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Linebacker Courtney Upshaw not content with 'being close' as a pass rusher

Linebacker Courtney Upshaw not content with 'being close' as a pass rusher

The closest that Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw came to recording a sack last season was having one erased by a roughing-the-passer penalty. It was a frustrating experience for Upshaw, who finished with zero sacks for the first time in his NFL career. Heading into the final year of a $5.306 million rookie contract, Upshaw is hoping to increase his productivity. The 25-year-old, who has three career sacks, said Monday he's not satisfied by pressures and quarterback hits. "Everybody knows that being close is not actually getting the job done," Upshaw said at the start of the Ravens' third and final organized team activity. "In this league, sacks count....

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