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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
Lukas Foreman, a defensive back-turned linebacker, has been suspended by Maryland for one year for violating the student-athlete code of conduct, the school said. Foreman, 6-3, 205 pounds, entered Maryland last season as a defensive back and redshirted. He switched to linebacker prior to spring practice. He was listed on the depth chart as a backup SAM linebacker. Foreman was recruited from Naples (Fla.) High by former Maryland defensive coordinator Don Brown. Maryland has now announced this week that three athletes -- basketball players Terrell Stoglin and Mychal Parker were the others -- have been suspended for a year.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Ravens starting middle linebacker Daryl Smith and special teams ace Albert McClellan aren't practicing Wednesday for undisclosed reasons. The Ravens' leading tackler from last season, Smith practiced Monday night without incident. McClellan, a reserve linebacker, was in and out of the practice. Meanwhile, starting cornerback Lardarius Webb remains sidelined with a back issue. Tests revealed no structural damage to Webb's back, according to sources. It's believed to be a muscle injury.
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Baltimore Sun staff | December 11, 2011
Maryland freshman linebacker Alex Twine was arrested Friday night in Prince George's County. Twine, who turned 18 on Friday, has been charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order. Maryland's student newspaper, The Diamondback, first reported Twine's arrest . The 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker from Gaithersburg is scheduled to make a court appearance Jan. 30 at 1:15 p.m. in Hyattsville. Twine appeared in 11 games as a freshman, starting four.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Josh Bynes has grown accustomed to being an underdog, the proverbial forgotten man in the middle of the Ravens' defense. The veteran inside linebacker started the first six games of last season at weak-side inside linebacker until Jameel McClain replaced him in the lineup after being activated from the physically unable to perform list. Now, Bynes is determined to make his presence felt at inside linebacker as he competes for playing time with first-round rookie C.J. Mosley and 2013 second-round NFL draft pick Arthur Brown.
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By Matt Vensel | February 16, 2012
The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. In this post he looks at inside linebackers . The top prospects: Boston College's Luke Kuechly is the consensus top inside linebacker in this class. He is projected to go in the middle of first round, way before the Ravens are on the clock at No. 29. Arizona State's Vontaze Burfict, who has been linked to the Ravens in mock drafts and who has been compared to Ray Lewis by some analysts, is a first-round pick who should wow scouts at the combine.
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By Matt Vensel | March 7, 2012
Unless you count Mario Williams , a defensive end who can also play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense, there won't be any marquee lineback ers available in free agency this offseason . But there are a handful of solid start ers -- including a pair of Ravens -- scheduled to be available in a deep class of free agent lineback ers. Jarret Johnson, who has spent nine years with the Ravens, is among the top outside linebackers this...
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
With national signing day only a day away, preview the Terps ' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Nnamdi Egbuaba Position: Outside linebacker Measurables: 6 feet 1, 215 pounds High school: St. Frances Recruiter: Mike Locksley Finalists: Virginia, Connecticut Rankings: 247: 3*, No. 101 OLB Rivals: 3* ESPN: 3*, No. 154 OLB Stats/honors: 105 total tackles (17 for losses)
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By Jeff Zrebiec | December 26, 2012
Ray Lewis will not play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals but the Ravens kept alive his hope of returning for the playoffs. The Ravens activated the veteran linebacker from the injured reserve with a designation to return list on Wednesday, a procedural move that makes him eligible to play in the opening round of the playoffs next week against either the Bengals or Indianapolis Colts. To make room for Lewis, the Ravens placed wide receiver LaQuan Williams (Poly, University of Maryland)
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By Jonathan Munshaw and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Westminster resident and standout McDonogh linebacker Wyatt Cook has committed to Purdue, Cook announced on Twitter on Tuesday. Cook, a rising senior, also had offers from Maryland and Virginia, but he said the offer was rescinded by Maryland before his recruiting visit to Purdue because the Terps already had two commitments at linebacker: Gus Little and Brett Zanotto. However, even if the Maryland offer were still on the table, Cook said he would have chosen the Boilermakers over his hometown school.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2012
This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name : Abner Logan Jr. Birthdate : July 24, 1993 Birthplace : Cambridge, Mass. Hometown : Cambridge, Mass. Height : 6-1 Weight : 220 Position : Linebacker High School : Dexter School in Brookline, Mass. Senior statistics : 43 tackles, 10 sacks, nine tackles for loss and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
