Ravens Awarded Linebacker Robert James Off Waivers


The Ravens have added another player to the active roster.

The team was awarded linebacker Robert James off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons, and signed him to the 53-man roster. James will take the roster spot that opened up when wide receiver LaQuan Williams was waived-injured.

"He's an experienced special teams player," Special Teams Coordinator Jerry Rosburg said Monday. "He's played on all four special teams phases. He's been a productive tackler for [the Falcons]. He's a real good blocker, and we'll see how it works out in practice today."

James, 29, is a former fifth-round draft pick who is heading into his fourth NFL season.

He played in all 16 games last year and was mostly used on special teams. He finished the season with 10 special teams tackles.

"I'm willing to do anything and whatever they want me to do," James said. "I was really happy to hear I was going here."

The Ravens already have a deep group of inside and outside linebackers, so James will most likely make his mark on special teams.

"I think we're able to get a guy – much like our personnel office has done in the past – get a guy right at the last second then come in and help us immediately," Rosburg said. "We're excited about his presence here."

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