Today the Baltimore Ravens announced some changes on the roster ahead of their second preseason game to be held this Thursday. The Ravens added veteran backup quarterback Thaddeus Lewis to the squad while cutting quarterback Dustin Vaughan. It was obvious that Dustin Vaughan was on the hot seat as Baltimore’s third quarterback, as he wasn’t very impressive in the first preseason game against the Washington Redskins. However, to be fair, he didn’t get much of a chance in that game, only throwing one pass. The move probably had more to do with Josh Woodrum’s performance both in camp and in the game. Woodrum has been impressive as a camp arm quarterback, giving him a legitimate chance at holding on to the third string quarterback position if the Ravens choose to keep three passers.
Thaddeus Lewis was added in to be another camp arm for the Baltimore Ravens. Lewis will probably not make the team come September, but he does have experience in the NFL. He is a seven-year veteran, who has played with numerous teams. The teams he has played for include the Eagles, the Bills, the 49ers, and the Browns. His last start came in 2013 for the Buffalo Bills. In that season, he threw for 1092 yards, with a 59.2% completion rate. He also threw for 4 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Again, Thaddeus Lewis will likely be a camp arm for the Baltimore Ravens. He could have a chance to compete with Woodrum for the third string quarterback position, but that is only if the Ravens decide they want to keep three quarterbacks on the roster. They have not done so in recent years. Of course, there will be quite a few individuals who will portray this as a bad move as opposed to signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick. To that, I have a few things to say. First, this has nothing to do with Kaepernick. This is a preseason filler position. Second, Kaepernick won’t be signed to Baltimore. If the Ravens wanted him, they would have added him by now. However, they can’t afford him, they have other positions hit by injuries to deal with, and he is too much of a distraction away from football.