Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) rushes past Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda (73) during the game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web. Today we cover lots of interesting tidbits of information, including stalled contract extension talks with Marshal Yanda and the possibility of an Arthur Brown trade.
One more addition needed for upgraded secondary – Rich Eisenberg, BaltimoreRavens.com
"Mission accomplished, I would say. After a rough 2014, the secondary looks more solid heading into 2015.The Ravens just need to make one more move to finish the job. They need to go out and buy some bubble wrap to protect those pass defenders.I’m kidding, but keeping those guys healthy and on the field will be crucial to the team’s prospects in 2015."
Which undrafted rookie will make the final roster? – BaltimoreRavens.com
"Waller’s potential impact, Pitta’s depth chart position, biggest strengths and weaknesses on roster."
Can Buck Allen be the future at running back? – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
"Buck Allen has the potential to be a starting running back in the league. The reason is his ability to catch the ball as well as run it. In Marc Trestman’s offense, he wants running backs who can catch the ball. Matt Fortecaught 176 passes in two seasons under Trestman. But expectations have to be tempered. Allen isn’t a ready-to-go prospect like Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon. He’ll likely be a situational player this season, and the Ravens will expand his role next year based on how he fares as a rookie."
Are contract extension talks with Marshal Yanda stalling? – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
"General manager Ozzie Newsome once again mentioned that the top candidates for extensions are guard Marshal Yanda and kickerJustin Tucker. But, for the first time, you could sense that Newsome is losing some patience. On Tuesday, he said that the team will move on to its next targeted player if extensions can’t be reached with Yanda and Tucker. The next man up on that list should be guard Kelechi Osemele."
Is Arthur Brown not a lock for the final roster? – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
"C.J. Mosley, Daryl Smith, Albert McClellan, Zach Orr,Arthur Brown. The starters (Mosley and Smith) and special-teams standouts (McClellan and Orr) are secure. There’s no such guarantees for Brown, a disappointing second-round pick who is on the bubble."
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