The Ravens will have their first of three weeks of organized team activities, starting Tuesday at the Under Armour Performance Center. More than anything, the workouts will give the Ravens coaching staff a glimpse of what kind of shape certain players are in and how the rookie class acclimates with the veterans, along with providing players a precursor to the mandatory June 16-18 minicamp.
Questions about the quality of the offensive line that St. Louis Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley will run behind were answered with their second pick, when they made Wisconsin tackle Rob Havenstein (Mount Airy) the 57th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Before the NFL turns over the league¿s calendar each year, top Ravens officials join owner Steve Bisciotti in Florida for a comprehensive look at the upcoming season and the one that will follow it, taking into account roster construction, salary cap issues and free agency.
Until April 30, the first round of the 2015 NFL draft, The Baltimore Sun will examine the Ravens¿ depth at each position, the potential of them adding to that spot early in the draft and some of the players who they could target.
It is important to know the outcome of the NFL's investigation because it might involve draft picks. If the league is heavy handed, maybe they will fine the team and take a way a top draft pick or two from New England, which has nine overall selections.
There has been no resolution on the proposed rule change that is being closely linked to the Ravens. The NFL competition committee has proposed to "make it illegal for an offensive player with an eligible number to report as ineligible, and line up outside the core of the formation."
After a season in which Joe Flacco was sacked barely more than once per game, a journeyman running back ran for more than 1,200 yards, and the line blocked for the league's sixth-best rushing attack, the unit that took the worst of the criticism for 2013's 8-8 campaign emerged as a strength last season, and potentially for years to come.
The Ravens, along with the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions, are heavily featured in this year's video where a loose lip reading of NFL players talking during games and on the sidelines is dubbed over with quips ranging from silly to startlingly funny.
Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein, a Mount Airy native, is hoping for an NFL career as he practices this week at the Senior Bowl all-star game. Projected anywhere from the fourth to the fifth round by NFL scouts and draft analysts, Havenstein's roots go back to playing at Linganore.
As the Ravens begin the offseason, they already have the foundation for building a stronger team next year because of the youth on both interior lines. Now, over the next six or seven months, they need to add some playmakers.
As he does each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Childs Walker shares his five biggest takeaways from the Ravens' 35-31 playoff loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
A block by Kelechi Osemele bought Joe Flacco the time he needed to escape the pressure and find wide receiver Torrey Smith in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown pass during the Ravens' 30-17 AFC wild-card playoff win at Heinz Field.
Ravens undrafted rookie James Hurst will start the sixth game of his NFL career Saturday night, lining up at left tackle across from Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison in an AFC wild-card playoff game.
As the Ravens (9-6) square off with the Cleveland Browns (7-8) in a regular-season finale Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, here's Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson¿s checklist of things to keep an eye on:
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the exact make-up of the offensive line for Sunday¿s game against the Cleveland Browns isn¿t decided yet, but that won¿t stop him from feeling ¿very confident we¿re going to put a good offensive line out there one way or another.¿