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Tommy Streeter gets Steelers jersey

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The black and gold jersey in receiver Tommy Streeter's locker stood out, especially since the Jacksonville Jaguars had played the Pittsburgh Steelers at EverBank Field the day before.

When a closer look revealed it was a No. 84 Steelers jersey, an explanation was needed.

Turned out to be pretty simple. Streeter, who has been on the Jaguars' practice squad since Sept. 29, is a childhood friend of Steelers receiver Antonio Brown. He asked Brown before the game if he could have his jersey and that's why it was autographed and hanging in Streeter's locker.

"I told him that it'd be cool to have everybody who I ever played with growing up," Streeter said. "Me, him, T.Y. Hilton were on the same [Pop Warner] team growing up. We play the Colts so I'll probably ask him for his, too."

Streeter and Brown grew up in Miami. The 26-year-old Brown played at Norland High School and starred at Central Michigan before being drafted by Pittsburgh in the sixth round in 2010. Streeter, who turned 25 on Tuesday, played at Northwestern High School and starred at Miami before leaving school after his junior season. He was a sixth-round pick by Baltimore in 2012 and has spent time with the Ravens, Buffalo, and Tampa Bay before signing with the Jaguars last month.

Though they've taken different paths to the NFL, they have remained close, Streeter said.

"Even when I was coming out for the combine and stuff he was the one teaching me to run routes and stuff like that," Streeter said. "Every time I go home I go by his family's house to say what's up, play with his little brothers and stuff like that. I just have always been involved with the family, always coming up and staying close-knit with them.

"It was cool to see him out there, all the success he's been having over the years and stuff. I just thought it would be cool to have that."

When asked about the jersey on Wednesday, Brown said that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has banned the practice from now on after what happened Sunday. Jaguars running back Denard Robinson and Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell -- rivals in college at Michigan and Michigan State, respectively -- also exchanged jerseys, Brown said.

But he was a little surprised to know that Streeter had the jersey hanging in his locker on Monday.

"Oh, he does?" he said.

He said that Streeter may have in part wanted the jersey because it symbolizes how tough Brown's road to the NFL has been. He grew up in the rough Liberty City area of Miami and was homeless for a time as a teenager.

"I think I inspire a lot of guys from my neck of the woods from what I've been through and where I'm at," he said.

Streeter said he's hoping Jaguars fans don't get upset at him for asking for the jersey, or for having it hanging in his locker.

"It's just one of those things where you have a personal relationship someone outside of work," Streeter said. "It doesn't go beyond that. It was I mutually respect you, we come from the same place, I'm happy for you type thing."


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Tommy Streeter Exactly Where He Wanted To Be On Draft Day

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The Dolphins have four Hurricanes under contract (tied with UF for the most on the team), including practice squad receiver Tommy Streeter.

“I’m in a position I always hoped I would be, being on the Dolphins; I wore a Dolphins shirt on draft day [in 2012],” said Streeter, the former Miami Northwestern star, who averaged an impressive 18.5 yards per reception at UM.

“Every wide receiver coach I’ve had said I can play in this league. I’m a deep ball guy and still need to work on that. Vincent Jackson is the one guy who has the same stature as me [6-5] and he took me under his wing in Tampa last year.”


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Latest proCane Cuts & Signings

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It was one of the busiest NFL proCane roster cut weekends of all-time. See below all the action.

WR LaRon Byrd was cut by the Dallas Cowboys who signed him this offseason, but was quickly picked up by the Cleveland Browns and placed on their active roster.

DB Brandon Harris was cut by the Texans, who drafted him out of Miami 3 years ago, but was also quickly picked up and added to the Titans active roster.

Practice Squad Signings: Stephen Morris: Jags, Tommy Streeter: Dolphins, Chase Ford: Vikings, Erik Swoope: Colts, Brandon Washington: Rams, Harland Gunn: Falcons, Micanor Regis: Panthers, Asante Cleveland: 49ers.

Cuts: Maurice Hagens: Falcons, Eric Winston: Seahawks, Richard Gordon: Chiefs, Tyler Horn: Titans, Jared Wheeler: Bills.


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More NFL proCanes Cut

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In addition to third-year NFL proCanes DL Marcus Forston and WR Tommy Streeter who were cut earlier this week by the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers respectively, rookie DL Justin Renfrow has been cut by the Arizona Cardinals, third-year pro Adewale Ojomo was cut by the Dallas Cowboys and veteran LB Spencer Adkins was cut by the New York Giants.





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Tommy Streeter among Bucs' cuts

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Wide receiver Tommy Streeter, one of the stars of training camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, didn’t make it past the first round of roster cuts.

Streeter was one of 12 players released Sunday as the Bucs started trimming their roster. They now are down to 78 players. Rosters have to be down to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon and to 53 players by Saturday.

Streeter had looked good early in camp and caught a touchdown pass in the preseason opener. The coaching staff had been very complimentary of Streeter. But he seemed to disappear recently and likely was hurt by the fact he wasn’t viewed as someone who could be a regular on special teams.

“It’s always tough when you’ve been with a group of men throughout the offseason and training camp,’’ coach Lovie Smith said. "But eventually the roster has to get down to 53 with 10 practice squad guys. That’s just part of the business.’’

In another minor surprise, the Bucs released veteran long-snapper Jeremy Cain. That means Andrew DePaola will be the long-snapper.

Also waived by the Bucs on Sunday were defensive tackle Euclid Cummings, guard Jace Daniels, wide receiver Skye Dawson, offensive lineman Jason Foster, defensive end Ryne Giddins, guard R.J. Mattes, receiver Eric Page, defensive end Chaz Sutton, quarterback Alex Tanney and fullback Ian Thompson.


