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Ravens' need at safety position just as pressing as at cornerback
Ravens' need at safety position just as pressing as at cornerback

For the next four weeks before the start of free agency, and again during the lead-up to the NFL draft, there will be a lot of focus on how the Ravens address the cornerback position. It is a fair question, given the tenuous contract status of Lardarius Webb, the injury recoveries of Jimmy Smith and Asa Jackson, the lack of quality depth at the position and the struggles the group endured this past season. But a solid argument could easily be made that the Ravens’ need for a safety is even more pressing. The Ravens currently only have two safeties under contract: Matt Elam, a first-round pick in 2013 who is coming off a nightmare season; and Terrence Brooks, a third-round pick...

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