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Ravens Sign FA Linebacker Smith, Waive McAdoo

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The Baltimore Ravens have signed free agent LB Daryl Smith to a one-year contract, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday evening. Having played nine NFL seasons – all with the Jacksonville Jaguars – Smith, 31, has seen action in 126 career games, making 124 starts. During the 2012 campaign, he missed the Jaguars’ first 14 games while recovering from a sports hernia injury and then started the season’s final two contests. The 6-2, 248-pound Smith has posted a Jacksonville franchise-record 1,090 tackles (726 solo), 21.5 sacks...

M&T Bank Stadium to host 2015 Maryland-Penn State game

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The University of Maryland football team will play Penn State University at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 24, 2015, the Big 10 announced Monday. “We are excited that M&T Bank Stadium will be the site of the 2015 Maryland-Penn State game,” Ravens team president Dick Cass stated. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the city of Baltimore to host two outstanding teams that are strongly rooted in this region. “This is another special event that we are bringing to Baltimore, and as these events continue to succeed, we will remain committed to holding...

President Obama to Honor Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, June 5, President Obama will welcome the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLVII victory. This visit will also continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to communities as part of their trip to Washington. More logistical details of the event will be released when they become available.

Ravens Acquire Center A.Q. Shipley from Colts

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The Baltimore Ravens have acquired C A.Q. Shipley, pending passing a physical, from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a conditional 2014 draft pick, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Thursday morning. Shipley, a 6-1, 309-pounder, enters his second NFL season having seen action in 14 games (five starts) with the Colts in 2012. He also played on special teams in the Colts’ Wild Card contest at Baltimore last season. Originally selected by the Steelers in the seventh round (226th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Shipley...

Ravens Hire Steve Spagnuolo

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Steve Spagnuolo, former head coach of the St. Louis Rams (2009-11), has joined the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff, it was announced today by head coach John Harbaugh. Spagnuolo’s full-time position with the team is senior defensive assistant. “Steve had a number of opportunities in the league right now, and we’re excited he picked the Ravens,” Harbaugh said. “He comes to a staff that we believe is very strong, and he makes us even better. His wealth of NFL coaching experience speaks for itself, and he’ll help us across the board....

Ravens Earth Day 2013

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The Baltimore Ravens are teaming up with Constellation to tackle an Earth Day event through their Sacks for Seeds campaign that ran during the 2012 football season. In line with the Ravens’ efforts to promote green initiatives, Constellation has donated 37 trees for the 37 sacks the Ravens’ defense recorded during their Super Bowl Championship season. Together, Ravens and Constellation employees/volunteers will be planting these trees and performing other service activities on Monday, April 22. “Constellation is proud to team with the Ravens for this event,” said Mark Huston, senior vice president...

Maryland-West Virginia Tickets On Sale Friday

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The University of Maryland and West Virginia University football teams will continue their interstate rivalry for the fourth-straight season in a contest held at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 21. The game time will be announced this summer. Tickets for the game go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Special VIP hospitality packages with prime club level seating and/or lower level tents are also available on both an individual and group basis. The Ravens expect a sellout crowd for the...

Ravens officially announce Rolando McClain signing

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RAVENS SIGN LB McCLAIN  The Baltimore Ravens have officially signed LB Rolando McClain to a one-year deal, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced. McClain, who passed a physical Friday, has spent his entire three-year NFL career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2010 Draft. Seeing action in 41 career games (38 starts), the 6-4, 259-pounder has posted 274 tackles (195 solo), 6.5 sacks (-42.5 yards), one interception, one forced fumble and 23 passes defensed. During the 2012 campaign, McClain, 23, appeared in...

Ravens 2013 preseason schedule

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A nationally-televised (ESPN) game on Thursday, Aug. 22, against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium highlights the Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 preseason schedule. The Ravens open the preseason at Tampa Bay, with the game’s exact date and time still to be determined. In the second week of the preseason, Baltimore hosts the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 15. Following their nationally-televised home game against the Panthers, the Ravens close out the preseason at St. Louis in a contest currently scheduled for Thursday,...

Ravens terminate contract of LB Ayanbadejo

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The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of vested veteran LB Brendon Ayanbadejo Thursday afternoon, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced. A 10-year NFL veteran, Ayanbadejo played five seasons with the Ravens, seeing action in 62 games (four starts). He posted 83 tackles (56 solo), 4.5 sacks, four passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. A three-time special teams Pro Bowler (2006-08) and three-time alternate (2004-05, 2011), he led or shared the team lead in special teams tackles (187 career) in seven of his 10 seasons. “As...

