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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...

Jonathan Ogden is heading to Canton!

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CAREER SNAPSHOT Jonathan Ogden, an 11-time Pro Bowler and the Ravens’ first- ever draft choice (fourth overall in 1996), ranks third in all- time games played by a Raven (177) and is second in games started (176). Only four offensive linemen in NFL history (Bruce Matthews – 14, Randall McDaniel – 12, Jim Otto – 12 and Will Shields -12) have earned more Pro Bowl honors. • First-ever Pro Football Hall of Famer for the Ravens
• Baltimore’s first-ever draft pick (fourth overall) in 1996 NFL Draft • 11-time Pro Bowler...

Thursday Injury Report Status

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RAVENS FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Tandon Doss (ankle); LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe/back); CB Asa Jackson (thigh); FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); RB Bernard Pierce (knee/thigh); TE Dennis Pitta (thigh); WR David Reed (thigh); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal); LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/biceps)  49ERS LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder); LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder); CB Tarell Brown (shoulder); TE Garrett Celek (foot); S Dashon Goldson (foot); RB Frank...

Super Bowl XLVII Wednesday Injury Report

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RAVENS FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Tandon Doss (ankle); LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe/back); CB Asa Jackson (thigh); FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); RB Bernard Pierce (knee/thigh); TE Dennis Pitta (thigh); WR David Reed (thigh); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal); LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/biceps) 49ers LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder); LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) FULL PARTICIPATION: LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder); CB Tarell Brown (shoulder); TE Garrett Celek (foot); RB Frank Gore (shoulder/ankle); LB Clark...

Super Bowl bye week injury report – Thursday

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RAVENS DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Asa Jackson (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); TE Dennis Pitta (thigh); WR David Reed (thigh) FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder); DT Terrence Cody (foot); WR Tandon Doss (ankle); S James Ihedigbo (knee); FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); RB Bernard Pierce (knee); S Bernard Pollard (chest); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal); LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/biceps); G Marshal Yanda (shoulder) 49ers DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Amad...

Game Status Injury Report: AFC Championship Game

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RAVENS OUT: CB Asa Jackson (thigh) QUESTIONABLE: RB Bernard Pierce (knee); LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back); FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); WR David Reed (thigh) PROBABLE: RB Anthony Allen (head); WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder); CB Chykie Brown (shoulder); DT Terrence Cody (ankle); G Gino Gradkowski (head); DT Arthur Jones (thigh/knee); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); S Bernard Pollard (chest); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal); WR Torrey Smith (back); LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/biceps); G Marshal Yanda (shoulder) PATRIOTS OUT:...

Thursday Injury Report: AFC Championship

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RAVENS DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Asa Jackson (thigh); RB Bernard Pierce (knee) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); WR David Reed (thigh) FULL PARTICIPATION: RB Anthony Allen (head); WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder); CB Chykie Brown (shoulder); DT Terrence Cody (ankle); LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back); G Gino Gradkowski (head); DT Arthur Jones (thigh/knee); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); S Bernard Pollard (chest); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal); WR Torrey Smith (back); LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/biceps); G Marshal...

Game Status Injury Report: Ravens vs. Broncos Divisional Playoff

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RAVENS OUT: G Jah Reid (toe)* PROBABLE: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle); FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); RB Bernard Pierce (knee); WR David Reed (thigh); WR Torrey Smith (back); WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder); WR Tandon Doss (ankle); LB Adrian Hamilton (illness); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); S Bernard Pollard (chest); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal); LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/biceps); G Marshal Yanda (shoulder) * Reid was placed on IR Friday morning BRONCOS OUT: CB Tracy Porter (concussion) PROBABLE: S Mike Adams (knee);...

Thursday Practice Injury Report: Ravens @ Broncos

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RAVENS DID NOT PARTICIPATE: G Jah Reid (toe) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle); FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); RB Bernard Pierce (knee); WR David Reed (thigh); WR Torrey Smith (back) FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder); WR Tandon Doss (ankle); LB Adrian Hamilton (illness); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); S Bernard Pollard (chest); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal); LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/biceps); G Marshal Yanda (shoulder) BRONCOS DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Tracy Porter (concussion) FULL PARTICIPATION: S Mike...

Wednesday Practice Injury Report: Ravens @ Broncos

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RAVENS DID NOT PARTICIPATE: FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); RB Bernard Pierce (knee); G Jah Reid (toe) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle) FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder); WR Tandon Doss (ankle); LB Adrian Hamilton (illness); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); S Bernard Pollard (chest); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal); LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/biceps); G Marshal Yanda (shoulder) BRONCOS DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Tracy Porter (concussion) FULL PARTICIPATION: S Mike Adams (knee); T Ryan Clady (shoulder);...

Game Status Injury Report: Colts @ Ravens

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RAVENS QUESTIONABLE: WR Tandon Doss (ankle); Bernard Pollard (chest); G Jah Reid (toe) PROBABLE: RB Anthony Allen (head); TE Billy Bajema (head);  CB Chris Johnson (thigh); DE Pernell McPhee (thigh); DT Haloti Ngata (knee); RB Bernard Pierce (ankle); G Marshal Yanda (shoulder/knee); LB Adrian Hamilton (illness); FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle); WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder); LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle); DE Arthur Jones (thigh); LB Ray Lewis (triceps); LB Albert McClellan (shoulder/thigh); T Kelechi Osemele (knee); S Ed Reed (shoulder); CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen); WR Torrey Smith (knee); LB Terrell Suggs (biceps) COLTS OUT:...

Anquan Boldin named Ravens’ Walter Payton Man of the Year

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Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin has been named the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year honoree. The award is given annually by the National Football League to honor a player’s volunteer and charitable work, as well as his excellence on the field. A local nominee is named from each of the 32 NFL teams, and a panel of judges, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Connie Payton, widow of the late Walter Payton, will choose the eventual national winner. In the midst of his 10th NFL season, Boldin has earned numerous...