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Ravens hope to unveil Ray Lewis statue before 2014 season starts

The Johnny Unitas statue that stands outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is about to have some permanent company. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said this week that he hopes to have a Ray Lewis statue up before the 2014 NFL season kicks off. According to Bisciotti, artist Frederick Kail is well on his way to making that happen. Kail is the same artist who sculpted the Unitas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens release a statement following Ray Rice’s indictment

  The Baltimore Ravens have issued a statement following the indictment of running back Ray Rice. “This is part of the due process for Ray. We know there is more to Ray Rice than this one incident.” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has already made it clear they’ll be standing by Rice. “He’ll be back with the team. He’ll definitely be back,” Bisciotti said. “I know...
Via Pro Football Zone
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Rice indicted on aggravated assault charge

Ravens running back Ray Rice has been indicted by prosecutors in Atlantic County, N.J. on a charge of aggravated assault, officials announced Thursday. Rice had initially faced a charge of simple assault for allegedly striking his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in the Revel Casino on Feb. 15. Prosecutors took the case to a grand jury, which returned a more serious charge of aggravated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens plan on sticking by Ray Rice

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti made it clear on Monday that they’ll stick by running back Ray Rice after he knocked out his fiancé at a New Jersey casino this offseason. Just spoke to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. Aggressively stood by RB Ray Rice. Said there’s no circumstance where Rice’s not w team in ’14. — Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) March 24, 2014   var ACE_AR ...
Via Pro Football Zone
29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh gets another year

Coach John Harbaugh was given a one-year contract extension by the Baltimore Ravens last month, owner Steve Bisciotti told ESPN.com on Monday. Harbaugh signed a four-year contract last year after the Ravens won the Super Bowl. This extension means he is signed through the 2017 season. Bisciotti indicated the extension represents a vote of confidence. He wanted Harbaugh to know...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens sign John Harbaugh to one-year extension

Despite missing the playoffs for the first time during his tenure, the Baltimore Ravens are giving head coach John Harbaugh a contract extension. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told ESPN.com that the one-year extension on Harbaugh’s contract is a vote of confidence. “I expect him to rebound from this disappointment with the same tenacity he attacks […]
Via Full Scale Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens Want To Sign Torrey Smith To Extension

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has one season left on his contract. Team owner Steve Bisciotti would like to avoid any type of contract haggle.  According to Matt Zenitz of the Carroll CountyTimes, Bisciotti indicated Monday that he wants to get a new deal done with Smith, preferably before the draft. Bisciotti said nothing would make him happier than getting a...
Via Thacover2
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens Want To Sign Torrey Smith To Extension

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has one season left on his contract. Team owner Steve Bisciotti would like to avoid any type of contract haggle.  According to Matt Zenitz of the Carroll CountyTimes, Bisciotti indicated Monday that he wants to get a new deal done with Smith, preferably before the draft. Bisciotti said nothing would make him happier than getting a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Would Like To Get An Extension In Place With Torrey Smith Before The Draft

  Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters on Monday that “nothing would make him happier” than getting a contract extension in place for WR Torrey Smith before this year’s draft, per Matt Zenitz. Bisciotti added that he told Smith’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, on Monday; “We’ve got to get that done.“ Bisciotti mentioned that he’s “optimistic” they can get...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens give John Harbaugh one-year extension though 2016

The Baltimore Ravens have tacked on one year to head coach John Harbaugh’s contract. Harbaugh is now signed though the 2016 season. Owner Steve Bisciotti wanted to extend Harbaugh as a show of support, not that many were questioning his status. After season, Bisciotti extended Harbaugh's contract by 1 more season to show his support. So Harbaugh now has four more years left...
Via Tireball.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Signed HC John Harbaugh To A One-Year Extension

  Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters on Monday that he extended HC John Harbaugh’s contract by one more season to show his support, per Jeff Zrebiec. The Ravens reached an agreement with Harbaugh on a multi-year extension back in September of last year, so it is a little surprising that they were so aggressive in adding another year to his contract seven months later...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

“No Circumstance” Where Ray Rice Isn’t Back With Ravens Next Year

  Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters on Monday that there is “no circumstance” where RB Ray Rice won’t be back in Baltimore next season, per Jeff Zrebiec. “He’s going to be here,” Bisciotti said of Rice. Rice was involved in a domestic incident with his fiancée back in February. A video surfaced shortly after the news broke and showed Rice dragging his unconscious fia...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner Says Ray Rice Won’t Be Cut Over Uppercut

` Last month Ravens RB Ray Rice got into an altercation with his fiancee and uppercut her, knocking her unconscious. They went to couple therapy and have been keeping a low profile for a little while. Now Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti had this to say about the situation: Just spoke to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. Aggressively stood by RB Ray Rice. Said there's no circumstance...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Where’s Steve Bisciotti of the Ravens rank among all NFL owners?

