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The Ravens kept six wide receivers on the active roster last season, including kick returner David Reed, who's still recovering from surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament and is unlikely to be ready in time for the season.
The Ravens like what they've seen from Devin Goda, a big, former Slippery Rock wide-out (6-2, 218 pounds), and speedster Deonte Thompson.
Thompson is one of the fastest players on the squad, but will need to prove that he can go over the middle and catch the ball regularly in games to claim a roster spot.
Tommy Streeter has been mastering the jump ball part of his job, but needs to develop a more extensive knowledge of the route tree and make sharper cuts out of his breaks.
Starter Ed Dickson has the potential to have a breakout year. Athletic with ideal size, Dickson's only drawback was a few maddening drops last year. He seems steadier and more confident this fall.
Dennis Pitta sustained a clean break of his right hand, which has been repaired through surgery. He's slated to return in time for the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pitta is one of Flacco's mosttrusted targets and closest friends.
The third tight end spot, a position intended for a blocking type, is being contested between Davon Drew and newcomer Billy Bajema. Bajema just got here, but has more of a track record in the NFL than Drew. Drew had a rough practice Saturday with drops, but knows the system.
Bryant McKinnie reported late with a sore lower back and about a dozen pounds heavier than his target weight. Five days after he showed up, the former Pro Bowl selection finally passed the conditioning test.
If McKinnie keeps shedding pounds -- and he says he's roughly 360 now after playing at 370 last season -- then he's the Ravens' best, most proven option at left tackle. The Ravens face a Murderer's Row of pass rushers this fall that includes DeMarcus Ware, Trent Cole, Tamba Hali, James Harrison, Brian Orakpo, Elvis Dumervil and Jason Pierre-Paul. McKinnie is under serious scrutiny, though, because of his weight issues. Off the field, he's facing financial issues.
Michael Oher's quickness and conditioning are rare for a tackle regardless of whether he lines up on the left or right side. He formed a strong tandem last year with Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda that's likely to be reprised.
Yanda is the Ravens' top blocker, a former Iowa farm boy with a nasty streak.
Rookie second-round pick Kelechi Osemele has stonewalled pass rushers and has a powerful hand punch. If the McKinnie situation goes south, then he represents the Ravens' insurance policy at right tackle thatwould allow Oher to shift to the left side.
The Ravens are encouraged about the progress of veteran left guard Bobbie Williams, who reported to camp 14 pounds lighter than minicamp. He's up there in years at nearly 36 years old, but still has a mauling blocking presence.
Rookie center Gino Gradkowski hasn't backed down against big defensive linemen and has learned the blocking schemes quickly. He's gotten a lot of snaps since six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk has missed a week with back spasms.
Birk, 36, hasn't missed a start since joining the Ravens, so not being on the field in camp doesn't send up a big red flag yet.