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Tommy Streeter facing logjam at WR

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TAMPA, Fla. – After I put out my projected roster for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier Monday, I’ve gotten a lot of Twitter questions asking why Tommy Streeter didn’t make the cut.

The reason is simple. I don’t think Streeter is going to make the roster.

I know Streeter has had a tremendous camp and he caught a touchdown pass in the preseason opener against Jacksonville. Streeter has done enough to put himself in the conversation for a roster spot. But the Bucs are going to have to crunch numbers at wide receiver, and Streeter might get squeezed out.

Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans are locks to make the team. Same for Chris Owusu. But here’s where things get tricky and you have to pay attention to who can help on special teams. Eric Page continues to work as the top return man, so he should get a roster spot.

Rookie Robert Herron also has return ability. Herron hasn’t had a great camp, but he’s a draft pick and teams don’t like to cut draft picks. Veteran Louis Murphy also has some special teams ability.

The Bucs are likely to keep either five or six receivers on the roster. I think Streeter will end up getting cut. He could end up on the practice squad if another team doesn’t claim him.


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Tommy Streeter turning heads

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TAMPA, Fla. -- If you're looking for an under-the-radar player with a chance to make Tampa Bay's roster, you might want to consider wide receiver Tommy Streeter. But look quickly because Streeter might not be an unknown for much longer.

Streeter already is catching the eyes of his teammates and coaches.

"We kind of have a running joke, 'Man, that dude is catching the ball right and left, over and over,'" quarterback Josh McCown said after Thursday's practice. "It's like one of the better camps I've been around for a receiver. He's just got so many dang catches. And he's just doing his job. He's just a humble, hard-working guy that comes out here every day and gets after it. He catches the ball when it's thrown to him and that's all you can ask for as a player."

"He's another guy with good size, good height, good speed and he's been catching the football," coach Lovie Smith said. "You talk to him and he doesn't want a whole lot of complements, he's just 'Hey, I'm just trying to do my job, trying to get better very day,' saying all the right things, just making plays. That's all you have to do as a player. You don't have to worry about, am I going to make the roster, am I going to get enough plays. If you get one play, you do something, you'll continue to get more. We've noticed him. When we initially came to camp he's wasn't one of the guys we were talking a lot about. But he's been pretty steady every day."

Streeter seems to be putting himself in line for a roster spot in a receiving corps in which the only sure things are starters Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

A sixth-round draft pick by Baltimore in 2012, Streeter has been unable to make an impact in the NFL so far. But he's not a stranger to the big stage. Streeter played at the University of Miami.

"No, I'm not afraid," Streeter said. "I've been doing this since age 7. I don't see any difference at any level. It all comes down to, at this level, how much goes into the preparation before the dance."

Streeter has been preparing for the dance by paying close attention to Jackson. That's a wise choice because Streeter is the same size (6-foot-5) as Jackson.

"I talk to him every day," Streeter said. "I ask him different questions on how do you run this route based on different leverages and techniques. Basically, what little tricks and crafty moves he has that he uses to get open. I try to incorporate that in my game as well."

Streeter said he already has learned a lot from Jackson.

"His ability to drop his weight and get in and out of his cuts," Streeter said. "He comes downhill and he's aggressive to the ball. That's something I always continuously try to improve on. At the University of Miami, I was always the deep ball guy. When you come here in this offense there's a lot of route running involved. That's something I continuously work on and something I always try to get better at."

Streeter may not have the NFL pedigree, but he came out of one of the nation's top high school programs. That's Miami Northwestern.

"They used to call us the University of Northwestern," Streeter said.

Streeter's high school team also featured two other Buccaneers, linebacker Lavonte David and cornerback Anthony Gaitor. Streeter wore the same jersey (No. 5) as previously worn by Kenbrell Thompkins, who now is with the New England Patriots, and later worn by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

"My coach, when he gave it to me, he was like 'Son, I'm going to give you No. 5. You might have to do a little history to understand the importance of this number and the guys who wore it before you and what they did,'" Streeter said. "I was kind of nervous, like 'Does the No. 5 jersey glow or something? Is everybody watching me?' But nonetheless, I thrived in that environment."

If Streeter can continue doing what he has been doing in practice, he might be able to thrive with the Buccaneers.


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Tommy Streeter keeps his head, turns others at the same time

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TAMPA | Following a full 2½-hour practice Wednesday, Tampa Bay Bucs receiver Tommy Streeter went over to sign autographs for the fans like most players do. Unlike most players, who generally leave after five or 10 minutes, Streeter stayed and continued to sign. When he finished with one section, he would move down to another. It was 30 minutes later and he was one of a handful of Buc players still signing autographs.

It wasn't that the former University of Miami standout felt compelled to stay. He was enjoying himself.

"I take pride in things like that, interacting with the fans," Streeter said. You always have to count your blessings. You could be on the other side when they don't want your autographs. I cherish moments like this. It means a lot to me."

What also means a lot to Streeter is having a chance to make this team.

The 2012 sixth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens, Streeter has been trying to stand out in what is a very tough competition during this Buccaneers training camp.

Three players are a virtual lock to make the squad — Vincent Jackson and rookies Mike Evans and Robert Herron. That would leave two, maybe three spots for nine receivers.

Streeter, who is tall (6-foot-5), lean (215) and can fly, is trying to stay in the moment and look at the heavy odds weighing against him.

