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Can Odafe Oweh bounce back for Ravens with more help?


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens outside linebacker Odafe Oweh has only had one sack this season — in Week 4 against the Bills.

However, Oweh often faced double teams.

His teammates claim there were numerous missed calls while he was detained.

The recent addition of Roquan Smith, the return of Tyus Bowser and the impending debut of David Ojabo should also give Oweh more room to work and more rest to stay fresh late in games.

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“We have rotations now,” Oweh said. “Before, we hadn’t done it. It was just two guys breaking our [butts], man. It feels good to have Tyus [Bowser] there, having a vet and someone like that. It should be fun.”

The Ravens’ revamped linebacking team also gives defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald more flexibility in his plans. He has more athleticism to work with.

Macdonald can also be more creative with its blitz packages.

“It’s a credit to these guys and their versatility,” Macdonald said. “You have seen all the things that Tyus [Bowser] has done for us over the years. You have seen Roquan [Smith] in the schemes in which he has been.

“There are so many more guys I wouldn’t leave out of this equation: Kyle [Hamilton] is another guy; ‘PQ’ [Patrick Queen]; justin [Houston] knows how to do everything; Odafe [Oweh] is on the [up and] come too; Mandrel [Clark], obviously, we’ve always referred to him as a Swiss army knife. So we’re in a good position right now with guys who can do different things.