5 Baltimore Raven Players With The Most To Lose During Training Camp

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5 Baltimore Raven Players With The Most To Lose During Training Camp

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The time has come, it's time for another awesome list. Everyone loves lists, right? Awesome ones at that. As you can tell from title, this list will be of five Baltimore Ravens players with the most to lose during training camp.

When you think about it, doesn't everyone have something to lose? Unless you're Joe Flacco, of course, his great great grand kids are probably set for life. Other guys like Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs are set in the starting line up, but might have to worry about their long-term futures. We're here to talk about the short term though, the 2013 training camp. The guys with the most to lose are the ones competing for starting jobs and others just to be a part of the 53-man roster.

Jimmy Smith, the third-year corner, just missed the cut on this list. He's a lock to make the team, but winning the starting job from Corey Graham would go a long way for Smith's psyche and proving his own first-round worth. Courtney Upshaw is another honorable mention, but I decided at the last minute there were a few more deserving, not that anyone would want to be on a list like this. With Upshaw's boost in weight over the offseason, it could drop him down a few pegs on the depth chart at a loaded outside linebacker position. The list I've come up with is in no particular order or ranking. As always enjoy the slideshow and keep the feedback coming.

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Caleb Hanie

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The past two seasons, the Ravens have only kept two QBs (Flacco and Taylor). Caleb Hanie is currently behind Tyrod Taylor for the backup spot. Hanie is either going to have to beat Taylor out right or convince the Ravens coaching staff to carry three signal callers.

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Jameel McClain

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Jameel McClain is coming off a nasty spinal cord injury. Assuming he comes back healthy, he should compete for one of the starting inside linebacker spots. Arthur Brown was drafted in the second round and will start sooner rather then later. Daryl Smith was signed as the ultimate insurance policy and could easily step into a starting role if needed. If McClain falters in any way, he can kiss his hard-earned starting spot goodbye.

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Gino Gradkowski

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Gino Gradkowski was drafted as Matt Birks potential successor at the center position. Birk is gone and now it's Gino's time, but hold the phone. Veteran A.Q Shipley was brought in for competition and he'll no doubt be gunning for the starting job. Losing out to Shipley would be a huge disappointment for young Gino and could be very detrimental for his career. When you're dubbed the heir apparent and don't come through, well that's how players become basket cases.

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Terrance Cody

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Terrance Cody keeps finding a way on to all my dubious Ravens lists. Cody has been a huge let down and could possibly lose out on a starting D-Line spot to rookie Brandon Williams. If that happens, then Cody could possibly be a goner, he would surely be a goner after the season once his contract is up. Time to step it up fat boy.

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Tandon Doss

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A starting wide receiver spot is staring Tandon Doss in the face. Doss is the receiver on the roster that is the most in the mold of the departed Anquan Boldin. There's a ton of competition at the position too, more so then any other spot for the Ravens. Losing out to guys like Deonte Thompson and David Reed amongst others might keep Doss in depth chart purgatory, where he's been stuck the past two years.



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