WR’s Have Replaced TE’s As Ravens Blooming Position
The Baltimore Ravens went into training camp with a crowd at tight end. Now the wide receiver position is where the crowd is at:
Remember when I told you that the Baltimore Ravens had a surplus of talent at the tight end position and the wide receiver group was where the questions were? The narrative has obviously changed after three weeks of preseason football. On Saturday night, Ben Watson suffered a season ending injury. The tight end group is now hit hard by injuries and suspensions.
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The purple and black came into camp with Watson, Dennis Pitta, Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams creating an overload of tight end talent. Gillmore has recovered from a hamstring injury. Pitta has a broken finger and is out for now.
Nick Boyle had an impressive 2015 season. A 10 game suspension means he won’t get to build upon it. Darren Waller will not be available until week four of the regular season concludes. The front office did everything in their power to have a great tight end group. Counting Pitta’s injuring scuffle, three of the tight ends have erased that preparation.
However the wide receivers are beginning to flourish. Steve Smith Sr. is back in practice. Mike Wallace showed flashes of brilliance in the team’s convincing win over the Lions. All of this is happening while Kamar Aiken and Jeremy Butler continue to impress. On top of all that, Breshad Perriman is off the PUP list and is targeting a return to the action.
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All of the sudden the Ravens receiving corps is where the talent is really at. When you look at this team, it’s going to be hard to keep just six receivers. Michael Campanaro seems like the best bet at the return specialist role while Chris Moore is showing off his speed and size. The receivers are blooming into a beautiful grouping.