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Preston: Observations from Ravens' open practice at M&T Bank Stadium

Preston: Observations from Ravens' open practice at M&T Bank Stadium

During Sunday night’s practice, receiver Mike Wallace ran a 15- to 18-yard comeback rout along the right sideline. He ran the cornerback completely out of the picture before hauling in a 15-yard reception.

It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but Wallace has been having a strong training camp. Last year he was used mostly on vertical or crossing routes, but he has been precise on every pattern in the past four days.

It appears Wallace wants to become the go-to receiver and fill the leadership role vacated by Steve Smith Sr., who retired at the end of last season.

In training camp, Wallace has been feisty, more vocal and relentless in...

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