When the Baltimore Ravens made the final cuts to the 53 man roster, one player they certainly wanted to bring back to the practice squad was quarterback Josh Woodrum. Woodrum was one of the best performers for the Ravens in the preseason. He played very well at quarterback, both in passing and running. The Ravens typically only keep 2 quarterbacks on the roster, so despite his exceptional play, Woodrum was cut from the roster to bring the size down to 53 men. Baltimore was obviously interested in bringing him on to the practice squad but were unable to. Cleveland claimed Woodrum before he could make it back to Baltimore.
However, despite being picked up by the Browns, Woodrum was released just a couple of weeks later. The Baltimore Ravens quickly jumped at the opportunity to bring back Woodrum and signed him to the practice squad. Each NFL team can only have 10 players on the practice squad at a time, so the Ravens had to cut one player from the practice squad. To make room for Josh Woodrum, the Ravens released tight end Ryan Malleck.
Josh Woodrum obviously was going to have a very limited opportunity in Cleveland. The team has found a quarterback who they think could be the solution to their quarterback question in DeShone Kizer. In coming back to Baltimore, Woodrum has an opportunity to progress under the coaches who originally took notice of his talent. If he can impress again, he could find himself in position to fight for a Ravens roster spot in next year’s offseason. If not the Ravens, Woodrum could find his way to another NFL team, looking for depth quarterbacks to fill the roster. Overall, the move is good both for Woodrum and the Ravens. The Ravens get their impressive young project back, and Woodrum gets another shot at making an NFL roster.