"My mindset is basically to focus on myself," Streeter said. "It's easy to look around and hear coach say we're going to keep X-amount of receivers in the room and start counting: wondering, 'where do I fit in?' Those things are distractions. You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable; trusting in the process and understanding there's going to be ups and downs but always work on your craft day in and day out. Those tough times and tough moments are what define you."

The 24-year-old Streeter has had tough times in his professional life.

First, he was drafted much lower than he anticipated. Afterward, he suffered a foot injury during training camp and was placed on injured reserve, missing the entire season.

He didn't make the squad in 2013 and was working out until being signed to the Bucs' practice squad for the last two weeks of the season.

"It was tough, but I have this mindset that nothing in life happens to you but happens for you," he said. "I look at things different. I take the positive away from everything. Look at everything I learned when I was hurt. Us as people, we have all the expectations and all these things we want to accomplish within ourselves but we have to trust in God's plan."

It must be rubbing off as he has been making plays in practice. Will it be enough? Time will tell.

"For receivers, if you're any good, you get a chance," coach Lovie Smith said. "Odds are, you're going to get balls thrown your way. He has made a few plays. We have seen definite improvement in him."


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Tommy Streeter Came To Play

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Aside from the crazy play made by running back Jeff Demps Saturday, the biggest play of the day came from wide receiver Tommy Streeter. The former Miami Hurricanes stud was drafted by the Baltimore Crows in 2012 and after struggling with a bum food, released not quite a year ago.

Streeter was signed by the Bucs in January and fits the part of the “Dunkaneers,” at 6-5 with wheels. He displayed those moves yesterday that, at least for a day, has put him in the running for a roster spot.

Streeter ran up the left sideline and was doubled-covered by both Rashaan Melvin and Mycal Swaim. As Streeter reached about the 12-yard line, he hauled in an absolute bomb from Cannon Glennon, damn near 50-yards long. After Streeter hauled in the pass, he appeared blocked from the goal line by Melvin and Swaim. Then he put a move on the two so good, that Melvin twisted his ankle and hit the grass and Swaim, too, was juked out of his jock, also falling to the turf.

Streeter just jogged into the end zone from there as if he was chilling at a shopping center.

After practice, Streeter downplayed the play.

“I have to use the speed that God gave me and go up and get the ball on that play,” Streeter told Joe. “We have a great corps of wide receivers. A lot of guys could make that play. I was just fortunate enough to be out there.”

Later, Josh McCown fired through triple coverage to thread the needle to Streeter along the right sideline, where he danced just enough to get both feet inbounds before falling out of bounds.

Streeter admits he learned a lot in his brief time with the Crows. One thing he is trying to learn is upper body control.

“The thing for me being a tall wide receiver is pad level,” Streeter said. “A lot of times, you can tip off your route being such a tall guy running high. Once you drop your weight, defenders know you are breaking. That is something I have to continuously work on. There is always something to work on whether it is in the classroom or out here on the practice field.”

Streeter admitted that at least on paper, he is a perfect fit for the “Dunkaneers.”

“There is talent level and skill sets of all kinds [on the roster],” Streeter said. “A lot of guys can do different things. We have small guys and big guys. We have some King Kongs out there. We have height. It is rare you find the combination of height and speed but we have big guys who are fast at the same time.”


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Tommy Streeter: Bucs sign a dozen to reserve/future pacts

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Bucs signed WR Tommy Streeter, QB Jordan Rodgers, DB Marc Anthony, OT Emmett Cleary, OG Jace Daniels, DT Everett Dawkins, DB Bobby Felder, OG Jason Foster, DT David Hunter, K Patrick Murray, LS Patrick Scales, and P Jake Schum to reserve/future contracts.
Streeter is a size-speed freak but has never translated it to the field at the NFL level. Rodgers is the far less talented brother of Aaron Rodgers. Anthony was a seventh-round pick of the Ravens last April.


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Buccaneers sign Tommy Streeter to practice squad

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed wide receiver Russell Shepard on injured reserve. There was no replacement signing on the NFL transaction wire. Shepard injured his foot in Sunday's game after failing to properly execute a handoff on a reverse on a kickoff return, which led to a fumble and a touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers that effectively sealed the game as a loss.

Shepard should be more remembered for his outstanding play on special teams this year, though, having taken a whopping 60% of special teams snaps this year. He's displayed outstanding strength and speed on coverage teams, which may translate to a bigger role on offense once he returns from his foot injury next year.

The Buccaneers also signed wide receiver Tommy Streeter to their practice squad, terminating DT Richard Clebert's contract. Streeter was a sixth-round pick for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL draft, but spent his first season on injured reserve and didn't make the roster this year. He spent of most of this season with the Bills as a practice squad player. Streeter has the size (6'5", 215 lbs.) and speed to be a very good receiver, but obviously hasn't actually produced on the practice field.


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Tommy Streeter Cut

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The Bills activated defensive back Jonathan Meeks from the injured reserve/designated to return to the 53-man roster and released linebacker Jamaal Westerman.

Meeks, a fifth-round pick last April, went on injured reserve Oct. 14 but returned to practice Nov. 25.

The Bills also signed receiver Brandon Kaufman to the practice squad after cutting receiver Tommy Streeter.

Kaufman, 6-foot-5, was a rookie free agent from Eastern Washington who was released by the Bills before the regular season. He had 3,731 yards and 33 TDs in college.


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More proCanes Cut, But Some Getting Signed

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NFL teams are cutting their rosters down to the final 53 but also adding to their rosters.

OL Tyler Horn was released by the Texans.

TE Chase Ford who was cut by the Minnesota Vikings was SIGNED to the Vikings practice squad. WR Tommy Streeter who was cut by the Ravens has been signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad. DL Marcus Forston was signed to the Patriots practice squad. DE Adewale Ojomo who was previously cut by the NY Giants was signed to the Giants’ practice squad.

