McCrary hangs up his cleats

OWINGS MILLS - Compliments cascaded like a waterfall toward Michael McCrary as the Baltimore Ravens' Pro Bowl pass rusher officially announced his retirement from football. In a packed room that included his parents, fiancée and daughter along with teammates, owner Art Modell, coach Brian Billick, general manager Ozzie Newsome and Maryland Special Olympics athletes, the defensive end kept his composure Thursday while reflecting on a sterling career shortened by chronic knee injuries.</p>
August 21, 2003

Ravens part ways with McCrary, sign three picks

OWINGS MILLS -The tenure of former Pro Bowl defensive end Michael McCrary with the Baltimore Ravens ended Wednesday when the club terminated his contract after six seasons. It's a procedural move undertaken to save on McCrary's $3 million salary and a precursor to the veteran pass rusher's impending retirement announcement forced by a chronic knee condition, McCrary's agent confirmed.
July 23, 2003

When Will WR Situation Be Fixed?

One of the keys to Vikings offensive success in 2003 will be predicated on taking constant double-teams off Randy Moss. The question -- as it has been since Cris Carter left -- if who will do it?
June 2, 2003

When Gandy Leaves

If, for whatever reason, you want to end a conversation with Kevin Colbert these days, ask him who his left tackle is.<br> <br> "See ya'," the Steelers' director of football operations said politely the other day.<br> <br> Russ Grimm has an answer. Or at least he thought he did. His mouth was open but nothing came out. Eventually the offensive line coach muttered ...
March 2, 2003