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  • Ravens give starters the night off in preseason finale

    Ravens give starters the night off in preseason finale
    ST. LOUIS — The Ravens’ starting offense and defense in the preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday looked nothing like the units that will be on the field next week in the regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos....
  • Marcus Spears ready to step in for Ravens with Arthur Jones sidelined

    Marcus Spears ready to step in for Ravens with Arthur Jones sidelined
    Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Marcus Spears is poised to assume Arthur Jones' starting spot in the Ravens' base defense in the season opener. Jones is sidelined with an undisclosed illness. Because of the Denver Broncos' fast-break passing...
  • Ravens snap count observations versus the Broncos

    Ravens snap count observations versus the Broncos
    We knew the Ravens would be in the nickel a lot against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, who have a formidable trio of wide-outs in Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker. They probably had to use it even more than expected as the Broncos went...
  • Ravens defensive coordinator takes academic approach to unit

    Ravens defensive coordinator takes academic approach to unit
    Instead of stepping out of character by raising his voice to tear into his beleaguered defense, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees maintained a professorial approach. Players described Pees as using his usual low-key tone during a defensive...
  • Ravens put the pressure on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden

    Ravens put the pressure on Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden
    It seemed inevitable that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden would end up crashing to the ground as the Ravens' defense relentlessly chased him around the pocket Sunday. Utilizing an extensive blitz package with two minutes remaining in the...
  • Ravens notebook: Tandon Doss sparks Ravens with 82-yard punt return

    Ravens notebook: Tandon Doss sparks Ravens with 82-yard punt return
    Ravens wide receiver Tandon Doss was in a candid, introspective mood Sunday following the most successful play of his NFL career. Released during the final roster cutdown and then brought back when Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones got hurt, Doss...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Houston Texans

    Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Houston Texans
    With Ray Rice parked on the sideline in street clothes after suffering a hip injury last weekend, Bernard Pierce made his first NFL start Sunday against the Houston Texans. Predictably, it was his busiest afternoon to date. Pierce was on the field for...
  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco says Ray Lewis should know better

    Ravens QB Joe Flacco says Ray Lewis should know better
    Quarterback Joe Flacco first heard people questioning the leadership on the Ravens when training camp started two months ago. It didn’t bother him then and he seemed equally unaffected that the latest person to do it — player-turned-ESPN...
  • NFL mock draft roundup: Who will the Ravens pick?

    NFL mock draft roundup: Who will the Ravens pick?
    Here is a roundup of which first-round draft prospects the Ravens are linked to in 2013 NFL mock drafts. --- ESPN’s Todd McShay predicts that the Ravens will select Louisiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton. “This was a tough one to...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions on Ayanbadejo, Thompson, Te'o and more

    Ravens news, notes and opinions on Ayanbadejo, Thompson, Te'o and more
    I mentioned this on my Twitter account, but I wanted to go into a little more detail here. Eight of the nine oldest Ravens – and the six oldest overall - from the team that won the Super Bowl two months ago are no longer under contract with the...
  • Some thoughts on Rolando McClain and the Ravens

    Some thoughts on Rolando McClain and the Ravens
    The Ravens are interested in inside linebacker Rolando McClain, a former top-10 pick of the Oakland Raiders. No deal is in place and no terms have been finalized -- my colleague Aaron Wilson says it would likely be a one-year deal -- so it’s...