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Bernard Pollard

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  • As training camp begins, Ravens' chances of Super Bowl repeat could rely on rookies

    As training camp begins, Ravens' chances of Super Bowl repeat could rely on rookies
    As the Ravens built their draft class in April, they did so with the knowledge that several rookies probably would need to contribute immediately. When the team opens training camp at team headquarters this week — and when it begins the defense...
  • Five Baltimore Ravens stats that stand out this week

    Five Baltimore Ravens stats that stand out this week
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens. The annual Football Outsiders Almanac arrived in my email inbox this morning, which felt like Christmas for a football and numbers nut like me....
  • NFL, players adjusting to mandatory knee, thigh pad rule change

    NFL, players adjusting to mandatory knee, thigh pad rule change
    The NFL has adopted a rule change for this season, mandating that all players except kickers and punters wear knee and thigh pads in games. Now that the league has implemented the rule, players are adjusting to the change. The idea behind the rule...
  • Ravens' improved secondary will face another tough test against Bengals

    Ravens' improved secondary will face another tough test against Bengals
    The Ravens secondary traveled to Detroit for its Dec. 16 game with a bull's-eye firmly affixed on it. Not only would third-year cornerback Jimmy Smith try to blanket the planet's greatest receiver, Calvin Johnson. Critics waited gleefully for rookie...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to sports@baltimoresun.com. Here are this week's questions and answers: For the last five years, the Ravens...
  • After disappointing season, Ravens must gauge return on their priciest investments

    After disappointing season, Ravens must gauge return on their priciest investments
    The Ravens have maintained an expensive tradition of rewarding their top players with contracts that approach or exceed the gold standard as the highest in the NFL. Besides quarterback Joe Flacco's blockbuster $120.6 million contract signed in March...
  • Reviewing the Ravens secondary

    Reviewing the Ravens secondary
    Entering the 2013 season, the Ravens knew they would be starting two new safeties. Strong safety Bernard Pollard was released after the Super Bowl and iconic free safety Ed Reed was not re-signed. They did bring back a lot of talent and depth at...
  • With free agency nearing, Ravens have money to spend and decisions to make

    With free agency nearing, Ravens have money to spend and decisions to make
    The NFL's annual free-agency spending spree officially gets underway Tuesday, with the Ravens in a slightly different position than in the recent past. An elevated salary cap, coupled with a few cost-saving moves earlier this offseason, has left the...
  • Joe Flacco wearing knee brace, participating in light practice

    Joe Flacco wearing knee brace, participating in light practice
    Although the Ravens left little doubt that quarterback Joe Flacco will line up Sunday against the New England Patriots despite an minor sprained left knee, he won’t do so without taking a precautionary measure. A magnetic resonance imaging exam...
  • Ravens and Patriots back on collision course in high-stakes rivalry

    Ravens and Patriots back on collision course in high-stakes rivalry
    The Ravens and New England Patriots have been on a collision course since January, when the Ravens got revenge against their AFC rivals en route to the Super Bowl. The two teams might not have circled today on their calendars when the NFL released its...
  • Justin Tucker's 27-yard-field goal gives Ravens 31-30 win over Patriots

    Justin Tucker's 27-yard-field goal gives Ravens 31-30 win over Patriots
    This time, the late game heartbreak belonged to the New England Patriots and wide left turned into just right. Rookie kicker Justin Tucker barely kept a 27-yard field goal inside the right upright as time expired to give the Ravens a frantic 31-30...