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5 storylines as the Ravens begin OTAs

5 storylines as the Ravens begin OTAs

The correlation between attendance at organized team activities and regular-season success is unclear. Some of the Ravens' top all-time players — Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs — preferred to skip the workouts and not put themselves at additional risk of injury.

Other teams crow about having perfect OTA attendance, and how much the "voluntary" sessions mean in the team-building process.

For the Ravens, any time on the field before training camp is valued. Over the next three weeks, rookies and veterans will participate in the OTA phase of the offseason. Starting Tuesday and ending the week of June 5, Ravens players will be on the field...

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