Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken (11) carries the ball to score a touchdown as New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) defends in the first quarter during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Today’s Baltimore Ravens news is dominated by training camp, obviously, and there is no lack of interesting tidbits coming out of B-More.
The biggest of which is concerning to Ravens fans and fantasy football GM’s alike – are the Ravens serious about starting Kamar Aiken over first round draft choice Breshad Perriman? Whoever wins the battle figures to eat up snaps opposite Steve Smith.
It’s a big deal because the winner replaces Torrey Smith, who not only racked up 11 touchdowns last season, but he was an annual target hog as well. There’s production, and perhaps stardom, to be found here.
While most expect Perriman to seize the crown, Aiken has received all the starting snaps thus far, enjoying veteran deference. Don’t forget that Perriman dropped a lot of passes both in college and at minicamp. He might be too raw to take over at the moment.
Another camp battle to watch involves the entire secondary, much of which is shiny and new after last season’s injury filled debacle. We know that Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb are presumed starters, but where will everyone else fall?
The Ravens also made a couple of notable transactions on Wednesday, cutting undrafted wide receiver Cam Worthy, who injured his foot in OTAs back in June. Filling his spot is former Bengals, Eagles, and Bears safety Tom Nelson, who is making the position switch to receiver. Nelson hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011.
Wrapping things up, we take an extremely early look at the Ravens’ 2016 opponents.
Hope you enjoy today’s news roundup, and happy training camp Ravens fans!
Ravens news and notes from around FanSided
Kamar Aiken a week 1 starter? – NFL Spin Zone, Nick Ziegler
Don’t worry about Breshad Perriman just yet – NFL Spin Zone, Joe Soriano
Secondary may create surprising position battles – Baltimore Wire, Jeremiah D. Sater
Recapping the offseason – Baltimore Wire, Joe Serpico
More Ravens news and notes from around the Internet
Who will Baltimore Ravens play in 2015? – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Ravens set to begin undramatic training camp – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Ravens waive Cam Worthy, add another receiver – Ryan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com
Ravens training camp starting on the right foot – Matthew Stevens, Baltimore Beatdown
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