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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | November 30, 2005
The Ravens added some much-needed depth to their depleted backfield on Wednesday, signing free agent running back Jamel White. Musa Smith was placed on injured reserve to make room for White on the roster. White (5-9, 222), in his sixth season out of South Dakota, saw action in six games with the Ravens last season, gaining 82 yards on 27 carries. He signed with the Detroit Lions in the offseason but was released in September. White has appeared in 72 games and started 16 in his career, which has included stints with the Cleveland Browns (2000-2003)
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By Baltimore Sun archives | November 27, 2009
The Ravens wrapped up one of their most disappointing seasons with a 27-21 victory over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 30, 2007. Pittsburgh had already made the playoffs and was the No. 4 seed. It was the Ravens' first win in 76 days, ending their franchise-record losing streak at nine games. A day after the game, Ravens coach Brian Billick, who led the team to its only Super Bowl title, was fired. WHAT HAPPENED: : Reserve running backs Musa Smith and Cory Ross helped the Ravens control the clock, quarterback Troy Smith played like a Heisman Trophy winner and David Pittman came up with two interceptions.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | December 8, 2006
With third-down running back Musa Smith doubtful for Sunday's game with a neck injury, Mike Anderson could get his most action of the season. Anderson, who has 29 carries and five catches this season, is on pace for the fewest touches in his seven-year career. The Denver Broncos' leading rusher last season, he was expected to have more of an impact for the Ravens after signing a four-year, $8 million contract (including a $2 million signing bonus) in March. "Most of the guys that play in the league can't dictate their situations and opportunities," Anderson said.
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November 27, 2009
T he Ravens wrapped up one of their most disappointing seasons with a 27-21 victory over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 30, 2007. Pittsburgh had already made the playoffs and was the No. 4 seed. It was the Ravens' first win in 76 days, ending their franchise-record losing streak at nine games. A day after the game, Ravens coach Brian Billick, who led the team to its only Super Bowl title, was fired. WHAT HAPPENED: Reserve running backs Musa Smith and Cory Ross helped the Ravens control the clock, quarterback Troy Smith played like a Heisman Trophy winner and David Pittman came up with two interceptions.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | December 31, 2007
As the Ravens closed out one of the most disastrous seasons in team history, even their final celebration might have been in vain. By outlasting the uninspired Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-21, the Ravens traded their first win in 76 days for sliding down in the NFL draft. With a loss, the Ravens would have had picked at No. 6. Now, after ending the franchise-record losing streak at nine, the Ravens will draft No. 8. So, was the win over their hated AFC North rival worth it? "It was an outstanding win," coach Brian Billick said.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2004
Much of Musa Smith's rookie season was spent studying Jamal Lewis. This season, Smith might have to learn on the run. With Lewis facing federal drug charges, the Ravens' contingency plan revolves around preparing Smith to make the one-year leap from relative bystander to starting running back. "I want Musa to physically and mentally be ready to take 300 snaps as a Ravens running back if he were called upon to do it," running backs coach Matt Simon said as the team ended its two-day passing camp yesterday.
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By Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee and Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee,Sun reporters | October 13, 2006
A year after he complained weekly about a lack of carries, Ravens running back Jamal Lewis basically shrugged when asked about the possibility of sharing the ball Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Dividing the carries in a crowded backfield has become an increasingly hot topic for the Ravens (4-1) after Lewis continued to struggled in the 13-3 loss in Denver and his backups - Mike Anderson and Musa Smith - looked much sharper. Panthers@Ravens Sunday, 1 p.m., Ch. 45, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Ravens by 3
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September 9, 2004
OFFENSE FB 39 Alan Ricard 34 Ovie Mughelli QB 7 Kyle Boller 10 Kordell Stewart 5 Josh Harris RB 31 Jamal Lewis 29 Chester Taylor 32 Musa Smith WR 85 Kevin Johnson 80 Randy Hymes 89 Travis Taylor 81 Devard Darling 87 Clarence Moore LT 75 Jonathan Ogden 77 Ethan Brooks LG 64 Edwin Mulitalo 72 Damion Cook C 61 Casey Rabach 72 Damion Cook 62 Mike Flynn (injured) RG 66 Bennie Anderson 72 Damion Cook RT 78 Orlando Brown 77 Ethan Brooks TE 86 Todd Heap 82 Terry Jones 44 Daniel Wilcox DEFENSE CB 21 Chris McAlister 24 Corey Fuller 38 Raymond Walls SS 20 Ed Reed 49 Chad Williams ILB 56 Ed Hartwell 53 T.J. Slaughter ILB 52 Ray Lewis 57 Bart Scott FS 47 Will Demps 27 Gerome Sapp OLB 55 Terrell Suggs 90 Cornell Brown 54 Roderick Green LE 98 Tony Weaver 93 Dwan Edwards NT 97 Kelly Gregg 92 Maake Kemoeatu 91 Aubrayo Franklin RE 94 Marques Douglas 95 Jarret Johnson OLB 96 Adalius Thomas 90 Cornell Brown CB 28 Gary Baxter 37 Deion Sanders SPECIALISTS KR 36 B.J. Sams 32 Musa Smith 29 Chester Taylor PR 36 B.J. Sams 37 Deion Sanders LS 59 Joe Maese 62 Mike Flynn H 15 Dave Zastudil 7 Kyle Boller P 15 Dave Zastudil K 3 Matt Stover 9 Wade Richey
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By Baltimore Sun archives | November 27, 2009
The Ravens wrapped up one of their most disappointing seasons with a 27-21 victory over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 30, 2007. Pittsburgh had already made the playoffs and was the No. 4 seed. It was the Ravens' first win in 76 days, ending their franchise-record losing streak at nine games. A day after the game, Ravens coach Brian Billick, who led the team to its only Super Bowl title, was fired. WHAT HAPPENED: : Reserve running backs Musa Smith and Cory Ross helped the Ravens control the clock, quarterback Troy Smith played like a Heisman Trophy winner and David Pittman came up with two interceptions.
