Daily Caw: Will the Ravens Rookies Not Be Starters in 2015?


Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Breshad Perriman (Central Florida) poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the number twenty-six overall pick to the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web.  Today we ponder the possibility that the Ravens won’t start any of their shiny new rookies in 2015, the Bengals sign a former Ravens draft pick, and what might be the team’s most important offseason addition.

Rookies might not start and that’s okayMatthew Stevens, Baltimore Beatdown

"For the Ravens first three picks (Perriman, Williams, Carl Davis), all of these players will undoubtedly see the field in their rookie seasons, even if they aren’t labeled as starters. They were drafted where they were due to their ability to play football and because they represent positions that the Ravens felt they could upgrade. Yet, with other young players at the same position, all of these players face an uphill battle in even getting major snaps, much less being labeled as a starter."

Matt Elam: It’s time for me to get to the next levelGarrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

"Necessity is the mother of invention, the saying goes, and Elam knew after the 2014 season he needed to make changes. The former first-round pick struggled his first two years in Baltimore, and he made a commitment to ramp up his training.“I just took my grind to another level,” he said. “It was just a different focus because of all the things I went through last year. I just told myself: It won’t happen again.”"

Bengals sign former Ravens quarterback Keith WenningAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"Cut by the Ravens in May, the 2014 sixth-round draft pick was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday.Wenning spent his entire rookie season on the Ravens practice squad after being drafted out of Ball State with the 194th overall selection.Wenning, who visited the Ravens, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings prior to the NFL draft last year, was a two-time team captain at Ball State who orchestrated 10 fourth-quarter comebacks in his career."

The most important Ravens offseason additionKyle Rate, Russell Street Report

"There is a good chance that the most important new Raven in 2015 will never hear his name announced as he runs out of the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium. Recently signed cornerback Kyle Arrington will not begin the season in the starting lineup, but he could very well be the most vital new player to suit up in purple this year.It was surprising to see the cornerback-needy Patriots dispose of a player who, at the time of his release, was their most experienced corner. But in this case, one team’s trash is truly another team’s treasure."

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