Ravens: 3 players whose roles will decrease in 2021

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With the first season game less than a week away, the stage is set for the Baltimore Ravens to take the 2021 season by storm.

After finalizing their practice squad and adding a few key depth pieces to the team, the Ravens can boast one of the strongest defenses in the league, though their hopefully improved passing game remains untested.

Some players on the Ravens will carry over the same responsibilities as they did last year, including the NFL’s most “polarizing” player, Lamar Jackson.

Baltimore’s star quarterback has a whole season to prove to his critics that he has not, indeed, been “figured out” yet and will continue dominating in the Ravens’ run-heavy offensive schemes.

Other players will gain much more responsibility in 2021, as in the case of running back Ty’Son Williams who will fill the vacant spots left by the injured J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill.

But then there are those players who, whether due to excess roster depth or individual failings, will likely assume lesser roles on the Ravens team this season.

While some positions will naturally generate a fair amount of healthy competition throughout the season, the players on this list had plenty of opportunities to shine this offseason but didn’t do enough to cement their roles.

These are three players whose roles will decrease in 2021.