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D.Williams unsure if he's a lock for the active roster

Demetrius Williams caught two passes for 38 yards – including an acrobatic 18-yard grab that put the offense inside the 10-yard line – in the Ravens' 27-21 loss to the St. Louis Rams Thursday night. But the wide receiver wasn't sure whether it was enough to cement him a spot on the 53-man active roster.

"I really don't know," he said after Friday's practice. "I just did my best. That's the biggest thing, just going out there and giving max effort and seeing what happens."

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Williams is competing with Marcus Smith and rookie David Reed for one – perhaps two – spot on the roster. On Thursday, Reed caught three passes for 65 yards, while Smith did not finish with a reception.

"You can't worry about that," Williams said. "You've got to go out and play. At the end of the day, I feel like this: if I know I've given my all, there's nothing else I can do. It's pretty much out of my hands. I feel like I've worked as hard as I possibly can, and if it doesn't roll my way, and I'm not here, it's unfortunate. I would like to be here, but that's just the business."

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Williams, the team's fourth-round pick in 2006, has the edge in experience, but Smith is a solid contributor on special teams and Reed is a fifth-round pick from April.

But Williams said he understands the process.

"It's a business," he said. "You kind of have to know and expect that. Every year I come into camp, I always take the attitude that there's a good chance I'm not going to be here. That's what makes you fight and keep going."

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