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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 Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Retired middle linebacker Rolando McClain had a shaky workout in front of Ravens' officials today, leaving his future with the team in doubt. McClain was unable to pass the team's conditioning test and showed considerable rust during drills, according to team sources. However, his struggles didn't come as a huge surprise to Ravens' officials since McClain hasn't played in an NFL game since late in the 2012 season. It's unclear if the Ravens will revisit the situation and give McClain another workout at a later date, allowing him more of an opportunity to get in football shape, or if they are officially ready to move on from the oft-troubled linebacker.
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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 Oster | April 14, 2014
Former NFL and University of Maryland linebacker Shawne Merriman signed a contract with WWE late last week, ending months of speculation and adding another Terps player to the wrestling world. In November, Merriman had a workout at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., but it seemed like nothing developed and a contract wasn't offered at the time. But then Merriman took part in WrestleMania weekend, including appearing on camera in WWE's preshow panel for WrestleMania, as well as WWE Raw on Monday.
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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 Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2013
Cincinnati Bengals weak-side linebacker Vontaze Burfict flunked the equivalent of a high-profile job interview during a disastrous NFL scouting combine last year. Burfict ran the slowest 40-yard dash (5.09 seconds) of any linebacker prospect. He finished slower than several offensive linemen. He bench-pressed 225 pounds just 16 times, fewer than many defensive backs. In interviews, he showed a lack of accountability for poor self-discipline on the field, after racking up 16 personal fouls in his final 26 games at Arizona State.
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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 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 Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Maryland reserve linebacker Abner Logan has been suspended through the end of the semester for an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday. Edsall also said backup defensive lineman Nate Clarke underwent knee surgery this week and "I don't think he'll be ready for the season. " There was better news on the injury front from top receivers Deon Long and Stefon Diggs, who have spent the offseason recovering from lower-leg fractures suffered sustained Oct. 19 at Wake Forest.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Middle linebacker  Rolando McClain  has said on his Twitter page that he plans on coming back and playing in the 2014 season. The  Ravens  still hold his contractual rights, but it doesn't sound like they are sweating McClain's decision. John Harbaugh said Tuesday that he hasn't spoken to the former University of Alabama standout, who retired nearly a month after he signed with the Ravens last April, and the Ravens coach is unsure whether the 24-year-old plans to play or not.   “I have not had discussions with Rolando personally.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
After agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with the New York Giants last Thursday, Jameel McClain went to his Facebook page to say goodbye to the only NFL organization that he had ever known. He thanked Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh. He saluted his former teammates, and then he paid homage to Ravens fans, vowing to remain active in the Baltimore community and to "continue my commitment to change and to improve the lives of others.
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By Aaron Wilson and Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Two weeks after being let go by the Ravens, linebacker Jameel McClain has found a new home. McClain, who went from an undrafted free agent to the Ravens' starting linebacker, has agreed to a new contract with the New York Giants, confirmed league sources. Terms of his new deal aren't immediately known.   McClain also had offers from the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings and visited both places as well as the Giants. McClain is traveling to the Giants facility to sign his contract on Friday.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2014
The NFL's annual free-agency spending spree officially gets underway Tuesday, with the Ravens in a slightly different position than in the recent past. An elevated salary cap, coupled with a few cost-saving moves earlier this offseason, has left the Ravens with nearly $25 million of cap space. General manager Ozzie Newsome, who traditionally exercises discipline, restraint and patience at this time of year, already has vowed to explore every way of improving a team that missed the playoffs last season for the first time since 2007.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - There was the torn labrum, the chipped bone, the groin injury, the problematic rotator cuff. Each has taken a toll on Maryland outside linebacker Matt Robinson , testing his body and his will. Seasons come and go for Robinson, but injuries often linger. When spring comes, he often is still healing from the year before. But this season, the savvy rising senior is healthy. As much as any Maryland player, Robinson was eager to greet the arrival of spring practice Saturday.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2012
The Ravens like players who are versatile, and Albert McClellan is their type of player. McClellan, who went undrafted in 2010, spent most of last season playing inside linebacker and earned his first career start filling in for Ray Lewis in the team's 16-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night. This season, McClellan has made five consecutive starts at outside linebacker and posted 19 tackles and one fumble recovery. Playing outside linebacker is not new for McClellan, who played a similar role at Marshall.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
Maryland linebacker Shawn Petty, who started four games at quarterback in 2012, is leaving the program after two seasons, coach Randy Edsall  wrote Tuesday on his Twitter account . Petty played in all 13 games last season and made 24 tackles, including two sacks. But Terps fans are more likely to remember how Petty stepped in as a freshman in 2012 and played quarterback after injuries knocked out the four players ahead of him at the position. The 235-pound Petty, who had played quarterback at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt , was serviceable as a passer.
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