If Deonte Thompson was going to make the Ravens’ roster, he was going to do it on special teams. When he exhibits his blazing speed and the ability to find the end zone as he did on Saturday night, he’s getting much closer to locking a spot up. He took this 108 yard return to the house without even getting touched.
Harbaugh said that a receiver needed to step up if he wanted to distinguish himself. Thompson did just that.
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John Harbaugh gave his return man some credit after the game.
“Our kick returns were well blocked, and Deonte made some plays. He had outstanding vision on the first return and made a guy miss. On the second, he broke a tackle. Deonte made a statement tonight,” John Harbaugh said, via CSN Baltimore.
Thompson is in competition with a great number of receivers on the depth chart. He and five other receivers will scrap over the bone to be the Ravens No. 6 receiver, as CSN Insider Chris Brown expects that Steve Smith, Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Marlon Brown are locks and Michael Campanaro is a near lock.