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Ravens offseason primer -- defensive tackles

Ravens offseason primer -- defensive tackles

The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency and the NFL draft in the days leading up to the start of free agency.

Asked about the team’s offseason needs last month, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he wanted to strength the middle of the defense. Naturally, the Ravens need reinforcements at inside linebacker and safety because Ray Lewis has retired and Ed Reed isn’t a lock to return. But defensive tackle...