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The signing of Donté Stallworth bolsters the Ravens' WR depth before free agency begins, but more moves to bolster the pass-catching corps are likely, the way we hear it. The Ravens will try to re-sign top receiver Derrick Mason, and if the 2010 league year begins without a salary cap, Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams will be restricted free agents likely to be retained with one-year tenders. But even if Mason, Clayton and Williams return, the absence of a No. 1 receiver to eventually replace Mason, 36, looms large, for Stallworth has rarely filled that role in his previous NFL stints and was out of football in 2009. And should Mason not return, addressing the WR corps would be all the more necessary. (Note that the Ravens are also in need of a young tight end, too.) The Ravens could be players in unrestricted and/or restricted free agency for a wideout, and they could add a rookie, too, though GM Ozzie Newsome, judging from past Baltimore drafts, is unlikely to reach for a receiver simply to fill a need.
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