The Ravens have completed their 11-man practice squad, at least for now.
On Monday morning, Baltimore officially signed cornerback Cyrus Jones, who was released by the New England Patriots Saturday, and retained defensive back Robertson Daniel and defensive end Christian LaCouture.
Jones was a 2016 second-round pick of the Patriots who starred at Gilman School in Baltimore. He is a physical, scrappy slot cornerback that also adds big-time returner potential.
Adding Jones gives the Ravens six former Alabama players on the roster, including five defenders and three cornerbacks (Marlon Humphrey, Anthony Averett and Jones).
Jones didn’t see much defensive action as a Patriots rookie and struggled on returns, where he fumbled five times. His sophomore season was lost after he tore his ACL in the preseason. The Ravens are hoping a change of scenery and return home could help the talented prospect get back on track.
Daniel, who went undrafted in 2015 and spent time with the Ravens the past two seasons, was added to the roster late in the preseason and made his presence felt with an interception in the Ravens’ preseason finale against the Washington Redskins.
LaCouture was one of the Ravens’ most prized undrafted rookies that it signed immediately after the draft. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound LSU product had a tackle for loss in Thursday’s game.
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