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Browsing the pool of slot receiver options for the Ravens

Browsing the pool of slot receiver options for the Ravens

When Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense caught fire during the 2012 postseason, a big spark was the play of a pair of pass-catchers over the middle. With the Ravens often going three-wide with tight end Dennis Pitta in the slot, Flacco had a lot of success targeting Pitta and burly slot receiver Anquan Boldin. Last season, the Ravens were missing that element of their offense and it cost them. They traded Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers and then lost Pitta, expected to pick up more of the slack, in training camp. One of their primary focuses this offseason is making sure that void is filled in 2014. They took care of the first step this week, keeping Pitta, a savvy route-runner with...

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