Ravens set to enter training camp with tense battle at linebacker
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By Nathan Beaucage

Though most spectators will assuredly be fixated on the Baltimore Ravens’ dynamic offense during next month’s training camp — and understandably so, as it will be hard to pry one’s eyes from Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown and the like — some equally captivating happenings are set to transpire on the other side of the ball. Specifically, at inside linebacker, where one of the more intriguing camp battles is set to unfold.

Replacing departed Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley — a cornerstone of the Baltimore defense for much of his five-year stint with the team — will be easier said than done. Nonetheless, the Ravens are confident enough in Patrick Onwuasor — the team’s No. 2 inside linebacker last season — that they’ve already anointed him as Mosley’s successor. Finding Onwuasor’s complement, however, will be tougher.

Currently, linebackers Chris Board and Kenny Young appear set to face-off for the job. Anthony Levine — who is listed on the team’s depth chart as the second-string strong safety — also figures to fit into the rotation, albeit in a backup role.

Board, a second-year undrafted free agent, drew rave reviews from coaching staff during...



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