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Ravens Super Bowl practice report

Ravens Super Bowl practice report

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Baltimore Ravens starters Dannell Ellerbe and Dennis Pitta practiced Wednesday in heavy winds at Tulane University, looking sharp despite nagging injuries.
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  • Ravens see running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery as 'a star'

    Ravens see running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery as 'a star'

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    Long-time coach played in a Super Bowl in New Orleans 32 years agoNEW ORLEANS - Ravens coach John Harbaugh rattled off plenty of positives about his running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery on Wednesday morning.
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  • Joe Flacco's performance in playoffs reaching historic levels

    Joe Flacco's performance in playoffs reaching historic levels

    Ravens quarterback is one of only six to throw at least eight touchdown passes with no interceptions in same postseasonRavens quarterback is one of only six to throw at least eight touchdown passes with no interceptions in same postseason
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  • Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta 'really proud' of AFC champion…

    Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta 'really proud' of AFC champions

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ravens executive excited about team's Super Bowl runFor assistant general manager Eric DeCosta, the Ravens' journey to the Super Bowl is the culmination of a lot of film study, scouting trips and personnel decisions as a staff.
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  • LaQuan Williams prepared to root on Ravens in Super Bowl

    LaQuan Williams prepared to root on Ravens in Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ravens second-year receiver is on injured reserve and won't play in Super BowlRavens reserve wide receiver LaQuan Williams' spirit brought him to this day, reaching football's ultimate game in just his second NFL season.
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  • Sandy Hook chorus to sing before Super Bowl

    Sandy Hook chorus to sing before Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
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  • Dean Pees says Ted Monachino is ready to be a defensive coordin…

    Dean Pees says Ted Monachino is ready to be a defensive coordinator

    Ravens linebackers coach has been linked to Philadelphia Eagles coordinator vacancyRavens linebackers coach Ted Monachino has been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator vacancy.
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  • Who's the best athlete on Ravens, 49ers?

    Who's the best athlete on Ravens, 49ers?

    ESPN.com baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    Which player taking the field on Sunday is the best athlete of the bunch? ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks with the 49ers and the Ravens to find out.
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  • Ravens owner Bisciotti proud of team but avoids spotlight

    Ravens owner Bisciotti proud of team but avoids spotlight

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    Friends, team executives say he will likely always defer credit even as team plays on sport's grandest stageFriends, team executives say he will likely always defer credit even as team plays on sport's grandest stage
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  • Peter Schmuck: Ray Lewis' stronger denial of PED report should …

    Peter Schmuck: Ray Lewis' stronger denial of PED report should help Ravens get past it

    Team made linebacker available to reporters again to shoot down dear antler allegationsRavens linebacker Ray Lewis was just a little too vague when he responded at Tuesday's Super Bowl media event to a Sports Illustrated report that he might have used a…
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  • Schmuck: Wrestling over the assignment to cover Beyonce's Super…

    Schmuck: Wrestling over the assignment to cover Beyonce's Super Bowl news conference

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    'Bootylicious' news conference could test friendship Though you probably already know that Beyonce will headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the best thing about that is the midweek news conference, during which the sportswriters get to rub elbows wit…
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  • Ray Lewis 'agitated' about deer antler spray story

    Ray Lewis 'agitated' about deer antler spray story

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said Wednesday he "never, ever took" the stuff.
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  • Chris Culliver makes homophobic remarks during Media Day

    Chris Culliver makes homophobic remarks during Media Day

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    While Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo is using his Super Bowl platform to advocate for same-sex marriage, it appears 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is working in the opposite direction. Culliver made several disparaging remarks when asked about th…
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  • Chat: Talking Weeden, Modell & Keibler

    Chat: Talking Weeden, Modell & Keibler

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Here are some highlights from Wednesday's chat: Ravenous128 (Columbia, MD): Given the amount of hype and lip service being paid to Colin Kaepernick, what should the Ravens do to slow him down? I suspect they'll have to play a disciplined zone, but since…
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  • Harbaughs anticipate mixed emotions after Super Bowl XLVII ends

    Harbaughs anticipate mixed emotions after Super Bowl XLVII ends

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Jack and Jackie Harbaugh said they are as neutral as they can get when it comes to Sunday's Super Bowl, which will feature their sons.
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  • Ravens' returner Jones draws 49ers' full attention

    Ravens' returner Jones draws 49ers' full attention

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ravens' returner Jones draws 49ers' full attention
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  • Caldwell: Some question legitimacy of minority interviews

