Five things to watch at mandatory minicamp

Five things to watch at mandatory minicamp
June 17, 2014, 8:15 am
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Five things to watch heading into the Ravens’ three-day mandatory minicamp that begins Tuesday:

- Defensive vets will return.

Nose tackle Haloti Ngata is scheduled to meet with the media Tuesday, and linebacker Terrell Suggs and defensive end Chris Canty are also expected at camp. None have participated in voluntary OTA’s, so this will be a chance to check their conditioning, and to get their thoughts about the Ravens’ moves this offseason.

- Offensive install continues

This will be new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s final chance to practice with players until training camp. Kubiak will see how quickly players are picking up the offense, when quarterback Joe Flacco directs the first-team offense against the first-team defense.

- The search for a No. 3 corner

The Ravens are reportedly one of many teams interested in free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers. Meanwhile, veteran free agent cornerback Aaron Ross tweeted that he would be in minicamp as well, and other veteran corners were expected to attend. Replacing cornerback Corey Graham, who signed with the Bills during free agency, remains a concern.

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- The battle at right tackle

Rick Wagner, Ryan Jensen, and Jah Reid are competing to be the starting right tackle, so every impression they make is important.

- The battles at other positions

Other competition to watch is at free safety between Darian Stewart and rookie Terrence Brooks, and at inside linebacker between Arthur Brown and rookie C. J. Mosley.