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Ravens open up M&T Bank Stadium for a public practice with 49ers…

The Ravens announced on Tuesday they are making another practice open to the public— this time at M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, August 8, beginning at 1:00 P.M. EST. What makes this unique is it comes a day after the Ravens host the San Francisco 49ers in a Thursday night exhibition game—and it’s a joint […]


The ESPN Insiders just don’t get how good Joe Flacco really is…

No offense intended to ESPN, but they’re not the only ones in the media who fail to grasp the true value of having a franchise QB like Joe Flacco. As Sarah Ellison observed in her July 3rd “Late For Work” column at, ESPN’s Mike Sando polled 26 anonymous insiders – eight general managers, two […]


News from the Far Side of the Ravens—you can’t make this stuff up!

There’s a Ravens iPhone case out (see photo) this summer which looks pretty cool. It’s far out, but not the far side of today’s breaking Ravens news— I don’t know how Ozzie pulled this one out of the hat, but the Ravens managed to trade the rights to the “retired” Rolando McClain to the Dallas […]


Midsummer night’s Raven dream as fans head danny ayshun….

This is the twilight zone time of the offseason when the Ravens PR Department really earns their paychecks. There is almost no hard Ravens news to report on July 1, 2014, and most Ravens fans (as well as some players) have headed en masse down to the Maryland and Delaware shores. Give credit to, […]


Ravens close to salary cap limit…and a look at their dead money…

The end of June (with a full roster of 90 players signed prior to training camp) is always a good time to review a team’s salary cap situation—and also a good time to count the “dead money”. There’s always some disagreement among the experts who follow the Ravens’ salary cap, but if you take the […]


Ravens head into 5-week break with two new cornerbacks…

Dominique Franks (free agent from Atlanta) is signed to the Ravens roster along with Aaron Ross (formerly of the Giants and Jags) to compete for that 3rd corner position in the Ravens secondary. I mention Franks first because I believe he has the best chance of winning the opening day “starting” nickelback among the other […]


Ravens minicamp fast and furious in the heat…

(Photos by Patrick Semansky of John Harbaugh has noticeably picked up the pace of practice at this year’s edition of Ravens mandatory minicamp, which so far has been held in 95 degree(F.)heat, and with some heated emotion thrown in to boot. Faster pace drills with blaring musical background is the “hot” new trend in […]


The Ravens Buzz about Brandon Flowers…

Brandon Flowers, who may have been the Kansas City Chiefs’ best cornerback all-around, is suddenly available, and there’s a lot of buzz in Baltimore about reaching out to the 28-year-old veteran. Flowers is 5-9, 187, and he was drafted out of Virginia Tech in the 4th Round (2007). He covers mostly in the slot. He’s […]


Ravens Training Camp Schedule has 2 public dates…

Only two Ravens’ TC dates open to the general public in the summer of 2014…But you can win a lottery and attend a closed practice session. Man, makes you really miss the old TC days at Westminster… Here’s how the training camp schedule shapes up: Ravens training camp begins July 24 and ends Aug. 14. […]


Kelechi Osemele is the “key” to Ravens’ improved O-Line play…

Maybe the best news of all for the Ravens offense coming out of OTA’s is the 100% recovery of 3rd-year guard/tackle Kelechi Osemele from back surgery. Osemele is a major component in the Ravens offensive scheme because without his superior athleticism on the line (or if he is playing hurt), the running game suffers and […]


What makes Kubiak’s new offense for Ravens unique…

The Ravens spent most of Week 2 of OTA’s installing new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s system. Joe Flacco seems excited and optimistic about the new system. If you are wondering what makes Kubiak’s offense so unique, yet also wondering how it failed in Houston last year, you are not alone. I went to an […]


Ravens looking seriously at signing CB Asante Samuel…

Asante Samuel is available… Corey Graham is gone… The Ravens are seriously considering bringing the 5-10, 185 lb. 11-year veteran CB out of Central Florida (nee Patriots, Eagles and Falcons) into camp. John Harbaugh knows Asante Samuel well from his coaching time in Philly. Samuel is still an explosive playmaker despite his deteriorating ability to […]


Ed Reed wants to un-retire…as Ravens ponder RT position…

It happens every June—- recently retired veterans get the bug to play again. This year, it’s Ed Reed’s turn to scratch the itch. Ed says he can still play, but would accept an assistant coaching position as well. Meanwhile, the Ravens are more concerned with opening up the competition for the right tackle position on […]


OTA’s for Ravens— let the roster battles begin…

Is this the year that big Rick Wagner (pictured here) breaks through to a starting job at right tackle? The opening is there…for the moment. Checking out the roster battles and projected starters: QB— Joe Flacco and a wide-open battle for QB #2…. Tyrod Taylor on thin ice, rookie Keith Wenning has a fair shot […]