    Caldwell: Some question legitimacy of minority interviews

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is one of two minority play-callers in the NFL, in a year when none of the available head coaching jobs went to minority candidates. He’s among the many who think the process needs to change, but admitted Wednes
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  • Ravens will be careful with some penalties

    Ravens will be careful with some penalties

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Ravens don't want to turn Super Sunday into flag day, although they have their limits. Baltimore led the NFL with 1,127 penalty yards this season, an average of 70.4 yards per game. Only the Rams (130) committed more penalties this se…
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  • Eagles expected to sign Dennis Dixon after Super Bowl

    Eagles expected to sign Dennis Dixon after Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Florio speculated just last week that former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon - currently of the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad - could reunite with college coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. There is now substance to support that speculation. Per G
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  • Niners' offensive success due to line play

    Niners' offensive success due to line play

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- It was not difficult to find the members of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, even though thousands of people were there, including peppy guys dressed as…
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  • Ed Reed could 'definitely' play for Pats

    Ed Reed could 'definitely' play for Pats

    NEW ORLEANS -- It appears that Patriots coach Bill Belichick's bromance with Ravens safety Ed Reed is not a one-sided affair. Reed, who has deflected questions about his future this month, couldn't help himself when a Boston Herald reporter asked if he …
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  • Super Bowl live-blog: Chat with Yahoo! during Sunday’s game

    Super Bowl live-blog: Chat with Yahoo! during Sunday’s game

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ingredients for a superb live-blog? Try Beyonce, beer commercials, and the biggest game of the year. Now all we need is you, rambunctious Yahoo! readers. Join us Sunday during Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. Tell u…
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  • SWATS co-founder responds to Ray Lewis' jabs, sticks to story

    SWATS co-founder responds to Ray Lewis' jabs, sticks to story

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    Meanwhile, expert confirms deer antler spray could not contain banned substanceMitch Ross handled Ray Lewis' public berating the way the Ravens linebacker has said he handles difficult times.
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  • Jerome Boger leads Super Bowl officiating crew

    Jerome Boger leads Super Bowl officiating crew

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    Jerome Boger will referee the Super Bowl for the first time in hos career.
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  • Best books for a purple Super Bowl

    Best books for a purple Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    With the Baltimore Ravens preparing for Super Bowl, it's time to turn to all thing purple, including books. Buildings in the city already are bathed in purple lights and folks here are wearing purple sweaters, scarves and shirts. So why not books? Here …
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  • Ed Reed: Junior Seau knew what he was signing up for

    Ed Reed: Junior Seau knew what he was signing up for

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ravens safety Ed Reed hasn’t been shy when it comes to expressing his thoughts about the NFL’s attempts to increase player safety. Reed said earlier this season that the only way to stop concussions it to stop playing football and the topic came up ag
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  • AFC North weekly chat: Super Bowl edition

    AFC North weekly chat: Super Bowl edition

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    This week's AFC North chat isn't like any other this season. It's our Super Bowl chat, and I'll be typing from the Ravens hotel in New Orleans. I'm happy to answer any questions on the Bengals, Browns and Steelers. But I presume most will be focusing on…
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  • Superstitious Howard fans root for Ravens in Super Bowl

    Superstitious Howard fans root for Ravens in Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    'Don't touch the football'They always watch the game at the same house, often in the same seat. They always watch the game upstairs. They always watch it downstairs.
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  • Computer’s pick after 50,000 Super Bowl simulations? San Franci…

    Computer’s pick after 50,000 Super Bowl simulations? San Francisco 28, Baltimore 21

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    Now all that's left is the commercials. No need to watch the Super Bowl for the actual game, at least not with PredictionMachine.com having run 50,000 simulations of Sunday's Super Bowl matchup and determining that the San Francisco 49ers will beat the …
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  • Denver mayor pays off bet by doing Ray Lewis’ squirrel dance in…

    Denver mayor pays off bet by doing Ray Lewis’ squirrel dance in his office

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    First of all, mayor bets on football games are stupid. We don't care if Philadelphia's mayor will ship cheese steaks to Green Bay if the Packers win, and Green Bay's mayor will send cheese wheels to Philly if the Eagles win, or whatever lame local cuisi…
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  • Ray Lewis forgives Wes Welker’s wife: ‘People just make mistake…

    Ray Lewis forgives Wes Welker’s wife: ‘People just make mistakes and say foolish things sometimes’

