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  • With so many new faces, Ravens may have found best defense for Super Bowl hangover

    With so many new faces, Ravens may have found best defense for Super Bowl hangover
    If Ravens’ players and fans aren’t familiar with the following facts, they certainly will be by the time the team begins its title defense on Sept. 5 against the Denver Broncos. It has been nine years since an NFL team repeated as a Super...
  • Ed Reed leaves Texans' building without deal, talks continuing

    Ed Reed leaves Texans' building without deal, talks continuing
    After two days of being aggressively recruited by the Houston Texans, veteran free safety Ed Reed left Texas on Friday afternoon without agreeing to terms as he returned to his home in Atlanta. In what remains a fluid situation with the two sides...
  • How the Ravens changed in a week

    How the Ravens changed in a week
    A little more than a month since the Super Bowl XLVII victory parade, the party has officially ended for the Ravens. When they next take the field for the start of organized team activities, the Ravens will have a significantly different look from the...
  • Upbeat Harbaugh not sweating Ravens' losses, hopeful of Reed return

    Upbeat Harbaugh not sweating Ravens' losses, hopeful of Reed return
    The reality of the Ravens’ salary cap situation and post Super Bowl XLVII world hit coach John Harbaugh early last week. With the Ravens failing to convince wide receiver Anquan Boldin to take a pay cut and not willing to carry his $6 million salary...
  • Ravens sticking by 'next man up' mantra after loss of Ed Reed to Texans

    Ravens sticking by 'next man up' mantra after loss of Ed Reed to Texans
    The Ravens' three-word mantra remains unchanged: Next man up. That adage is about to be tested. The Super Bowl champions' defense has been impacted heavily by free agency as well as Ray Lewis' retirement and cutting strong safety Bernard Pollard, the...
  • Ravens will have options in the pass rush after adding Elvis Dumervil

    Ravens will have options in the pass rush after adding Elvis Dumervil
    The acquisition of outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil creates questions about how the snaps will be divvied up amongst him, Terrell Suggs and Courtney Upshaw, but the Ravens' coaches will tell you that it's a good problem to have. Especially when...
  • Are the Ravens now the Patriots of the Mid-Atlantic?

    Are the Ravens now the Patriots of the Mid-Atlantic?
    I couldn’t help but notice a couple of trends with the Ravens’ four offseason additions so far. First, the Ravens signed four players who were cut by other teams this past offseason. Why is that significant, other than the chips they might...
  • Michael Huff says he's looking forward to carrying on Ed Reed's tradition

    Michael Huff says he's looking forward to carrying on Ed Reed's tradition
    The significance of replacing Ed Reed resonated strongly with new Ravens free safety Michael Huff, a feeling he imparted to the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Before Huff officially signed his three-year, $6 million contract, he texted Reed to...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's loss and the entire 2013 season

    Finally, in Sunday’s 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens were able to use tight end Dennis Pitta as they originally envisioned before training camp kicked off. Pitta, in his fourth game back from hip surgery, played 63 snaps against the...
  • On the Anquan Boldin trade, hindsight and letting a player go too early

    On the Anquan Boldin trade, hindsight and letting a player go too early
    There is a saying when it comes to Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens. No, not “In Ozzie We Trust,” but it has a similar refrain. It’s that the Ravens, who are respected across the NFL for their talent evaluation above all else, have shown...
  • Super Bowl appearance will cap roller-coaster year for former Raven Huff

    Super Bowl appearance will cap roller-coaster year for former Raven Huff
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is largely the reason that free safety Michael Huff lost his starting job with the Ravens. Now, he’s the reason that Huff will get a chance to play in the Super Bowl. It’s been a rollercoaster season...