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Improved secondary starts with Ravens being more opportunistic

Improved secondary starts with Ravens being more opportunistic

Ravens cornerback Rashaan Melvin played rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman perfectly during one play at mandatory minicamp this month, getting good inside position along the sideline and then deflecting the ball away. However, as he jogged back toward the defensive huddle, Melvin was met by safety Will Hill, who told him, “You’ve got to pick that [off].” The Ravens secondary dealt with myriad issues last season when the team allowed 249 passing yards per game, which ranked 23rd in the NFL. But one of the issues that bothered the defensive backs most was a failure to create interceptions and turnovers. The Ravens had just 11 interceptions last season, tying a...

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