On Thursday, the Baltimore Ravens announced via Twitter that defensive back and special teams player, Brynden Trawick, would be placed on the injured reserve. Trawick suffered an elbow injury against the Arizona Cardinals in week two and continually missed practice in the following weeks. Trawick returned to the practice field on Wednesday but was absent on Thursday. Trawick will be eligible to return in eight weeks.
The move opens up another roster spot and is clearly part of Baltimore’s plan to revamp the defense following a disastrous game against the Cleveland Browns. Baltimore signed veteran linebacker, L.J. Fort on Monday to replace the injured Otaro Alaka. On Tuesday, the Ravens cut 2017 third-round draft pick, Tim Williams, and signed veteran linebacker (and former Raven), Josh Bynes to replace him.
There is no official information on the corresponding move set to follow, but Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens beat writer for The Athletic, seems to believe the team could sign Domata Peko. The Ravens worked out Peko, the former longtime Cincinnati Bengal defensive tackle, earlier this week, but could not agree to contract terms. It is very possible that the Ravens will try their hand at negotiating with Peko a second time.