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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens' Harbaugh: 'We have to upgrade the offensive line'

    Ravens' Harbaugh: 'We have to upgrade the offensive line'
    Three weeks into free agency, the Ravens have retained starting linebacker Jameel McClain, added to their defensive back depth and upgraded their special teams. But one of their glaring offseason needs remains virtually untouched. "We have to upgrade the...
  • Ravens notes: Jacobs is now off the Ravens' list

    Ravens notes: Jacobs is now off the Ravens' list
    Well, that Brandon Jacobs to the Ravens' speculation didn't have much of a chance to heat up. A day after Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the former New York Giants running back is "definitely" on the team's list, Jacobs signed a deal with the San...
  • Retirement of his mentor gives Allen "chance to shine"

    Retirement of his mentor gives Allen "chance to shine"
    Anthony Allen’s first emotion was disappointment. He had grown up idolizing Ricky Williams. As a high school running back from Florida, Allen watched Williams’ every move during his time with the Miami Dolphins. One of the best parts about...
  • Assessing the AFC North in free agency

    Assessing the AFC North in free agency
    Free agency began four weeks ago today (though after waiting days and days and days for the Ravens to make moves, it feels like it started four months ago). The Ravens lost three starters during the first week of free agency and a few reserves. But they...
  • Defense studying up on Bengals' Dalton

    Defense studying up on Bengals' Dalton
    In the meeting rooms that the Ravens defense has huddled this week, a certain amount of attention has been paid to Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson and wide receivers A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson. But that doesn’t mean that they...
  • 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┬árank a modest 14th in the NFL,...