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Ravens' new wide receivers show early signs of promise during workouts

Ravens' new wide receivers show early signs of promise during workouts

Viewed through an optimistic lens, the Ravens hinted at a rosier offensive future Thursday during their offseason team workout.

Spiral after spiral filled the sky in Owings Mills as quarterback Joe Flacco led new receivers John Brown, Willie Snead IV and Michael Crabtree down the field and into the corners of the end zone.

“Someone kind of joked in my ear that we completed more deep balls in practice today than we did the whole offseason last year,” coach John Harbaugh said. “I think it’s got to be a big part of what we do.”

It was not a perfect showcase for an offense seeking to transcend a woeful 2017, when the Ravens ranked 29th in the NFL in passing yards and 23rd in...

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