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Citing schedule conflicts, Ravens decline invitation to take pa…

Citing schedule conflicts, Ravens decline invitation to take part in O's Opening Day

baltimoresun.com Updated Apr 5, 2013
Orioles fans stood and applauded Friday as an image of Joe Flacco hoisting the Lombardi Trophy flashed on the video board at Camden Yards, part of an Opening Day tribute to the Super Bowl champion Ravens.
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  • Gonzalez doesn’t think Ryan needs contractual carrot

    Gonzalez doesn’t think Ryan needs contractual carrot

    profootballtalk.com Apr 5, 2013
    The Falcons apparently plan to give quarterback Matt Ryan a long-term contract sooner rather than later. Given that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was able to chase his new contract all the way to the Super Bowl win in 2012, maybe it would make more sens…
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  • Tavares Gooden says he’s retiring, agent says he isn’t

    Tavares Gooden says he’s retiring, agent says he isn’t

    profootballtalk.com Apr 5, 2013
    Linebacker Tavares Gooden has spent five years in the NFL with the Ravens and 49ers and it seemed Friday afternoon that the free agent wasn’t interested in playing a sixth season. Gooden visited with the Cardinals and Steelers in recent days, but went o
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  • Eight in the Box: Under the radar

    Eight in the Box: Under the radar

    ESPN.com Apr 5, 2013
    A look at the top under-the-radar move made by each AFC North team thus far this offseason: Baltimore Ravens. Marcus Spears, defensive end. When it comes to Baltimore's defensive line, the big-name signing in free agency was Chris Canty. The addition of…
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  • Dillon: Rapidly developing Watson bringing British Invasion to …

    Dillon: Rapidly developing Watson bringing British Invasion to NFL

    CNNSI.com Apr 5, 2013
    Menelik Watson came from England in 2011 never having played. Now he's one of the most eye-catching prospects in the draft. He's raw, Dennis Dillon writes, but won't be for long.
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  • Ravens DL Bryan Hall signs exclusive-rights tender

    Ravens DL Bryan Hall signs exclusive-rights tender

    baltimoresun.com Apr 5, 2013
    Defensive lineman signs $480,000 tenderRavens reserve defensive lineman Bryan Hall has signed his $480,000 exclusive-rights free agent tender, the team announced.
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  • Brendon Ayanbadejo backtracks on Ravens comments, says multiple…

    Brendon Ayanbadejo backtracks on Ravens comments, says multiple gay players could come out at the same time

    Free agent linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is walking back some of the controversial statements he made following his release from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week. Ayanbadejo told Newsday that his release was, in part, prompted by his vocal support…
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  • Ray Rice offers support for Rutgers athletic director

    Ray Rice offers support for Rutgers athletic director

    Football has nothing to do with the scandal at Rutgers that’s threatening to cost athletic director Tim Pernetti his job, but a former Scarlet Knights running back is trying to rally support for Pernetti. Ravens running back Ray Rice spoke to Steve Poli
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  • Video - AFC North mock draft 03:42

    AFC North mock draft

    Apr 5
    Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah reveal their three-round mock drafts for the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Video - Brendon Ayanbadejo responds to release 08:12

    Brendon Ayanbadejo responds to release

    Apr 5
    Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo responds to his release from the Baltimore Ravens and discusses his involvement in marriage equality.

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    Apr 5
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    Apr 5
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