The Ravens moved tight end Eric Tomlinson to the practice squad Monday. The team released the veteran, then immediately re-signed him.
Tomlinson has played in all seven games this season and made two starts. He's been almost exclusively a blocker during his time with the Ravens, and has averaged 23% of the offensive snaps per game this season. Tomlinson has not been targeted by a pass this season and got one target in six games last year.
The roster move comes as fellow tight end Nick Boyle draws closer to a return to the football field following last year's season-ending knee injury.
Boyle returned to the practice field on Oct. 20, about two weeks ago. On Monday, Head Coach John Harbaugh said Boyle is among the players who "have a chance" to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Boyle's return would be a boost for Baltimore's rushing attack, which has mostly struggled to get going besides when Lamar Jackson carried the ball. Boyle is a key blocker at the point of attack and makes for a devastating tandem with fullback Patrick Ricard.
In other roster moves, offensive tackle Andre Smith has been placed on Practice Squad Reserve/Injured. Smith has played in five games this season. The Ravens signed offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi to the practice squad last week.