3 Questions after Day 12 of Ravens training camp: Clowney in, Dobbins out?

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The Baltimore Ravens returned to The Castle on Tuesday afternoon to put on 2.5 more hours of practice on Day 12 of training camp as they ramp up their conditioning ahead of the first pre-season game of the summer, scheduled for Saturday when the Flock will fly to Philadelphia to eat a bunch of cheesesteaks and face the Eagles.

Tuesday was a day for the offense, at least partially, as most of the plays ran at the Under Armour Performance Center were schemed under third-and-short and other short-yardage, special situations. That helped the quarterback stable to avoid throwing interceptions for the second day in a row, as well as the backfield to put on a show even without J.K. Dobbins around.

While the on-field action was kinda soft and there weren't many highlights or things worth noting, the action came after the practice was over and the coaches and running backs of the team discussed (for the biggest part) the status of the Ravens backfield, Dobbins' hold-in, and other saucy topics.

Here are the most interesting storylines that popped up through Day 12 of the Baltimore Ravens training camp, just a couple of days away from visiting Philly for the first game of the pre-season.

1. When will the Ravens start exploring the cornerback market?

If you have been paying attention to some storylines emerging from the Ravens training camp that go past the casual "OBJ is back with a purple hairdo!" headlines, then you know that Batlimore's defense is not quite packed full of bodies nor talent, mostly at cornerback and outside linebacker.

Not only do the Ravens have a lack of talented options at the CB and EDGE positions, but they are even losing some of those that were available just a few weeks and days ago: cornerbacks Rock Ya-Sin, Trayvon Mullen, and Arthur Maulet were signed this past offseason but are all currently injured to different extents.

The outside linebacker/EDGE position is kinda covered with the presence of youngsters David Ojabo and Odafe Oweh as the penciled-in starters along with Tyus Bowser (who has yet to practice this summer while sitting on the PUP with an ankle injury) and rookie Tavius Robinson.

While we have heard the news about the Ravens actively pursuing and hosting some edge rushers through the offseason--namely Kyle Van Noy and Jadeveon Clowney this last Tuesday--there has not been any news at all about the possibility of adding more corners to the secondary.

The Ravens should start to seriously think about bringing at least a couple of veterans at the position on cheap/non-guaranteed one-year deals if only to have some rotational options available for the pre-season games and ready to join the mob through the first weeks of the regular season.

There are still a bunch of valuable and capable players without a contract (per NFL Trade Rumors), and while the likes of Ronald Darby and Isaiah Rodgers might demand humongous deals out of Baltimore's reach at this point, adding a veteran of Byron Jones' or Casey Hayward's ilk might be something to seriously consider given the precarious status of the cornerback depth chart.