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On Tuesday, the Baltimore Ravens announced via the team’s Twitter account, that the organization has activated defensive back and special teams ace, Brynden Trawick, from the injured reserve. The Ravens placed Trawick on the injured reserve in early October. Trawick suffered an elbow injury while playing against the Arizona Cardinals in the second week of this season. Trawick missed practice in the following weeks. The Ravens designated Trawick to return from injury in mid-November, but Trawick would need to sit out at least eight consecutive weeks before he could be activated again. This week, the 13th week of the season is the earliest Trawick was eligible to return.

This move should be no surprise, as the Baltimore Ravens opened up a roster spot on Monday in anticipation of Trawick’s return. Baltimore cut another defensive back and special teams player, Bennett Jackson. The Ravens signed Jackson in Mid-October after DeShon Elliott was placed on the injured reserve, but his role fit more of the special teams one that Trawick left vacant. Jackson played well for the Ravens, but Baltimore desired Trawick’s return and needed to open a roster spot for it. Because the two players fill the same hole, Jackson was the most logical cut.

Trawick rejoined the Ravens this offseason, as the veteran special teams player was a member of the organization in prior years. Trawick first joined the Ravens in 2013 as an undrafted free agent. He remained in Baltimore until 2016, when he inked a contract with the Oakland Raiders. In 2017, Trawick signed a two-year deal with the Tennessee Titans and earned himself a Pro Bowl nod for special teams in the same year. After his contract with the Titans expired, Trawick returned to Baltimore. He was cut from the roster after the preseason but immediately re-signed with the Ravens. Trawick is the second and final Raven to return from the injured reserve this year. Rookie cornerback Iman Marshall returned from the injured reserve earlier this season.


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