Ravens Press Releases

A Tornado Won’t Crush Their Resolve

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We hear Ravens head coach John Harbaugh tell us after every loss how the team has to get better and they will work to do exactly that. He uses words like “adversity” and “accountability” when discussing issues confronting the team and obstacles preventing wins. During the Ravens at Bears contest last week, many fans and observers of the team viewed the threatening Chicago weather as an inconvenience preventing the continuation of the game. Some folks on Facebook who suggested that the game be postponed were scoffed at. “This is football...

Ravens, Maryland Stadium Authority Recognized

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The Baltimore Ravens, in partnership with the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA), have earned a LEED-certified “Gold” designation for M&T Bank Stadium from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). (LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED strives to deliver energy- and water-efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly, cost-saving buildings, homes and communities.) M&T Bank Stadium becomes the first existing outdoor professional sports facility in the United States – including all NFL and Major League Baseball stadiums – to receive USGBC’s Gold rating. A LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the...

TALE OF THE TAPE: Sizzle Time!

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Sizzle is back. After what seemed to be a lost 2012 season in which he missed the first half of the year due to a torn Achilles, Terrell Suggs is back to 2011 form. Just like 2011, Suggs may be on track to win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award for the second time in three years. With seven sacks through five games, Suggs looks as good as ever as a pass rusher, and at his current pace, he would be primed to tie or even break Michael...

Ravens Unveil Stadium Upgrades

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The Baltimore Ravens unveiled Tuesday the first installment of a two-year, $35 million investment that enhances the fan experience at M&T Bank Stadium with improvements to video boards, concession stands and all concourses. The first phase of improvements, which began in March, includes extensive upgrades to the stadium’s lower concourse and video boards. The second phase of work, which will target the upper concourse, is scheduled to begin next spring and will be completed in time for the 2014 NFL season. “We are striving to make the fan experience at...

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 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 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...

Baltimore Ravens make roster moves

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The Ravens also announced Tuesday afternoon that CB/RS Lardarius Webb (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve. Baltimore has subsequently elevated RB Bobby Rainey from its practice squad to the 53-man roster. Rainey, a rookie free agent from Western Kentucky, rushed 23 times for 55 yards in the Ravens’ four preseason games, adding a team-high 14 catches for 163 receiving yards and two touchdowns. During his 2011 senior campaign at WKU, the 5-8, 212-pounder finished second in the nation averaging 141.3 rushing yards per game (1,695 on the season). He...

“Our Hearts Ache Today”

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The brother of Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith, 19-year-old Tevin Chris Jones, passed this morning after a motorcycle accident in West Moreland County in northeast Virginia. Smith was notified at the Ravens’ downtown Baltimore team hotel shortly after 1 a.m. and left immediately to be with his family. Head coach John Harbaugh met with Torrey before he left the hotel and issued this statement: “This is devastatingly sad, sad news. Torrey and his family are a close, special family, and our hearts and thoughts reach out to all of them....

Many share their thoughts on Art Modell

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RAVENS OFFICIALS ON ART MODELL Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti: “He was my friend, my mentor. We will miss him so much. How lucky are all of us to have had Art in Baltimore? How fortunate I am to have had him teach me about the NFL. His generosity, his love, his humor, his intelligence, his friendship – we were all blessed by this great man. We will strive to live up to his standard.” Ravens General Manager & Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome: “Art was a giant in our industry....

Ravens to hold public viewing for Art Modell at M&T Bank Stadium

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This Saturday, Sept. 8, the Modell Family and the Baltimore Ravens invite fans to attend a silent tribute to Art Modell, whose casket will be placed on the field at M&T Bank Stadium. The viewing will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and a card saluting Mr. Modell will be handed out to each person in attendance. Those attending the service should park in Lot B/C and then enter Gate A of the stadium via Unitas Plaza. Additionally, the Lombardi Trophy presented to Mr. Modell following the Ravens’...

