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  • 2012 NFL free agency primer: the running backs

    2012 NFL free agency primer: the running backs
    Ravens running back Ray Rice was scheduled to become a free agent, but the team has placed the franchise tag on him in the hopes of working out a long-term deal with the Pro Bowl back. That’s a bummer for teams looking for an elite running back as...
  • In post-lockout frenzy, Ravens will have to focus on these priorities

    In post-lockout frenzy, Ravens will have to focus on these priorities
    If the NFL lockout ends next week as expected, the Ravens' first hurry-up drill of the season will be orchestrated by the front office. General manager Ozzie Newsome and other team officials will be cramming a typical four-month offseason into a matter...
  • The AFC North is now tied for the league-lead in NFL lockout crime

    The AFC North is now tied for the league-lead in NFL lockout crime
    I guess Ray Lewis was right when he said that crime in the AFC North would go up during the NFL lockout. OK, that isn’t exactly what he said, but whatever. Four players from the division have been arrested in the past 10 days, pulling the AFC North...
  • Fantasy Fodder season preview: Ranking fantasy running backs

    Fantasy Fodder season preview: Ranking fantasy running backs
    Chances are a running back will be the first player to come off the board in your fantasy league unless one of your fellow owners has a serious crush on Michael Vick or is the father/mother/sibling/spouse of a current NFL player. Running backs no longer...
  • Fantasy Fodder: What to make of Torrey Smith's outburst

    Fantasy Fodder: What to make of Torrey Smith's outburst
    Torrey Smith torched the Rams in Week 3, catching five passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns. Now he is burning up the waiver wire, and you can be sure that someone will claim him in your fantasy league. I got a text message shortly after midnight...
  • Projecting the rest of the Ravens' season

    Projecting the rest of the Ravens' season
    We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season, and it's probably fair to say we still don't quite know what to make of this Ravens team. They've pounded two of their rivals (the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets), they've laid an egg against a...
  • Fantasy Fodder: Tebow, DHB, Cruz and dining on desperation

    Fantasy Fodder: Tebow, DHB, Cruz and dining on desperation
    In last week's installment of Fantasy Fodder, I cautioned you to not panic and trade away one of five notable early-season disappointments if your team was stuck in the cellar. I hope this past week was better for you. This week, we're going to turn...
  • Fantasy Fodder: Why Rice looked like a top-five back

    Fantasy Fodder: Why Rice looked like a top-five back
    Ray Rice was both a reality and fantasy football difference-maker in Sunday's 35-7 win over the Steelers. He rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and added four catches for 42 yards and a score. The pint-sized powerhouse set the tone for...
  • Run defense gets another challenge in Benson

    Run defense gets another challenge in Benson
    After surrendering 109 yards to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, the Ravens rush defense gets another difficult assignment in Cincinnati Bengals tailback Cedric Benson. Benson’s 593 yards this season rank a modest 14th in the NFL,...
  • New-look Bengals look to continue giving Ravens fits

    New-look Bengals look to continue giving Ravens fits
    For seven years, Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco tormented the Ravens together. Palmer, a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, compiled a 9-4 record against the Ravens. Only once, in 2008, did the Ravens sweep the season series against the Cincinnati...
  • Ellerbe put in tough spot as fill-in for Lewis

    Ellerbe put in tough spot as fill-in for Lewis
    It wasn't the first time Dannell Ellerbe has trotted onto the field as a starter for the Ravens. But when the inside linebacker scanned the field in the first series of Sunday's 31-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, it was almost surreal for Ellerbe...