Today, the Baltimore Ravens made many roster moves, all influenced by injuries to players. Earlier in the day, Baltimore hosted the free agent wide receiver and return specialist, Griff Whalen. The team had him work out and evaluated him as a player. Ultimately, both the front office and coaches agreed that adding him would be in the best interest of the team. Whalen was previously with the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, and New England Patriots. The Ravens also made another signing today, adding undrafted free agent Reggie Porter. Porter, coming out of Utah, was both signed to and cut from the Colts earlier this offseason.
The addition of Griff Whalen is mainly in response to Michael Campanaro sustaining yet another injury. Today, the Ravens placed the wide receiver and return specialist on the physically unable to play list. With Campanaro’s ability to stay healthy in doubt, the frontrunner to be the return specialist now cannot be relied on. The Ravens also have wide receivers Chris Moore and Keenan Reynolds currently in the battle to claim the first string return specialist spot. With Whalen added, the Ravens create more competition for all competing.
The Ravens also placed cornerback Tavon Young on the physically unable to play list. Young tore his ACL during OTAs earlier this offseason. The move was obviously coming, as there was no way Young would be ready to play anytime soon. The Ravens also have taken rookie offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor off the non-football injury. This is good news for Baltimore, as the first year guard has a huge amount of potential. With training camp starting up for the team, it is important to have as many players as possible able to attend. With the roster moves today, the team made sure that that would be the case.