The weekend after the preseason concludes is always a tough and celebratory one in NFL locker rooms. Rosters go from 90 spots to 53 as some players realize their NFL dreams and other players are left looking for new jobs.
Players departing the Ravens thanked the organization for the opportunities they were provided.
Jackson will still have fans in the Ravens’ locker room.
At the same time, there’s a lot of cause for celebration too.
When training camp started, Patrick Ricard was among those speculated to be on the bubble. After a standout showing in camp and preseason action, "Project Pat" is running into the regular season on the Ravens 53.
Last year, Cyrus Jones was jumping from the Ravens practice squad, to the Patriots, and back. This year, he’s earned his spot on the 53 and is counting his blessings.
Fish Smithson was a late preseason addition, as the team picked him up Tuesday. Now Smithson, a Baltimore native, will remain with the team on Injured Reserve.
On what was surely an emotional day for undrafted rookie offensive lineman Patrick Mekari, he kept it simple on Instagram.
The other undrafted player to keep the Ravens’ 16-year streak alive, Otaro Alaka, also kept his sentiment short and sweet.
Now, it’s on to the regular season! Happy football season folks!