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Marlon Brown
An afterthought in 2014, Marlon Brown ready to receive opportunity
An afterthought in 2014, Marlon Brown ready to receive opportunity

One year after catching seven touchdown passes, which tied a Ravens rookie record, wide receiver Marlon Brown found himself without a definitive role last season. He still got on the field and contributed on special teams and in other ways. But the player who caught 49 balls in 2013 and emerged as one of the team's top red-zone threats didn't have a reception until Week 3 in 2014. In five of his first six games, Brown caught one ball or fewer, and he never got into the end zone. What exactly happened? "Steve Smith came in," Brown said matter-of-factly on Wednesday, the third day of the Ravens' voluntary offseason conditioning program. "I didn't feel...

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