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Countdown to Ravens Training Camp…

It’s here…that magical time of year when summer enjoyment is interrupted by dreams of the gridiron. The Baltimore Ravens report to training camp…rookies reported last week, veterans arrive on Wednesday. After a mediocre 8-8 season,…


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Ravens Bolster Defense in 2014 Draft

The Baltimore Ravens used the 2014 National Football League (NFL) Draft to bolster their defense.  They stuck to their tried and true method of drafting the best player available instead of taking players based on…


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Ravens Agree to Terms with TE Daniels

The Baltimore Ravens added a veteran tight end to their offense. Thursday they agreed to a one-year deal with former Houston Texan Owen Daniels pending a physical. Financial terms not released. The 31-year old Daniels will…





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Ravens RB Rice Arrested Then Released

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancé were involved in an altercation at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ late Saturday night. The Baltimore Sun broke the story on Sunday. Rice’s lawyer, Andrew…


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Meet Ravens New OC…Gary Kubiak

The Baltimore Ravens introduced their new offensive coordinator (OC), Gary Kubiak in a press conference on Monday. The position was vacant after former OC Jim Caldwell left the Ravens for a head coaching job with…



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Defending Super Bowl Champs Sent Packing

It’s a wrap for the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens after ending their season with a 34-17 loss to AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. It is the first time in six years the…





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Ravens Matt Elam Called Megatron What?

What was Baltimore Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam thinking when asked about Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron…THE best wide receiver in the National Football League? Obviously he wasn’t or he wouldn’t have said Johnson is “old”….


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Ravens Pull Off Craziest Win Ever

Once upon a time the Baltimore Ravens played during a snowstorm at M&T Bank Stadium.  It was a cold, wet and messy game against the Minnesota Vikings. The last two minutes of the game were…


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Ravens Beat Rival Steelers, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Thanksgiving was sweeter in Baltimore when the Ravens beat their rival Pittsburgh Steelers 22-20 in a nail biter finish at M&T Bank Stadium. It was the fifth straight game between these teams decided by three…


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Ravens Tight End Pitta Returns to Practice Field

The Baltimore Ravens welcomed tight end Dennis Pitta back to the practice field on Wednesday. He underwent surgery after he fractured and dislocated his hip during training camp and was on injured reserve – designated…



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A Must Win for the Ravens, Can They Do It?

Here we go again…the Baltimore Ravens have their third consecutive division game this week. After previous losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, will the third AFC North game be the charm for the…


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Playoff Hopes Fading For Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens suffered a painful 24-18 loss to their AFC North rival Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The loss was another thorn in the side of the defending Super Bowl Champions and the first time…


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Ravens Make Roster Moves

The Tuesday trade deadline quietly came and went, the Baltimore Ravens waited till Wednesday to make some noise and shake up their roster. Returning from their bye week ready to start the second half of…


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Ravens Sign Former Bengals RB Bernard Scott

Just before the Tuesday trade deadline, the Baltimore Ravens added depth to their running game by signing former Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott. Scott was drafted in 2009 and played four years in Cincinnati…


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Fixing the Baltimore Ravens…

The bye week came at the perfect time for the Baltimore Ravens. After losing 19-16 to their AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, they will rest, regroup and prepare for the second half of…


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Ravens vs. Steelers…Game on!

It’s rivalry week! <crickets> Hello…it’s rivalry week…anyone, anyone? <crickets again> No smack talk, no jokes, nada… It’s really rivalry week! The 3-3 Baltimore Ravens head to Pittsburgh to face their AFC North rival 1-4 Steelers…


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Ravens Fall Short in Rare Loss at Home

It was a disappointing 19-17 loss for the Baltimore Ravens when they fell short to the Green Bay Packers at home on Sunday. The loss was hard to swallow after the Ravens rallied late in…


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Can the Ravens Contain Aaron Rodgers?

The 3-2 Baltimore Ravens head home to face the 2-2 Green Bay Packers on Sunday. It will be interesting to see how the Ravens fare against one of the top quarterbacks in the National Football…


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Ravens Get First Road Win of the Season

Oh what a difference a week makes! The Baltimore Ravens bounced back in a 26-23 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Dolphins tried to rally in the last two minutes, but their kicker…




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Are the Ravens Ready to Face the Read-Option?

The 2-1 Baltimore Ravens head to Buffalo to face the 1-2 Bills on Sunday. This is an interesting match-up since the Bills use the read-option offense; it presents a new set of challenges for the…


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Ravens Defense Steps It Up, How Long Will It Last?

The Baltimore Ravens protected their house and proved the naysayers wrong with a 30-9 win over the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. The win was the perfect way to induct former middle…


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Ravens Beat Browns, Injury Bug Returns

It is not easy being a Baltimore Ravens fan. Last season the injury bug attacked the defense; this season it switched to the offense where it attacked several players. After attacking tight end Dennis Pitta…


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Will the Ravens Bounce Back vs. Browns?

