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  • newCAMP NOTES: McPhee Shines While Jackson Makes a Move

    CAMP NOTES: McPhee Shines While Jackson Makes a Move

    On Monday evening, the Ravens took to the field at M&T Bank Stadium for their first of three open practices of training camp. Over 28,000 Ravens fans got their first look at the 90 players hoping to make the final cut prior to the season kicking off…
    - 6 hours ago 29 Jul 14, 4:15am -
  • newRAVENS LINKS: Smith, Smith & Associates

    RAVENS LINKS: Smith, Smith & Associates

    The Law Firm: Smith, Smith & Associates Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com reports Steve Smith Sr. is calling the receiving group “The Law Firm: Smith, Smith & Associates.” What do you think of the nickname? Vote at the poll! The All-Bad Contracts…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 2:45pm -
  • Jackson, Campanaro Stand Out In Sunday’s Practice

    Jackson, Campanaro Stand Out In Sunday’s Practice

    With cornerback Chykie Brown out of action today with a hamstring injury, Asa Jackson got the call. The third-year player looked sharp in outside coverage. His quickness, smooth backpedal, and anticipation were all standout features of his play today…
    - 1 day ago 28 Jul 14, 2:04am -
  • K.O. On the Go, While A.Q. Shipley Looks for Redemption

    K.O. On the Go, While A.Q. Shipley Looks for Redemption

    The first day of practice in which the pads were on and the players were allowed to hit brought some must-see action to the forefront. The line play was at center stage, with Kelechi Osemele looking like a natural fit in Gary Kubiak’s zone scheme.…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 12:44am -
  • Young Linebackers Impress as the Pads Go On

    Young Linebackers Impress as the Pads Go On

    The Ravens defense had some ups and downs on Saturday afternoon as the Ravens were in full pads for the first time this training camp. Cornerback Chykie Brown had a disappointing day in the Ravens defensive backfield, getting beat by wide receivers J…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 12:33am -
  • Offense Improves, but Pierce Leaves Practice Early

    Offense Improves, but Pierce Leaves Practice Early

    On Saturday, the Ravens hit the practice field for their first padded practice of training camp under sunny skies at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills. The offense turned in a solid outing, looking faster, stronger and in sync which…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 12:25am -
  • Harry O Fought to The Final Whistle

    Harry O Fought to The Final Whistle

    Harry O was a regular participant in “Letters 2 TL”. It’s that mailbag that brought us together. Harry made me feel relevant, like my opinion mattered and was somehow more important than his. It wasn’t… “Letters” connected us in the cyb…
    - 3 days ago 26 Jul 14, 1:02pm -
  • Unanswered Questions in Defensive Backfield

    Unanswered Questions in Defensive Backfield

    The 2013 season for the Ravens has long been in the rear view for many Ravens fans, but especially for the players. For them, it is always better to look ahead to next season than dwell on the many things that contributed to an unsuccessful season th…
    - 3 days ago 26 Jul 14, 2:44am -
  • Defense Deceives & Ngata Impresses

    Defense Deceives & Ngata Impresses

    One of the big criticisms of Dean Pees has been the lack of creativity and deception from the blitzes he orchestrates. In particular, the timing of the blitzing defenders has been an issue. In the past, they have declared their move too soon, enablin…
    - 4 days ago 25 Jul 14, 9:09pm -
  • Few Bright Spots on Bad Day for Offense

    Few Bright Spots on Bad Day for Offense

    Just one day removed from stealing the show on the first day of training camp, Joe Flacco and the entire Ravens offense struggled during day two. Quarterback hurries, forced throws and dropped balls were a constant theme for the offense as they conti…
    - 4 days ago 25 Jul 14, 8:18pm -

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  • newRavens fans cheer Ray Rice at open practice

    Ravens fans cheer Ray Rice at open practice

    Ravens running back Ray Rice may be loathed in most of America after an offseason that saw him face an assault charge for hitting his wife. But Rice is still beloved in Baltimore. The Ravens had an open practice at their home stadium on Monday night,…
    - 2 hours ago 29 Jul 14, 9:02am -
  • newStephen A. Smith apologizes for his “provocation” remarks

