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Bisciotti and Newsome may tell Ravens' future, if you read betw…

Bisciotti and Newsome may tell Ravens' future, if you read between the lines

baltimoresun.com Updated Jan 7, 2014
When the Ravens hold their annual state-of-the-team news conference on Wednesday at the Under Armour Performance Center, we would all do well to listen closely to what owner Steve Bisciotti and his upper management team have to say.
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  • Source: Tight end Mike Flacco, Joe Flacco's brother, declaring …

    Source: Tight end Mike Flacco, Joe Flacco's brother, declaring for NFL draft

    New Haven sophomore, 26, is a former Orioles minor leaguer who retired from baseball last yearNew Haven sophomore tight end Mike Flacco hopes to join his older brother, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, in the NFL next season.
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  • Is the franchise tag a realistic option for Dennis Pitta?

    Is the franchise tag a realistic option for Dennis Pitta?

    baltimoresun.com Jan 7, 2014
    Among team's 13 free agents, Pitta is one of priorities to re-sign Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, team president Dick Cass, general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh will speak at the annual “State of the Ravens” offseason address tomorr…
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  • One of last season’s Ravens Super Bowl rings already being sold…

    One of last season’s Ravens Super Bowl rings already being sold at auction

    For most NFL players, a Super Bowl ring would be the last thing they'd sell. The ring is the symbol of a life goal, winning a championship. But not every player feels the same attachment to the ring. The ring might mean more to a star quarterback or lon…
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  • Ravens' biggest decision with offensive line

    Ravens' biggest decision with offensive line

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2014
    Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says it will be a competitive situation for every spot on the offensive line except right guard. But, before the vision of the line takes shape, the Ravens have to answer the biggest question facing them about the we…
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  • Could a bigger running back solve Ravens' short-yardage, red-zo…

    Could a bigger running back solve Ravens' short-yardage, red-zone problems?

    baltimoresun.com Jan 7, 2014
    Ravens finished 31st in red-zone offense, scoring 24 touchdowns in 45 red-zone shotsWhen the Ravens were routed by the New England Patriots in December, running back LeGarrette Blount pounded their defense in the red zone.
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  • Grading the Ravens' 2013 offseason moves

    Grading the Ravens' 2013 offseason moves

    baltimoresun.com Jan 7, 2014
    Last spring, the Ravens had perhaps their busiest offseason in recent history. After the Super Bowl, the Ravens said goodbye to veteran leaders in Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Matt Birk. They traded away their top wide receiver in Anquan Boldin. And they over…
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  • Video - 'NFL Films Presents': Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens 03:10

    'NFL Films Presents': Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens

    Jan 7
    In this week's "NFL Films Presents," you get an inside look at some of the biggest games of 2013. Check out all the sights and sounds from one of the best fourth quarters in NFL history that saw six different lead changes.

Sports Columnists

  • Dennis Allen appears to have saved job as head coach of Oakland Raiders

    Jan 7
    Despite differences with ownership about assistants contracts, Dennis Allen appears to be keeping his job as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, sources tell ESPN's John Clayton.
  • Brooklyn Nets granted $5.25 million player exemption for Brook Lopez

    Jan 7
    The Brooklyn Nets were notified Tuesday night that they've been granted a $5.25 million Disabled Player Exception for center Brook Lopez, according to sources familiar with the league's decision.
  • Brooklyn Nets granted $5.25 million player exception for Brook Lopez

    Jan 7
    The Brooklyn Nets were notified Tuesday night that they've been granted a $5.25 million Disabled Player Exception for center Brook Lopez, according to sources familiar with the league's decision.
  • NBA: Coast to Coast -- Injuries impacting All-Star rosters

    Jan 7
    How will injuries to NBA superstars impact this year's All-Star squads? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss.