Darren Waller Signed by Raiders; Ravens Add Tight End Nick Keizer to Practice Squad


Tight end Darren Waller was signed off the Ravens' practice squad by the Oakland Raiders, the Raiders announced Tuesday.

Waller was a sixth-round pick by the Ravens in 2015, but he had not seen game action since 2016, when he caught 10 passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns. He returned to the Ravens in August after serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Waller spent this season on the practice squad behind the Ravens' four-deep tight end group of Nick Boyle, Maxx Williams, Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews.

Now he'll get a chance to prove himself and complete his long comeback. This time last year, Waller was working at a grocery store as he tried to build his life back up from issues with drugs and depression, as told by The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec.

The Ravens made a practice squad addition Wednesday, signing tight end Nick Keizer. An undrafted rookie from Grand Valley St., Keizer was with the Ravens during training camp before being released Aug. 31.

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