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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson | July 1, 2014
Middle linebacker Rolando McClain has decided that he wants to play football again but it won't be with the Ravens. After watching McClain retire twice in a year's span without playing a game for the team, the Ravens traded the rights to the mercurial linebacker, plus a 2015 seventh-round pick, to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2015 sixth-rounder. The Cowboys, who were looking for linebacker help after standout Sean Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in an offseason workout, activated McClain from the reserve-retired list, and placed Lee on injured reserve.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Terrell Suggs' second-half struggles in 2013 apparently didn't alter the opinion around the league that the longtime Ravens defender remains one of the top pass rushers in the NFL. Suggs was recognized last night as the 26th-ranked player on the NFL Network's Top 100 list. The voting is done by players around the league.   The Ravens' all-time leader in sacks, sack yardage and forced fumbles, Suggs, 31, has become a mainstay on the top 100 list. He finished 56th    last year despite playing in only eight games after he suffered a partially-torn Achilles' tendon in the offseason.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Just when you think the Maryland football team's recruiting this summer might be slowing down ... nope. Three-star inside linebacker Brett Zanotto , out of Franklin Regional High in Murrysville, Pa.,  committed Thursday night, giving the Terps their second pledge of the day and ninth in the past 11 days. The 6-foot, 215-pound Zanotto, the 11th member of Maryland's class of 2015, also reported offers from Eastern Michigan, Massachusetts, Syracuse and Temple. Junior-year highlights are below.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The Maryland football team's latest pledge got the school name backward, but Randy Edsall probably is willing to overlook that. Verbally committed to play football at Maryland university #BIG10 #Terps pic.twitter.com/fZfve1bl7X - Gus Little (@Gus_Little1) June 19, 2014 Little, a three-star linebacker out of Massaponax High in Fredericksburg, Va., committed to Maryland on Thursday, becoming the Terps' 10th commit in the class of 2015. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Little also claimed offers from Boston College and Army, among others.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The Ravens are signing veteran linebacker Austin Spitler after a successful minicamp tryout, according to NFL sources. Spitler was a seventh-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2010. Spitler, 27, is a 6-foot-2, 250-pounder who has 31 career tackles in four NFL seasons. He is a former Ohio State starter and team captain. The Ravens are also signing undrafted rookie outside linebacker-defensive end Nick DiMarco. DiMarco is a 6-foot-2, 250-pounder from William Penn. The Ravens are expected to add other players, with veteran cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks regarded as likely additions.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
When Terrell Suggs spoke at last year's mandatory minicamp, his voice barely rose above a whisper. His first in-depth interview since the Super Bowl season was absent of colorful sound bites and shtick, a major departure from Suggs' normal fun-loving and quick-quipping persona. Whether it was intentional or not, the message was sent and it would be reinforced throughout the 2014 season. Suggs, who had become the undisputed defensive leader with Ray Lewis retired and Ed Reed playing elsewhere, was taking his new responsibilities seriously.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
The Ravens have signed first-round pick C.J. Mosley , finalizing a four-year deal with the inside linebacker worth $8.787 million on Tuesday. The deal includes a standard fifth-year option and a $4.711 million signing bonus. With Mosley's deal done, that leaves third-round pick Terrence Brooks, a safety out of Florida State, as the team's only unsigned draft pick. Mosley -- one of the top inside linebackers in the draft and aplayer the Ravens were pleased to see still on the board at No. 17 -- is expected to challenge second-year player Arthur Brown for the starting weak-side linebacker role alongside Daryl Smith.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Maryland linebacker Abner Logan has been placed on disciplinary probation by the university until April 2015, the school announced Friday. While on probation, the rising redshirt sophomore can attend class, practice and work out with the team, but he will not be eligible to play in games. He will have an opportunity to petition for removal of the conditions after Oct. 10. That would be midway through Maryland's season. Logan, a native of Cambridge, Mass.,  had been suspended  this semester for an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Randy Edsall announced in early April.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
I was hoping the Ravens would get Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin at No. 17 overall, but he went to the Dallas Cowboys at No. 16 instead. He could have helped the Ravens offensive line, easily the weakest unit on the team last season. A lot of scouts and draft experts thought Martin was a solid pick, very tough and versatile. The selection of Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley is a good pick. Initially, I didn't like it because the Ravens needed more immediate help at both the offensive line and at free safety.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | May 6, 2014
From now until Thursday, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens have eight total picks in the three-day draft: one in each of the first, second, fifth and sixth rounds, and two each in the third and fourth rounds. Today we'll examine linebacker: Current linebackers under contract: Outside- Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw, Pernell McPhee, John Simon, Adrian Hamilton, D.J. Bryant; Inside - Daryl Smith, Arthur Brown, Josh Bynes, Albert McClellan.
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