Since we started our Push to Start series, featuring the players who we feel is walking the narrowest road to the final 53, receiver Kamar Aiken and tight end Maxx Williams have shown the most progress. Tight end Nick Boyle is also making some noise during OTAs and our cohort here at Beatdown Michael Sedjro thinks cornerback Rashaan Melvin deserves a fair chance.
Who else is left?
Jeremy Butler, Wide Reciever
Why he's on this list: Butler spent his rookie season on injured reserve.
Trestman's 11. Our newly-minted offensive coordinator has some penny-pinching decisions to make come time to make cuts. There are 11 receivers on deck. Butler has to don on a me-against-the-galaxy mentality this summer and preseason and do whatever-and-more to rise above his competition. I definitely like this guy's size (6'2").
Steven Means, Defensive End
Why he's on this list: Drew praise from head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome in recent months.
A young pass rusher with potential. That's all we know much about Means. He saw action in 11 games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team that selected him in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. There's a reason why he signed a $510,000 exclusive-rights tender back early last month. Weight wise, Means is the lightest of the defensive end group at 260.
Andrew Bose, Inside Linebacker
Why he's on this list: Is the committee deciding between Bose and Arthur Brown?
We want to know what the Ravens' brass is really thinking about Brown's future: Will he stay on Dean Pees' defense? Bose tried out at the Ravens' rookie minicamp, and the undrafted rookie linebacker must have left a lasting impression -- after being cut to make room for cornerback Kyle Arrington -- Bose was re-signed on the first day of OTAs, May 27.
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