Today my friend asked me who the Baltimore Ravens play this week. When I told him the Cleveland Browns he said Baltimore would crush them. I said that’s not necessarily true. This perplexed him. I…




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Ravens Offense Struggles in Loss to Panthers

The Baltimore Ravens offense had an impressive start as they went “boom, boom, boom” down the field for a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately that drive was the only shining…


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Ravens Deal WR David Reed To Colts For RB Delone Carter

The Baltimore Ravens traded wide receiver David Reed to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for running back Delone Carter. Carter, a 2011 fourth-round pick from Syracuse, is starting his third season in the National Football…


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Ravens Defeat Falcons; Leave Lingering Questions

The Baltimore Ravens played in front of a home crowd for the first time since winning the Super Bowl in January. While they beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-23, they left a sour taste in the…


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Ravens Bolster Offense With Veteran Players

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome didn’t waste any time adding veteran reinforcements to the offense. Sunday he signed wide receiver Brandon Stokley and agreed to terms with tight end Dallas Clark. After trading veteran…



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Former Raven Jonathan Ogden Inducted into HOF

Sometimes things happen for a reason. In 1996 the Baltimore Ravens needed a running back and then owner Art Modell wanted running back Lawrence Phillips, however vice president of player personnel (now general manager) Ozzie…


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Ravens Re-Sign Fullback Vonta Leach

Apparently you can go home again. That’s what former Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach did today. The Ravens cut Leach in June when they failed to agree on a contract restructure. Leach tested the free…


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No Pity Party Over Ravens Pitta

It didn’t take long for the injury bug to attack the Baltimore Ravens during training camp this weekend. Tight end Dennis Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip on Saturday when he collided with safety James…


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World Champion Ravens Start Training Camp

Ready or not, Baltimore Ravens training camp has begun. The reigning Super Bowl champions are preparing to defend their title. The team has many new faces after losing eight starters due to free agency, trade…



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World Champion Ravens Hold Mandatory Minicamp

Their Super Bowl celebration is officially over; the Baltimore Ravens began their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. There are new faces this season, free agents and newly drafted rookies; it the first time they will practice…


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Ravens Release Fullback Vonta Leach

Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach tweeted this message Monday night: “Thank @Ravens organization for a great two years,” Leach tweeted. “I came here and did what we set out to do and that’s win the…


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Ravens Honored at White House

The weather gods were kind to the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. They enjoyed a picture perfect day on the South Lawn of the White House where they met President Barack Obama. It is tradition for…


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Ravens Hopeful Rehabbed Players Are Ready To Play

  Since the Baltimore Ravens lost many defensive players during free agency, it is easy to forget that the Baltimore Ravens have two veteran players returning from injuries this season. Cornerback Lardarius Webb tore his…


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Ravens Enjoying Their Super Bowl Ride

Winning a Super Bowl is nice, but the perks of being champions are even nicer. While it’s great to hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy, it also exciting to meet the president and collect your Super…


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World Champion Ravens Back to Work

While winning Super Bowl XLVII is still fresh in the minds of the Baltimore Ravens, they are looking ahead to the 2013 season with the start of their Organized Team Activities (OTAs) this week. The…


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Troubled LB Rolando Ends Short NFL Career

The Baltimore Ravens have one less thing to worry about. Today, troubled linebacker Rolando McClain retired from his three-year career in the National Football League. McClain played for the Oakland Raiders before he signed with…


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Will the Baltimore Ravens Add a Veteran Receiver?

That is the big question the Baltimore Ravens need to answer. After losing several key defensive players in free agency, they traded one key offensive player to the San Francisco 49’ers, wide receiver Anquan Boldin….


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Ravens Use 2013 Draft to Rebuild Defense

It was quite a busy weekend for the reigning Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. They had 12 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, plenty to help them bolster and rejuvenate their depleted defense. After winning the…


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Ravens LB Ruffling Feathers in Baltimore

Rolando McClain made headlines in Baltimore before setting foot on the field. McClain signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens on April 10. His chances of playing like a Raven decreased when he was…


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World Champion Ravens 2013 Schedule Released

Thursday night felt like Christmas in Baltimore when the National Football League (NFL) released the 2013 schedule. It is safe to say that the Baltimore Ravens schedule is fair despite the absence of a Monday…


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Ravens GM Confident Team Can Make Playoffs

The Baltimore Ravens roster looks a bit different from the how it did when they won Super Bowl XLVII on February 3. The Ravens lost many key defensive players including Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis,…


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Ravens Flacco Honored to Play NFL Great

Life is good for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. He led his team to a Super Bowl win, was named MVP, received a five-year contract for $120 million and now he will portray former Baltimore…


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Ravens Sign Linebacker McClain

. The Baltimore Ravens need a middle linebacker. Former Oakland Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain needs a job. Wednesday several sources reported that the Ravens agreed to terms with McClain on a one-year deal. McClain…


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Ravens Reed Found a New Paradise

Of all the Ravens departures this off season this is the one that hurts the most. I think knowing it would likely happen helped soften the blow, yet it still hurts.The news broke on Wednesday…


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