With the Ravens keeping just three running backs on the 53-man roster, De’Lance Turner could have an important role before the 2019 season ends.
Turner was one of 10 players signed to the practice squad Sunday, after his second consecutive impressive preseason. He led the Ravens in rushing during the 2018 preseason and made the practice squad in 2018 after being signed as an undrafted free agent from Alcorn State.
Veteran cornerback Maurice Canady will also be on the practice squad, after spending the past three seasons with Baltimore. Canady was a sixth-round pick in 2016 and spent his rookie season on injured reserve. He was on the active roster for portions of 2017 and 2018 after starting both seasons on injured reserve.
Rookie wide receiver Antoine Wesley, who made a bid to make the Ravens 53-man roster, was also signed to the practice squad. After catching 88 passes for 1,110 yards last year at Texas Tech, Wesley was an undrafted free agent and showed promise during OTA’s and the early portion of training camp. The Ravens were intrigued by Wesley’s 6-foot-4 size and route-running ability. He will join Sean Modster, an undrafted rookie wide receiver from Boise State, as the two wide receivers on Baltimore’s practice squad. Modster was impressive during OTA’s as a slot receiver, showing quickness coming out of breaks and a knack for finding soft spots in the secondary.
In addition to Turner, Wesley, Modster and Canady, others signed to the Ravens practice squad were offensive linemen Marcus Applefield and R.J. Prince, tight end Charles Scarff, defensive ends Zach Sieler and Aaron Adeoye and linebacker Donald Payne. All 10 players on the practice squad were with the Ravens during the preseason.