Ravens Notes: Boldin, Pettine, Newsome

Things didn’t quite pan out for the Ravens as they hoped they would in the 2013 season. After an 8-8 finish, General Manager Ozzie Newsome & Co. are anxious to move things in a positive direction and get back to where they were this time last year. Here’s the latest out of Baltimore..

  • Bo Smolka of CSNBaltimore.com wonders if the Ravens could reunite with wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Newsome was very open about his desire to add a pass catcher that can “make a third-and-7, third-and-8 catch and run after the catch” and the former Raven would certainly fit the bill. There’s a lot working against a Boldin return, however. Not only is the veteran happy in San Francisco, but the Ravens are also once again tight on dollars.
  • Ravens Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz spoke with Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com about what the team is looking for in a receiver in this year’s draft and it sounds an awful lot like Boldin. “Forget about his size, forget about his speed,” Hortiz said. “Can he make the play?
  • New Browns coach Mike Pettine is just the latest to come from the Ravens pipeline, writes Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. Seven of the current 32 NFL head coaches have roots with the Ravens: Pettine (Browns), Marvin Lewis (Bengals), Rex Ryan (Jets), Mike Smith (Falcons), Chuck Pagano (Colts), Jim Caldwell (Lions) and Ken Whisenhunt (Titans).
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