The Ravens brought back two young developmental players Tuesday.
Baltimore signed wide receiver/returner Janarion Grant and offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor to their practice squad after releasing both from the 53-man roster Saturday.
An undrafted rookie out of Rutgers, White won the returner job out of training camp but fumbled twice in his first two games. That offset the positive, which was his ability to break tackles and explode up the field, which he showed on a 51-yard punt return in his first game.
The Ravens turned the job over to Tim White in Week 3 and White was solid in his debut, returning one kickoff 37 yards to help set up a touchdown and averaging 4 yards per punt return. Most important, he didn’t fumble.
“I thought [White] was very solid. Tough day again [due to the rain]. He caught everything, made some good decisions,” Harbaugh said Monday.
With that said, Harbaugh said Monday that Grant could get another shot. It was a “tossup” at the end of training camp between the two returners, so the Ravens may ride the hot hand.
“No way do I think he’s not going to be a really good player,” Harbaugh said of Grant. “He’s going to play, certainly, this year. But Tim was doing such a good job in practice. He’s been around, he’s more of a veteran guy, and we just felt that he should get a chance.”
The Ravens drafted Eluemunor in the fifth round last year, and he played in eight games and started two as a rookie. The England native is still developing after getting a late start in football. Veteran center Hroniss Grasu, who Baltimore signed Monday, took Eluemunor’s spot on the 53-man roster.