LB Rocky McIntosh was released by the Lions. LB/DE Baraka Atkins was cut by the New Orleans Saints. DB DeMarcus Van Dyke who was cut by the Steelers and then placed on IR, was waived off of IR with a Settlement. TE Richard Gordon was cut by the Raiders. DL Antonio Dixon was cut by the Eagles. DL Micanor Regis was cut by the Falcons.

Previously, after the third NFL Pre Season game, four proCanes were cut. Ravens WR and RB Tommy Streeter and Damien Berry were waived respectively. Eagles Safety Kenny Phillips was waived. Raiders DB Cory Nelms was also waived.


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5 proCanes Waived After 3rd Pre Season Game

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After the third NFL Pre Season game, five proCanes have been waived. Ravens WR and RB Tommy Streeter and Damien Berry were waived respectively. Eagles Safety Kenny Phillips was waived as was Steelers DB DeMarcus Van Dyke. Raiders DB Cory Nelms was also waived.




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Tommy Streeter’s tenure in Baltimore ends without a catch

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Tommy Streeter, a wide receiver whom the Ravens selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL draft, will exit Baltimore with zero career catches.

A league source tells PFT that the Ravens have cut Streeter.

Last year Streeter suffered a foot injury before the season and spent the year on injured reserve. This year Streeter was healthy enough to get on the field in the preseason, but he wasn’t able to do enough to convince the Ravens he belonged.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Streeter was the Miami Hurricanes’ leading receiver as a junior in 2011 and has enough potential that some other team may pick him up.


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Tommy Streeter unlikely to make the Ravens

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Ravens second-year WR Tommy Streeter is getting fewer camp reps than UDFA Marlon Brown, and "has an uphill battle to make the team."
Streeter is blessed with an outstanding size-speed combination, but "the tools haven't translated to the practice field." Streeter does have practice-squad eligibility after missing his entire rookie season due to torn ankle ligaments.


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Healthy again, Tommy Streeter eager to prove himself

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Tommy Streeter took off on a fly pattern this spring, accelerating past the secondary to catch a touchdown in the corner of the end zone.

It was a display of potential for the Ravens wide receiver who spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve because of sprained ligaments in his left foot and ankle.

Big and fast at 6-feet-5, 220-pounds, Streeter is still working to refine his pass patterns and become a more complete receiver. There were definite signs of progress this spring, but Streeter still has more work ahead of him.

As the Ravens start training camp this week, few players are as eager as Streeter to prove themselves. 

The 2012 sixth-round draft pick from Miami is healthy now after diligently rehabilitating his lower body in the training room and weight room for an injury that didn't require surgery.

"Being out a year, it's like I missed everything," Streeter said. "To have the opportunity to come back and take advantage of each day, it's like a new-found love to be back out there. I feel like every day is important to continue to develop and get better."

The primary challenge for Streeter to climb the depth chart is to continue to work on lowering his pad level after struggling with his route running and hands during his first NFL training camp a year ago.

Streeter tended to make it too obvious what he was doing on the field as a rookie, which tipped off defensive backs.

"One thing I work on continuously is my pad level," Streeter said. "Being tall, it's hard. It's something that will never go away, but it's something I have to focus on is keeping my pads down and bursting off the line of scrimmage. At this level, any indication you give and these guys are breaking on routes. You need to make all of your routes look the same coming off the line."

During the preseason last year, Streeter caught four passes for 52 yards and one touchdown.

The jump ball was a particular highlight for Streeter with his height and leaping ability.

"There's always things you can perfect to make it that much easier," Streeter said. "I want to be an all-around receiver. I need to get off the line, get into that quick separation. I need to maximize my potential."

Streeter used his rookie season to concentrate on improving his weaknesses, observing veterans like Anquan Boldin before he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

"I learned a lot, taking mental notes and about how the guys carry themselves as professionals and as men in general," Streeter said. "It was a starting point for me. I'm working on the basics and trying to establish myself and get better and have fun out there."

Streeter caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns at Miami as a junior before declaring early for the NFL draft.

The Ravens have seen improvement from Streeter as he strives to contribute in his second NFL season.

“He’s grown," wide receivers coach Jim Hostler said last month. "He’s grown both on and off the field. Maturity-wise, he’s getting a little a bit more mature and he understands what a pro is.

"On the field, he’s getting better fundamentally and technique-wise. Young players, they’ve got to grow. They’ve got to develop. It just doesn’t happen, and he’s no different than that.”


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Expectations for Tommy Streeter This Season

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The most publicized positional battle heading into training camp for the Baltimore Ravens is at wide receiver, where there is a whirlwind of uncertainty at the position.

Third-year wide receiver Torrey Smith has one starting job locked up, but it is a wide open race for the second starting job. Even when the other starting role is set, there still needs to be several contributors, as the Ravens will likely rotate their receivers more this year than in recent years. 

One player who is in a prime position to prove that he can be a key piece in Baltimore's offense moving forward is second-year wide receiver Tommy Streeter. Selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft, expectations were low for Streeter last season, as he was the definition of a "raw" player. 

His physical attributes (6'5, 215 pounds) make him the most physically imposing receiver on the Ravens roster, however his physical skill set hasn't translated to success just yet. After an up-and-down 2012 preseason in which Streeter caught just four passes for 52 yards and a touchdown, the Ravens placed him on injured reserve. Perhaps Streeter's season-ending foot injury wasn't too serious, though, as the Ravens placed him on injured reserve because he simply wasn't ready and wasn't worth the time for him to heal on the active roster.

