A local politician wants Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to make linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo keep his opinions to himself. Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a democrat from Baltimore Co, sent a letter to Bisciotti saying he was "appalled and aghast" by Ayanbadejo's stance and urged him to silence his player.
Art Modell, an entrepreneurial owner with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns who restored a National Football League franchise to Baltimore in 1996 and delivered a Super Bowl championship four years later, has died at 87 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
By By Mike Klingaman and Jon Morgan and Ken Murray
The death of former Ravens owner Art Modell has unleashed a flood of warm memories in Baltimore, but Modell is a more complicated figure for many people, who struggle to forgive him for moving his franchise from Cleveland. That conflicted sensibility lies at the heart of Modell's inability to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite his 43-year legacy as an owner and shaper of the league's television dynasty.
On Wednesday evening, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis visited a gravely ill Art Modell at Johns Hopkins Hospital and returned the favor. As teammates Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed and Ravens coach John Harbaugh surrounded Modell
The new Ravens owner was sitting on stage at the Inner Harbor, and looking quite uncomfortable. On Nov. 6, 1995, Art Modell announced that he was moving the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore, and while local politicians couldn't hide their enthusiasm, Modell appeared embarrassed.
A patient believed to have contracted hepatitis C from a rogue medical worker has sued Columbia-based Maxim Staffing Solutions Inc. for failing to report the traveling technician to legal authorities even though they knew he had stolen narcotics and put patients at risk.
An announced crowd of 20,335 attended the open training camp practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. That was 11 more fans in attendance than last Saturday night¿s practice at M&T Bank Stadium. Afterward, Ravens coach John Harbaugh called holding an open practice in Annapolis a "grand slam."
Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, who is due to be inducted in the team's Ring of Honor late next month, was arrested and charged with child abandonment Tuesday night, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Ravens made two moves this offseason to secure the futures of two of the organization¿s better young players, but they have one prominent name still in line for a contract extension before the start of the 2012-13 season: quarterback Joe Flacco.
This is what the 25-year-old had waited for all offseason: a multi-year commitment from the Ravens, and a chance to report to training camp next week armed with a new lucrative contract and long-term security.
The Ravens are the 18th-most valuable sports franchise in the world, according to Forbes¿ list of the World¿s Most Valuable Sports Teams. The Ravens, who have made the playoffs the past four years and are owned by Steve Bisciotti, are valued at $1.09 billion dollars.
Drew Brees will sign a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints that will guarantee $40 million in 2012, according to ESPN. The extension involves an NFL-record $60 million in guaranteed money.
In his first news conference since tearing his right Achilles tendon in April, Ravens All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs reiterated he'll play football this season, again denied he was hurt while playing basketball and expressed confidence that the defense can maintain its high standard without him.
Haloti Ngata, 28, played last season at 335 pounds, hoping that a little less weight would improve his quickness and endurance. But feeling that he wore down a little, Ngata said he showed up for minicamp this week at 345 pounds and is hoping to play around that weight for the upcoming season.
After playing 16 NFL seasons, getting invited to 13 Pro Bowls and establishing himself as a future Hall of Famer and one of the most feared middle linebackers in league history, Ray Lewis returned home this offseason and decided change was in order.
It's the Ravens' decision to fine Reed or not, but Harbaugh and owner Steve Bisciotti, made it clear in recent days they expected him to attend the minicamp despite the fact they hadn't spoken to Reed. However, Lewis has spoken to Reed and downplayed his long-time teammate's absence.
The Baltimore Ravens reported Monday morning to the Under Armour Performance Center for minicamp. This week's workouts are mandatory, so expect a near full house. Two players to keep an eye on during roll call will be running back Ray Rice and free safety Ed Reed.
The Ravens have a new deal with Under Armour under which the team will name its practice facility for the apparel and footwear company. The two organizations will also collaborate on a series of community initiatives.