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Ravens Add One More, Practice Squad Now Full

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Bravvion Roy enters the stadium prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C.

The Ravens now have their full initial 16-man practice squad to start the 2023 season.

Baltimore signed defensive tackle Bravvion Roy to the practice squad Thursday, which filled the last spot.

Roy was a sixth-round pick out of Baylor by the Carolina Panthers in 2020. The 6-foot-1, 330-pound run stuffer played in 45 games over his first three seasons, including 15 starts. He's made 76 tackles. eight quarterback hits, and one sack.'

Roy also picked off Lamar Jackson in their Week 11 meeting last season.

Practice squads can have up to 10 players with as many as two years of accrued service, and a max of six players with unlimited accrued time. Practice squad players can be elevated up to three times for gamedays.

Here are the other players on Baltimore's initial 2023 practice squad:

  • QB Anthony Brown
  • G Tykeem Doss
  • CB Jeremy Lucien
  • G Tashawn Manning
  • TE/FB Ben Mason
  • LB Jeremiah Moon
  • DT Rayshad Nichols
  • LB Josh Ross
  • WR Sean Ryan
  • TE Travis Vokolek
  • RB Owen Wright

Practice Squad Veteran

  • RB Melvin Gordon III
  • C Sam Mustipher
  • WR Laquon Treadwell
  • DB Daryl Worley

Here are other top takeaways from the first practice squad:

  • Vokolek caught a pair of touchdowns in the Ravens' second preseason game, against the Washington Commanders. The big-bodied tight end (6-foot-6, 260 pounds) from Nebraska showed impressive reliability as a pass catcher in practice and has the frame to develop into a strong blocker.
  • Fifth-round pick Kyu Kelly was claimed by the Seattle Seahawks off waivers, so the rookie cornerback could not be placed on Baltimore's practice squad.
  • Mustipher remains as the Ravens' backup center to Tyler Linderbaum. Patrick Mekari could step in if needed in a pinch, but Mustipher could be the solution for multiple games. Former Ravens center Trystan Colon, who was cut by the New York Jets, was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Treadwell and Ryan got initial wide receiver spots instead of James Proche II, Tarik Black and undrafted rookie Dontay Demus Jr., the University of Maryland product.
  • Ross was retained on the practice squad while Kristian Welch, who has played in 43 games the past three seasons, was not.
  • The Ravens brought back veteran Melvin Gordon III, who finished last season on the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad. Baltimore also kept undrafted rookie running back Owen Wright, who had 12 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale.

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