The Ravens' top decision makers are always preaching about the importance of roster competition. They want it at every position, not just for starting roles but for special teams units and back-end roster spots. Heading into training camp, which officially begins with the first full-squad practice on Thursday, the Ravens' front office has assembled a 90-man roster that will need to be whittled down to 53 in the coming weeks. The roster has a mixture of youth and experience and is particularly deep at wide receiver where 12 guys are competing for five or six spots.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
During his rookie season last year, one of the toughest adjustments for Ravens outside linebacker John Simon was learning the nuances of pass coverage. At Ohio State, the gritty former Big Ten Conference Player of the Year lined up at defensive end, defensive tackle and linebacker while operating primarily as a pass rusher and run-stopper. Simon rarely was asked to drop back in pass coverage in college. So, playing in reverse has become a major point of emphasis for Simon following a quiet rookie year in which the fourth-round draft pick played on special teams.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 14, 2014
Maryland outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil has been named to the watch list for the Butkus Award, given annually to the top linebacker in college football. Cudjoe-Virgil, a Baltimore native who went to Towson High, had 18 tackles, 3.5 sacks and an interception in six games last year before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury. He will depended on heavily to help Maryland replace outside linebacker Marcus Whitfield, who had 52 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss and nine sacks last year.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
The last time that C.J. Mosley made the transition to a higher level of football, he had no trouble adjusting. Mosley quickly emerged as a starter as a true freshman at Alabama and showed himself to be a playmaker, running back an interception for a touchdown against the Florida Gators. He was named a freshman All-American. Now, the Ravens' first-round pick in the draft is getting acclimated to the NFL and making his bid for an immediate starting job at weak-side inside linebacker.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
Daryl Smith just smiled and shrugged off the question. Asked recently about being the replacement last year for iconic Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis, Smith stayed true to his low-key personality. He doesn't focus on such comparisons, instead directing his attention to the coming season. The Ravens are scheduled to hold their first full-team practice of training camp July 24. "I never really did think about it until [Lewis] was brought up in a setting like this," Smith said after the Ravens' final minicamp practice in June.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
As it turns out, the  Ravens  didn't make out as well as what was originally thought in the deal that sent inactive middle linebacker Rolando McClain to the  Dallas Cowboys . It was widely reported after the deal that the Ravens would send McClain, who was on the reserved/retired list, plus a 2015 seventh-round pick to the Cowboys for a 2015 sixth-round pick. However, that's the best-case scenario. The Cowboys announced the terms of the deal today and that 2015 draft pick exchange will only take place if McClain plays 50 percent of the defensive snaps for Dallas during the 2014 season.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
The letters keep coming, sometimes 20 a month asking for Dennis Gaubatz's autograph. Sometimes it's a football card that the old Colt receives. More often, it's the cover of one of the three national magazines on which Gaubatz appeared in his five years as the rugged middle linebacker on Baltimore's ballyhooed defense of the 1960s. How many copies of Life and Sports Illustrated does he reckon he's signed? "My gawd, I have no idea. But they just don't stop," said Gaubatz, 73, from his home in West Columbia, Texas.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Rolando McClain was property of the Ravens for less than 15 months, a period in which he never participated in a single practice for the organization, yet he managed to make plenty of headlines. Here is a look at McClain's tumultuous stay in Baltimore: April 12, 2013 : The Ravens signed McClain, the former first-round draft pick who had been cut a week earlier by the Oakland Raiders amid a series of off-the-field issues, to a one-year, $700,000 contract that included $400,000 in playing-time incentives.
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By Jonathan Munshaw and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Westminster resident and standout McDonogh linebacker Wyatt Cook has committed to Purdue, Cook announced on Twitter on Tuesday. Cook, a rising senior, also had offers from Maryland and Virginia, but he said the offer was rescinded by Maryland before his recruiting visit to Purdue because the Terps already had two commitments at linebacker: Gus Little and Brett Zanotto. However, even if the Maryland offer were still on the table, Cook said he would have chosen the Boilermakers over his hometown school.
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