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Steve Spagnuolo raves about Ravens’ defense Updated Jun 28, 2013
Steve Spagnuolo is now the senior defensive assistant for the Ravens, but he has previously been head coach of the Rams, defensive coordinator of the Giants and Saints, and a defensive assistant on the Eagles. He’s seen a lot of NFL defenses. But he thi…
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  • Billick explains Ravens’ decision to rally around Ray Lewis Jun 28, 2013
    If the Ravens’ qualification for Super Bowl XLVII dusted off long-forgotten memories of the alleged involvement of Ray Lewis in a double murder, the Aaron Hernandez situation has sandblasted them. And with the Patriots dumping Hernandez the moment he wa…
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Hines Ward, Steelers Mt. Rushmore Jun 28, 2013
    There have been no shortage of great players in the history of the Steelers franchise, which should mean that the choices for their Mt. Rushmore will leave plenty of people wondering how their top pick could miss making it as one of the four faces of th…
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  • Everyone Is At The Blackhawks Parade Jun 28, 2013
    There's not a lot of work getting done in Chicago today, we'd wager. This photo, from CSN's Nina Falcone, gives a sense of the scale of the crowd at Grant Park for the Blackhawks' profane Stanley Cup celebration. We don't think the Ravens will have much…
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  • Ray Rice: New Ravens 'jelled' at minicamp Jun 28, 2013
    Since the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, a popular stat has been the record number of starters lost from that championship team. Nine starters that helped the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers four months ago are no longer with the team: linebac…
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  • Eight in the Box: Can’t-lose players Jun 28, 2013
    Other than the quarterback, which player could each AFC North team least afford to lose to injury? Here's a look: Baltimore Ravens: Wide receiver Torrey Smith. The Ravens can't afford to lose Smith to an injury, especially with Anquan Boldin gone. Over …
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  • Haslam planning to sell minor league baseball team Jun 28, 2013
    The Browns aren’t the only sports team owned by Jimmy Haslam. Haslam and other members of his family are part of the ownership group that controls the Tennessee Smokies, a Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, but they are looking to get out of the mi…
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  • Batted passes not all Weeden's fault Jun 28, 2013
    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck set the rookie record for passing yards with 4,375 last season. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson tied the rookie record for touchdown passes with 26. The Cleveland Browns' Brandon Weeden led the NFL in a ca…
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  • Ted Ginn wants to move on from “tough season” Jun 28, 2013
    The 49ers lost a Super Bowl to the Ravens in February that went down to the wire, which was an unfortunate way for the season to come to an end but hardly casts a pall over a season that was filled with success. Not every member of the team left the yea…
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  • Wake-up: Isaac Redman shedding pounds Jun 28, 2013
    Free agency, concussions, weight loss and attempted murder. Just your average offseason talk in the wake-up call ... RAVENS: It's been a couple of days since Vonta Leach has appeared in this blog, and I'm sure you're wondering what is happening to your …
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  • Kluwe makes a Hernandez joke on Conan Jun 28, 2013
    As part of his tour to promote his new book, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, Raiders punter Chris Kluwe appeared Thursday night on Conan. Kluwe explained his public support of same-sex marriage, which was sparked by the efforts of Maryland Delegate Em…
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  • Video - 32 in 32:  Baltimore Ravens 03:27

    32 in 32: Baltimore Ravens

    Jun 28
    Will the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens be able to overcome major roster changes and carry their momentum in to 2013? Our experts break it down on "NFL Total Access."
  • Video - OTL: Coming Out 07:59

    OTL: Coming Out

    Jun 28
    The NFL locker room may prove to be one of the more complicated environments for openly gay athletes to navigate.