Ravens coach John Harbaugh has backtracked from comments he made Tuesday morning regarding the Patriots and possibly bending the rules. In an interview with a Baltimore radio station on Tuesday morning, Harbaugh sounded like he was taking a shot at New England.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh took a bit of a jab at the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick in an interview on 98 Rock Radio in Baltimore Tuesday. 

Harbaugh, whom Belichick recommended to the Ravens prior to his 2008 hiring, was asked about the urge to bend the rules. Here's what he had to say:

According to a CSNNE report, veteran defensive lineman Gerard Warren is set to re-sign with the Patriots. The report by Mary Paoletti, crediting a source, does not indicate the length of the contract but speculates that a one-year deal is likely.

An 11-year veteran, Warren has played two seasons in New England, recording 40 tackles (25 solo) and 4.5 sacks in 28 games.

With the 2012 NFL draft in the books, here’s a look at all seven of the Patriots’ picks, as well as some comparable skill sets and how they might be utilized as rookies.

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Measurables: 6-foot-5, 265 pounds



FOXBORO -- With their last two picks in the NFL draft on Saturday, the Patriots selected Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard with the 224th pick and Northwestern wide receiver Jeremy Ebert with the 235th pick, both seventh rounders.

FOXBORO -- The Patriots selected defensive back Nate Ebner with the 197th pick in the NFL draft on Saturday. The 6-foot, 205-pounder out of Ohio State, who was taken in the sixth round by New England, has a fascinating backstory -- a rugby player, playing on the under-19 and under-20 U.S. national rugby teams, he was the MVP of the Rugby World Cup in 2007 and 2008. He walked on at Ohio State and eventually became a defensive back who made his mark on special teams.

FOXBORO -- The Patriots made their fourth deal of the draft on Saturday, swapping their fifth-round pick (No. 163 overall) with Green Bay for the 197th (a sixth rounder), 224th and 235rd (both seventh rounders) overall selections.

New England had originally acquried the 163rd pick from the Packers in a trade on Friday night, when the Patriots sent a second-round pick (No. 62 overall) to Green Bay for a third rounder (No. 90 overall) and pick 163.

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FOXBORO -- When it comes to versatility, the phrase around Gillette Stadium is, “The more you can do, the more you can do for us.” To that end, while the Patriots have spent the first two days of the 2012 draft aggressively going after defense, they’ve also placed a premium on



FOXBORO -- The Patriots continued to restock their front seven on defense Friday when they selected defensive end Jake Bequette out of Arkansas in the third round. 

Earlier in the evening, the Patriots traded their second second-round pick (62nd overall) to the Packers in exchange for a third-round pick (90th) overall and a fifth-rounder. The Patriots decided to take Bequette with that pick after taking safety Tavon Wilson with their first second-round selection earlier in the evening. 

FOXBORO -- After trading up twice in the first round on Thursday, the Patriots reverted to form and traded their second second-round pick to the Packers Friday night in exchange for Green Bay's third-round pick (90th overall) and a fifth-round selection (163rd overall). 

With New England's second-round pick, Green Bay took cornerback Casey Hayward out of Vanderbilt. 

Earlier in the second round, the Patriots took safety Tavon Wilson from Illinois.