The Baltimore Ravens released Jordan Lasley on Wednesday.
The second-year wide receiver from UCLA was cut after a scuffle broke out on the practice field earlier this week. Although Lasley was heavily involved in the fight, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that the incident had nothing to do with the decision to move on from last year’s fifth-round pick. Instead, coach Harbaugh affirmed that the roster move was purely a team-building exercise.
Regardless of whether the fight was the cause of release or not, the Ravens felt it was time to let Lasley go. He was clearly being outdone by his fellow draft classmate, Jaleel Scott, and the 2019 undrafted rookie, Antoine Wesley. With Lasley’s character concerns dating back to high school, and his effort being outdone by the two other receivers, the fight may simply have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Jordan Lasley spent all of last season on the Ravens’ roster but did not play in any games. He remained inactive as a healthy scratch every week.
Coach Harbaugh said that he wanted to give Lasley time to impress another team, as he already knew Lasley was not going to make Baltimore’s final 53-man roster. Lasley’s roster spot was taken by inside linebacker, Nicholas Grigsby later on the afternoon.