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Talks Between Ravens And Tackle Eugene Monroe Reportedly Progressing

Earlier reports during the past few days painted the contract negotiations between tackle Eugene Monroe and the Baltimore Ravens as bleak, suggesting that the discussion had reached an impasse over how many millions per season he was worth. Monroe is reportedly seeking $10 million per season as arguably the top free agent tackle on the […]

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Report: Ravens “Likely” To Lose Tackle Eugene Monroe In Free Agency

Last season, after realizing that Bryant McKinnie’s Super Bowl stretch was an aberration, the Baltimore Ravens traded him to the Miami Dolphins for a conditional late-round pick, a necessity for the latter following the Jonathan Martin situation. The Ravens traded their fourth- and fifth-round draft picks for this upcoming draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars for […]

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Former Steelers Center A.Q. Shipley Traded From Colts To Ravens

Center A.Q. Shipley, the Pittsburgh Steelers seventh-round draft pick in the 2009 draft, was traded Thursday morning from the Indianapolis Colts to the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional 2014 draft pick. The former Penn State center did not make the Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp in 2009, but he showed enough during […]

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Ravens Hope To Overcome Loss Of LB Paul Kruger By Signing Former Broncos LB Elvis Dumervil

The Baltimore Ravens have suffered quite a few losses on the defensive side of the ball so far this offseason, but on Sunday, they filled one of their holes when they came to terms with former Denver Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil on a five-year contract. Dumervil, who had initially agreed to take a pay cut […]

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Longtime Ravens Safety Ed Reed Headed To The Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not have to face safety Ed Reed in 2013 unless they play the Houston Texans in the playoffs as the longtime Baltimore Ravens defensive back is on the verge of signing a two-year deal to end his career in Houston. Reed told Albert Breer of the NFL Network on Wednesday, that […]

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49ers & Ravens Offensive Lines Take Different, Yet Healthy Paths To The Super Bowl

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to start seven different offensive line combinations this past season due to all of the injuries that they had suffered throughout the season. As a result, the front five never had a significant amount of time to gel together and it played a big part in the running game being […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 13-10 Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The first pass play deep by Byron Leftwich to Mike Wallace was slightly under thrown , but still a good one. The pass […]

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Scouting The AFC North Offensive Lines: Baltimore Ravens

With training camps getting underway later this month, now is a perfect time to take a look at the offensive line situations of the other three teams in the AFC North. First up is the Baltimore Ravens, who the Pittsburgh Steelers will not face until weeks 11 and 13 this season. The Ravens suffered a […]

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Looking At The Steelers Main Competitors For The AFC North Crown (Part 1)

By Cian Fahey After active off-seasons for each of the four AFC North teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be in good position to compete for another crown to add to the collection. What is less clear however, is which team the Steelers will need to overcome, or if there will be more than two […]

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ESPN Heads Say Steelers Finish 3rd In AFC North Because Of Too Much Change

ESPN had their special 2012 AFC North preview show Tuesday and it included the division predictions of Herm Edwards, Bill Polian and Marcellus Wiley at the end of the show. Both Edwards and Wiley have the Baltimore Ravens winning the division while Polian has the Cincinnati Bengals winning it in 2012. All three had the […]

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How Do The Other AFC North Teams Stack Up To The Steelers After The Off-Season

By Cian Fahey Now that the 2012 NFL draft is over, the curtain has fallen on the final major event of this year\’s off-season. Between now and the beginning of training camp very few alterations will be made to team\’s rosters save for a few free agent signings and perhaps trades. Not only is the […]

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NFL Honors Rodgers, Brees, Newton, Miller, Suggs, Harbaugh & Stafford With AP Awards

The NFL saluted its best players and plays from the 2011 season the night before Super Bowl XLVI with the first annual “NFL Honors” show. The star-studded football and entertainment event was held at Murat Theatre in Indianapolis and it made for a great two-hour primetime awards special that aired on NBC. Alec Baldwin hosted […]

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Steelers Players Accuse Ravens Of Illegal Chop Blocks

Several Steelers players are speaking out about a few of the blocks used on nose tackle Casey Hampton on Sunday in Baltimore and are accusing them of chop blocking Hampton. If you read my post game observations the day after the 35-7 loss I noted how much the Ravens cut block, but did not look […]

