On Monday, the Baltimore Ravens waived defensive back and special teams player Bennett Jackson from the 53-man roster. The move comes just hours after Ravens head coach, John Harbaugh, said that he was prepared to make a decision about Bryden Trawick. Trawick was placed on the injured reserve in early October after he suffered an elbow injury. The Ravens designated Trawick to return from the injured reserve in mid-November. Trawick would have to sit out for at least eight weeks after being placed on the injured reserve, and this week marks the earliest point the Ravens can activate him.
Baltimore needs an extra roster spot to activate Trawick. Removing Bennett Jackson from the 53-man roster opens one up. Jackson rarely found himself active in the Ravens secondary, but Baltimore used him as a special teams gunner. Jackson was the obvious cut for Trawick, as they both play the same position. Trawick is a Pro Bowl special teams ace, and although Jackson played well for Baltimore in the interim, the Ravens are not delusional. Trawick is a much better player than Jackson. Although the move is not yet official, Trawick is almost certain to return now that Bennett Jackson is off the roster.
The Ravens signed Bennett Jackson in mid-October. Jackson, the former New York Giant, spent the 2018 and 2019 offseason with the Baltimore Ravens. His familiarity with the team gave him the opportunity to fill in a vacancy. Jackson recorded five total tackles with the Baltimore Ravens this season. Bennett Jackson’s future may be in doubt, but his performance for the Ravens may attract new suitors.
Again, the move to activate Brynden Trawick is not yet confirmed, however, it seems more than imminent at this point. Once Trawick is activated from the injured reserve, we will update you with a new article.