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Could Ravens pilfer Dilfer from ESPN?

Could Ravens pilfer Dilfer from ESPN?

If Kyle Boller's sore shoulder ends up forcing him on injured reserve, do the Ravens go looking for a veteran quarterback to compete for the starting job at this late date, or do they sign a veteran to hold a clipboard and mentor young quarterbacks Troy Smith and Joe Flacco?

I'm guessing Ozzie Newsome would do what he does in the draft, which is go for the best available player. Hopefully, he won't get confused and sign a tight end. The big name out there is Daunte Culpepper, who wouldn't be content to just provide insurance and help bring along a green QB. The Ravens might also consider making a draft choice play for Miami Dolphins backup John Beck, who played a bit for Cam Cameron last year.

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Personally, I like the clipboard idea. The Ravens could sign someone like Trent Dilfer (left) to serve as a sort of player/coach on the sidelines. Notice I said someone "like" Trent. Not necessarily the actual Dilfer. When he announced his retirement last month, he cited an Achilles injury as one of the reasons for his decision to walk away, and it was enough of an Achilles injury to cause him to withdraw from the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic just three weeks before NFL training camps opened.

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