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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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Baltimore Ravens CB Heads to Eagles

Is it over yet? Please wake us when all Baltimore Ravens free agents flee the nest. It happened again, but we knew this one was coming. Another defensive player left on Thursday. Cornerback Cary Williams…


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Ravens Cut Safety Bernard Pollard

More screams were heard in Baltimore on Wednesday when the Ravens decided to cut another veteran player, safety Bernard Pollard. Pollard broke the news via Twitter: “Well Raven Nation it’s been fun. My time in…


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Ravens Start Free Agency With a Bang

Well the joy of winning Super Bowl XLVII didn’t last long in Baltimore. The National Football League’s free agency started at 4pm on Tuesday, shortly after all hell broke loose when the Baltimore Ravens lost…


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Anquan Boldin: Baltimore Ravens Trade Receiver

Football is a game, but it is also a business and hard decisions have to be made. Working to get under the 2013 salary cap, the Baltimore Ravens faced a tough decision when they cut…


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Ravens Ray Rice Speaks Out Against Bullying

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is a star on and off the field. He shines on game day and also in the fight against bullying. He is an advocate of anti-bullying. Earlier this week, 12-year…


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New Deal For Ravens QB Flacco

The Baltimore Ravens have their franchise quarterback! After much negotiating, they reached a deal with their Super Bowl XLVII MVP quarterback Joe Flacco! The news broke Friday evening by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer. The new…


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Ravens Bryant McKinnie To Hit Free Agent Market

The Baltimore Ravens likely saw the last of offensive tackle (OT) Bryant McKinnie. On Wednesday, CBS Sports Jason La Canfora reported that they do not expect to sign McKinnie to a new deal before the…


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Ravens Jacoby Jones To Dance on the National Stage

Admit it Ravens Nation, you know you love seeing Jacoby Jones do his thing in the end zone…Well now he’ll share his “Choppa City Juke” and “Cabbage Patch” with the rest of the nation. He…


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Baltimore Ravens Center Matt Birk Retires

No football player sets out to play for 15 years in the National Football League. Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk will tell you it’s never something he planned, it was something that just happened. After…


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Ravens Will Increase Ticket Prices This Year

We had a feeling this was coming, but it’s not a big deal. Tuesday the World Champion (it feels good to say it!) Baltimore Ravens announced they will increase prices at M&T Bank Stadium this…


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No Surgery Required For Ravens Linebacker Suggs

  Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is one of the toughest players in the National Football League. In week 13 he tore his biceps muscle and only missed one game due to the injury. He…



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Celebration Over, It’s Back to Work They Go…

The long, hard road to the Super Bowl begins as soon as the celebration is over. While the players are still celebrating; the top brass got back to work today and held a press conference…




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Fans Flock to Ravens Send-Off

It is hard to believe twelve years ago today the Baltimore Ravens beat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. It was worth the long wait to see them head to New Orleans to…


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Ravens Stun In Win Over Patriots

  It’s was quite the ride for Ravens Nation this season. Impossible to script and even more impossible to believe that they could overcome countless amounts of adversity to be crowned AFC Champions Sunday night….



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How “Elite” is Ravens’ QB Joe Flacco?

While Ravens Nation is still celebrating the AFC divisional win against the Denver Broncos and the team is preparing for the AFC title rematch against the New England Patriots, the talk has shifted to Joe…


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Ravens Defy Odds; Beat No. 1 Seed Broncos

  The Ravens had everything going against them in the AFC divisional game versus the Denver Broncos at Mile High on Saturday. Few picked them to win and most believed they had no chance of…


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