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Ravens to visit White House next Wednesday (other notes)

One of the many perks of winning a professional and college championship is a day on the nation's biggest stage with a chance to met the president. The Ravens will make the Super Bowl winners' traditional visit to the White House next Wednesday to have their title honored by President Barack Obama. It had previously been reported that departed safety Bernard Pollard will not join

Former Ravens undrafted QB Finnerty found dead

Former Ravens undrafted quarterback Cullen Finnerty was found dead this evening in Webber Township, Mich., according to the Ludington Daily News. Finnerty went missing Sunday after a fishing trip, and was found tonight around 8 p.m. near the campground where he had been staying. There were reportedly no signs of foul play. Finnerty, 30, signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2007.

Ravens sign second-round pick Brown to rookie deal, leaving two unsigned

This afternoon, the Ravens reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year rookie deal with linebacker Arthur Brown, the team's 2012 second-round pick. Brown is recovering from hernia surgery and is not participating in the current OTA in Owings Mills. The Ravens have now come to terms with eight of their 10 draft picks after inking fourth-round linebacker John Simon earlier this week. That leaves just

Arthur Brown recovering from hernia surgery, other notes

Linebacker Arthur Brown, the Ravens' second-round pick in this year's draft, is recovering from sports hernia surgery, coach John Harbaugh told reporters this afternoon after the second day of organized team activity. Harbaugh said Brown had the surgery about two weeks ago right after rookie camp, and the recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks. "He should be fine soon enough," Harbaugh

Linebacker Rolando McClain retires from NFL

Rolando McClain's brief time with the Ravens ended before it ever really started, with more arrests (one) than games played (zero). The 23-year-old linebacker announced his retirement from the NFL this afternoon, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL," Newsome said in a statement. "We have placed him on the reserve/retired list." Baltimore had

Ravens acquire center A.Q. Shipley from Colts

Always looking to create competition for starting jobs, the Ravens deepened the fight to be their starting center this morning. Baltimore acquired second-year center A.Q. Shipley from the Indianapolis Colts for a conditional 2014 draft pick. The deal is pending a physical. Shipley is a a 6-foot-1, 309-pound lineman who played in 14 games and made five starts for the Colts last year. He also

Ravens hire former Rams coach Spagnuolo as senior defensive assistant

The Ravens added one of the NFL's most respected defensive minds to their coaching staff Friday when they hired former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo. Spagnuolo will serve as a senior defensive assistant under coordinator Dean Pees. He has spent 14 years as an NFL coach, with his last three jobs being Saints defensive coordinator (2012), Rams head coach (2009-11) and Giants defensive coordinator (2007-08).

Ravens announce signings of six draft picks, 14 undrafted free agents

The Ravens officially announced the additions of 20 players to their roster Friday, signing their bottom six draft picks and 14 undrafted free agents. The six drafted players to sign were fullback Kyle Juszczyk (fourth round), offensive lineman Rick Wagner (fifth round), defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore (sixth round), center Ryan Jensen (sixth round), wideout Aaron Mellette (seventh round) and cornerback Marc Anthony (seventh round). Here's

McKinnie, Ravens agree to two-year deal (Lewis-Moore agrees, too)

The Ravens didn't use one of their top draft picks on an offensive tackle last week, and perhaps their latest move explains why. Baltimore agreed in principle to a new two-year contract with left tackle Bryant McKinnie, according to the team's website. McKinnie, 33, returns to the Ravens for a third straight season after a strange year where he came to training camp late, struggled

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