Ravens complete draft with five picks on Saturday

The Ravens wrapped up their draft by filling needs and getting depth for their roster. In the fourth round, the Ravens selected Gino Gradkowski from Delaware. He’s a guard/center and the younger brother of quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. Gradkowski is a 6-foot-2 , 300-pounder that will get a chance to learn under Matt Birk. The Ravens finally ended their run on offense with their second pick ... read more

Ravens make Osemele their second selection (updated)

The Ravens upgraded their defense with their first pick in this year’s draft. With the second pick, they added to their offensive line. The Ravens selected offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele out of Iowa State with the 60th overall selection in the draft. Osemele is a 6-foot-6 333 pounder. The Ravens have been looking for an offensive line upgrade after losing Ben Grubbs to the Saints. ... read more

Ravens draft Upshaw with first pick in second round

The Ravens finally made their first pick in this year’s draft after trading out of the 29th spot last night. With the pick, the Ravens decided to bolster their defense. They drafted Courtney Upshaw, a 6-foot-2 272 pound outside linebacker out of the University of Alabama. Upshaw will play opposite of Terrell Suggs and take the place of the departed Jarret Johnson, who signed with ... read more

Ravens trade out of first round

Well, we waited all night to find out the Ravens have traded out of the first round. According to this tweet from Jason La Canfora, the Ravens traded to the Vikings for the 35th and 98th picks in the draft. That is a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick. The Ravens now have two picks in the second round and two picks in the fourth ... read more

Ravens agree to sign former Colt Painter (updated)

The Ravens worked out three quarterbacks. They’ve now apparently signed one. According to this report from Jason La Canfora, the Ravens have agreed to sign former Colts quarterback Curtis Painter. Painter apparently has won the competition with Kyle Boller and Dennis Dixon. In nine games, eight starts, last season, Painter completed 54.3 percent of his passes for 1,541 yards. He threw six touchdowns and nine ... read more

Report: Ravens set to workout Boller, Dixon (updated)

The Ravens are going to work out quarterback Kyle Boller on Thursday, according to this report from NFL.com. Boller, a former first-round pick of the Ravens in 2003, hasn’t played for the franchise since 2007. Boller was set to be quarterback of the team in 2008, but suffered a shoulder injury and the Ravens placed him on injured reserve. As a starter, Boller didn’t have ... read more

Analyzing a very tough schedule for the Ravens

Last night, the Ravens released their 2012 schedule. After taking some time to think about it, it looks like the Ravens will have another tough road ahead of them if they’re going to make the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. If the Ravens are going to make some noise, logic would say it’s going to be at the beginning and end of the season ... read more

Ravens to host Bengals on Monday, Sept. 10 to open 2012 season

The Ravens will open their 2012 season in the friendly confines of M&T Bank Stadium. That game will come Monday, Sept. 10 against the Bengals on “Monday Night Football” at 7 p.m. That game is the first of four primetime games that will feature the Ravens. Three of the team’s first four games will also take place at home. After hosting the Bengals, the Ravens ... read more