    Stephen A. Smith apologizes for his “provocation” remarks

    On Friday’s edition of First Take, Stephen A. Smith embraced something far more than debate by suggesting in connection with the Ray Rice suspension that female victims of domestic abuse need to be careful to avoid provoking the men in their lives…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 2:46pm -
  • newNFL V.P. Adolpho Birch struggles to justify Ray Rice suspension

    NFL V.P. Adolpho Birch struggles to justify Ray Rice suspension

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not yet spoken publicly on the controversial two-game suspension given to Ravens running back Ray Rice for assaulting his wife. But one of Goodell’s top deputies, NFL V.P. of labor policy and government affairs Ad…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 2:18pm -
  • newRay Rice doesn’t appeal suspension, fine

    Ray Rice doesn’t appeal suspension, fine


    - 21 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 2:01pm -
  • Report: “Impassioned plea” from Rice’s wife influenced Goodell

    Report:  “Impassioned plea” from Rice’s wife influenced Goodell

    No one knows what the wife of Ray Rice said to the Commissioner when she accompanied the Ravens running back to New York for his personal-conduct policy session.  Whatever it was, it apparently helped Rice get a lesser penalty than most believe he d…
    - 3 days ago 26 Jul 14, 12:38pm -
  • Ravens PR chief, owner rise to the defense of Ray Rice

    Ravens PR chief, owner rise to the defense of Ray Rice

    After leading the league in offseason arrests, enduring the backlash that stemmed from a punishment which practically no one agrees is fair (and then signing a three-time violator of the league’s drug and PED policies), the Ravens have taken the o…
    - 4 days ago 25 Jul 14, 7:12pm -
  • How PFT’s power rankings stack up with Vegas Super Bowl odds

    How PFT’s power rankings stack up with Vegas Super Bowl odds

    You may have seen that Dolphins coach Joe Philbin doesn’t agree with PFT placing his club next-to-last in our preseason power rankings. “I don’t think he knows the guys in our locker room or the guys that come to work in this building every sin…
    - 4 days ago 25 Jul 14, 5:02pm -
  • Ravens sign Will Hill, because of course they do

    Ravens sign Will Hill, because of course they do

    The Ravens led the NFL in offseason arrests, and have become pariahs in the last 24 hours for the too-lenient league punishment for wife-beating running back Ray Rice. So naturally, they signed a guy who is currently serving a league suspension. Acc…
    - 4 days ago 25 Jul 14, 2:27pm -
  • Rice caught a break on his one-game fine

    Rice caught a break on his one-game fine

    For the many who believe Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t go nearly far enough by suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice only two games for knocking out the woman who would later become his wife, Rice got another piece of favorable treatment. Via…
    - 4 days ago 25 Jul 14, 10:58am -
  • Ray Rice not expected to appeal suspension

    Ray Rice not expected to appeal suspension

    By rule, Ravens running back Ray Rice has the right to appeal the two-game suspension and one-game fine imposed on him by Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the personal-conduct policy.  Per a league source, initial indications are that Rice w…
    - 5 days ago 24 Jul 14, 9:43pm -