But now with a year in the NFL under his belt - albeit without any game experience - Streeter could be ready to finally have his desirable skill set translate to on-field success. His biggest struggles in the 2012 preseason came from his inability to excel at the basics of being a wide receiver, such as crisp route running and being aggressive when the ball is in the air. 

According to BaltimoreRavens.com, Streeter was a common face at the Ravens' offseason program and is determined to assert himself as a legitimate candidate for a starting role in Baltimore. 

"I want to be unstoppable," Streeter told Garret Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com. "I want to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. Period."

Streeter's renewed mindset and focus is a positive for the Ravens, and if he can play at a high level like he did in his final season at the University of Miami (46 receptions, 811 yards and eight touchdowns) he could be in line for a breakout season.

Realistically, Streeter's expectations should be tempered to him being able to simply make the final 53-man roster and crack the regular rotation at wide receiver. Both of those goals are easily in reach, and it isn't out of the ordinary to believe he can become one of the Ravens' primary contributors at wide receiver, even if he doesn't win the starting job.

Streeter's potential and physical skill set both give him an advantage over the likes of Deonte Thompson and Tandon Doss, and Streeter could easily finish above at least one on the final training camp depth chart.

In 2013, Streeter should finally burst onto the scene in Baltimore, both as a red zone and deep threat. His 4.4 40-yard dash speed will give him the opportunity to stretch the top end of opposing defenses much like Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones last season. With no inherent go-to player in the red zone, though, inside the 20-yard line is where Streeter could make his living this season.


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Tommy Streeter Has 'Renewed Love' For Football

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Tommy Streeter doesn't have any complaints about practice or tough offseason workouts these days.

After spending all of last season on injured reserve, the second-year receiver out of Miami is relishing every opportunity he has to get back out on the football field. 

"Something about missing a whole year just makes you appreciate every day that you're out here," Streeter said. "I just count every day as a blessing. It's kind of liked a renewed love for the game."

Streeter, a sixth-round draft pick, went on injured reserve with a foot injury he suffered in the final preseason game. The injury put him out of commission for several weeks, and he wasn't even able to start fully running again until the Ravens were in the playoffs.

As part of the IR rules, Streeter couldn't practice or participate in team drills. All he could do was workout, rehab, and participate in meetings. He was part of the team and on the sidelines for each game, but still felt distant.

"It's kind of an in-between feeling," Streeter said. "You're supporting the team, having that ride, everything is going good, but at the same time everybody wants to feel like they're contributing something to the overall success of the team."

Now Streeter is back to work in the heart of the action.

He's been a regular participant throughout the voluntary offseason workouts, and he's in the middle of a competition for an open wide receiver spot. Streeter is focused first on earning a roster spot, and he also has much bigger goals in mind.

"I want to be unstoppable," Streeter said. "I want to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. Period. I feel like God blessed me with all the tools, all the intangibles."

Streeter is a rare blend of size and speed. He's 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. He's known as a deep threat and jump ball target in the end zone, and he showed off those abilities at times during training camp last season.

Streeter had a breakout season during his junior year of college, where he caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns. He played with confidence that season, and he's trying to get back to bringing that same mentality to the field each day.

"You got to have that swagger," Streeter said. "You have to. You have to feel like you're unstoppable at the end of the day, whether it's true or not. You have to feel that way. Over and over you still have to have that mindset that I'm unstoppable. And you have to have that work ethic at the same time because you can feel that way, but if you aren't working toward it then it's just in vain. You got to have the work ethic and that will slingshot you to where you want to be at the end of the day."

Streeter is in somewhat of an uncertain position as he's trying to stand out amongst of group of unproven receivers.  He'll compete with Tandon Doss, Deonte Thompson, David Reed, LaQuan Williams and rookie Aaron Mellette for reps alongside Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones.
Like most young skills players, Streeter will also be expected to bring something to the table on special teams.

"It's hard to say [your expectations] when you really don't know what your role is going to be, but it's just to capitalize on every opportunity," Streeter said. "Every ball that's thrown to me, catch it. Run the routes to the best of my ability. Be physical in the run game. Try to compete each play on special teams."

In his time away from the football field, Streeter said he took time to examine his outlook on the game. He adjusted his mentality, and changed his attitude to become more coachable and opportunistic.

Coaches have pointed to his professional development over the course of last season, and noted that he grew in his understanding of expectations and how to approach the mental side of the game.

Streeter is going through this offseason with a different mindset than when he arrived as a rookie, and he's optimistic about what he can accomplish.

"I feel like I don't take anything for granted. God puts you in certain positions for a reason. I just thank God for this opportunity. I just feel like everything will all work out, and I just got this unshakeable belief," Streeter said.

"I'm excited, man. I'm excited."


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Ravens coaches high on Tommy Streeter

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At the NFL Owners Meetings in March, coach John Harbaugh and owner Steve Bisciotti both brought up 2012 sixth-round pick Tommy Streeter when quizzed about how the Ravens will replace Anquan Boldin.
Streeter ran a 4.40 flat official forty time at 6-foot-5, 219 two Februaries ago before redshirting his rookie NFL season. "(The coaching staff) liked Tommy Streeter's development by the end of the year," Bisciotti said. "They thought that he finally started to get what it was like to be a pro." Streeter is a height-weight-speed prospect to keep tabs on during training camp.


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PHOTO: Tommy Streeter & Damien Berry Enjoy Ravens SB Parade

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proCanes Represent More Than Any Other School on NFL Championship Weekend

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In all, as many as 212 players will participate in the AFC and NFC championship games on Sunday – four teams, 53 players per team. When including players not on the active rosters of the four teams playing for a shot at the Super Bowl, however, the total jumps to more than 250.

