After months of hot practices and grueling tryouts, the Ravens have selected their 53-man roster.
It was tough, said Head Coach John Harbaugh, but he’s pleased with the results.
There were no big surprises coming out of Baltimore.
“I really, really, really, really like this football team, really appreciate these players,” Harbaugh said. “We have a group of guys that really know how to work, a group of guys that are really very united.”
The Ravens informed many players before their morning walkthrough that they had been cut, but they still had a couple decisions up in the air as of Friday afternoon.
The team did not release its final cuts until the 9 p.m. deadline.
Here is the list of players that were waived:
RB Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech
S Omar Brown, Marshall
LB Josh Bynes, Auburn
LB Nigel Carr, Alabama State
G/T Jack Cornell, Illinos
WR Dorian Graham, Syracuse
G/T Cord Howard, Georgia Tech
NT Nicholas Jean-Baptiste, Baylor
NT Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, Kent State
G Antoine McClain, Clemson
DE Terrence Moore, Nebraska
QB Curtis Painter, Purdue
WR Logan Payne, Minnesota
S Cyhl Quarles, Wake Forest
OLB Chavis Williams, Alabama
G Tony Wragge, New Mexico
The following players were placed on Injured Reserve:
With the release of Curtis Painter, the Ravens will once again go with only two quarterbacks for the third straight season. Starter
Baltimore went with six receivers and held onto Tommy Streeter (injured reserve) while also keeping undrafted rookie wide receiver
At running back, the Ravens chose undrafted rookie free agent
Despite earlier concerns about his weight, tackle
On the defensive side, Baltimore parted ways with rookie free agent Omar Brown, the man who had three turnovers in one preseason game. The Ravens could try to get him on their practice squad, which will be announced tomorrow.
Instead, Baltimore kept an extra cornerback with
The Ravens retained outside linebacker
The defensive line retained seventh-round draft pick
While the 53 players kept on Friday hold the special distinction of making the team, there could still be changes. With other teams making cuts, the Ravens could look to bolster certain positions with newly-made free agents.
“All kinds of possibilities are still out there. We will just have to see how it shakes out,” Harbaugh said.“What we will be striving for is our best 53 for now. And then – you know in this league it is very fluid – nothing is certain. Once you get past the first week, you go to the second week, and you see where we’re at.”