The Ravens made their final cuts to get down to 53 players on the active roster near the 4 p.m. deadline.
There are some interesting wrinkles.
Here are the players Baltimore waived/cut Saturday:
- DB Derek Cox (vested veteran)
- CB Dominique Franks (vested veteran)
- OT Parker Graham
- CB Tramain Jacobs
- OL Ryan Jensen
- DT Jamie Meder
- DT A.J. Pataiali’i
- CB Sammy Seamster
- G/C A.Q. Shipley
- OLB John Simon
- TE Phillip Supernaw
- RB Fitzgerald Toussaint
- QB Keith Wenning
The Ravens waived five players on Friday:
- TE Nathan Overbay
- OLB D.J. Roberts
- C Reggie Stephens
- DT Levi Brown
- DT Derrick Hopkins
The biggest names on Saturday’s cut list are veteran guard A.Q. Shipley, who started nine games at guard last season, and 2013 fourth-round pick John Simon. Shipley was beaten out by rookie guard
Head Coach John Harbaugh said the wide receivers were going to make cuts difficult, so he ended up keeping all of them. Baltimore has seven active wideouts, as
The Ravens kept 10 defensive backs, including six safeties. Many will help on special teams.
Newly-signed cornerback Cox and Franks were cut in favor of
Baltimore will operate with two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster once again as Wenning, a sixth-round pick out of Ball State, was released. The Ravens haven’t kept three quarterbacks since 2009.
With practice squads bumped up from eight to 10 players this season, many of those cut will be back in Baltimore, Harbaugh said. Players who are cut must be on waivers for 24 hours, so the practice squad will be announced Sunday.
“It’s always challenging,” Harbaugh said of the cuts.
“It’s challenging, because when a guy walks in your room, as a head coach, or if you’re any kind of a person at all, immediately you put yourself in their shoes. You become empathetic to what they’re going through.”