Rumor Mill: Ravens 2019 Roster Cuts/Additions

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Signed, practice squad: RB De'Lance Turner
(Source: The Athletic)
Turner spent much of last season on the Ravens' practice squad and once again showed his knack for making big plays this preseason. He ran 18 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale and had a run over 20 yards in three of the Ravens' four preseason games.

Signed, practice squad: WR Sean Modster
(Source: The Athletic)
Modster was one of the most impressive undrafted rookies in summer practices. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound Boise State product is a shifty slot receiver who caught four passes for 28 yards in the preseason finale.

Signed, practice squad: G/T R.J. Prince
(Source: The Athletic)
The Ravens signed Prince in mid-May after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who he originally signed with as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Prince is a 6-foot-6, 320-pound blocker out of North Carolina who spent his rookie season on the Steelers' practice squad.

Signed, practice squad: TE Charles Scarff
(Source: Penn Live)
Scarff is a big-bodied (6-foot-5, 249-pound) tight end out of Delaware who signed with the Ravens this year as an undrafted free agent.

Signed, practice squad: OT Marcus Applefield
(Source: The Athletic)
Applefield signed with the Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent this year. He's a 6-foot-5, 308-pound blocker out of Virginia.


Released: RB De'Lance Turner
(Source: Penn Live)
Turner ran well this preseason, including 18 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale. He spent much of last season on the practice squad and could end up there once again.

Released: S Bennett Jackson
(Source: The Athletic)
Jackson once again did not make a 53-man roster, which keeps the veteran hunting for another chance. Five years after being drafted by the New York Giants, Jackson has still not played in a regular-season game. He had a good summer, showing his nose for the football and excelling on special teams.

Released: LB E.J. Ejiya
(Source: The Athletic)
The undrafted rookie linebacker from North Texas didn't stand out as much as some of his young peers.

Released: OLB Aaron Adeoye
(Source: The Athletic)
An undrafted rookie from Southeast Missouri State, Adeoye was at a very crowded position.

Released: ILB Donald Payne
(Source: The Athletic)
The Ravens brought Payne back to Baltimore during training camp to bolster their linebacker depth and add a strong, veteran special teams asset, but the Ravens have other veteran special teams aces.

Released: OT Marcus Applefield
(Source: Penn Live)
The undrafted Virginia product didn't separate from the pack of young linemen.

Released: TE Charles Scarff
(Source: Penn Live)
Scarff is a big-bodied undrafted rookie tight end out of Delaware who flashed his pass-catching ability late in camp.

Released: TE Cole Herdman
(Source: The Athletic)
Herdman is a sure-handed last catching undrafted rookie from Purdue.


Released: DT Willie Henry
(Source: NFL Network)
A fourth-round pick in 2016, Henry has battled injuries throughout his young career. His best season was in 2017 when he played in 14 games with three starts and notched 33 tackles, 3.5 sacks and five passes defensed. The interior pass rusher suited up for three games last year after undergoing hernia surgery.

Released: OLB Shane Ray
(Source: ESPN)
The Ravens signed Ray in May, hoping the former first-round pick could regain his previous form after injuries derailed him the past two season. However, the fifth-year linebacker never surpassed some of the Ravens' younger pass rushers.

Released: K Elliott Fry
(Source: ESPN)
After trading Kaare Vedvik, the Ravens signed kicker Elliott Fry on Aug. 25 after he was released by the Chicago Bears. The South Carolina product then stepped in to drill two field goals in the Ravens' preseason finale – one from 48 yards and another from 21 yards. He also connected on both extra point attempts.

Released: WR Jaylen Smith
(Source: NFL Network)
The undrafted rookie was Lamar Jackson's college teammate at Louisville and the two even worked out together this offseason. Smith flashed at times during training camp but made just one catch for nine yards in the preseason games.

Released: OT Darrell Williams
(Source: Penn Live
Williams competed for a backup offensive tackle spot this summer. The second-year player, who played in seven games for the 49ers in 2017, was signed by the Ravens following rookie minicamp.

Released: OT Isaiah Williams
(Source: Penn Live)
Williams is a first-year player out of Akron who was competing for a backup spot on the offensive line.

Released: G Patrick Vahe
(Source: ESPN)
The undrafted blocker out of Texas was behind other young interior blockers, including Ben Powers, Patrick Mekari and Bradley Bozeman.

Released: ILB Silas Stewart
(Source: The Athletic)
Stewart is an undrafted linebacker out of Incarnate Word who fell behind fellow undrafted rookie Otaro Alaka.

Released: LS Matthew Orzech
(Source: The Athletic)
Orzech was brought in as an undrafted free agent out of Azusa Pacific.

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