Ravens Re-Sign Deonte Thompson, Waive RB Fitzgerald Toussaint


The Ravens haven't made a move at tight end yet after Head Coach John Harbaugh said they were looking to add another.

But they did make a different roster move Tuesday afternoon, re-signing wide receiver Deonte Thompson and waiving running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.

It's the reverse of the same move the Ravens made on Saturday before facing the Browns. With running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) banged up and eventually ruled out, Baltimore moved Toussaint up from the practice squad and activated him for Sunday's game.

Toussaint heading back on waivers could be a positive sign of Pierce's progress. Harbaugh said after Sunday's game that the Ravens should have a "good chance" of getting Pierce back to face the Panthers this week.

Thompson was inactive for the Ravens' first two regular-season games, and is currently playing behind Kamar Aiken. Thompson and rookie Michael Campanaro have been left off the active roster. Thompson is Jacoby Jones' top backup at kick returner, however, and has shown potential as a speedy receiver.

Baltimore has also signed undrafted rookie defensive tackle A.J. Pataiali'I to its practice squad.

The Utah State product was previously waived from the practice squad when linebacker Josh Bynes was added, but Bynes is reportedly set to sign with the Detroit Lions. The Ravens have a spot open regardless of what happens with Bynes.

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