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Ravens Twitter mailbox

Each week during the football season, Ravens writer Matt Zenitz will take your Ravens-related questions on Twitter and answer them in the Carroll County Times. To join the conversation, just send your questions to Matt on Twitter @mzenitz.

@McMorris_21:

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Chris Cooley to the Ravens? Very hypothetical, but is there any possibility of that or are they comfortable with ours? It could add depth.

A:

Extremely unlikely, simply because Cooley left the Redskins to pursue a starting job elsewhere and he wouldn't get that opportunity in Baltimore with Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta firmly entrenched as the Ravens' top two tight ends.

@BMoreRavenz410:

Who will be the odd man out in the receiving corps? Who are potential practice squad candidates? GO RAVENS!

A:

Tommy Streeter looks to be the odd man out. The Ravens will likely keep six receivers, but undrafted rookie Deonte Thompson has outperformed Streeter during training camp and the preseason, both at receiver as well as on special teams, and it would be a tremendous surprise if he didn't make the team ahead of the aforementioned Streeter.

Streeter would still be an ideal practice squad candidate, but it's unlikely he clears through waivers. As far as other practice squad candidates, tight end Matt Balasavage, linebacker Nigel Carr, safety Omar Brown and offensive linemen Justin Boren and Jack Cornell are some of the names that immediately come to mind.

@Blitz410:

Do you see the Ravens looking outside the organization or in free agency for pass rushing help a la Andre Carter or Shawne Merriman?

A:

I'm sure there will be interest, but there just isn't really much out there barring a trade. Carter would be the most intriguing of the potential options, but he tore his ACL near the end of last season and the

Boston Herald

reported last week that he still isn't fully recovered from that. A name to keep an eye on, though, could be Darryl Tapp, the former Seahawks defensive end who could be the odd man out among a crowded group of defensive ends in Philadelphia.

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@DenardASmith:

How concerned are the Ravens about Sean Considine's recurring concussions? Do you see it costing him a roster spot?

A:

It's definitely a concern, but I don't think it will cost him a roster spot. With that said, even aside from the concussions, Considine hasn't had a strong training camp and preseason and it wouldn't surprise me to see the Ravens look to bring in another safety. Working in Considine's favor, however, is that he's a favorite of head coach John Harbaugh and brings value from a special teams standpoint.

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