Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss looked quicker during minicamp than he was last season and appears to be playing with more confidence. He could compete for a starting job if he continues to make plays during training camp.
Huddle Up: The Ravens lost Anquan Boldin in the offseason so there's definitely a need for one of the secondary targets to step up. A quicker, more confident Doss could push Jacoby Jones for the starting gig opposite Torrey Smith.
Posted: 5/14/2013 12:55pm et
Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss is a candidate for a much bigger role in the team's offense after WR Anquan Boldin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason. Doss should compete for playing time behind WRs Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones and could become the No. 3 receiver. WRs LaQuan Williams, David Reed, Deonte Thompson and Aaron Mellette are the other receiving options that will compete in offseason workouts and training camp. Baltimore is open to signing a veteran wideout to compete in camp, as well. Doss said he's completely healthy right now and has worked hard on his durability. He missed the last two games of the regular season with an ankle injury and dealt with a hamstring injury during training camp. He's up to 210 pounds and has improved his quickness. 'I'm quick and strong and I've got the speed and can outsmart the linebackers, use my quickness and be able to catch the ball,' Doss said. 'I've always been one of the strongest receivers, just not the widest. I've got a little strength on me. I feel fast and quick. I've put on weight too fast in the past, but now I put it on slow and I've been maintaining my speed and quickness.'
Huddle Up: Doss, a fourth-round pick in 2011, has been slow in coming around, catching 7 passes for 123 yards this past season after failing to log a reception his rookie season. Boldin's departure certainly presents an opportunity, but as mentioned above, don't be surprised if the Ravens' No. 3 WR role ends up getting filled by a summer veteran pickup.
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