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    Because we know you were wondering where the Ray Lewis-Wes Welker's wife feud stood, we're happy to report all is forgiven. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker this week said he forgave Anna Burns Welker, the wife of the New England Patriots receiver who ha…
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  • Abingdon mother will see son play in Super Bowl

    Abingdon mother will see son play in Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    When Abingdon resident Rose Ihedigbo enrolled her sons in Pop Warner youth football as children, she had no idea it would put her youngest son James on a path to an appearance in the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.
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  • Juan Castillo thinks he’ll work with Reid again one day

    Juan Castillo thinks he’ll work with Reid again one day

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    When Juan Castillo was fired as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator during the season, you could have won some good money betting that he’d be at the Super Bowl as anything other than a spectator. Castillo is there with the Ravens in a consulting role t
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  • Pride of lions: Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis see the best in ea…

    Pride of lions: Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis see the best in each other

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The best linebackers resemble jungle cats on the field. Fast, strong, and predatory, they assess their prey with incredible instincts and hunt without mercy. Super Bowl XLVII features two such linebackers. One, an old lion whose career is…
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  • Super Bowl XLVII: Wednesday morning links

    Super Bowl XLVII: Wednesday morning links

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    With Tuesday's "Media Day" over and done with, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers can get down to business and focus on preparing for Super Bowl XLVII. Both teams will practice on Wednesday, with the 49ers using the New Orleans Saint…
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  • Newsome talks contracts for Flacco, Reed

    Newsome talks contracts for Flacco, Reed

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- While it may have been stating the obvious, general manager Ozzie Newsome made it known for the first time publicly that quarterback Joe Flacco isn't going anywhere in 2013. The Ravens will either sign Flacco to a long-term deal or they w…
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  • Ticket requests a hassle for Super Bowl players

    Ticket requests a hassle for Super Bowl players

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Players on the 49ers and Ravens are finding out one of the down sides of playing in the Super Bowl this week: Your friends and relatives assume you have free tickets to give them. In reality, players in the Super Bowl get two free tickets and the opport…
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  • Super Bowl showdowns: Ravens need team effort from their second…

    Super Bowl showdowns: Ravens need team effort from their secondary to quiet Michael Crabtree

    baltimoresun.com Jan 30, 2013
    Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how the Ravens might handle 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
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  • Beyond ‘The Blind Side,’ Ravens tackle Michael Oher just wants …

    Beyond ‘The Blind Side,’ Ravens tackle Michael Oher just wants to talk about football

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher is a foundation of an offense that led the way in the franchise's first trip to the Super Bowl since the end of the 2000 season, but that's not his claim to fame, of course. Oher is the subje…
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  • Absence of failed drug tests doesn’t exonerate Ray Lewis from I…

    Absence of failed drug tests doesn’t exonerate Ray Lewis from IGF-1 use

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    The obvious response to the allegation that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis used a deer-antler extract containing the banned substance IGF-1 is that Ray Lewis has never failed a drug test. “Every test I’ve ever took in the NFL?  There’s never been a qu
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Alex Smith's Future Still Bright 02:54

    NFL32OT: Alex Smith's Future Still Bright

    Jan 30
    Episode 259: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Alex Smith's future. Eric Mangini breaks down how the Ravens can defend against Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss who they would like on their team; Aldon Smith or J.J. Watt.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 05:31

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Jan 30
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss is joined by Field Yates and Mike Rodak as they look ahead to the futures of Aqib Talib and Wes Welker with the Patriots.
  • Video - How to defend the option 01:37

    How to defend the option

    Jan 30
    Heath Evans explains how the Baltimore Ravens will be able to stop the run-option offense against the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Video - Terrell Suggs behind the scenes 03:26

    Terrell Suggs behind the scenes

    Jan 30
    Experience the week leading up to the Super Bowl with Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. For more, go to BaltimoreRavens.com.

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    Jan 30
    Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
  • Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talent

    Jan 30
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  • Super Bowl XLVII - Ray Lewis, NFL too popular to be tarnished by performan…

    Jan 30
    Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is far too big of a brand to be damaged by performance-enhancing drug accusations.
  • Jim Trotter: Behind 49ers' offense, a creative genius who's always thinkin…

    Jan 30
    NEW ORLEANS -- When 49ers players and coaches are asked about the ingenuity of offensive coordinator Greg Roman's game plans, the response is always the same. There is a smile, a chuckle or a roll of the eyes, then a virtual shrug of the shoulders that …