The schools represented on the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens range from college football's elite (Alabama, Ohio State, Texas and Florida) to those situated far outside the national picture (Hillsdale, Bellhaven, Lane and Indiana).

Here are the eight schools most represented by the four teams playing Sunday for a trip to the Super Bowl:

1. Miami (Fla.): 12. P Matt Bosher, OL Harland Gunn, DL Micanor Regis (Atlanta); LB Tavares Gooden, RB Frank Gore (San Francisco); DL Vince Wilfork, DL Marcus Forston (New England); LB Ray Lewis, OL Bryant McKinnie, RB Damien Berry, WR Tommy Streeter, S Ed Reed (Baltimore).

2. (tie) Oregon: 7. WR Drew Davis (Atlanta); RB LaMichael James, FB Will Tukuafu (San Francisco); TE Ed Dickson, DL Haloti Ngata, QB Dennis Dixon (Baltimore).

2. (tie) Florida: 7. LB Mike Peterson (Atlanta); DL Ray McDonald (San Francisco); DL Jermaine Cunningham, RB Jeff Demps, TE Aaron Hernandez, LB Brandon Spikes (New England); WR Deonte Thompson (Baltimore).

4. (tie) Alabama: 6. OL Mike Johnson, WR Julio Jones (Atlanta); DL Brandon Deaderick, LB Dont'a Hightower (New England); DL Terrence Cody, LB Courtney Upshaw (Baltimore).

4. (tie) Iowa: 6. DL Jonathan Babineaux (Atlanta); LB Jeff Tarpinian, TE Brad Herman, OL Markus Zusevics (New England); S Sean Considine, OL Marshal Yanda (Baltimore).

4. (tie) Texas: 6. OL Justin Blalock (Atlanta); CB Tarell Brown, OL Leonard Davis (San Francisco); OL Kyle Hix (New England); CB Chykie Brown, K Justin Tucker (Baltimore).

4. (tie) South Carolina: 6. DL John Abraham, DL Cliff Matthews, DL Travian Robertson, CB Dunta Robinson (Atlanta); S Emanuel Cook, CB Chris Culliver (Baltimore).

4. (tie) Ohio State: 6. OL Alex Boone, WR Ted Ginn Jr., LB Larry Grant, S Donte Whitner (San Francisco); TE Jake Ballard, S Nate Ebner (New England).
Another eight schools have five players on the rosters: Arizona State, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, UCF, Rutgers, Syracuse and Illinois.

Teams with four players: Oklahoma State, Marshall, Michigan, Fresno State, Utah, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Louisville, LSU and Georgia Tech.

Three players: Auburn, Wisconsin, Maryland, California, Wake Forest, Florida State, Penn State, Kansas, Purdue, Northwestern, Texas Tech and Arkansas.

Two players: Baylor, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Clemson, Connecticut, ECU, Oregon State, Richmond, San Jose State, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, TCU, UCLA, Notre Dame, Central Michigan, Delaware, Iowa State, Colorado, Tennessee State, Nebraska, Buffalo, Arizona and Washburn.

Luck of the draw plays a role, of course, but it's a bit surprising to see that schools like Virginia Tech, USC, Oklahoma and Texas A&M only have one player each on the four rosters. Not surprising? That one player represents schools like Prairie View A&M, Lane, Harvard, Weber State, Chadron State (Danny Woodhead), Hillsdale and Hofstra (which no longer has a football program).


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Tommy Streeter: 'I want to be an all-around receiver'

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For lanky Ravens rookie wide receiver Tommy Streeter, now is the time to work on his weaknesses.

Ranking first on his priority list: rehabilitating the sprained ligaments in his left foot and ankle that have sidelined him for the year on injured reserve.

There's a bigger-picture goal, though, for the 6-foot-5, 220-pound former Miami player.

During the preseason and offseason minicamps, it was evident that Streeter was having difficulty, as a taller player, lowering his pad level, bending his knees and accelerating in and out of his breaks to make the sharp cuts a receiver needs to elude quick defensive backs.

While I'm out, I'm working on strengthening my legs so I can get low," Streeter said. "Being this tall, it's tougher to bend and get down low. That's one thing you need is that low pad level coming in and out of your breaks for that explosion and lateral movement and things like that.

"So, I'm strengthening my legs in the weight room and working on my rehab, on my balance, on everything to put my lower body together. I just want to be stronger, especially my lower body."

During the preseason, Streeter caught four passes for 52 yards and one touchdown.

The jump ball was a particular highlight for Streeter with his height and leaping ability.

"I'm not worried about that, but there's always things you can perfect to make it that much easier," said Streeter, who caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior before declaring for the NFL draft. "I want to be an all-around receiver. I need to get off the line, get into that quick separation. Once everything is healed, I want to maximize my potential.

"I miss those days. I miss being out on the field with these guys. I was able to learn a lot during the course of time I was out there."

As for the rehab, Streeter, who didn't require surgery, said he'll be prepared for a full offseason.

"I should be ready," Streeter said. "I feel myself getting back. Each day, I do mor eand more. Everything is going good. I can feel myself getting stronger, getting better."


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Ravens Place Tommy Streeter on Injured Reserve

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Rookie wide receiver Tommy Streeter has been placed on injured reserve, a league source confirmed.

Streeter has a sprained left foot that has sidelined him for the past week since catching a touchdown pass in the third preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been wearing a protective walking boot.


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Tommy Streeter no longer on crutches

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Baltimore Ravens WR Tommy Streeter (foot) is no longer using crutches, but he was still unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, due to his sprained left foot injury.



