When free agency starts this afternoon, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21.987 million in salary cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures. Only 12 other NFL teams have more room under the league limit of $133 million.
The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking announcement that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo.
It took a few years for him to find himself, but former Ravens kicker Steven Hauschka, the young man who faced the daunting task of filling the cleats of Baltimore legend Matt Stover, is going to the Super Bowl.
Baltimore Sun reporter Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens this week, including the play of the Ravens cornerbacks against the Bengals, the team's stingy run defense and more.
The Ravens¿ starting offense and defense in the preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday looked nothing like the units that will be on the field next week in the regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos.