Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis (21) cannot make an interception during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens 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 check in on some more OTA observations, including the strong impression free agent safety signing Kendrick Lewis is making, plus Timmy Jernigan has his sights set on the Pro Bowl in his sophomore season.
Ravens OTA standouts worth keeping an eye on this offseason – Jason Marcum, Bleacher Report
"Most of these guys are rookies and new acquisitions that most of the Ravens aren’t familiar with. While no pads are on, it’s always good to see guys impressing in OTAs.It can translate into a good training camp, which leads to a productive preseason and then hopefully a good showing in the regular season."
Newcomer Kendrick Lewis already making strong impression – Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com
"“Kendrick Lewis is doing a great job,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “He doesn’t say much in terms of walking around the building. He just puts his nose to the grindstone and goes to work. I see him in the weight room. I see him in the meeting room. I see him on the field just working like crazy.”"
Justin Forsett’s role in the Ravens’ passing game should expand – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
"Forsett’s role, though, should be different. In Trestman’s offense, running backs historically have had almost as much impact in the passing attack as the ground game.There’s a chance that Forsett’s reception total of 44 last season could possibly double this season. At last week’s organized team activity, Forsett was catching a handful of screen passes. On Wednesday, he was pulling in passes over the middle and in the flats."
Observations from Ravens OTAs – Tony Lombardi, Russell Street Report
"Breshad Perriman easily got behind the secondary. On one play running from the left slot he ran a streak parallel to the hash marks and from jump street beat his man. He caught passes rather effortlessly and if you hadn’t seen the choreographed video lowlights of his drops at Central Florida, you would never know the guy has been labeled a player with bad hands. It’s early, and admittedly Perriman was running with the second team and therefore not against the best Ravens defenders. But it’s a start – and a good one."
DT Jernigan has sights set on making Pro Bowl next season – Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore
"“I want to go to the Pro Bowl,” Jernigan said following Wednesday’s OTA practice. “I’m not even going to sit here and lie to you. I definitely want to win more games. That’s first. Help the defense get even better.“We have huge shoes to fill with Haloti (Ngata) missing. It’s definitely going to be a group effort for all of us, not just me.”"
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