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  • Ravens could see read-option Sunday, but scheme's effectiveness, future is in doubt

    In the months after the read-option took the NFL by storm, defensive coaches around the league became hell-bent on eradicating it, hoping to make the read-option go the way of the Wildcat and other near-extinct schemes. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike...
  • Ravens draft preview: Defensive line

    Ravens draft preview: Defensive line
    Each weekday through April 24, the day before the first round of the NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may...
  • Mike Preston: With versatility, Matt Elam appears to fit for the Ravens

    Mike Preston: With versatility, Matt Elam appears to fit for the Ravens
    Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is known for his coolness and he seldom gushes about a draft pick. He got a little excited when the team made UCLA offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden the franchise's first draft pick in 1996, but there wasn't much...
  • Ravens' Terrence Cody off crutches after offseason hip surgery

    Ravens' Terrence Cody off crutches after offseason hip surgery
    Ravens nose guard Terrence Cody is off crutches and making a sound recovery from offseason hip surgery, coach John Harbaugh says. "He looks great," Harbaugh said. "He was walking around without the crutches. He looked really good." Although Cody is...
  • Ravens use fourth-round picks on defensive end, fullback

    Ravens use fourth-round picks on defensive end, fullback
    The Ravens continued their trend of beefing up their defense with their first selection of the fourth round and then they finally drafted an offensive player one pick later. With the 129th overall pick, the Ravens drafted John Simon, a defensive end...
  • Even with McKinnie signing, Ravens still trending much younger

    Even with McKinnie signing, Ravens still trending much younger
    The Ravens decision to re-sign Bryant McKinnie reverses an offseason trend that has seen the roster get younger at several key positions. Before agreeing to a two-year deal with the 33-year-old left tackle, the Ravens were without eight of their nine...
  • Taking stock at Ravens' inside linebacker position minus Rolando McClain

    Taking stock at Ravens' inside linebacker position minus Rolando McClain
    The abrupt retirement of trouble-prone inside linebacker Rolando McClain shouldn't necessarily have a major impact on the state of the Ravens at the position. Here's the logic: 1. Despite his imposing size and first-round pedigree, McClain was neverĀ ...
  • Tough decisions down the road for Ravens

    Tough decisions down the road for Ravens
    As the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Ravens had an extremely eventful offseason where they overhauled their roster and dealt with a tight salary-cap situation by making a series of tough decisions. That included trading veteran wide receiver Anquan...
  • Will Arthur Jones stand out in defensive line crowd?

    Will Arthur Jones stand out in defensive line crowd?
    The Ravens have bolstered the talent and depth on their defensive line this offseason with the additions of Chris Canty and Marcus Spears and the selection of big nose tackle Brandon Williams in last month’s NFL draft. But with all that...
  • Mike Preston's observations from Wednesday's workout

    Mike Preston's observations from Wednesday's workout
    I never put a lot of stock in OTAs because the season is still a few months away and there could be some significant changes to the roster before the regular season opener. But here are a few casual observations from watching the first workout open to the...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's loss against the Buffalo Bills

    Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's loss against the Buffalo Bills
    After sitting out last week's win over the Houston Texans with a hip injury, the first game he had missed since his rookie season, running back Ray Rice was listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Not only did...