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Ravens to work out tight end Jake Ballard on Monday, source says

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The Ravens are scheduled to work out former New England Patriots and New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard on Monday, a league source confirmed.

The Ravens are expected to evaluate several players this week, including wide receivers, and other positions, according to sources.

The Ravens had issues at the tight end position during a 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night as tight end Dallas Clark dropped a potential touchdown pass and tight end Ed Dickson dropped four passes and caught just one in five targets. Starting tight end Dennis Pitta is on the injured reserve designated to return list after undergoing surgery on his right hip.

Ballard, 25, was cut by the Patriots last month after spending last season with them recuperating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered when he was playing for the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI against the Patriots.

The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder caught 38 passes for 604 yards and four touchdowns in 2011 while playing for the Giants.

Ballard went undrafted out of Ohio State and was signed by the Giants in 2010.

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