Ravens agree in principle with Huff

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The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to a three-year deal with seven-year veteran S Michael Huff, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday. Huff, 29, has spent his entire career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Seeing action in 108 career games (93 starts), Huff has posted 453 tackles (370 solo), 11 interceptions (75 return yards) and 57 passes defensed. The 6-foot, 211-pounder has also added 5.5 sacks (-24.5 yards), four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...

RAVENS TO OPEN 2013 SEASON ON THE ROAD

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The Baltimore Ravens, winners of Super Bowl XLVII, will open the 2013 regular season on the road on Sept. 5. Below are statements from the Ravens and the Orioles that shed light on the attempts to allow that game to be played in Baltimore. Ravens Statement: President Dick Cass “After thorough discussions among the Orioles, the NFL and the Ravens, it became clear that holding both an Orioles’ game and the Ravens’ regular season opener on the same day would create logistical situations that would cause serious issues for the...

SPEARS: “Can play multiple positions along the line”

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RAVENS AGREE TO TERMS WITH DE SPEARS The Baltimore Ravens have an agreement in principle on a two-year contract with DE Marcus Spears, vice president and general manager Ozzie Newsome announce Friday evening. “The base of a good defense is to be good along the defensive line,” Newsome stated. “We didn’t play to our standards last season, partly because of injury. With the expected better health of players like Haloti Ngata and Pernell McPhee and the additions of Marcus Spears and Chris Canty, we have a chance to improve. Spears, like Canty, can...

Ravens cut Pollard, sign Ihedigbo, Johnson

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The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of vested veteran S Bernard Pollard, while also re-signing unrestricted free agents S James Ihedigbo and CB Chris Johnson to one-year contracts, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Thursday. “We needed to find a physical presence for our secondary when we lost Dawan Landry a few years ago, and we were fortunate to land a player like Bernard,” Newsome stated. “He was everything we hoped he would be: physical, tough and well-prepared. Bernard takes great pride in being ready to play – and he does that year round....

Ravens sign Canty, Berry, and Harewood

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The Baltimore Ravens have signed veteran DL Chris Canty to a three-year contract, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday. Canty, who has played eight NFL seasons – his first four with the Dallas Cowboys and the past four with the New York Giants – has seen action in 113 career games, making 95 starts. “Chris is a good player and an upgrade for our defense,” Newsome stated of the 6-7, 317-pounder. “We’ve seen that in our study, and he has also played very well against us. We like the fact...

Ravens Terminate Contract of G Bobbie Williams

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The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of vested veteran G Bobbie Williams Friday afternoon, executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome announced. “We were fortunate to have a man like Bobbie Williams on the Ravens last season,” Newsome stated. “His contributions and significance to the team went far beyond his play on the field – and he responded on the field every time we called him. Bobbie is first-class in every way. You could not find anyone from the Ravens who got to know him this year who would say anything but good things about Bobbie....

Ravens thank city of New Orleans, police department

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The World Champion Baltimore Ravens are thanking the City of New Orleans for its hospitality, friendliness and service during the week of Super Bowl XLVII. To show the team’s gratitude, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is purchasing and donating two 2013 Harley Davidson FLHP motorcycles to the New Orleans Police Department Traffic Division. Throughout the duration of the team’s week-long stay in New Orleans, the Ravens received police escorts to and from their destinations, 24-hour security and outstanding community support. “We wanted to do something to show our appreciation for how well our...

Ravens sign QB Joe Flacco to long-term contract

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The Baltimore Ravens have signed QB Joe Flacco to a six-year contract, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Monday afternoon. “We just returned from the Combine, and I remember the days of going there and studying and hoping that one of the quarterbacks could be our guy. ‘Could so-and-so be our third-round Joe Montana or our sixth-round Tom Brady?’ We’ve been out in that desert before,” Newsome recalled. “That all changed when we drafted Joe in 2008, and now we’ve secured him for many more years. Joe’s a Raven in his style of...

Ravens Press Release on retirement of Matt Birk

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After a 15-year professional career that was punctuated by winning Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens, six-time Pro Bowl C Matt Birk announced his retirement from the NFL Friday morning. In a ceremony that took place at Baltimore’s Battle Grove Elementary, Birk addressed approximately 40 fifth-grade students in the school’s library, while also announcing that he will help establish a community reading center for the children and their families. Named the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his off-the-field service as well as his playing excellence, Birk has been a...

RAVENS ANNOUNCE STADIUM UPGRADES

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The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday a two-year, $35 million investment that will enhance the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium with improvements to video boards, concession stands and all concourses. The first phase of improvements will begin this spring, with extensive upgrades to the stadium’s lower concourse and video boards to be completed before the Ravens’ 2013 preseason home opener. The second phase of work, which will target the upper concourse, is scheduled to begin in 2014. “We are striving to make the fan experience at Ravens’ home games and...
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