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Baltimore Ravens news and daily links: 6/20

Today's Baltimore Ravens news from across the internet.


Leaving Ravens has not mellowed Pollard | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
The message reads: 'Goal – Super Bowl, Mission – Kill!!!' Pollard does not sound worried if anyone is offended. "Our goal is the Super Bowl and our mission is to kill," Pollard told the Tennessean. "And if someone doesn’t like it, then who cares? I really couldn’t care less. It is not our responsibility to make anyone else happy, to please you, to care about you."

The Competition: Safeties
Matt Elam (5-10, 210, first round): The 32nd-overall pick has been a standout performer during his first couple months in Baltimore. He can play either safety position, and the Ravens have moved him all over the field. Elam was an All-American at Florida, and he’s comfortable coming up to defend the run or playing back in coverage. Elam is known for his speed and hard-hitting ability, and he also showed off his ball skills with a few interceptions of Joe Flacco during minicamp.

Ray Lewis most overrated Raven? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Dave Dameshek goes strictly by the version of Ray Lewis we saw in the last seasons of his career to tag him as the franchise’s most overrated player. Now, no one is going to argue that the No. 52 of the final years was the same search-and-destroy linebacker from earlier in his career. But Ravens fans would likely find Dameshek’s assessment a bit harsh.

Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To Practice At Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium - - The United States Naval Academy Official Athletic Site
The Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 training camp, connected by Verizon, will feature for the second-consecutive year free individual practices to be held at M&T Bank Stadium, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and Stevenson University. Additionally, by entering a lottery on the Ravens’ official website, fans in limited numbers will have the opportunity to win free tickets to training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.

'You can't beat it': Baltimore Ravens center A.Q. Shipley fondly recalls Penn State career |
"You can't beat it," Shipley said. "I mean, 110,000 fans every week, playing against the Michigans, the Ohio States, getting that opportunity to play on TV every week and playing in a big bowl game every year. There was nothing like it."

Late For Work 6/19: 4 Ways Ravens Could Spend Extra Cap Cash
Baltimore could sign a veteran wide receiver. The team is apparently waiting on such a move because they want to give their current crop of young receivers a chance to step up. However, the money is there if the team opts to pursue a veteran in training camp.

Taking a super-early look at the Baltimore Ravens' Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos -
In anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will take a daily look at one of the 13 opponents on the Ravens’ regular-season schedule. Today is the Denver Broncos.