Five for Friday: Ravens' training camp checklist
Training camp is officially underway, and over the next three weeks, John Harbaugh and the Ravens must get a lot accomplished in those steamy late afternoon sessions at the Castle if they are to maintain their grasp of the AFC North. These practices build the foundation of a successful season and there are also significant issues still left to be addressed. In this week's Five for Friday, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel lists five things the Ravens must get done in training camp to remain the class of the AFC North.
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Choose their second and third wide receivers
The most entertaining battle of training camp should be at wide receiver, where several players are jockeying for spots on the depth chart behind Torrey Smith. Jacoby Jones is the frontrunner to be the second starter or at the very least the third wide receiver as he was last season. Tandon Doss and Deonte Thompson will be nipping at his heels, along with fellow youngsters like LaQuan Williams and Tommy Streeter. And the Ravens haven't ruled out acquiring a veteran to bolster their receiving corps. To help Joe Flacco and the Ravens transition from life after Anquan Boldin, someone needs to step up.