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Ravens receiver race stays the same after preseason win over Saints

Michael Campanaro, Kamar Aiken and Deonte Thompson all had great moments in Baltimore's 22-13 win.

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With a lot riding in Baltimore's final preseason game, receivers Michael Campanaro, Kamar Aiken and Deonte Thompson all rose to the challenge in battling for a few of the final 53-man roster spots.

Aiken led the receivers with four catches for 57 yards. Campanaro had three grabs for 55 yards (including a 39-yarder down the right sideline) and also added 98 return yards. Thompson caught three balls for 25 yards but recorded his third touchdown in three weeks.

Simply put, this group is still in the same place it was before Thursday night's 22-13 win over the Saints.

Each receiver had their moments. Aiken had a near-touchdown late, though replay showed his foot barely touched out of bounds. Campanaro had the aforementioned deep catch, as well as a quick slant he took for what would have been a big gain if not for a Ryan Jensen hands-to-the-face penalty. In addition to Thompson's touchdown, one of his other receptions came on a nice comeback route in traffic.

In a sense, the Ravens are in a win-win situation here. No matter what, they get two quality receivers if they decide to go with the conventional thinking and keep six receivers. In that scenario, one will be the odd man out. And with the way all three have played this preseason, they should all have jobs on a 53-man roster, either in Baltimore or somewhere else.