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What to watch in Ravens' second preseason game

Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens

  • M&T Bank Stadium
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday
  • WBAL (TV & Radio)

Position to watch: Offensive tackle. The biggest concern coming out of the preseason opener was the Ravens' pass protection. The Ravens allowed six sacks and countless other pressures primarily because of the struggles of Michael Oher, Oniel Cousins and Jah Reid. It won't get any easier against Kansas City's Tamba Hali, who led the AFC with 14 ½ sacks last season.

Veteran to watch: LB Paul Kruger. The switch back to linebacker might have got Kruger's career back on track. In the preseason opener, the 2009 second-round pick was all over the field, leading the Ravens with five tackles and one sack.

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Rookie to watch: WR Torrey Smith. The former Maryland star has been bumped to the No. 3 receiver after the Ravens traded for Lee Evans. He had three passes thrown his way in the opener but didn't make a catch.

Player on the bubble: RB Jalen Parmele. The addition of Ricky Williams has put Parmele's status up in the air. He had 35 yards on seven carries in the preseason opener.

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Injury report: OUT: C Matt Birk (knee), G-T Marshal Yanda (back). DOUBTFUL: WR James Hardy (hamstring), RB Damien Berry (undisclosed). QUESTIONABLE: CB Chris Carr (hamstring), WR David Reed (unspecified), DB Marcus Paschal (unspecified).

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