As Torrey Smith spoke Friday two days after his foray into free agency ended with him signing a five-year, $40 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, there was still a tinge of disappointment, maybe even a little sadness, evident in his voice. But there was not even the slightest hint of regret.
Nick Marshall shifted to cornerback Tuesday during a Senior Bowl practice for the South squad after initially being invited to the all-star game and preparing to play quarterback. Marshall lined up with the defensive backs and also worked as a gunner in kick coverage.
Anquan Boldin seemed hellbent this season to prove that the Ravens gave up on him too soon. And after he led the San Francisco 49ers with 85 catches for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns, there is reason to believe the Ravens might have let him go too early.
For all the talk about the Ravens' overhauled defense, their offense is also in transition, and much of the burden has fallen on Joe Flacco's shoulders to help accelerate the learning process for the team's new pass catchers. Judging by the results ¿ Flacco threw two interceptions and 28 incompletions in the 49-27 loss to the Broncos ¿ the situation remains a work-in progress.
As tens of thousands of purple-bedecked fans packed near the Inner Harbor Thursday evening to watch country star Keith Urban sing atop a floating stage, lingering frustrations that the Baltimore Ravens were out of town faded away.
Unable to reach a compromise after negotiations to try to restructure the contract of veteran fullback Vonta Leach, sources say the Ravens are expected to release or trade the Pro Bowl lead blocker as soon as Tuesday.
As general manager Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens put the finishing touches on their draft board in preparation for Thursday's 2013 NFL draft, there is a new class of collegiate prospects who have smitten Ravens scouts, coaches and front-office decision-makers. The scouting process is long, tiring and taxing, but each spring, there are players like Yanda who become the object of the Ravens' eye and other NFL teams.
The Ravens are the owners of that final first-round pick this year. The Ravens always think big at this time of year but their focus is not on finding the next Darrell Green. It's on restocking a roster that lost a number of key players from the team that beat the San Francisco 49ers 2 1/2 months ago to win Super Bowl XLVII.
While team officials have yet to comment on Pollard's release, it continues a trend of offseason activity that has the Ravens' roster — particularly on the defensive side — getting younger, thinner, quieter and in some cases, cheaper.
The Baltimore Ravens made a tough business decision on Monday, dealing veteran wide receiver and playoff hero Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth-round pick after he wouldn't accept a pay cut.
Harford County's Matt "Fan Man" Andrews is no stranger to the Super Bowl. The Forest Hill resident and self proclaimed "Godfather" of Baltimore Ravens super fans won two tickets to the team's first Super Bowl appearance in 2001 in Tampa, Fla., live on TV with Carson Daly.
For most Harford fans heading to New Orleans, this weekend's trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not for Ron Pieper – he's headed to his seventh Super Bowl, so he should be able to give some pointers to the other Baltimore Ravens fans headed to the Big Easy to watch the Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII
Dennis Pitta's 61 receptions for 669 yards were the most by a Ravens tight end since 2006 when Todd Heap led the offense with 73 catches for 765 yards. Pitta's seven touchdowns tied a team record set by Heap in 2005.