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November 27, 2009
T he Ravens wrapped up one of their most disappointing seasons with a 27-21 victory over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 30, 2007. Pittsburgh had already made the playoffs and was the No. 4 seed. It was the Ravens' first win in 76 days, ending their franchise-record losing streak at nine games. A day after the game, Ravens coach Brian Billick, who led the team to its only Super Bowl title, was fired. WHAT HAPPENED: Reserve running backs Musa Smith and Cory Ross helped the Ravens control the clock, quarterback Troy Smith played like a Heisman Trophy winner and David Pittman came up with two interceptions.
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By Jamison Hensley and Sun reporter | December 31, 2007
As the Ravens closed out one of the most disastrous seasons in team history, even their final celebration might have been in vain. By outlasting the uninspired Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-21, the Ravens traded their first win in 76 days for sliding down in the NFL draft. With a loss, the Ravens would have had picked at No. 6. Now, after ending the franchise-record losing streak at nine, the Ravens will draft No. 8. So, was the win over their hated AFC North rival worth it? "It was an outstanding win," coach Brian Billick said.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | December 8, 2006
With third-down running back Musa Smith doubtful for Sunday's game with a neck injury, Mike Anderson could get his most action of the season. Anderson, who has 29 carries and five catches this season, is on pace for the fewest touches in his seven-year career. The Denver Broncos' leading rusher last season, he was expected to have more of an impact for the Ravens after signing a four-year, $8 million contract (including a $2 million signing bonus) in March. "Most of the guys that play in the league can't dictate their situations and opportunities," Anderson said.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Reporter | November 28, 2006
Given the opportunity to block and catch passes as the starting fullback, Ovie Mughelli took on another responsibility he had longed for: running the ball. For the first time in his four-year NFL career, Mughelli took handoffs in the Ravens' 27-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Mughelli finished with four carries for 21 yards. He had more yards than backup running back Musa Smith (12) and just as many carries as Mike Anderson (four), whom the Ravens signed in the offseason as a possible featured back.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN REPORTER | November 16, 2006
For the second time in three days, Ravens coach Brian Billick expressed his concern for the offense's inconsistent running game. Running back Jamal Lewis didn't disagree. With 50 yards rushing in Sunday's 27-26 victory over the Tennessee Titans, the Ravens have not cracked the 100-yard mark in four of their past seven games, and their rushing offense has fallen to 25th in the NFL. And with the offense facing an Atlanta run defense Sunday that is ranked ninth, Lewis said the Ravens need to rediscover a rhythm in the running game.
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By Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee and Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee,Sun reporters | October 13, 2006
A year after he complained weekly about a lack of carries, Ravens running back Jamal Lewis basically shrugged when asked about the possibility of sharing the ball Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Dividing the carries in a crowded backfield has become an increasingly hot topic for the Ravens (4-1) after Lewis continued to struggled in the 13-3 loss in Denver and his backups - Mike Anderson and Musa Smith - looked much sharper. Panthers@Ravens Sunday, 1 p.m., Ch. 45, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Ravens by 3
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By ROCH KUBATKO | August 21, 2006
So much for the Ravens' depth at running back. They might want to hold onto Musa Smith ... and stop taking the New York Jets' phone calls. I recommend an unlisted number. The Yankees have used so many relievers in their five-game series with the Red Sox, they've tried to lure Sparky Lyle and Dick Tidrow out of retirement. The Red Sox have the same problem, but they are too busy blaming each other for signing Jason Johnson. There goes another Executive of the Year Award. Numerous people approached me yesterday at Camden Yards, asking if The Sun's Peter Schmuck really was retiring, as he stated in his most recent column.
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By Jamison Hensley | August 9, 2003
Keep an eye on ... What to look for in the Ravens' preseason opener tonight: Position Wide receiver. Travis Taylor and Frank Sanders are the starters, and No. 3 wide-out Marcus Robinson could be a difference-maker. Robinson, a free-agent addition from the Chicago Bears, doesn't look polished in camp but he has the speed and leaping ability to be a dangerous downfield threat. The fourth receiver will either be Ron Johnson or Randy Hymes. Johnson has the edge because of his presence on special teams.
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By Jamison Hensley and Brent Jones | August 13, 2003
Rating the QBs How the Ravens' quarterbacks stacked up in yesterday's drills: 1. Kyle Boller Started off team drills by throwing a bad interception to cornerback Corey Fuller, who had receiver Randy Hymes covered. Rebounded to finish 5-for-9 with a touchdown pass to tight end Todd Heap in the right corner of the end zone and a 36-yard pass to receiver Marcus Robinson down the left sideline. 2. Chris Redman Worked with the starters and logged an average day, going 5-for-10. His best pass was hitting Hymes on a 7-yard out pattern to convert a third down.
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By EDWARD LEE | August 8, 2006
BUTTERFINGERS First, rookie running back P.J. Daniels dropped a pass by wide receiver Mark Clayton on a trick play with no defense on the field. Minutes later, tight end Daniel Wilcox let a pass from quarterback Steve McNair slip through his hands during a red-zone drill. BIGGEST HIT It's debatable whether linebacker Ray Lewis has lost a step, but he can still tackle. Lewis hit rookie running back Cory Ross so hard during an 11-on-11 exercise that Ross' helmet popped off. Afterward, Lewis and Ross engaged in a little good-natured talking.
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