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Real work starts after practice for Ravens' young offensive linemen

Real work starts after practice for Ravens' young offensive linemen

Their work completed before a four-day break from football over the bye week, several Ravens sprinted into the locker room after practice broke on Wednesday to ensure they wouldn't waste a minute of freedom.

Fifteen minutes later, with the locker room nearly deserted, a group of young offensive linemen finally came in off the practice field.

At the end of each practice, even before the bye and for as long as offensive line coach Juan Castillo chooses to keep them, the Ravens' reserve offensive linemen have their own skill session to ensure their development. They typically don't get much attention during full-team, game-week practices.

The work is all technique-based,...

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