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
Via cover32 - Ravens
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reasons to hope Baltimore will return to the game of all games

Obviously best case scenario at this stage of the year is to have your favorite team playing in Sunday’s game. If not, you’re usually left wondering why that is and will it ever happen again. If you enjoy the Baltimore Ravens then you can rely on the idea that it indeed will happen again and probably sooner than later. There are two kinds of sports franchises in this country...
Via cover32 - Ravens
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens continue search for new offensive coordinator

The Baltimore Ravens officially interviewed former Detroit Lions coordinator Scott Linehan for the vacancy of offensive coordinator. The offensive coordinator position is just one of a few coaching spots open at the moment; one of and most important. The position that is being offered is looked at one of great opportunity. Baltimore had a struggling offense last season but they...
Via cover32 - Ravens
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

John Eisenberg tells it like is about the 2014 Ravens...

John Eisenberg is an award-winning sports journalist formerly of the Baltimore Sun.  He doesn't have to work anymore in covering the NFL, but he does... call it a love for the game. Here's a good kick-off piece from Eisenberg on the challenges which must be faced by the 2014 Ravens: "I was hoping to get the call to join the Ravens’ braintrust retreat at Steve...
Via Ravens Football Machine
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Notes version of the "State of the Ravens" 2014 press conference...

I enjoy listening to the annual "State of the Ravens" presser mainly because it's usually the only time of the year you will publicly hear from their owner, Steve Bisciotti. But on Wednesday morning, Bisciotti didn't have much to say, except that he feels he got the right personnel headed in the right direction---and that he supports any upgrade decisions...
Via Ravens Football Machine
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens and Suggs, where is it going?

This time last year, the Baltimore Ravens had just begun their playoff run by defeating the Indianapolis Colts and were preparing to unseat the Denver Broncos en route to their second Super Bowl victory. Today, the Ravens front office is looking for answers as they failed to make the postseason for the first time in six years. “Had we not had the history over the past five years...
Via cover32 - Ravens
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens seeks to improve offense in offseason

Calling this season a ''failure'' because his team missed the playoffs, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says changes will made this offseason but a radical makeover will not be necessary. One year removed from winning the Super Bowl, the Ravens went 8-8 and missed the postseason for the first time in six years since John Harbaugh took over as coach in 2008...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ozzie Newsome Noncommittal Regarding Terrell Suggs Status For 2014

The Baltimore Ravens held a postseason press conference on Wednesday that featured team owner Steve Bisciotti, GM Ozzie Newsome and HC John Harbaugh, and while they covered a number of topics, Terrell Suggs future with the Ravens was probably the most interesting. According to Aaron Wilson, Newsome was “noncommittal” regarding Suggs’ status for the 2014 season. Suggs, 31...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Art Donovan, Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle, Dies at 89

BALTIMORE — Art Donovan, the lineman whose hilarious stories about his football career enabled him to maintain his popularity long after his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Sunday night. He was 89. Donovan died at 7:20 p.m. at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore, according to Kevin Byrne, senior vice president of public and community relations for the Baltimore...
Via NESN.com
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame DT Donovan dead at 89

Art Donovan, the lineman whose hilarious stories about his football career enabled him to maintain his popularity long after his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Sunday night. He was 89. Donovan died at 7:20 p.m. at Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore, according to Kevin Byrne, senior vice president of public and community relations for the Baltimore Ravens. Donovan...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Infamous Maryland state legislator set to retire

Maryland delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. will not seek re-election to the state legislature, ending a nearly two decade run. Burns' most notable national claim to fame came when he advised Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to keep employees quiet on the matter of gay marriage. Prior to the, er, advice, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, then with the Ravens, had spoken out in favor of a...
Via This Given Sunday
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens Owner Wants Joe Flacco To Be Teams New Leader

The Baltimore Ravens are now searching for leadership after the retirement of the great Ray Lewis, and Ed Reed taking his services to Houston. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti didn’t have to look far to find his teams new leader though, and after signing quarterback Joe Flacco to a $100 million contract, Bisciotti let Flacco know that the role is now. “You are the leader now, like...
Via Thacover2
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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