Players, coaches, and former colleagues remember Art Modell

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RAVENS OFFICIALS ON ART MODELL Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti: “He was my friend, my mentor. We will miss him so much. How lucky are all of us to have had Art in Baltimore? How fortunate I am to have had him teach me about the NFL. His generosity, his love, his humor, his intelligence, his friendship – we were all blessed by this great man. We will strive to live up to his standard.” Ravens General Manager & Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome: “Art was a giant in our industry....

RAVENS NAVY-MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL STADIUM PRACTICE

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The Baltimore Ravens will hold a 5 p.m. training camp practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis this coming Sunday, Aug. 12. Practice is free and open to the public, with gates opening at 3:30 p.m.  “I’m excited to see how many fans show up,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti stated. “We’ve got a nice contingent down in Anne Arundel County, and I think they’ll take the opportunity to come down. We know what Annapolis is like in the summer, so I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be a nice...

Ravens hire Director of Football Analytics

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The Baltimore Ravens have hired Sandy Weil as their director of football analytics, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome officially announced Monday morning. Weil will work with the Ravens’ player personnel department and coaching staff to produce and study in-depth data pertaining to game trends, statistical analysis, NFL scouting and player production. Charged with examining some of the league’s prevailing schools of thought, Weil’s studies could cover everything from the value of going for a first down on fourth-and-short, to determining the traits that are key indicators of...

Popular Ravens Cash Fantasy Scratch-Off Ticket Returns for a Fourth Year

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(Baltimore) – The wait is over.  Back for a fourth consecutive year, the new Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off goes on sale today, August 6. The game, which reflects a licensing agreement between the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens, offers more than $11 million in instant cash prizes, a second-chance contest with a $1 million prize and several experiential prizes, and a new Fan of the Game feature. “We are looking forward to partnering again with the Baltimore Ravens on this popular ticket,” said Lottery Director Stephen Martino.  “We expect...

RAVENS ANNOUNCE SINGLE-GAME TICKET SALES

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Single-game tickets for the Baltimore Ravens’ 2012 home games at M&T Bank Stadium will go on sale tomorrow (Friday, July 20) at 10 a.m. Tickets can only be purchased online or by phone. Online, tickets will be available through www.BaltimoreRavens.com or www.ticketmaster.com. By phone, the local number to call is 410-547-SEAT. Since 2001, single-game tickets for regular season games have sold out within the first 15 minutes of the sale’s start. Preseason games have sold out within a few days from the beginning of the sale. M&T Bank Stadium, the home...

RAVENS SIGN RB RAY RICE TO LONG-TERM CONTRACT

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The Baltimore Ravens have signed RB Ray Rice to a five-year contract, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Monday afternoon. Rice visited the team’s facility and said he will address the new contract with media after spending time with his family and friends. This will likely take place when Rice reports to training camp next Wednesday (July 25). “This is another example of Steve Bisciotti’s commitment to the team and to our fans to retain our core players,” Newsome stated. “Ray has been an integral part of us earning...

Ravens announce lottery for fans to watch training camp in Owings Mills

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The Baltimore Ravens’ 2012 training camp, connected by Verizon, will feature individual practices to be held at M&T Bank Stadium, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis and Stevenson University. Additionally, by entering a lottery on the Ravens’ official website, fans in limited numbers will have the opportunity to win free tickets to training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills. The Ravens can safely host 200 people on the fields of their training center, and fans who are randomly chosen through the drawing will be invited to...

Rice’s ‘A Ray of Hope’

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BALTIMORE JUNE 23, 2012   Ray Rice has announced that he has partnered with Merriweather Post Pavilion, Teen Truth Live, and other local sponsors to bring his “A Ray of Hope” campaign to the parents of youth in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area on July 13, 2012 at 6pm. “Since starting my pro-kindness, anti-bullying campaign earlier this year, I have received thousands of emails from kids who have been bullied.  I have also received many who have told me that this message of hope assures them that they are...