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Jeremy Butler hopes to become contributor for Ravens next season

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Butler told The Baltimore Sun that he's "not here just to be another guy."

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A lot of focus during this early offseason period has been on the Ravens finding a big, rangy receiving target for Joe Flacco and this offense.

This past season, the top two targets were Torrey Smith, 6-feet-1, and Steve Smith, 5-feet 8. Taller targets Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown served more in complementary roles, with only the latter receiver standing out at times down the stretch of the season.

However, a candidate to fill that role might already be on the roster, though he would be considered a deep sleeper. Jeremy Butler, a 6-3, 205-pound receiver, spend the season on injured reserve and didn't get to play. However, Butler had a solid preseason where he showcased his potential. It forced the Ravens to keep him on the initial roster coming out of training camp.

"[Coach John Harbaugh and I] talked a lot during the season and he's always telling me, 'What are you going to do? What are you doing to be better?'" Butler told The Baltimore Sun. "I'm definitely going to deliver. I'm not here to just be another guy. I want to have an impact and leave a legacy."

Butler, undrafted in 2014 out of Tennessee-Martin, missed this past season due to a sprained shoulder. He has been cleared for OTAs and other offseason work.

Size wise, he fits the mold of the receivers offensive coordinator Marc Trestman was working with a year ago. But of course, Butler still has a lot to prove on the field.