Ravens Release Seven Players Ahead of Deadline

From left: DB DeAndre Houston-Carson, CB Corey Mayfield Jr.

The Ravens made their first wave of roster cuts Monday, as they released seven players.

Six of the players are undrafted rookies. The Ravens are now down to 82 players, so they still have to clear 29 roster spots by Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline.

Waived (vested veteran)

  • DB DeAndre Houston-Carson


  • DT Trey Botts
  • DT Kai Caesar
  • WR Dontay Demus Jr.
  • G Jake Guidone
  • CB Corey Mayfield Jr.
  • OLB Kelle Sanders

The Ravens signed Houston-Carson on Aug. 14, during a rash of short-term injuries in their secondary. The veteran played the last seven seasons with the Chicago Bears and made a career-high six starts last year.

Behind starting safeties Marcus Williams and Kyle Hamilton, the Ravens also have Geno Stone, Ar'Darius Washington, and Daryl Worley competing for spots. Brandon Stephens can also play safety.

Demus is a University of Maryland product who had come back from a major knee/leg injury suffered in 2021. He flashed in the final preseason game, catching two passes for 86 yards, including a spectacular grab between two defenders.

He had a ton of competition at wide receiver this year, however, including veterans Laquon Treadwell and Tarik Black, as well as fellow rookie free agent Sean Ryan.

Botts had a sack in the preseason finale in Tampa. Mayfield was a scrappy player in Ravens training camp practices.

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