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Ravens news, notes and opinions on defensive line, Steve Smith, Ray Rice and more
Ravens news, notes and opinions on defensive line, Steve Smith, Ray Rice and more

The defensive line was supposed to be a major strength for the Ravens last year after they signed veterans Chris Canty and Marcus Spears and then used a third-round pick on Brandon Williams. It didn't work out that way. The group didn’t perform poorly by any means, but the defense finished 11th against the run and didn’t generate a lot of pass rush from the interior defensive line beyond the work of Arthur Jones. Canty didn’t make a consistent impact, while Spears made no impact whatsoever and was promptly released. Williams struggled with a foot injury and to adjust to the NFL and was active for only seven games....

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