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Joe Flacco’s agent says he should be league’s highest paid QB

Joe Flacco’s agent says he should be league’s highest paid QB

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 5, 2013
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has made the playoffs in each of his five seasons in the NFL and now has a Super Bowl ring and MVP award under his belt as well. According to Brian A. Shactman of CNBC, Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, will be looking t
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  • Obama congratulates Ravens on Super Bowl

    Obama congratulates Ravens on Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    President Barack Obama is congratulating the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
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  • Record 3 million stream Super Bowl online

    Record 3 million stream Super Bowl online

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Super Bowl was streamed online by 3 million people, an increase from the 2.1 million who watched the big game online last year, according to CBS.
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  • Browns cut defensive end Rucker after 1 year

    Browns cut defensive end Rucker after 1 year

    The Browns' switch on defense started with Frostee Rucker being shifted out the door.
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  • No word yet on Ngata’s knee MRI

    No word yet on Ngata’s knee MRI

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    When it comes to the MRI scheduled to be performed Tuesday on the knee of Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, the key word is nada. As in nothing.  As in no one is saying anything. The latest word on the subject of Ngata’s knee came from Aaron Wilson
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  • Chris Rainey passes through waivers unclaimed

    Chris Rainey passes through waivers unclaimed

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    Chris Rainey, the 2012 fifth-round draft pick who showed promise as a rookie with the Steelers but was sent packing after the latest in a long line of off-field issues, has passed through the NFL’s waiver wire unclaimed. All 31 other teams could have pi
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  • The Newest Bengal Just Got Out Of Prison, So That's A Plus

    The Newest Bengal Just Got Out Of Prison, So That's A Plus

    deadspin.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Bengals added Brandon Joiner to their active roster yesterday, the first day he was eligible. Cincinnati signed the undrafted Arkansas State linebacker last spring, less than a month before he began a prison sentence for aggravated robbery and felon…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Bryant McKinnie, AFC North offseason…

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Bryant McKinnie, AFC North offseason needs

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    It took a while for Bryant McKinnie to work his way into the Ravens lineup at left tackle, but the wait wound up being worth it. McKinnie won a Super Bowl ring on Sunday night and celebrated it with a parade in Baltimore on Tuesday, which should give hi…
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Other Calls That Altered the Course of …

    Quirks of the Game: The Other Calls That Altered the Course of the Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    Plenty of people were discussing the Super Bowl officials' noncall on the 49ers' final play, but there were other officiating decisions that played roles in the game.
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  • Rabid Ravens fans celebrate with team at parade

    Rabid Ravens fans celebrate with team at parade

    BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets of Charm City and packing the team's stadium for a celebration.
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  • Matt Birk not sure if he’s retiring

    Matt Birk not sure if he’s retiring

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    Ravens center Matt Birk said before the Super Bowl that his exit from the NFL would be much quieter than that of his teammate Ray Lewis. Birk’s just not sure when that departure will come. He flirted with the idea of retirement last year before choosing
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  • Ravens have grown up as a franchise

    Ravens have grown up as a franchise

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    BALTIMORE -- Hundreds of thousands of Baltimore Ravens fans lined downtown streets and packed M&T Bank Stadium to toast the Super Bowl champions in a victory parade. They celebrated Ray Lewis' last ride. They cheered the start of Joe Flacco's legacy…
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  • Ray Lewis shows off signature dance one last time at Ravens’ Su…

    Ray Lewis shows off signature dance one last time at Ravens’ Super Bowl rally (Video)

    For his last time on the Baltimore Ravens stage, Ray Lewis wasn't going to let some trophy get in the way of his dancing. At the Ravens' Super Bowl rally on Tuesday, Lewis brought the Lombardi Trophy out onto the field. After picking up a piece of grass…
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  • Colin Kaepernick: Interception was all my fault, not Randy Moss…

    Colin Kaepernick: Interception was all my fault, not Randy Moss’s

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw a high pass over the middle of the field to Randy Moss on Sunday, the ball sailed over Moss’s head without Moss even reaching for it, and Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepted it. Moss has taken some criticism t
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  • Lions have told Stephen Peterman they’re cutting him

