The preseason is over, and as we gear up for the regular season, the Ravens must trim the roster down to just 53 men. There will be many tough decisions to make, as 37 players will be off the roster by Saturday at 4 P.M.
If you want to stay up to date with the all the roster moves made by the Ravens, this is the place to be. This article will be updated as more information comes in.
You can find Christopher Linfante’s official 53-man roster predictions in this linked article.
- Elliot Fry – K
- Jaylen Smith – WR
- Darrell Williams – OT
- Isaiah Williams – OT
- Patrick Vahe – OG
- Shane Ray – EDGE/OLB
- Silas Stewart – ILB
- Matthew Orzech – LS
- Michael Floyd – WR
- Joe Horn Jr. – WR
- Joe Callahan – QB
- Willie Henry – DT
- Charles Scarff – TE
- Zach Sieler – DL
- Donald Payne – ILB
- Bennett Jackson – DB
- Marcus Applefield – OL
- R.J. Prince – OL
- De’Lance Turner – RB
- Aaron Adeoye – LB
- E.J. Ejiya – LB
- Gerald Willis – DT
- Terrell Bonds – CB
- Antoine Wesley – WR
- Sean Modster – WR
- Cole Herdman – TE
- Cameron Nizialek – P
- Christopher Ezeala – FB
- Tyler Ervin – RB/RS
- Stanley Jean-Baptiste – CB
- Brynden Trawick – DB/ST
- Maurice Canady – CB
OFFICIAL INJURED RESERVE LIST:
- Kenneth Dixon – RB
- Tavon Young – CB
- Fish Smithson – DB
- Randin Crecelius – OT
- Alvin Jones – LB
5:50 – According to Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens are expected to re-sign DB/special framer Brayden Trawick tomorrow or Monday. The current hypothesis is that the Ravens will put rookie Iman Marshall on the injured reserve once he’s able to go on without ending his season. That would open a spot for Trawick.
4:07 – It’s also worth noting that undrafted rookies Otaro Alaka (inside linebacker) and Patrick Mekari (offensive lineman) made the roster. It’s the 16th straight year the Ravens allowed an undrafted player to make the roster. Other notable players to make the roster are quarterback Trace McSorely, cornerback/special teamer Justin Bethel, offensive lineman Greg Senat, wide receiver Jaleel Scott, and cornerback Iman Marshall. Many thought Marshall would head to the injured reserve after not participating in practice for a while, but the Ravens elected to keep him anyway.
4:04 – The Baltimore Ravens have announced the final roster transactions. Headlining the cuts are Maurice Canady and Bryden Trawick. Canady has spent a few years in Baltimore, but it was obvious he would be cut this year. Trawick I thought would make it as a special teams contributor. To the injured reserve go Kenneth Dixon, Tavon Young, Fish Smithson, Randin Crecelius, and Alvin Jones. Dixon is a surprise, but the Ravens found a way to keep him for next year. Smithson is also interesting, as he joined the Ravens just last week. Tyler Ervin was also cut, meaning Cyrus Jones will be the return man. Wide receivers, Antoine Wesley and Sean Modster both looked good at times this offseason but were unable to make the initial 53 man roster.
3:02 – Per Zrebiec, the Ravens have released Gerald Willis and Terrell Bonds. There was a lot of hype around Willis, as many thought he would be drafted. The former Mimi defensive tackle, however, did not meet expectations in training camp and the preseason.
2:49 – Here’s a new batch of cuts. Baltimore released De’Lance Turner, Aaron Adeoye, and E.J. Ejiya. All were expected, and it’s also expected that the Ravens will try to get Turner onto the practice squad if he clears waivers.
2:13 – The Ravens have cut offensive lineman RJ Prince. Some expect him to be brought back on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
1:42 – The Ravens have cut offensive lineman Marcus Applefield, per Aaron Kasinitz.
1:24 – The Ravens have also released defensive back, Bennett Jackson.
1:21 – Another scoop thanks to Zrebiec, the Ravens released inside linebacker, Donald Payne. Payne impressed on special teams and is a practice squad candidate.
12:46 – Per Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens are releasing defensive lineman, Zach Sieler, last year’s seventh round pick. Zrebiec also says that it is unlikely the Ravens will keep undrafted rookie Gerald Willis. That means Baltimore will likely only have 5 defensive lineman to start the year.
Saturday 12:25 – Ravens released Charles Scarff, who I expect to be placed on the practice squad.
4:52 – My new understanding of the Willie Henry situation is that the transaction won’t be official until tomorrow. Baltimore can entertain trade talks until then, and you have to imagine some teams would be interested in acquiring Henry.
4:32 – Surprise! The Ravens cut Willie Henry. Not sure why, I thought he would take on a bigger role this year. Gerald Willis could benefit from this.
4:12 PM – The Ravens officially announced 11 cuts, 8 of them I already reported on. The 3 new ones are Michael Floyd, Joe Horn Jr., and Joe Callahan. Floyd and Horn Jr. we’re simply the odd men out on a roster that would only carry so many receivers, and Callahan would have been a fourth quarterback.
2:29 PM – According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Athletic, the Baltimore Ravens released long-snapper Matthew Orzech.
1:11 PM – Per Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens have waived undrafted ILB Silas Stewart. This cut was expected, but I also believe he could make it on to the practice squad.
1:02 PM – Per Jamison Hensley, the Baltimore Ravens have waived former Broncos first-round pick, edge rusher Shane Ray.
12:03 PM – Per Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the Ravens have cut Patrick Vahe, and Randin Crecelius has a concussion which will keep him off the field for over a month. One would imagine he will get cut.
11:37 AM – Per Jeff Zrebiec of the Athletic, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste underwent surgery for a hernia. He will either be released with an injury settlement or placed on the injured reserve.
11:05 AM – Again, per Kasinitz, the Ravens are cutting OT Isaiah Williams.
11:04 AM – Information is coming in rapidly now, the Baltimore Ravens have cut Western Kentucky’s Darrell Williams, an offensive tackle. Thanks to Aaron Kasinitz of PennLive for the scoop.
11:02 AM – The Ravens have waived Jaylen Smith, per the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. No surprise here, he didn’t stand out enough at wide receiver to merit a roster spot. I see him as a practice squad candidate.
10:51 AM – The Ravens have reportedly cut kicker Elliott Fry. Fry was an obvious cut, as the Ravens could not keep two kickers on the roster. Fry impressed this preseason, converting 2/2 field goals. He could be picked up by another team.