OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Despite losing several key players during the offseason, the Baltimore Ravens have reason to believe they’re better than a year ago.
Squeezed by the salary cap, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome traded defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and failed to retain wide receiver Torrey Smith, linebacker Pernell McPhee and tight end Owen Daniels.
But Baltimore’s offensive line remained intact, quarterback Joe Flacco is coming off his finest NFL season and the defensive backfield — a major problem in 2014 — is healthy and stocked with talent.
Now, if the rookies can work themselves into the mix during training camp, the Ravens will be poised for a return trip to the playoffs.
“I’m looking for the young guys to step up,” coach John Harbaugh said. “We put our young guys in positions to compete for jobs.”
Here are some things the Ravens will focus on at training…
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