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  1. Jets keeping tabs on Michael Sam

    Rich Cimini

    The Michael Sam story has died down in recent weeks, but it's sure to become hot again as the draft approaches. The former Missouri defensive end, projected as a middle-round pick, is poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. The specu...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Ravens really interested in Michael Sam?

    Jamison Hensley

    The report that the Baltimore Ravens are among the six teams showing the most interest in Michael Sam was initially surprising. It has nothing to do with the fact Sam is set to become the first openly gay NFL player. It's the fact he doesn't fit i...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Michael Sam seizes moment at combine

    Jeff Legwold

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It was a 12-minute, 30-second glance into the future. But when Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay draft hopeful stood before a huge array of cameras, digital recorders and smartphones sending his image to Twitter on Saturday a...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  4. Michael Sam could thrive with New England Patriots, Seattle Seaha...

    Ashley Fox

    Michael Sam could thrive with New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks or Philadelphia Eagles, writes Ashley Fox.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  5. William Gay proves his worth to Steelers

    Scott Brown

    OAKLAND -- As if a trip across the country a week after the Pittsburgh Steelers slugged it out with the Baltimore Ravens isn't bad enough, imagine if they had to lug a 1-5 record into the Coliseum. Instead, the Steelers visit the Oakland Raiders t...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  6. The beauty of Chris Kluwe

    Johnette Howard

    Chris Kluwe has heard the slams that nobody wants a punter delivering social commentary. "Away from football, it's my life to live," he says. "I'm a citizen of the United States of America. ... It's important to be engaged." And he is in his new book.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  7. Eight in the Box: Secondary status check

    Matt Williamson

    How does each AFC North team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Baltimore Ravens: I expect the Ravens' secondary, like the rest of their defense, to be vastly improved from a year ago. Of course I realize that nine-time Pro Bo...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  8. Brendon Ayanbadejo talks equality in South Florida

    Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo called on professional athletes Tuesday to stand up for marriage equality because he said it is "the right thing to do."

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  9. Eight in the Box: Breakout player

    Matt Williamson

    Who is one potential breakout player for each AFC North team in 2013? Baltimore Ravens: Kelechi Osemele. It can be argued that Osemele did, in fact, break out at the end of his rookie season. And it could be argued that the Ravens' shuffling of th...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  10. Brendon Ayanbadejo says four players considering coming out as ga...

    Brendon Ayanbadejo, a highly visible defender of gay rights and same-sex marriage, told the Baltimore Sun that there are four current NFL players who are considering coming out as gay.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  11. Brendon Ayanbadejo says his support of same-sex marriage led to r...

    Brendon Ayanbadejo, a highly visible defender of gay rights and same-sex marriage, told Newsday on Thursday he thinks his outspoken advocacy was one of the reasons the Baltimore Ravens released him.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  12. Ravens get younger by cutting Ayanbadejo

    Jamison Hensley

    Brendon Ayanbadejo was the leading special-teams tackler for the Baltimore Ravens. He made headlines as an advocate for gay rights and same-sex marriage. Ayanbadejo, 36, was also the oldest player currently on the Ravens' roster, which doesn't fit...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  13. Brendon Ayanbadejo released by Baltimore Ravens

    The Baltimore Ravens have released special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  14. Richard Dent, Ernie Banks support Illinois gay marriage bill

    Two Hall of Fame athletes signed a letter supporting a gay marriage bill on its way to the Illinois House.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  15. Chris Kluwe, Brendon Ayanbadejo file amicus brief in California f...

    Jane McManus

    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have written and filed an amicus brief in support of same-sex marriage in California.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  16. Tim Tebow simply can't win with critics

    LZ Granderson

    Because Tim Tebow was shouted down before he had a chance to speak, we might never know what he would have said, writes LZ Granderson.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2013