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Baltimore Ravens tap Steve Spagnuolo for defensive post
The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens continued bolstering their defense with Friday's hiring of former New York Giants Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as senior defensive assistant. Spagnuolo, 53, was the architect of the Super Bowl XLII defense that upset the previously unbeaten Tom Brady-led New England Patriots, who owned the highest scoring attack in league history.

Baltimore Ravens sign Ole Miss basketball player -
In Holloway, the Ravens continue the NFL's impossible quest to find the next Antonio Gates off the basketball court. Holloway averaged 14.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game for Ole Miss last season, leading the Rebels to an NCAA Tournament appearance. He was hoping to make the NBA, but it wasn't panning out. The 6-foot-7, 250-pounder then started to get interest from NFL scouts.

Bryant McKinnie, Baltimore Ravens strike contract -
Bryant McKinnie wined and dined with the San Diego Chargers. He had a standing offer from the Miami Dolphins. In the end, he decided to stay put.

Ravens Sign 14 Undrafted Free Agents
The Ravens have a history of finding gems in the undrafted rookie free agent market. There’s running back Priest Holmes, center Mike Flynn and linebackers Bart Scott, Jameel McClain and Dannell Ellerbe to name a few. So who will be this year’s undrafted steal? The possibilities were officially released Friday afternoon, as the Ravens announced their crop of 14 undrafted rookies. The class has some interesting names.

Projecting the Baltimore Ravens' 2013 defensive and special teams depth charts -
A lot can change before players report to training camp July 21. With that being said, here's an educated guess at the Ravens' defensive and special teams depth charts at this juncture of the offseason.

Eisenberg: Ravens Make Admission With McKinnie Signing
General Manager Ozzie Newsome said he wanted to rebuild the middle of the defense, the foundation of that unit. Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta called the 2013 draft "a foundation draft" for the team, which I took to mean he wanted to obtain players who could help form a lasting cornerstone. Used that way, the f-word is code for putting together a team that can consistently contend for the playoffs in the coming years; a team that is presumably younger and can develop together. Owner Steve Bisciotti has said that's what he wants, to be in the hunt every year as opposed to taking short-term stabs at winning in certain years.

Baltimore Ravens' Brandon Williams more than a YouTube wonder - ESPN
Brandon Williams is known as the 335-pound nose tackle who can walk on his hands for about 10 seconds. His YouTube video has made the rounds, and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh brought it up after the team selected him in the third round. So, it's not a surprise that a couple of his newest teammates asked him to do it at the start of rookie minicamp. "I've been doing that since I was a kid," Williams said. "I don't think I could do that anymore."