Ravens Final Roster 2018

Ravens Release Final 53 Man Roster

After a long and intriguing preseason, the Baltimore Ravens have made all the cuts necessary to trim the roster down from 90 players to just 53. While many players made a strong case to be included on the roster, Baltimore could not have the luxury of keeping all of them. In order to trim the roster down by 41%, the Ravens were required to make difficult decisions. This year, the decisions revolved around quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, offensive line, linebacker, and defensive back. The drama that unfolded in training camp and in the preseason is finally over. Here is a full list of players that made the team, along with those who were released.

Players on the Roster

Offense

QBs:

  1. Joe Flacco
  2. Robert Griffin III
  3. Lamar Jackson

RBs:

  1. Alex Collins
  2. Javorius Allen
  3. Kenneth Dixon

FB:

  1. Patrick Ricard

WR:

  1. Michael Crabtree
  2. John Brown
  3. Willie Snead
  4. Chris Moore
  5. Jordan Lasley
  6. Janarion Grant (UDFA)

TE:

  1. Hayden Hurst
  2. Mark Andrews
  3. Nick Boyle
  4. Maxx Williams

LT:

  1. Ronnie Stanley
  2. James Hurst

LG:

  1. Alex Lewis
  2. Jermaine Eluemunor

C:

  1. Matt Skura
  2. Bradley Bozeman

RG:

  1. Marshal Yanda
  2. Jermaine Eluemunor

RT:

  1. James Hurst
  2. Orlando Brown Jr.

DL:

  1. Brandon Williams
  2. Michael Pierce
  3. Chris Wormley
  4. Brent Urban
  5. Willie Henry
  6. Zach Sieler

ILB:

  1. C.J. Mosley
  2. Patrick Onwuasor
  3. Kenny Young
  4. Chris Board (UDFA)

OLB:

  1. Terrell Suggs
  2. Matthew Judon
  3. Tim Williams
  4. Za’Darius Smith
  5. Tyus Bowser

CB:

  1. Marlon Humphrey
  2. Brandon Carr
  3. Tavon Young
  4. Anthony Averett
  5. Maurice Canady
  6. Darious Williams (UDFA)

S:

  1. Eric Weddle
  2. Tony Jefferson
  3. Chuck Clark
  4. Anthony Levine Sr.

Special Teams

KR/PR:

  1. Janarion Grant

K:

  1. Justin Tucker

P:

  1. Sam Koch

LS:

  1. Morgan Cox

Players Cut from the Roster

  1. Randin Crecelius – T
  2. Carl Davis – NT
  3. Gus Edwards – RB
  4. Christopher Ezeala – FB
  5. Myles Humphrey – DE
  6. Bronson Kaufusi – DE
  7. Cameron Lee – G
  8. Andre Levrone – WR
  9. Vince Mayle – TE
  10. Albert McClellan – ILB
  11. Breshad Perriman – WR
  12. Maurquice Shakir – G
  13. Nico Siragusa – G
  14. Mark Thompson – RB
  15. De’Lance Turner – RB
  16. Tim White – WR
  17. Josh Woodrum – QB

Players Placed on Injured Reserve (IR)

  1. Stanley Jean-Baptiste – CB
  2. Bennett Jackson – DB
  3. DeShon Elliot – S
  4. Greg Senat – T
  5. Jaleel Scott – WR

Players Placed on the Reserved/ Non-Football Injury List

  1. Kaare Vedvik – K/P

Players on Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List

  1. Quincy Adeboyejo – WR
  2. Bam Bradley – LB
  3. Jaylen Hill – CB

Takeaways:

  1. Robert Griffin III – The former Heisman Trophy winner started his career with the Washington Redskins. Although his rookie campaign was successful, as he was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, his fall from grace came as a result of a series of injuries. Griffin was last on an NFL team in 2016, as he was a member of the Cleveland Browns. His absence from football in 2017 seemed to indicate the end of his career, but Griffin did not quit. He seized one more shot, this time with the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin’s 1 year, $100,000 guaranteed deal was a gamble, but it paid off greatly.
  2. Breshad Perriman – The Baltimore Ravens, after three years of difficulty, decided to end the uneven relationship with Breshad Perriman. While Perriman, by all accounts, is a great person, he did not live up to expectations after being selected with a first round pick. Perriman’s three seasons in Baltimore gave fans little hope that he could break out, a hope that was felt at the start of every year during his time in Baltimore. With the heavy competition at wide receiver this year, there was simply no room left for Perriman.
  3. Janarion Grant – The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver group saw fierce competition this year, as many players attempted to claim the last two spots on the depth chart. While Jordan Lasley was always in this battle, it was assumed that he would make the roster no matter what. Janarion Grant, an undrafted rookie free agent, was in a real battle with Tim White to make the roster. While the Ravens liked what White brought to the table as a receiver, Baltimore could not justify keeping him over Grant for the return specialist position. Grant was simply better at it, and much more electric than White in that department.
  4. Chris Board and Darious Williams – Inside linebacker Chris Board and cornerback Darious Williams, aside from Janarion Grant, were the only two undrafted rookie players to make the final roster. Board beat out veteran linebacker Albert McClellan. The Ravens saw Board as a young option for the team, as McClellan’s days were numbered. Williams was a long shot to make the roster, but with Stanley Jean-Baptiste’s injury, a void needed to be filled, at least until Jimmy Smith returned to the field.
  5. Kaare Vedvik – Kaare Vedvik played unexpectedly great for the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason. The versatile kicker and punter showed off to the rest of the NFL. Most expected that Baltimore would cut Vedvik, and the Norwegian born football player would find a new home on another NFL team. However, this was complicated as Vedvik was taken into shock trauma after being injured on Friday night. The injuries are not life-threatening, but the situation is still very difficult to accept. In response, the Ravens placed him on the reserved/non-football injury list.
  6. Gus Edwards – Undrafted rookie running back, Gus Edwards, made a big splash early, while Kenneth Dixon sat on the sidelines, recovering from injuries. Many, including myself, started to hop on the hype train, known as the “Gus Bus”. However, when Dixon returned, it became apparent that the former Louisiana Tech player was still able to perform in the NFL. Edwards will be a hot commodity on the market though, as other teams may try to add him to the roster. The Ravens see Edwards as a practice squad candidate, should he not be signed to another team’s roster.
  7. Nico Siragusa – The Baltimore Ravens drafted Nico Siragusa in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Baltimore had high hopes for the young offensive guard. However, Siragusa’s massive knee injury, consisting of an ACL, MCL, and PCL tear, he suffered in his rookie year, was too much for the Ravens to bear any longer. The injury concerns with Siragusa and his mediocre performance in the preseason was enough for Baltimore to cut ties with the third-year player.
  8. Zach Sieler – Zach Sieler will forever have the reputation as being the last draft pick Ozzie Newsome ever made. Sieler, a rookie defensive lineman who attended Ferris State, gave the Ravens confidence in him through his strong preseason performance. The Ravens are always trying to upgrade on defense, no matter how good the unit already is. Baltimore saw Sieler as an important piece of the defense moving forward.

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