Five Ravens with something to prove Saturday in Dallas
The Ravens' final 53-man roster is starting to take shape, but there's still a lot to be gleaned from preseason games, including Saturday's against the Dallas Cowboys.
It's an opportunity for players firmly on the roster to step up their games after slow starts to camp, and for those who are playing themselves onto the roster bubble to play themselves back into the mix to make the team.
This week's Five for Friday features five Ravens with something to prove Saturday against the Cowboys.
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Inside linebacker Daryl Smith( Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / August 13, 2014 )
Smith, who was a rock at the center of the Ravens' defense last year, missed a large portion of training camp, plus the first game of the preseason, due to a groin injury. He still doesn't look 100 percent, and though he's basically written in pen as the shot-caller at linebacker should he be healthy, he needs to show that he is. It's still early in the preseason, but Smith needs to show he's going to be able to reach last year's level before the team gets too concerned.