5 Ravens Bubble Players To Watch In Atlanta


Head Coach John Harbaugh said there's a "pretty clear" picture of who is going to be on the 53-man roster this year.

However, he added that there are still a couple roster spots up for grabs. That's not to mention the 10 practice squad positions.

Thursday night's preseason finale in Atlanta will be some players' final chance to make their case for why they belong on the regular-season roster. Here are five players who need to have good nights:* *

RB Terrence Magee

The undrafted rookie free agent has a chance to sneak onto the 53-man roster, especially considering the MCL sprain suffered by backup running back Lorenzo Taliaferro. Magee has run hard this preseason. He rushed 11 times for 44 yards in Philadelphia, including a 19-yard rumble, and caught one pass for 14 yards. The 5-foot-9 LSU product will likely split duties with rookie fourth-round pick Buck Allen Thursday night.* *

CB Asa Jackson

The top five cornerback spots are likely determined already with Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb, Rashaan Melvin, Kyle Arrington and rookie Tray Walker. The sixth spot could go to Jackson or Cassius Vaughn. Vaughn has played well in coverage this preseason while Jackson has had a tougher time, as he's allowed three touchdowns in three games, per PFF. However, Jackson offers more as a special teams returner. He broke off a 103-yard kickoff return last Saturday, though he fumbled a punt return. Jackson needs to make a positive mark as returner Thursday night.

DE Kapron Lewis-Moore

Lewis-Moore is looking to make the 53-man roster for the first time in his three Ravens seasons after missing the past two years due to ACL and Achilles injuries, respectively. Lewis-Moore was one of the defense's top performers last week against Washington, and he needs to keep that momentum rolling with veterans DeAngelo Tyson and Christo Bilukidi competing with him.* *

ILB Arthur Brown

On Tuesday, Harbaugh indicated that Brown will be suiting up this regular season. However, Harbaugh wouldn't go as far as to say that Brown's roster spot is set in stone. Brown is a man without a clear role in the inside linebackers room. He's not a starter considering Daryl Smith and C.J. Mosley are ahead of him. He's not a special teams master like Albert McClellan or Zachary Orr. Brown just needs to make plays to prove he's simply too good to let go.* *

G Robert Myers

The Ravens knew the fifth-round rookie draft pick out of Tennessee State was going to be a project when they drafted him. However, Myers has dealt with injuries and got negative grades from Pro Football Focus (PFF) in both of the preseason games he played in. Meanwhile, the Ravens have had good performances from versatile lineman Ryan Jensen (concussion), and reserve tackle Jah Reid has come on this summer. John Urschel and James Hurst seem like givens to make the team as top reserves. Will there be enough backup offensive line spots left to stash Myers?

Baltimore trimmed its roster down to 53 prior to Saturday's 4 p.m. deadline.

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