Thursday Ravens links: Jimmy Smith emerging into top corner, potential camp casualties that could later join franchise

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Read what others are writing about the Baltimore Ravens.

Over the last half of the 2013 season, you could make a case that Jimmy Smith was emerging into a top-three player on the Ravens' defense.

His coverage skills greatly improved and he appeared more comfortable within the scheme. Against the Lions, he was tasked with following Calvin Johnson around, which shows the kind of confidence the organization has in his abilities.

The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston writes that Smith could be on the verge of a breakout season, one that propels him into the national conversation among the game's better cornerbacks.

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You'd be hard-pressed to assume that the Ravens won't make any free-agent moves, especially when training camp is underway and the organization can better evaluate their players.

Therefore, Purple Reign Show's Jeremy Herskovic compiled a list of players that could be of interest for the Ravens in free agency, specifically those that could be camp casualties. Wide receiver Lance Moore is among the list, though you'll have to click the link to read who else made it.

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The meaning of walk-on it taking a different meaning in Cleveland.

CSNBaltimore.com's Ray Frager blogs about the Browns' unexpected visitor, who walked on to Cleveland's football field for a chance at a tryout. Spoiler alert: He didn't get it.

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