Baltimore Ravens: Two Key Positions to Watch Thursday

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Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken (11) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the first quarter during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

1. The Wide Receivers

With the rookie Breshad Perriman most likely not playing, other receivers are going to be given more playing time. Second-year receiver Jeremy Butler has been shining during training camp, and he should be a player to watch.

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Kamar Aiken has been making the most of the absence of Perriman and Marlon Brown. According to the first unofficial depth chart, he is listed as the second receiver next to Steve Smith Sr.

The Ravens have 12 receivers on the roster, but without Perriman, only 11 may play. It will be interesting how the coaches work them all into the game, if they all play. DeAndre Carter and Darren Waller are among some of the receivers ranked lowest on the depth chart, so we could see the most out of them.

The receivers are going to be catching the majority of their passes from quarterback Matt Schaub, not Flacco. The backup quarterback has struggled with interceptions during training camp, so he may make their night more interesting with less accurate passes.

Next: The Secondary