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By Matt Vensel | March 30, 2011
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones recently told my Baltimore Sun colleague Kevin Richardson that his brother, Ravens defensive tackle Arthur Jones, " would do great in the octagon . " The 2010 fifth-round draft pick won two New York state championships in high school and has been doing MMA training with Bones this summer . But in a locker room wrestling match during the season with veteran defensive lineman Kelly...
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
During his decade playing for the Ravens, gritty defensive lineman Kelly Gregg anchored the nose tackle position in a fairly revolutionary way. Gregg did more than just clog up the middle and prevent blockers from touching star middle linebacker Ray Lewis. As one of the most underrated players in the NFL -- he was never selected to a Pro Bowl -- Gregg was uncommonly active in pursuit and frequently penetrated the backfield as he recorded 548 tackles and 20.5 sacks in his career.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2009
When Kelly Gregg and I stroll into the Owings Mills Red Robin on a recent muggy summer afternoon, I contemplate telling our waitress that she might want to alert the cooks, just in case they need backup. I've been dreaming of this moment for months, maybe even years, since hearing tales of Baltimore Colts writers describing the eating habits and antics of Art Donovan, the beefy, everyman hero of his time. Donovan could eat 25 hot dogs in one sitting. He once ordered three pizzas, polished off two of them, then saved the third for breakfast the next morning.I want Kelly Gregg to be the modern-day Art Donovan - telling stories about fishing and wrestling in central Oklahoma as he orders a third plate of ribs and then dips them in gravy.
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Mike Preston | March 19, 2012
The National Football League's plan is working well in Baltimore, the one where a good team penalizes itself. So far, that's what has happened here with the departure of five of the Ravens' 12 unrestricted free agents to other teams in the early period, including starting guard Ben Grubbs (New Orleans), linebacker Jarret Johnson and defensive end Cory Redding (Indianapolis). Around towns, fans are wondering what is going on and some have called general manager Ozzie Newsome and owner Steve Bisciotti cheap because they haven't signed or retained high profile free agents.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
During his decade playing for the Ravens, gritty defensive lineman Kelly Gregg anchored the nose tackle position in a fairly revolutionary way. Gregg did more than just clog up the middle and prevent blockers from touching star middle linebacker Ray Lewis. As one of the most underrated players in the NFL -- he was never selected to a Pro Bowl -- Gregg was uncommonly active in pursuit and frequently penetrated the backfield as he recorded 548 tackles and 20.5 sacks in his career.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2011
The Ravens were interested in keeping nose tackle Kelly Gregg , but they couldn't match an offer from the Kansas City Chiefs. Gregg reportedly will earn twice as much with the Chiefs than he would have with the Ravens, who were offering him $1.5 million. The Ravens officially released Gregg on Thursday, creating $3.5 million in salary-cap room. "Kansas City just gave him an offer that he couldn't refuse," coach John Harbaugh said. "We just wish him the best. Obviously, it's the best thing for his family financially, and we're happy for him. " Playing in Kansas City was a factor for Gregg, whose family lives in Oklahoma.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | September 23, 2009
Each Wednesday we'll bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is defensive tackle Kelly Gregg, who is tied for fourth on the team in tackles with nine and is part of a defense that ranks first in the NFL against the run. Gregg chatted about playing in his first regular-season game in more than a year, matching up against one of the toughest offensive lines in NFL history and "noodling." Question: The season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept.
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Mike Preston | August 26, 2010
Entering his second year as the Ravens' defensive coordinator, Greg Mattison says little has changed, but some of his players disagree. They notice a more comfortable and confident Mattison, one willing to take more chances. There remains one constant, though. "He's a tough guy, has skin like an armadillo," defensive tackle Kelly Gregg said. The transition of a year ago was a huge success for Mattison, 60. The Ravens survived a shaky first quarter of the season, especially in pass defense, and finished 2009 ranked No. 3 overall, the seventh straight year the Ravens' defense has finished in the top six. The Ravens also had the NFL's best run defense, allowing only 3.4 yards per carry, were ranked fourth in turnover ratio (plus 10)
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | August 2, 2009
When Kelly Gregg and I stroll into the Owings Mills Red Robin on a recent muggy summer afternoon, I contemplate telling our waitress that she might want to alert the cooks, just in case they need backup. I've been dreaming of this moment for months, maybe even years, since hearing tales of Baltimore Colts writers describing the eating habits and antics of Art Donovan, the beefy, everyman hero of his time. Donovan could eat 25 hot dogs in one sitting. He once ordered three pizzas, polished off two of them, then saved the third for breakfast the next morning.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | July 5, 2009
Kelly Gregg attacked his offseason knee rehabilitation with single-minded devotion - scuttling through all the minicamps, pressing all that iron, going deep into therapy without mishap. But the moment of truth - the moment the Ravens knew their Buddha-like nose tackle was back - came one morning at practice when they saw him perform his ritualistic frog jump. "He squats down like a frog almost, with his hands on his knees," said defensive tackle Trevor Pryce, "and he bounces up and down, three or four bounces to squat his weight.
