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Checking on ex-Ravens this preseason

8/20/2014

Let's take a look at how some players from the 2013 Baltimore Ravens team are faring with their new teams ...

ARTHUR JONES

New team: Indianapolis Colts. Position: Defensive tackle.

Contract: Five years, $33 million ($16 million guaranteed)

Comment: Jones is being lauded as a big reason why the Colts' first-team defense has held teams to 46 rushing yards on 16 carries (10 of which came on a quarterback scramble). He is starting up front alongside nose tackle Josh Chapman and defensive end Cory Redding.

MICHAEL OHER

New team: Tennessee Titans. Position: Offensive tackle.

Contract: Four years, $20 million ($9.35 million guaranteed)

Comment: Oher has been "very solid" at starting right tackle, according to ESPN.com Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky. Even though the Titans drafted Taylor Lewan in the first round, Oher has played so well that a battle for the starting job never emerged.

COREY GRAHAM

New team: Buffalo Bills. Position: Defensive back.

Contract: Four years, $16 million ($6 million guaranteed).

Comment: The Bills have so much depth at cornerback that Graham worked at safety with the first-team defense on Monday. Graham was the starting cornerback for the Ravens in the Super Bowl, and he is sorely missed in Baltimore with all the injuries at corner. "The Bills said in the spring that Graham could see time at safety and it may finally be coming to fruition," wrote ESPN.com Bills reporter Mike Rodak.

JAMES IHEDIGBO

New team: Detroit Lions. Position: Safety.

Contract: Two years, $3.15 million ($750,000 guaranteed).

Comment: Ihedigbo is starting at safety alongside Glover Quin. "Ihedigbo has been one of the harder hitters during camp and that is part of why the Lions brought him in to replace Louis Delmas in the offseason," wrote ESPN.com Lions reporter Michael Rothstein.

JAMEEL MCCLAIN

New team: New York Giants. Position: Middle linebacker.

Contract: Two years, $4.5 million ($600,000 signing bonus)

Comment: McClain has been handling the starting middle linebacker job while Jon Beason works his way back from a foot injury suffered in the spring. "Once Beason returns, the most likely result is that McClain moves back to the strong side, but it's not out of the question to think [rookie Devon] Kennard could hold him off," wrote ESPN.com Giants reporter Dan Graziano.

ED DICKSON

New team: Carolina Panthers. Position: Tight end.

Contract: One year, $795,000 ($65,000 signing bonus)

Comment: Dickson hasn't done much this preseason, catching one pass for six yards. He is in the Panthers' offensive plans this season. "Putting him opposite Greg Olsen, the team's leading receiver in 2013, in a two-tight end set has opened possibilities that offensive coordinator Mike Shula didn't have last season," wrote ESPN.com Panthers reporter David Newton.