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Buccaneers a nice first test for new Ravens defense
Buccaneers a nice first test for new Ravens defense

After months of waiting and wondering, we will finally get our first look at the revamped Ravens defense in a game tonight when the Ravens open the preseason against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who went 7-9 in 2012. Yes, I know it is just an exhibition and the play calls will be pretty vanilla. Plus, some starters may play just one series or a quarter (coach John Harbaugh wouldn’t say when he was asked about it a couple of days ago). Still, the Buccaneers will serve as a nice first challenge for a defense that could have as many as six or seven new starters on the field tonight. There will be two new starting safeties and two new inside linebackers. If Elvis Dumervil starts at...

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