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Mike Preston | February 6, 2012
In previous years there were roster spots for veterans that were considered safe, but that's not the case headed into 2012. At least not after last year when the Ravens cut key veterans including tight end Todd Heap , receiver Derrick Mason , defensive tackle Kelly Gregg and running back Willis McGahee . McGahee was expected to get waived because teams don't pay back up running backs $6 million, but there aren't as many obvious salary cap casualties...
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2011
Watching video, Terrence Cody's eyes gloss over the other members of the Ravens' defense until he homes in on a familiar figure. Kelly Gregg usually isn't hard to find. He's the short and squatty guy in the middle of everything, constantly keeping his feet, fighting to surge forward and attracting attention that opponents would prefer paying to Haloti Ngata, Ray Lewis or Terrell Suggs. Gregg was Cody's teammate last season, but now the Ravens' current starting nose tackle watches the team's former one regularly on film, analyzing his footwork and marveling at the leverage he generates while taking on blocks by significantly bigger men. "Kelly can tell if somebody is pulling or not and if it's going to be a run or pass.
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By Edward Lee | October 7, 2011
Terrence Cody isn't a highlight machine or a stats maniac, but the nose tackle has been a factor in the defense's performance this season. Sandwiched by two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and defensive Cory Redding, Cody has stabilized the Ravens' three-man front in their 3-4 defensive alignment. And despite the lack of statistics, Cody's play has not escaped the attention of his coaches. “Is he becoming dominant in there? He dominates in there quite a bit,” coach John Harbaugh said during his weekly briefing on Monday.
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By Mike Preston | September 17, 2011
Apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers complained about the Ravens chop blocking, and it was only a matter of time before NFL teams called the Ravens out. The Ravens are using a blocking scheme similar to the one used in Denver when John Elway was the quarterback and Terrell Davis was the featured running back. Back then, many  teams complained about the Broncos' chop blocks. When the Ravens played the Denver back in the early 2000's, the Ravens often complained about how the Broncos illegally chopped defensive linemen.
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By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2011
Longtime run stopper Kelly Gregg is officially gone and Terrence Cody is undeniably the man in the middle, latest in a line of nose guards who play traffic cop for the Ravens. Built more like the massive Tony Siragusa than the shorter Gregg, Cody had an uneven rookie season: He arrived overweight, quickly suffered a knee injury that required surgery and spent the first month of the regular season trying to work that big body into shape. Once he got on the field, however, he began to show why he was a steal late in the second round of the 2010 draft.
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Kevin Cowherd | July 31, 2011
Maybe Ravens fans will step back from the ledge now and calm down. Oh, you heard all the howling on the talk shows and message boards the past few days. Why weren't the Ravens doing anything as the NFL's free-agent feeding frenzy got under way? How come they were just standing around as quality free agents like Nnamdi Asomugha and Santonio Holmes and Johnathan Joseph were being snapped up by other teams? Personally, I never believed anyone at the Castle was sitting around yawning and eating bonbons during all this.
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September 18, 2006
Good morning --Kelly Gregg --Thought of challenging Haloti Ngata to a match race?
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December 20, 2006
On the Pro Bowl selections Kelly Gregg definitely should be there. Everyone says he's underrated. They're liable to take it out on the Steelers. Big Ben better duck and cover. Just the league hating on the Ravens again.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2011
The three weeks when the Baltimore Ravens typically train in Westminster is a time for this Carroll County city to revive itself from the dog days of summer and get ready for the return of students to McDaniel College. But these days the downtown area is devoid of many people — and most shades of purple — as the team opted to train at its in-season facility in Owings Mills because of the uncertainty surrounding the NFL lockout that ended last week after more than 100 days. Though lifelong resident and first-term mayor Kevin Utz can't put an exact dollar figure on the loss of revenue due to the team's absence, he said Sunday that restaurants whose clientele came strictly to watch their favorite NFL team practice could lose between "10 and 20 percent" of their expected revenue and the Best Western hotel where the Ravens housed their players and coaches would likely be affected even more.
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By Jamison Hensley and Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2011
Kelly Gregg, the second-leading tackler in Ravens history, said there are no hard feelings in parting ways with the team. Gregg signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs after the Ravens released him Thursday. The Ravens created $3.5 million in salary cap room by cutting Gregg, who had been the Ravens' starting nose tackle since 2002. "I go back to the salary cap purge in Baltimore when we let Rob Burnett go," Gregg said. "We didn't think that would happen, but it did. It's a business.
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