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Baltimore Ravens should have more ease finding a return man

The Ravens have plenty of guys in house who can return kicks and punts.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens had a difficult time finding a return man last year, as Michael Campanaro couldn't stay healthy enough to claim the return job, Lardarius Webb was far too old, important, and injured to take his old job, Asa Jackson's returns were either awesome or awful with exactly zero middle ground, and Jeremy Ross fumbled too much for comfort. At one point, Steve Smith was handling returns.

This year should be different. The Ravens are bringing back Kaelin Clay, who was impressive as a return man during the last few games of the season, along with Michael Campanaro. But the Ravens have also brought in some competition in Keenan Reynolds, the versatile weapon from Navy who scored more touchdowns than anyone else, and Chris Moore, who handled some kicks and punts in rookie minicamp.

Kaelin Clay has the inside track on the return job right now, but he's going to have to fight in order to keep that job. At the very least, it's unlikely that Steve Smith will be returning kicks and punts again.