OWINGS MILLS - Arthur Jones talked to DeAngelo Tyson at one point Wednesday.
"He's definitely excited for his opportunity," Jones said.
Same goes for Brandon Williams.
With Marcus Spears being released, both Williams and Tyson will be depended on to play bigger roles along the Ravens' defensive line.
Neither are starters, but both could see a decent amount of playing time as reserves going forward.
Both have seen some action to this point, but both will likely see more time now.
"Scholarship is over," Baltimore defensive end Chris Canty said. "[You've] got to step up. Scholarship is over, plain and simple. [You've] got to get it done on the football field on Sundays, not in practice. ... We've got to take our practices - the entire football team has to take our practices - to the games, and that's including those younger guys.
"So we'll look forward to good things from them moving forward as they continue to get the experience, get the confidence and game situations. I have no doubt that they'll be able to make plays for this football team."
Spears was the primary backup at defensive tackle and defensive end. He also saw time at nose tackle.
"Obviously we wouldn't get rid of somebody if we didn't have somebody else that we thought was coming up and playing pretty well," Pees said. "Brandon Williams is doing a good job. DeAngelo Tyson is doing a good job. They're a couple good, young players."
Williams was the Ravens' third-round pick in this year's NFL draft.
He missed the first three games because of a toe injury, but he has played in the last four.
"I just think the guy has made great strides," Pees said. "We know he's a powerful guy. He's a tough guy. He's a strong guy. He can hold the point [of attack]. When he got into trouble was when he wasn't holding the point because there was indecision in how he was playing.
"I think there's less and less indecision now, which makes you play faster and stronger."
Tyson was a seventh round pick last year.
He played in 13 of the final 14 games last season, including the playoffs.
He has seen minimal playing time this year, but he has seen time at all three spots along Baltimore's defensive line.
"He's kind of the utility guy in there," Pees said. "He is kind of all spots. His best spot is really three-technique [defensive tackle] and five-technique [defensive end], not necessarily nose. ...
"But DeAngelo, he's another guy, to me, who has really progressed here lately and has shown signs of really being a contributor."