Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro (15) runs past Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web. Today we hear whispers that the Ravens are concerned about Michael Campanaro, even to the point where his job might be on the line. On a much brighter note, Breshad Perriman and Nick Boyle have been better than advertised so far, and the team has a motivated young defensive line ready to take over.
Ravens have legitimate concerns about Michael Campanaro – Tony Lombardi, Russell Street Report
"Team officials have legitimate concerns about Michael Campanaro. During the 2014 offseason the Ravens considered signing Julian Edelman for $5M per but opted instead to develop their own version of the Patriots chain-moving receiver. Unfortunately things aren’t working out as planned.The club is worried that Camp’s injuries are chronic and given the presence of UDFA DeAndre Carter, the former Demon Deacon’s job may be in jeopardy."
Ravens defense hinges on secondary – Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore
"How good will the Ravens defense be in 2015? That all depends on how much the secondary has improved, says Ravens Insider Clifton Brown."
Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan loses weight, expands role – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"“I come here, and I had to play behind Haloti. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. Yeah, it’s big shoes to fill and all that, but I’m feeling good. I’m feeling ready. I don’t feel stress or pressure. I feel like it’s a great opportunity for me to show everyone what I can do.”"
Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams: ‘We don’t need anybody to be Haloti’ – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"“It tells me I just have to step up,” Williams said. “We have to do more. I accept the challenge willingly, to get out there and do everything I have to do to be my best player, be my best self. And that goes for everybody else on the defensive line. We don’t need anybody to be Haloti. We just need everybody to be their best selves, and we’ll be fine.”"
Ravens place rookie cornerback Julian Wilson on injured reserve – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"Wilson broke his leg during a rookie minicamp and underwent surgery. He was one of the Ravens’ most heavily recruited undrafted rookies, signing with the team over offers from the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns. The deal with the Ravens includes a $9,000 signing bonus, according to a source."
Chris Canty has some advice for Marc Trestman – Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk
"Canty praised the balance from 2014, establishing the run and (most importantly for Canty) keeping the defense off the field. And Canty hopes that balance continues with Gary Kubiak gone and Marc Trestman in as the offensive coordinator.“Please, Coach Trestman, don’t change a whole lot,” Canty said, laughing."
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