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Secondary coach Teryl Austin said that the team will “probably” know after Thursday’s preseason game against the Panthers whether rookie first-round pick Matt Elam or veteran James Ihedigbo will start at safety opposite veteran Michael Huff.Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN.com Updated Aug 20, 2013Alex Cobb took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Matt Joyce drove in three runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 Tuesday night for their sixth win in seven games.Upvote Share Tweet
Yanda and Osemele give the Ravens an impressive guard tandemIndividually, Ravens right offensive guard Marshal Yanda and left offensive guard Kelechi Osemele solidify their spots on the offensive line. Together, they represent arguably one of the top guard tandems in the leagueUpvote Share Tweet
Ravens still optimistic that Jameel McClain could play this seasonWeak-side linebacker likely to start year on PUP listWhile weak-side linebacker Jameel McClain is likely to start the season on the physically unable-to perform list, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that “by no means” has the veteran been ruled out for …Upvote Share TweetNo change in practice participation report from MondayThe Ravens currently have 89 players on their roster, and all but six of them are out on the practice field today at the Under Armour Performance Center as the team prepares for Thursday's preseason …Upvote Share TweetWhen the Ravens brought back All-Pro fullback Vonta Leach midway through training camp, it looked as if there wouldn't be much of a role left for fellow fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who was a fourth-round pick this spring.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Preston shares his latest preseason observations on the RavensBaltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston provides his latest impressions and opinions on the Ravens, including the role for Brandon Stokley and Dallas Clark, justification for his criticism of Joe Flacco and more.Upvote Share Tweet
Six-man rotation a possibility for OriolesWith a packed September and the O's hoping to play beyond that, having other rotation options, such as Kevin Gausman and Jason Hammel -- who is on the disabled list -- could help manager Buck Showalter spell some of his starters.Upvote Share TweetFrancisco Rodriguez has no intention of going on the disabled list, and he will continue to manage his strained right groin and remain an option for the Orioles going forward.Upvote Share Tweet
Veterans Stokley, Clark set for increased role against PanthersVeteran receiver, tight end joined team last weekWith both wide receiver Brandon Stokley and tight end Dallas Clark recently joining the Ravens, the process of getting them acclimated to a new offense has been the top priority.Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens have scored two touchdowns on special teamsRavens off to good start on returnsMidway through the preseason, the Ravens' special teams have already scored two touchdowns.Upvote Share Tweet
Talking Ravens with Matt Lund of Baltimore Sports ReportThe Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with…Upvote Share TweetTampa Bay grabbed an early lead and held on for a 4-3 win over Baltimore on Monday night at Camden Yards. David Price allowed two runs on 10 hits while walking two and striking out six in five innings to earn his seventh win of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Jimmy Smith finds lessons in sluggish performance vs. FalconsRavens cornerback Jimmy Smith spent last Thursday night trailing a few steps behind Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, enduring a rough outing.Upvote Share Tweet
SweetSpot TV: AL MVP CandidatesAug 20Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield break down a few players who could take home the AL MVP.
Trying to Get Something Out of NothingAug 20Busy week, and the postman threw his virtual back out carrying this stack of mail to this morning. Thanks for the feedback, and your football thoughts. Here goes. EVER HEAR OF THE PHRASE, ‘IT’S A TRADE THAT HURTS BOTH TEAMS?’ “Peter, love the new site. …