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Week 1 – 7 Things To Look For Against The Ravens

Here we go with week 1 of the 2011 season and what a way to begin it. There is never a great time to play the Baltimore Ravens, but if there were, it would be week 1 with all of the changes that the Ravens have made coming out of a lockout that resulted in […]

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Steelers 2011 Game By Game Schedule Breakdown

The Steelers 2011 season kicks off this Sunday and I have purposely waited until now to post a game by game quick look ahead at the Steelers 2011 schedule. The free agent moves and final roster cuts have taken place around the league and it provides a much clearer look at where teams are at […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 1 Practice Injury Report – Wednesday

The Steelers got their first official regular season practice out of the way in preparation to play the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in Baltimore. The first Steelers injury and practice participation was released. Rookie linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday as he recovers from the hamstring injury suffered against the Falcons in the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – September 6th – Ravens Week Officially Begins Edition

Steelers backup quarterback Byron Leftwich said that the broken arm he suffered against the Falcons was the worst pain he has ever experienced and that he has refused to watch the replay of the injury. Leftwich said he went into survival mode right after it happened and that it hasn’t completely sunk in yet that […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – August 31st – Woodley SI Cover Boy Edition

Ben Roethlisberger talked to the media on Tuesday and Scott Brown noted how he responded carefully when asked about the NFL\’s personal conduct policy as it relates to the recent news that Patriots defensive end Albert Haynesworth will not be suspended initially by Roger Goodell after pleading no contest to simple assault charge. Roethlisberger was […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 19 Friday Practice Injury Report – Divisional Round

The Steelers wrapped up their final practice preparations on Friday for their Saturday Divisional round playoff game versus the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. S Troy Polamalu (ankle) and CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) both participated fully in the Friday walk-through and both are listed on the injury report as probable. DE Aaron Smith (triceps) was […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 19 Thursday Practice Injury Report – Divisional Round

The Steelers resumed practice on Thursday in preparation for their Divisional round playoff game this Saturday at Heinz Field versus the Baltimore Ravens. S Troy Polamalu (ankle) practiced fully after sitting out on Wednesday and indeed looks on track to play Saturday as expected. CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) also practiced fully on Thursday after being […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 19 Wednesday Practice Injury Report – Divisional Round

The Steelers got their second practice of the week in on Wednesday and released their first official injury and practice participation report for the upcoming Saturday Divisional Round game against the Baltimore Ravens. S Troy Polamalu (ankle) did not practice, but is slated to work on Thursday by all reports and is in no jeopardy […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 4 Friday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers wrapped up practice preparation on Friday for the week 4 game on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Not practicing once again were NT Chris Hoke (knee), G Trai Essex (ankle) and QB Dennis Dixon (knee) and all were ruled out on Friday on the injury report. Doug Legursky will make his second straight […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 4 Wednesday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers started their preparations on Wednesday for their week 4 game against the division rival Baltimore Ravens. In all, the Steelers had just three players that did not practice on Wednesday. QB Dennis Dixon (knee) remains out following meniscus surgery and will be out all week. G Trai Essex (ankle) did not work as […]

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Birk To Steelers Trade Rumor Debunked

Phil Mackey of 1500 ESPN Radio Twin Cities released a Tweet earlier in the day that he had sources that Ravens center Matt Birk had been traded to the Steelers. After about an hour or so the rumor has been shot down by agent Joe Linta. Linta told Tim Yotter of Vikings update that the […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 16 Friday Practice Injury Report – Harrison Added, Polamalu & Kemoeatu Out

The Steelers wrapped up practice preparations on Friday for the game on Sunday versus the Ravens. Linebacker James Harrison (biceps) was added to the injury report after missing Friday with a bicep injury. Harrison is listed as questionable. Safety Troy Polamalu (knee), guard Chris Kemoeatu (wrist) and cornerback Keenan Lewis (back) did not practice on […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 16 Thursday Practice Injury Report – Polamalu Sits Again

Safety Troy Polamalu (knee) did not practice again on Thursday and now seems to be highly doubtful to play on Sunday. Guard Chris Kemoeatu (wrist) did not practice on Thursday after working fully on Wednesday and was added to the injury report. Cornerback Keenan Lewis (back) also sat out today after being limited on Wednesday. […]

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