According to multiple reports, the Baltimore Ravens waived defensive lineman Zach Sieler and signed interior offensive lineman, Hroniss Grasu on Wednesday. This move adds more transactions to the Ravens’ already busy week. Baltimore cut defensive back and special teams player Bennett Jackson earlier in the week. The Ravens also activated defensive back and special teams ace, Brynden Trawick from the injured reserve, and handed Patrick Ricard a two-year, $7.3 million contract extension on Tuesday. The Ravens are adding Grasu to the roster for depth at the center position. Matt Skura suffered a season-ending knee injury two weeks ago, and the Ravens needed to find more depth at the position.
Grasu benefits from his time in Baltimore last year. The Ravens signed Grasu in September of 2018 to provide depth on the interior offensive line, specifically at the center position. Grasu remained with the Ravens for two months. Baltimore released Grasu to open a roster spot for Maurice Canady, who was being activated from the injured reserve. Grasu also played for the Chicago Bears between 2015 and 2017, where he dealt with a litany of injuries. After leaving Baltimore, Grasu spent time with the Miami Dolphins in 2018 and Tennessee Titans in 2019.
The Ravens waived defensive lineman Zach Sieler to make room for Grasu. Sieler, drafted by the Ravens in the seventh round of the 2018 draft, has been disappointing for Baltimore so far, but his time with the Ravens may not be over yet. The Ravens signed Sieler to the practice squad after cutting him at the end of the preseason this year. Baltimore elevated him to the 53-man roster in October, and Baltimore will likely sign him back to the practice squad, so long as no other team claims him. The team still views him as a developmental player. Sieler accounted for two solo tackles and an assist this year.