• The NFL's new collective bargaining agreement limits teams to one practice per day, and the efficiency provided in Owings Mills with meeting space, fields and video and IT operations allows the team to maximize the preparation for the season.
"Our football needs and requirements are different (than in 1996)," Newsome said. "The absence of two-a-days, how much space we need for the players and the meetings, the limited number of practices allowed by the new CBA (collective bargaining agreement), the importance of having an indoor field when the summer storms come — all of that and more football-influenced factors, had me recommend to (Bisciotti and Cass) that we hold camp here."
"We owe much thanks to the leadership at McDaniel for their patience as we came to this decision and for all the outstanding help they have given the Ravens through the years," said Cass. "They have been a great partner, often going out of their way to make sure we could prepare our team at a high, high level."
Before becoming McDaniel College, the school was known as Western Maryland College and hosted the then-Baltimore Colts for training camp from 1953 through 1971.
The Colts has also trained at the Colorado School of Mines in 1972, at Towson State University in 1973, at McDonogh School in 1974 and then at Goucher College from 1975 to 1983, according to Ravens officials.
Reporter Jon Meoli contributed to this story.