    Lions have told Stephen Peterman they’re cutting him

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Ravens aren’t finished partying yet, but the rest of the league is moving on with offseason business. The Lions have made a second cut already, parting ways with right guard Stephen Peterman, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. They
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  • Add Terrell Suggs cap number to list of Ravens’ concerns

    Add Terrell Suggs cap number to list of Ravens’ concerns

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Ravens front office has earned their rings.  In the coming weeks, they’ll earn their money. The team’s starting quarterback, absent a long-term deal, could enter the new league year with a cap number in excess of $20 million.  Other key players
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  • Something To Talk About

    Something To Talk About

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    We're two days removed from Super Bowl XLVII, and the offseason looms. But a couple of Sunday's controversies still have people -- including Peter King -- buzzing.
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  • PFT Live: Joe Montana, Lions talk with Dave Birkett

    PFT Live: Joe Montana, Lions talk with Dave Birkett

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw 11 touchdowns and no interceptions en route to a Super Bowl title this season. He wasn’t the first quarterback to post those numbers, though. He wasn’t even the first quarterback named Joe to do it. Joe Montana post
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  • Superdome was warned about power months ago

    Superdome was warned about power months ago

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Superdome officials warned just months before the Super Bowl that the venue's electrical system could suffer a power outage and rushed to replace some of the equipment ahead of the big game.
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  • John Harbaugh not far removed from college-job snubs

    John Harbaugh not far removed from college-job snubs

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    Today, he’ll ride in a parade celebrating his Super Bowl title. But it wasn’t that long ago when Ravens head coach John Harbaugh couldn’t get a call back for college jobs. Harbaugh reflected on that long road Monday, saying he was still in disbelief
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  • Who will compete to be Browns' QB?

    Who will compete to be Browns' QB?

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    It's been expected that there would be a quarterback competition on the Cleveland Browns this year after everyone in the organization has been noncommittal on Brandon Weeden being the starter. On Friday, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam confirmed it. "I t…
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  • CBS criticized for failing to bleep Flacco F-bomb

    CBS criticized for failing to bleep Flacco F-bomb

    profootballtalk.com Feb 5, 2013
    As Joe Flacco celebrated on the field after the Ravens won the Super Bowl, he yelled to a teammate, “This is f—king awesome.” Unfortunately, the CBS microphones picked up the F-bomb and broadcast it to 100 million or so people who were watching. Tha
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  • Recapping Strategic Calls in Super Bowl

    Recapping Strategic Calls in Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 5, 2013
    Two statistical analysts agreed that 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh made some tactical and mathematical blunders against his brother.
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  • Wake-up: Time to get over Browns' move?

    Wake-up: Time to get over Browns' move?

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    Let's take a look at what's happening around the division in the wake-up call ... RAVENS: Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata told USA Today that his injured left knee was feeling better. It was good sign that he was seen jogging through the team's New Orlean…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Lewis' Legacy Lives On 02:27

    NFL32OT: Lewis' Legacy Lives On

    Feb 5
    Tim Hasselbeck breaks down the impact of losing Ray Lewis on the Ravens. The NFL32 crew discuss their top ten quarterbacks.
  • Video - A look back: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco's playoff run 02:40

    A look back: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco's playoff run

    Feb 5
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco responded to a season filled with adversity by winning his first Super Bowl title. Take a look back at Flacco's dramatic playoff and Super Bowl run.
  • Video - A look back: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco's playoff run 02:40

    A look back: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco's playoff run

    Feb 5
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco responded to a season filled with adversity by winning his first Super Bowl title. Take a look back at Flacco's dramatic playoff and Super Bowl run.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens key free agents 01:20

    Baltimore Ravens key free agents

    Feb 5
    Ian Rapoport explains the latest on what the Baltimore Ravens priorities will be when deciding which free agents to re-sign for the 2013 season.

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