most important players.
Preston: Ravens make a questionable call by keeping suspended cornerback Jimmy Smith
The Ravens would have cut Jimmy Smith except for the fact that he’s a former first-round draft pick and a several-million-dollar investment.
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith suspended four games for 'pattern of improper conduct' toward ex-girlfriend
The four-game ban is Smith’s second in eight months.