Ravens Football Machine

  • newRavens’ evening of full contact practice at M&T Bank Stadium is a hit…
    A lot of good work got done by the Ravens in their first open practice of the season held Monday evening at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Head coach John Harbaugh squeezed every minute out of the allotted 3 hours stipulated by the NFLPA agreement wi…
    - 4 hours ago 29 Jul 14, 6:31am -
  • Ravens enter full-contact stage of 2014 TC with optimism and relief…
    The relief for Ravens fans is nobody got beat up too badly in the first full-contact practice sessions. The optimism is about how Joe Flacco seems to have grasped the new offensive system installed by OC Gary Kubiak. Another point of optimism— Rick…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Ravens spotlight on Bernard Pierce as Rice gets 2-game suspension…
    Your starting running back for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 (at least for the first two games of the season) will be Bernard Pierce, the 6-0, 218 lb., 3rd-year veteran out of Temple who was drafted in the 3rd round in 2012. That’s because the NFL h…
    - 4 days ago 24 Jul 14, 11:38pm -
  • John Harbaugh’s 7th Ravens Training Camp will be his toughest….
    The Ravens players know what’s coming— John Harbaugh is not a happy camper this year. After failing to make the playoffs in 2013, there will be hell to pay this summer in training camp. In the best of times Harbaugh is a believer in breaking down…
    - 7 days ago 21 Jul 14, 11:19pm -
  • A Tale of Two Terrence’s as Ravens prepare for TC…
    For rookie free safety Terrence Brooks, it is the best of times as the Ravens get set to open Training Camp 2014 this coming week. Brooks has a legitimate shot to win a starting job opposite Matt Elam in the Ravens’ secondary. For 5th-year DT Terre…
    - 10 days ago 19 Jul 14, 7:10pm -
  • Marshal Yanda gets his props as Ravens place 4 players in NFLN Top 100…
    A healthy Marshal Yanda may be the best right guard in the NFL…at least that’s how the players’ poll in the NFL Network’s annual Top 100 list sees it heading into the 2014 season. The rankings are based on an off-season poll organized by the…
    - 14 days ago 15 Jul 14, 4:34pm -
  • As Ravens cheerleaders take their summer break, we make some pre-TC observations…
    Those photo shots of the Ravens cheerleaders on vacay are really from their calendar shoot earlier this year, but you get the idea. This is the girls’ (and guys’) last chance to get away for a week or two before the real workouts begin. After all…
    - 18 days ago 11 Jul 14, 10:17pm -
  • Ravens open up M&T Bank Stadium for a public practice with 49ers…
    The Ravens announced on Tuesday they are making another practice open to the public— this time at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, August 8, beginning at 1:00 P.M. EST. What makes this unique is it comes a day after the Ravens host the San Francisco 49e…
    - 21 days ago 8 Jul 14, 9:37pm -
  • The ESPN Insiders just don’t get how good Joe Flacco really is…
    No offense intended to ESPN, but they’re not the only ones in the media who fail to grasp the true value of having a franchise QB like Joe Flacco. As Sarah Ellison observed in her July 3rd “Late For Work” column at BaltimoreRavens.com, ESPN’s…
    - 26 days ago 3 Jul 14, 8:54pm -
  • News from the Far Side of the Ravens—you can’t make this stuff up!
    There’s a Ravens iPhone case out (see photo) this summer which looks pretty cool. It’s far out, but not the far side of today’s breaking Ravens news— I don’t know how Ozzie pulled this one out of the hat, but the Ravens managed to trade the…
    - 27 days ago 1 Jul 14, 11:36pm -

Baltimore Gridiron Report

  • Starting CB Jimmy Smith Arrested And Charged After Saturday Night Incident
    Ravens starting cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct Saturday night after an alleged incident at The Greene Turtle in Towson, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports. This according to Baltimore County…
    - 16 days ago 13 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • Ravens To Host 49ers In Open Practice August 8th
    The Ravens and 49ers will hold an open practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, Aug. 8, the day after the two teams square off in a preseason game. The practice is free and begins at 1 p.m. The 49ers are practicing with the Ravens for four days after…
    - 20 days ago 9 Jul 14, 12:49am -
  • Flacco Talks About Learning Gary Kubiak’s New Offense
    The Ravens have a new offense to learn this offseason with the hiring of former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator but franchise quarterback Joe Flacco believes the team is up to the challenge according to an interview on WSNT.net…
    - 34 days ago 25 Jun 14, 4:35pm -
  • Talk NFL and Ravens Football 24/7 At GridironChatter.Com!
    Hey Ravens Fans – wanna talk Ravens football 24/7 about all the hot topics about Baltimore and all other great things happening on a daily basis in the NFL? Head over to www.GridironChatter.com and join the hottest place to talk NFL and Ravens Foot…
    - 42 days ago 17 Jun 14, 10:01pm -
  • Third-Round Safety Terrence Brooks Inks Contract
    The Ravens have signed third-round safety Terrence Brooks to a four-year contract, meaning the team’s entire draft class is now under contract, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports. Selected 79th overall, Brooks is expected to compete for the…
    - 59 days ago 31 May 14, 1:26am -
  • Ravens Sign OLB Roberts, Cut QB Stephens
    The Ravens have signed undrafted rookie outside linebacker D.J. Roberts and cut quarterback Nick Stephens, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports. Roberts participated in the Ravens’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He played collegiately at T…
    - 59 days ago 30 May 14, 11:20pm -
  • Ravens Take ILB C.J. Mosley with 17th Pick In NFL Draft
    The Ravens have a new LB – as the team snagged Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley with the 17th overall pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Mosley will have to put on some size, but make no mistake, he will be counted on to start making plays for the Birds from d…
    - 81 days ago 9 May 14, 2:04am -
  • Previewing the 2014 Baltimore Ravens Schedule Release
    The Baltimore Ravens went from Super Bowl champs to watching the playoffs at home in 2013. It wasn’t exactly the title defense John Harbaugh and co. were thinking of, but injuries and a shaky offense didn’t help much. That’s the past, however,…
    - 9 Apr 14, 5:03pm -
  • Ravens Add Steve Smith to Passing Attack
    Look out! After spending his entire career in the NFC South, Steve Smith will now play in the AFC North as a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. Smith’s former team, the Carolina Panthers, released the wide receiver with rumors of not wanting t…
    - 15 Mar 14, 1:33pm -
  • State of the Franchise: Baltimore Ravens and 2014 Free Agency
      Written By: Christina Rivers The Baltimore Ravens watched as the Cincinnati Bengals jumped to the top of the AFC North in 2013.  Hungry for another playoff spot, the defending Super Bowl Champions weren’t able to reach far enough in the NFL to…
    - 10 Mar 14, 4:29pm -

