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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Wide receiver Deonte Thompson( Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun / August 11, 2014 )
Thompson's issues are a bit more pronounced than Smith's, with plenty of targets in camp and a disappointing number of drops along with them. Thompson is well-liked around the Ravens' complex, but there are only so many wide receiver spots. With Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Jacoby Jones, and Marlon Brown all seemingly assured of their spots, Thompson is left to battle LaQuan Williams (Maryland), Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro, Jace Davis, Jeremy Butler, and Mike Willie. A big performance Saturday could go a long way to Thompson remaining with the team come September.