Ravens: 4 standouts from the first padded practice of training camp

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Ravens, Deon Cain
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3. Deon Cain, WR, Ravens

The Ravens made it a point of emphasis to bolster their wide receiver room this offseason. The additions of Sammy Watkins, Rashod Bateman, and Tylan Wallace should help improve what was the NFL’s worst passing offense in 2020.

But one addition that has definitely flown under the radar is the signing of Deon Cain. And with good reason.

A sixth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2018 NFL Draft, Cain signed with the Ravens this past January after not playing at all in 2020.

Despite a crowded wide receiver room, Cain is making his case to earn a roster spot.

The former Clemson star received some work with the first-team offense on Tuesday hauling in multiple grabs for big gains. That included one over star cornerback Marlon Humphrey which earned praise from his teammates.

Cain faces an uphill battle when it comes to making the roster with the likes of Marquise Brown, Watkins, Bateman, Wallace, and Devin Duvernay all locks.

James Proche has been one of the stars of training camp so far, Jaylon Moore has impressed as well, and Miles Boykin is still hanging around.

Barring injury, it might be difficult for Cain to crack the 53-man roster. But he’s doing everything he can to make a strong case.