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Redskins' RG3 to have knee surgery

Redskins' RG3 to have knee surgery

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.
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  • Ray Rice vows to 'be smarter' after his playoff struggles conti…

    Ray Rice vows to 'be smarter' after his playoff struggles continued Sunday

    Ravens running back has fumbled five times in eight postseason games and has only surpassed 70 rushing yards onceRay Rice knifed through the heart of the New England Patriots defense, into the end zone and into our collective memories, his 83-yard touch…
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  • Underdog label doesn't sit well with Ravens

    Underdog label doesn't sit well with Ravens

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Cary Williams, Ray Lewis take umbrage with notion that Broncos are overwhelming favoritesIn the minds of many, the Ravens are considered underdogs to beat the Denver Broncos on Saturday and advance to the AFC championship game. That label doesn’t sit we
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  • Dannell Ellerbe on the mend after spraining ankle Sunday

    Dannell Ellerbe on the mend after spraining ankle Sunday

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Ravens starting inside linebacker expects to 'be myself out there' vs. DenverProclaiming himself relieved that he didn't seriously aggravate his sprained right ankle Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Ravens starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerb…
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  • Lewis: 'Nothing personal' on final dance

    Lewis: 'Nothing personal' on final dance

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said his final dance in Baltimore was meant to salute the home fans and not show up the Colts. Lewis was asked about the dance, which occurred during the final seconds of Sunday's wild-card victory, becau…
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  • Ravens fans find a home away from home in Denver

    Ravens fans find a home away from home in Denver

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Bar hosts dozens of purple-and black-clad fans for gamesThe first time David Caplan walked into Chopper's Sports Grill in Denver in 2009, he was in search of fellow Ravens fans, who he had heard gathered at the bar.
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  • Bernard Pierce on sideline without helmet at Tuesday's practice

    Bernard Pierce on sideline without helmet at Tuesday's practice

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Rookie running back did not participate in special teams drills during open portion of practiceFresh off a three-game stretch in which he has led the Ravens in rushing, Bernard Pierce did not appear to be in line to do much at Tuesday’s practice.
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  • Blogger Blitz: Struggling Suggs

    Blogger Blitz: Struggling Suggs

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is regarded as one of the NFL's top defensive players, especially come playoff time. He has 10 sacks in 12 career playoff games, including five during last year's postseason. Dating back to the 2008 season, Suggs' 10 sack…
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  • Ravens' running game trending upward over past three games

    Ravens' running game trending upward over past three games

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Ravens backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce successful lately, with team averaging 200.6 yards per game during that spanEver since the Ravens' running game got stonewalled by the Denver Broncos last month, the AFC North champions have rebounded in a major …
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  • Tale of the Tape: Dennis Pitta's TD catch vs. the Colts

    Tale of the Tape: Dennis Pitta's TD catch vs. the Colts

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Every week, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week’s game. Today, he looks at Joe Flacco’s second-half touchdown pass to tight end Dennis Pitta.
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  • Ravens sign Reggie Stephens to practice squad

    Ravens sign Reggie Stephens to practice squad

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Center had been on the Chicago Bears' practice squadThe Ravens today signed guard-center Reggie Stephens to fill out their practice squad. There was an opening after the team waived outside linebacker and former second-round pick Sergio Kindle yesterday…
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  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Baltimore Sun columnist answers questions about the Ravens' 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round, this weekend's matchup against the Denver Broncos and moreBaltimore Sun columnist answers questions about the Ravens' 24-9 win over …
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  • Read and react: Tackling five opinions on the Ravens

    Read and react: Tackling five opinions on the Ravens

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    This feature appears every week on the Baltimore Sports Blitz. It’s just like “What They’re Saying About the Ravens,” but it includes blogger Matt Vensel saying something about what those people are saying. Got it?
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  • 'We were not a team that day at all,' Ed Reed says about loss t…

    'We were not a team that day at all,' Ed Reed says about loss to Broncos

    baltimoresun.com Jan 8, 2013
    Ravens free safety references turbulent week following Cam Cameron firingIt was an extremely turbulent week for the Ravens prior to being routed by the Denver Broncos in December.
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  • Dr. James Andrews: Mike Shanahan didn’t lie about RG3”²s knee

    Dr. James Andrews: Mike Shanahan didn’t lie about RG3”²s knee

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    Dr. James Andrews, the renowned orthopedist who caused a stir when he was quoted as saying that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan put quarterback Robert Griffin III back in a game against the Ravens without Andrews’ clearance, has now changed his tune. Altho
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  • Wake-up: Dalton not worried about critics

    Wake-up: Dalton not worried about critics

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Just a heads up, you can expect to see more posts this week on the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns than the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. That's just the reality of the situation. The Ravens are in the playoffs and the Browns are…
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  • Ravens given roster exemption for Asa Jackson

    Ravens given roster exemption for Asa Jackson

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens have received a one-week roster exemption for cornerback Asa Jackson. Jackson has completed a four-week suspension for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and is eligible to play this week against the Denve
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  • Bruce Arians back in Indianapolis after hospital stay

    Bruce Arians back in Indianapolis after hospital stay

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is back home after spending a night in a Baltimore area hospital on Sunday. Arians was checked into a hospital in Baltimore Sunday morning prior to the Colts playoff match up with the Baltimore Raven…
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  • We Went There: Ravens-Colts and Redskins-Seahawks

    We Went There: Ravens-Colts and Redskins-Seahawks

    grantland.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Ravens and Redskins have been two nearby teams at opposite ends of the NFL spectrum for most of the past decade. They're case studies in how to ru...
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Terrell Suggs 01:05

    Blogger Blitz: Terrell Suggs

    Jan 8
    AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley talks about how Terrell Suggs has struggled to come back from injury
  • Video - Hot Topics: Divisional Playoffs 02:35

    Hot Topics: Divisional Playoffs

    Jan 8
    Herm Edwards and Brian Dawkins discuss which team is in the best and worst position to win this weekend.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • NFL playoffs 2013 - Peyton Manning's next move

    Jan 8
    Peyton Manning has had one of the finest seasons of his Hall of Fame career, but he needs to find the right reason to keep playing.
  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish TE Tyler Eifert will forgo senior season for NFL…

    Jan 8
    Notre Dame junior tight end Tyler Eifert said Monday night after the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama that he would enter April's NFL draft.