Jonathan Ogden, the first player ever drafted by the Ravens and the pre-eminent offensive lineman of his generation, will reach the pinnacle of individual recognition this weekend when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Ray Rice had company as he stepped onto the practice field Wednesday at the Under Armour Performance Center. He had the same company when he stepped off the field after practice, too. Walking alongside Rice was his backfield chauffeur, Vonta Leach, back in a Ravens uniform.
The Ravens continue contract negotiations with Vonta Leach and they remain the front runner to sign the two-time Pro Bowl fullback. It was initially believed that Leach would make a decision by Friday. However, talks will now continue into the weekend.
Williams is a former Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Texas who abruptly retired following the 2011 season with the Ravens, ending his NFL career by rushing for 444 yards and two touchdowns as the primary backup to Pro Bowl runner Ray Rice.
Ravens starting inside linebacker Jameel McClain remains optimistic that he'll ultimately gain full medical clearance after suffering a spinal cord contusion last December against the Washington Redskins.
Conducted in association with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, the session is being held at Reisterstown Regional Park at 401 Mitchell Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 17. Lunch and water will be provided.
The former Ravens defensive coordinator became the third NFL head coach and fourth member of the Colts franchise to win the award, which is given to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.
With more diligent preparation this offseason having lost 10 pounds after taking up a boxing regimen, the 2011 first-round draft pick has impressed the coaching staff with how seriously he's taking his job after a lackluster first two seasons. Smith is building on the momentum he started in the postseason.
The 2012-13 Ravens will be well represented Wednesday when the team travels to the White House to be honored by President Barack Obama for its 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.
Jacoby Jones has been back cutting and catching balls on the practice fields for the Ravens, a week after he Cha-Cha-ed and waltzed his way to a third-place finish in the latest season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
The Baltimore Ravens could have as many as seven or eight new starters on defense when the 2013 season begins. You can produce a number of statistics that suggest why they may have felt compelled to overhaul their defense. Here is a telling one: They whiffed on 87 tackles in 2012, according to Football Outsiders.
Unless you are a football junkie, you probably don't know or don't care that the Kansas City Chiefs hired Chris Ault, the man who invented the Pistol offense and coached Colin Kaepernick at Nevada, to a consulting gig. But it might interest you that the Baltimore Ravens reportedly expressed interest in Ault.
Now that McKinnie has been retained after a brief foray into free agency where he drew offers from the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers, the Ravens have four of their five starting offensive linemen back from their Super Bowl run.
Ravens starting inside linebacker Jameel McClain is upbeat about his medical outlook and has no restrictions on his exercise regimen as he continues to make steady progress in his recovery from a spinal cord contusion suffered in December.