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  • Thoughts on Ravens' schedule, LaQuan Williams and the draft

    Thoughts on Ravens' schedule, LaQuan Williams and the draft
    By now, the Ravens' 2014 regular-season schedule has been sufficiently dissected. And yet, it surprises me a little bit that I’m still hearing from some fans that think the schedule sets up poorly for the Ravens. Look, there’s no such...
  • Punishing former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach still wants to play, staying in shape

    Punishing former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach still wants to play, staying in shape
    For a decade in the NFL, fullback Vonta Leach built a reputation as of the most intimidating lead blockers in the game by delivering punishing hits that rattled linebackers' heads. Leach displayed uncommon pop as a blocker and was able to regularly jolt...
  • Ravens add some experience, but still will likely trend younger

    Ravens add some experience, but still will likely trend younger
    Unlike last year, when nine of the 13 oldest players on the roster of the Super Bowl XLVII champions left the organization either via retirement, release, trade or free agency, there was no significant Ravens’ youth movement this offseason.    ...
  • Ravens need 2013 draft class to make bigger second-year jump than 2012 one did

    Ravens need 2013 draft class to make bigger second-year jump than 2012 one did
    At the end of their Super Bowl XLVII-winning season, the Ravens were feeling pretty good about their 2012 draft class. Their first pick, strong-side linebacker Courtney Upshaw, who was taken early in the second round, played in all 16 games and...
  • Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk excited about versatile role, compared to James Casey

    Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk excited about versatile role, compared to James Casey
    When the Ravens hired Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator in late January, a lot of conversations were devoted to how his playbook would emphasize the running game and getting the tight ends heavily involved in the passing game. Another...
  • Fullback Kyle Juszczyk leading Ravens in receptions in preseason

    Fullback Kyle Juszczyk leading Ravens in receptions in preseason
    When the Ravens installed former Harvard standout Kyle Juszczyk as their new starting fullback, replacing Vonta Leach, they immediately hoped that he would emerge as a hybrid pass-catching option. So far, that's how the scenario has unfolded with...
  • Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk shaping up to be a hit in his second season

    Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk shaping up to be a hit in his second season
    Kyle Juszczyk trudged off the Ravens' practice field as a rookie fullback a year ago, thoroughly frustrated after a training camp blocking drill in which he was stonewalled repeatedly by linebackers and safeties. In the middle of Juszczyk's unconvincing...
  • Mike Preston's observations from Ravens training camp

    Mike Preston's observations from Ravens training camp
    Some of our representatives in Congress have started to weigh in on the NFL’s decision to suspend running back Ray Rice for only two games, as if they don’t have enough to do already. There is fighting the Middle East, a confrontation in...
  • Ravens' salary-cap update: $3.604 million available

    Ravens' salary-cap update: $3.604 million available
    With first-round safety Matt Elam the only remaining Ravens' rookie draft pick not under contract yet, the Super Bowl champions are $3.604 million under the NFL salary cap limit of $123 million. That figure includes a first-year salary-cap number of...
  • As Ravens' starting fullback, Kyle Juszczyk looking forward to 'knocking heads'

    As Ravens' starting fullback, Kyle Juszczyk looking forward to 'knocking heads'
    The true litmus tests await Ravens rookie fullback Kyle Juszczyk during training camp and in actual games. That's when the former Ivy League standout will be tasked with colliding with NFL linebackers in live contact situations, hurling his 6-foot-1,...
  • Ravens acquire running back Delone Carter in trade from Colts

    Ravens acquire running back Delone Carter in trade from Colts
    The Ravens acquired running back Delone Carter in a trade from the Indianapolis Colts by unloading reserve wide receiver and kick returner David Reed on Wednesday. The exchange provides a fresh start for two players who weren't assured of roster spots...