Ozzie Newsome and John Harbaugh can talk all they want about the best player on the board, but the nature of this draft was dictated by the way the Ravens' depleted defense was torched during the final month of last season.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's fondness for Alabama players is well-documented. The Ravens have drafted seven Alabama players in franchise history, tied with Oklahoma for the most among any school, and they've had particular success finding quality Crimson Tide linebackers.
Maryland women's basketball seniors Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough will have their jerseys honored in the rafters of Xfinity Center immediately after their Senior Day game against Minnesota on Feb. 26.
Joe Flacco had ample opportunity to reminisce about his two years as a Blue Hen as he was one of 10 former athletes and coaches inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony that took place at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Courtney Upshaw, 26, will be at the New York Jets facility Thursday for what is believed to be his first free-agent visit. Upshaw is considered one of the top free-agent outside linebackers still available.
Douglas L. "Doug" Miller Sr., a Baltimore businessman who raised money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, died Monday of multiple organ failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Timonium resident was 68.
Three years after he was one of the stars in the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory, Anquan Boldin picked up a huge personal honor during the NFL's championship weekend. Boldin, a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, was named the 2015 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. The announcement was made during the NFL Honors primetime awards show on the eve of the Super Bowl.