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Tommy Streeter has been diagnosed with a sprained

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Ravens rookie WR Tommy Streeter has been diagnosed with a sprained foot.

The Ravens have yet to determine a return timetable, but he's certainly in jeopardy of missing Week 1. Streeter drew praise during the offseason program, but has had a quiet camp, catching just four passes for 52 yards and a score through three preseason games. He may open the year as a game-day inactive.


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Harbaugh: Tommy Streeter's Development Won't Take As Long As Some Think

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When the Ravens drafted wide receiver Tommy Streeter in the sixth round, they knew he would be a project.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound wideout has the size and speed to develop into a dangerous vertical threat in the Ravens offense, but that talent is still raw.
Head Coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that Streeter is a "developmental guy," but said that the learning process may not take as long as some are suggesting.

"It's going to take some time, it's a matter of time, but I don't think it's going to be as long as some people think," Harbaugh said. "He's got all the tools in the world. He's got a good vision for what he wants to become as a player."

As the Ravens opened training camp this week, Streeter continued his competition battle with some of the other young receivers for a coveted roster spot. He has primarily taken reps with the second- and third- team offense.

Working behind veteran receivers like Anquan Boldin, however, has given Streeter a valuable chance to sit back and learn.

"These past few days have been a learning process," Streeter said Friday. "It's been great to watch the veteran guys."

Since the rookie class arrived in Baltimore back in May, Streeter's time has been marked by a series of ups and downs. He's shown off his blazing speed and made some impressive catches, but he has also dropped passes and taken some ribbing from his teammates.

"I've made mistakes and also made a few plays," Streeter said. "I'm just trying not to make the same mistake twice. I'm trying to come out here, compete at a high level, have fun and continue to get better each day.

"Every day is not going to be a good day, but as long as you can stack days on top of each other, where you learned something and got better, then in the long run everything will come together and you'll get in good position."

In the time between the first rookie minicamp and the start of training camp, Streeter said he has already noticed an improvement in his game. He's gained a better understanding of the offense and also polished his route running.

"It's just been a continued process to get better in route running and I feel like I have gotten better by far," Streeter said.

An area where Streeter could see himself making an impact this season is in the red zone. As a big receiver, he's able to leap over smaller defenders and execute on fade routes to the corner of the endzone.

He flourished as a red-zone target last season at Miami, and finished the season with 967 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

"The red zone is a place where I thrive," Streeter said. "I feel like being of my stature and my skill set, that's one place where I'm able to use all that."

To get the chance to become a red-zone threat, Streeter first has to earn his way onto the roster at a crowded position.

Boldin, Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones are virtual locks to make the roster, leaving Streeter in a competition with second-year wideouts Tandon Doss and LaQuan Williams and rookie Deonte Thompson. Third-year receiver/returner David Reed will also vie for a spot when he returns from a torn ACL.

For now, Streeter is focused on watching, learning and making the most of his opportunities in training camp.

And in time, he could develop into a dynamic receiver in this Ravens offense.

"Patience is key," Streeter said. "Football is a process because you're not going to be great overnight. It's a matter of who can last. It's a marathon, not a sprint in this game."


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Uphill battle for Tommy Streeter

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OWINGS MILLS — Almost immediately after taking the snap the football was already out of quarterback Curtis Painter’s hand, lofted toward the corner of the end zone intended for rookie wide receiver Tommy Streeter.

Cornerback Chykie Brown actually had decent position to defend Streeter’s fade pattern, but it didn’t matter.

Once the ball arrived, the athletic 6-foot-5 Streeter easily out-jumped the 5-foot-11 Brown, reaching over him to make a graceful, almost effortless looking grab for a touchdown.

Albeit in a training camp setting, it was exactly the type of play the Baltimore Ravens envisioned Streeter making when they selected him in the sixth round of April’s NFL draft.

The problem for Streeter is that for every one of those acrobatic grabs, he’s also had a head-scratching drop on a relatively routine play for most NFL receivers.
He’s also still very raw after running an extremely limited route tree during his college career at the University of Miami.

“These past few days have been a learning process,” Streeter said. “I’ve made mistakes, but also made plays. I’m just trying to not make the same mistake twice, just try to come out here and compete at a high level, have fun and just continue to get better each day.”

There’s no denying Streeter’s ability as both a deep threat and a weapon in the red-zone.

At 6-5, 219 pounds, he blazed a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in February for one of the fastest times among all skill position players.
During his lone season as a starter at Miami, he recorded 46 catches for 811 yards and eight touchdowns.

He averaged nearly 18 yards per catch.

“Tommy is a developmental guy,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He’s got all the tools in the world. He’s got a good vision for what he wants to become as a player. It’s going to take some time. It’s a matter of time, but I don’t think it’s going to be as long as some people think.”

Yet, while the Ravens would love to utilize his rare combination of size and athleticism — especially in the red-zone — Streeter may have a difficult time cementing a roster spot.

Frankly, it comes down to numbers.

Baltimore usually keeps five receivers on its regular season roster.

Three spots are already locked up — Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones — and Tandon Doss, who has impressed through the early part of camp, appears to have a job solidified as well.

This potentially leaves Streeter competing with returning contributor Laquan Williams and undrafted rookie speedster Deonte Thompson for the final roster spot among receivers.

David Reed could also factor into the mix depending on his recovery from a torn ACL suffered towards the end of last season.

Even if Baltimore decides to keep six receivers, which it did last year and could very well do again, it would most likely expect to have that player contribute on special teams, something which Streeter doesn’t look very capable of doing.

