Mike Preston: 12 things to watch at the Ravens minicamp

It's minicamp folks, not Armageddon. Because the NFL has become so 24/7, minicamps are given the same hype as training camp, which means teams are expected to re-invent themselves in that short, three-day window. If you subscribe to that theory, and there are many in town who do, I suggest taking a couple of deep breaths, count to 10 and repeat this three times: "It's only minicamp, it's only minicamp, it's only minicamp. ..." No team can solve all of its problems in a minicamp, which begins Tuesday for the Ravens. These practices should give the Ravens some additional insight, and maybe push them in one direction or the other, but they won't find out if outside linebackers Paul Kruger and rookie Courtney Upshaw are adequate replacements for Jarret Johnson and Terrell Suggs. That time will come once training camp and the regular season starts. But Tuesday, with the increased intensity and faster pace, we can at least start focusing in on story lines heading into training camp that begins next month. Some to keep an eye on:
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