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To get you fully prepared for the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, we're ranking every team from worst to first in the weeks leading up to the opening of training camps.
Every day, we'll be previewing two teams, one from each conference, analyzing them from top to bottom and giving you all you need to know to be an informed fan. What's the major storyline heading into camp?
What's the key training camp battle to watch? Who's the young guy to watch? Is there any hope?
Today's two teams: The Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints.
No. 8: Baltimore Ravens
Training Camp Site: Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md.
Training Camp Start Date: July 25
BetOnline.com Preseason Super Bowl Odds: 14-1
What I Like About You: The Ravens were a Lee Evans reception from the Super Bowl a year ago, Joe Flacco and Ray Rice are in big contract years and the defense has a lot to prove with Terrell Suggs out for (at least the start of) the year.
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Unlike other quarterbacks in his division Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, is a man of the people. Why charge people for an autograph? Fresh off his new record setting contract he’s putting his pen to use by signing anything and everything fans are bringing him. This time he signed a sub sandwich [...]
It seems like an obvious statement to make, but Ed Reed is a key to the Ravens' defense, and John Harbaugh thinks he'll have the Ravens' star safety back.
Harbaugh told 105.7 The Fan, "He’s going to play this year and be here. It looks like that is the case."
Ray Lewis has always been the face of the Ravens' defense, but linebackers are not the premium...
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is stepping into suspended teammate Jonathan Vilma's fight against the NFL over his season-long suspension.
Vilma's attorneys filed an affidavit Saturday in federal court in New Orleans supporting Vilma's effort to discard the suspension imposed over his alleged involvement in a program offering bonuses to injure opponents.
After an offseason of “will he, won’t he” in regards of Ed Reed’s desire to play in 2012, Reed has confirmed what many, including teammate Ray Lewis, have believed all along, the Reed will play football this season. 2012 will be Reed’s 11th NFL season, all with the Ravens. Reed, who skipped minicamp, was seen at the Ravens facility this week and is expected to be there...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and lawyers for the NFL arrived at federal court Monday for a settlement conference in Vilma's lawsuit seeking to overturn his season-long suspension in the Saints bounty investigation.
Flanked by his attorneys as he headed into federal court, Vilma said he was'' hoping we can get something accomplished.''
Though it didn’t originally look like it, multiple sources are reporting that a deal between Joe Flacco and the Ravens could be close. NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah puts the odds at 75%, while ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said that the Ravens are “optimistic” about getting a deal done with Flacco ahead of Training Camp. Meanwhile, Flacco himself expressed confidence about the situation...
Even with coach Sean Payton banished from the NFL for the season, along with linebacker Jonathan Vilma, the New Orleans Saints expect to make a run at playing in a Super Bowl on their home field next February.
There are two main reasons for their optimism. One is that most key players from a team that went 13-3 in 2011 are back. The other is that when Payton broke his leg in a sideline...
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the New Orleans Saints have placed linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the reserve/suspended list.
It’s a procedural thing, but the #Saints placed @JonVilma51 on the reserve/suspended list, I’m told. Doesn’t sound like it means much
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2012
The Saints likely made the move to free up his roster spot...
Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is back in federal court on Thursday, seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow him to return to work while his lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pending.
Goodell suspended Vilma for the entire season for what the NFL has said was his leading role in a player-funded bounty program that paid cash bonuses to Saints...
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One of the best parts of being a football fan is wearing your team's jersey proudly on gameday. No matter how your team is performing, or where you have to be on a Sunday, you know that your jersey looks great. But which jerseys are the most fitting for the NFL? Think about it. Each NFL franchise picked a logo and team colors for a reason. Whether it's to look tougher, flashier...