Monday Ravens links: Sam Koch's competition, pass-rush improvements

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It's been a long time since punter Sam Koch has had to compete for his spot on the roster.

And while Koch certainly has the early advantage over rookie Richie Leone, it's clear the Ravens want to see some competition during the offseason and through training camp. Koch had a down year in 2013, which likely prompted the Ravens to bring in someone at the position.

Much like this situation, Justin Tucker came in before the 2012 season and wasn't expected to beat out Billy Cundiff. But Tucker proved to be the better kicker. Koch will do what he can to keep a repeat of that scenario.

"Whatever happens in the end is going to happen," Koch told BaltimoreRavens.com's Ryan Mink. "I don’t want to be one of those guys that I’ve had in the past. If [Richie’s] got any question, I’ll help him out. I hope in the end I have a job still, but it just depends on what they think and how everything goes."

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The Ravens are hoping for an improved pass rush in 2014. After all, that's why they brought in Chris Canty a year ago.

For this to happen, the organization will need some players to step up and improve their roles. CSNBaltimore.com's Clifton Brown writes about the different players where the Ravens could get added production from.

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The Ravens need improvements from the offensive line, which is on the mend writes Russell Street Report's Tony Lombardi.

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