Baltimore Beat Down

  • newMan who urinated on former Ravens owner Art Modell's grave identified
    Case has been kicked to the State Attorney.In a disgusting act of disrespect and anguish, one man wearing his Cleveland Browns Lyle Alzado jersey took his liberty in the form of urinating on late NFL Owner Art Modell. The perp has since been identif…
    - 17 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • newPreseason power rankings: No. 25 Buffalo Bills
    The Bills finished as the AFC East's doormat. However if everything works out, they can be so much more.2013 Record: 6-10Notable Losses: Jairus Byrd, Alex Carrington, Arthur MoatsNotable Gains: Brandon Spikes, Corey Graham, Anthony Dixon, Chris Wi…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • newMonday Ravens links: Ray Rice doesn't appeal suspension, Ravens work out Brandon Driver
    Read what others are writing about the Baltimore Ravens. Ray Rice did not appeal two-game suspensionThe Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec writes that Ravens running back Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension from the NFL, with the deadline pas…
    - 20 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 2:20pm -
  • newThe Four Horsemen: The AFC elite by the numbers in the modern era
    Greg Garcia takes a look at the four AFC teams that have dominated the conference. One day soon, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are going to retire.When that happens, the sun will set on an era of AFC dominance that has not been seen since the 1970s.…
    - 21 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 1:30pm -
  • newRavens safety Matt Elam a budding star in the secondary
    Elam should come into his own this season. LET'S say the Ravens defensive unit was a musical band. We'd know them as The Elam. Yep. Matt Elam would be in the back, smashing the drums, keeping the beat and high-level pace that the 10 others need to a…
    - 22 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • Defending Chykie Brown: Ravens D looks to reduce big plays
    After the first three days of camp, Ravens defensive coordinator sees much to improve on, but don't hold Chykie Brown's feet to the fire. After looking at the feedback from our training camp notes and tid-bits from Saturday's padded practice, it ap…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 3:59pm -
  • Preseason power rankings: No. 26 Washington Redskins
    The Washington Redskins were the NFL's second worst team in 2013. This year they try to start anew again.2013 Record: 3-13Notable Losses: Josh Morgan, Adam Carriker, Will Montgomery, London FletcherNotable Gains: Andre Roberts, DeSean Jackson, Sha…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • Sunday Ravens links: Torrey Smith not concerned about contract, young linebackers impressive
    Read what others are saying about the Baltimore Ravens. Torrey Smith not concerned about contract status as he enters final year of rookie dealThe Ravens' receiver is more concerned about how the 2014 season plays out than about his contract status…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 1:00pm -