As expected, the Baltimore Ravens placed rookie cornerback, Iman Marshall, on the injured reserve (IR), and re-signed veteran cornerback and special teamer, Brynden Trawick.
The Ravens wanted to ensure that Iman Marshall could return from the IR, and to do that, the Ravens needed to wait until after the initial 53-man roster was crafted. Baltimore cut Bryden Trawick with the idea that the team would re-sign him after Marshall was placed on the IR. The Ravens performed a similar move in 2016, when the team cut veteran running back, Justin Forsett, to carry Carl Davis and Matt Elam on the 53-man roster, in order to place them on the non-season-ending injured reserve shortly after.
The Baltimore Ravens don’t have to declare Iman Marshall eligible to return just yet either. The Ravens get a limited number of returns from the IR, and only need to declare Marshall eligible later in the season.