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Anthony Levine shifting from cornerback to natural safety position

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Fourth-year cornerback Anthony Levine saw action in all 16 regular-season games in 2014.

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Matt Elam has company. The Ravens' back end padded itself (sounds like a booty pop), promoting from within their own coop. Cornerback Anthony Levine is entering his fourth season, all with the black-and-purple, and has been shifted back to his natural position, sources say.

Levine saw action in every game of the regular season in 2014 but only started three. He contributed nine tackles in a marquee, heavyweight bout against the New Orleans Saints for a Week 12 win--eight of them were solo. A week later the cornerback silenced his doubters by pushing out 10 tackles when the Ravens hosted the San Diego Chargers.

The cornerback safety was re-signed to a two-year, $2.4 million contract that includes a $400,000 signing bonus and playtime incentives.

Dean Pees loves moving around the Baltimorean chess pieces and having his versatile athletes electric slide from one side to another. I agree with this shift; Elam and Terrence Brooks need this competition. Without it, we might see them bite on a Julian-Edelman-bubble-screen-to-throw-a-deep-bomb-to-Danny-Amendola play in the 2016 AFC Divisional Playoffs.

Fired up yet? I am.