Wearing a Houston Texans hat and holding up a blue No.20 jersey, Ed Reed officially started a new chapter in his professional career and bid goodbye to the only NFL organization that he had ever known.
As if the parade and appreciation of Baltimore sports fans wasn't enough, Ravens coach John Harbaugh received an especially important call Tuesday from someone wanting to offer his personal congratulations: President Barack Obama.
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
It wasn't exactly a repeat of Broadway Joe Namath's bold prediction, but Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did express confidence in the AFC North champions' chances Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
Rice linebacker Cameron Nwosu will change his number this season to honor former Owl O.J. Brigance, who won a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2001 and is now the Ravens¿ senior adviser to player development.
Maryland said Tuesday that it will name the Comcast Center basketball court for former men's coach Gary Williams. ... Running back D.J. Adams, who was suspended for Maryland's opening game, is back in the mix for Saturday's game against West Virginia. ... Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that Sergio Kindle will be active soon. ... Ravens rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith has officially been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and will be out a "few weeks." ... The Ravens will be on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. ... Matt Wieters slammed a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning on Tuesday night to give the Orioles a 4-2 win over the Rays. ... Adam Jones missed his fourth straight start.