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Ravens eager to test out new-look defense

Tuesday - 8/6/2013, 7:42pm  ET

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens will finally get to see what their new-look defense looks like against somebody else after two weeks of training camp.

The defense has been dominant at times during training camp. Players and coaches have repeatedly referred to the group as one that has the potential to be among the league's best. But Thursday's preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will provide Baltimore with the best gauge to this point of how good its defense can actually be.

Baltimore starting safety Michael Huff said Wednesday that Ravens are very excited. He says Baltimore "can be a dominant defense. Everything looks good on paper, but we're looking forward to seeing what it looks like on the field Thursday night."

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