For now, Streeter said he’s just staying patient and focused on improving.

“Every day’s not going to be a good day,” Streeter said. “But as long as you can stack good days on top of each other where you’ve learned something and gotten better in some way, then in the long run everything will come together and you’ll be in a good position.”


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Wide Learning For Tommy Streeter

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Tommy Streeter has already learned an important lesson: Listen to Anquan Boldin most of the time, but not necessarily all of the time.

Via an interview at baltimoreravens.com, the rookie wide receiver talked about why, after catching a touchdown pass in a red-zone drill at minicamp, he punted the ball. Streeter said he’d heard Boldin shouting from the sideline that the punt would be an appropriate way to celebrate. The Ravens coaches informed Streeter that such wasn’t the case.

However, Streeter said he’s soaking up knowledge from veteran receiver Boldin.

“He’s an unbelievable guy, full of knowledge and experience in the game, very passionate. …” Streeter said. “I just look at the way he approaches the game, how he prepares himself for practice. He’s been giving me tips for getting open.”

Streeter said he also has enjoyed going up against cornerback Lardarius Webb, known to talk a little trash on the field.

“He kind of brings a different element to the game,” Streeter said. “You know, it’s fun. It’s no fun when it’s a quiet practice out there and everybody is serious.”

Streeter, taken in the sixth round, is potentially a steal if he can harness some of the potential he showed at Miami, and a 6-foot-5 wideout could come in handy in the red zone.


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Tommy Streeter Learning From Ups And Downs

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Tommy Streeter had broken wide open, ready to stroll down the sideline for six points in 11-on-11 drills.

But when Curtis Painter’s pass dropped into Streeter’s outstretched hands, one arm was extended further than the other and the ball glanced off and fell to the turf.

Streeter heard all about it. A chorus of taunts came from the defensive backs, who were just feet away. Cary Williams called out that Streeter needed one of the defense’s white jerseys because he can’t catch.

Streeter got the last laugh though.

In the day’s final two-minute drill, Streeter faded to the back corner of the end zone. He reached out with one hand and hauled in the pass for a highlight-reel touchdown.

The offense went berserk, and veteran Anquan Boldin yelled for Streeter to punt the ball. He did, sending his offensive teammates into even more of a tizzy.

That’s how it went in Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and minicamp for the Ravens’ sixth-round draft pick with a bag full of tools. He would show flashes of his vast potential, but also struggle at times.

“Every day I want to get better,” Streeter said. “That’s part of the process, making mistakes and learning from them. I feel like it’s a blessing to make them early. Then hopefully down the road I’ve suffered to the point that there’s nothing but glory in the end.”

Streeter came to Baltimore raw, but with 4.3-second, 40-yard dash speed, long arms and a 6-foot-5 frame.

He’s been working on all aspects of being a wideout, from the right way to prepare for practice, to body balance and positioning and his hands. The list doesn’t end there, but Streeter is chipping away at it.

One thing he’s trying to perfect is being a red-zone target. Streeter and undrafted rookie quarterback Chester Stewart worked on fades after every practice. Stewart lofts the pass up and Streeter would often haul it in with one big mitt.

“[The end zone fade] is something that wasn’t even in the Miami playbook until I was there,” Streeter said, saying they used it once with him to score a touchdown versus Virginia Tech. “Ever since then, it’s been in the playbook.”

At the same time, Streeter has had stretches of difficulty at practice. His hands have let him down, or he hasn’t been able to get separation from defensive backs. Streeter used to let days like that get to him.

“I used to let a day get me down and frustrate me during the course of the week to the point that if my family or anyone tried to communicate with me, I was hesitant and would distance myself because it was on my mind,” Streeter said.

Streeter grew up mentally during his senior breakout campaign in Miami, when he caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns. With an all new set of NFL challenges, he’s continued that mental development in Baltimore.

Streeter said he was glad the defensive players got on him after his drop. It’s good that they expect him to make that play because he expects it of himself.

“We’re all collectively a team. They’re motivating me. That competitive practice makes us better,” he said. “One play, one practice, one day doesn’t define you as a person. At the end of the day, I’m still Tommy Streeter and I’m still happy.”


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Tommy Streeter Has A Strong Practice

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Rookie wide receivers Deonte Thompson and Tommy Streeter are trying to climb the depth chart during this week’s mandatory minicamp. They have often been shouldered out of the spotlight this spring by other youngsters like Torrey Smith and LaQuan Williams, but they took center stage late in Wednesday’s practice.

Streeter showed off his wheels when he got behind rookie cornerback Asa Jackson, but a perfectly-placed pass from quarterback Curtis Painter clanked off of his hands. The sixth-round pick bounced back quickly, though, with a few spectacular grabs, including one when he brought down a jump ball in the back corner of the end zone. Streeter ended up having 2 TDs in the red-zone.

He celebrated by punting the football about 20 yards straight up into the sky, which probably didn’t endear him to some coaches and veterans, but who knows -- pun alert -- maybe punter Sam Koch got a kick out if it.

Streeter won’t be able to make the team as a backup punter, but if he can show signs this summer that he has the hands and leaping ability to be a target for fades in the end zone -- a dimension that could help the Ravens score more touchdowns in the red zone -- it certainly won’t hurt his chances of making the squad.

“Those two guys have made big strides,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after Wednesday’s workout.


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Tommy Streeter Needs Some Work

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Chalk it up to learning a new system but WR Jacoby Jones' first two weeks, at least in front of the media, were rough. Jones had a solid outing on Wednesday, though. Rookie WR Tommy Streeter's had problems catching the ball and could be seen as a project player for now.



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