The Ravens finally cut down to their 53-man roster by the NFL-mandated 6 p.m. deadline on Saturday, Sept. 5.
And it looks like Steve Hauschka is going to be the kicker for the 2009 campaign.
In addition, defensive tackle Nadir Abdallah; fullback Jason Cook; running back Cedric Peerman; wideouts Justin Harper, Yamon Figurs, Jayson Foster, Ernie Wheelwright and Eron Riley; safety K.J. Gerard; kicker Graham Gano; center Robby Felix; linebacker Tony Fein; tight ends Davon Drew and Isaac Smolko; cornerback Evan Oglesby; offensive tackles Joe Reitz, Stefan Rodgers and Tre' Stallings; guard Bryan Mattison; and linebacker William Van DeSteeg were all waived.
The Ravens also placed linebacker Jason Phillips on Injured Reserve with a knee injury and reached an injury settlement with defensive tackle Will Johnson because of a shoulder injury.
Baltimore also added depth to their offensive line corps by trading cornerback/safety Derrick Martin to the Green Bay Packers for tackle/guard Tony Moll.
Moll is a four-year veteran that started five game last year.
That means the Ravens are finally down to the team they will bring into the 2009 campaign with the opened scheduled for Sept. 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
There were a few surprises to the Ravens' 53-man roster.
Running backs Jalen Parmele and Matt Lawrence both made the team
Defensive tackles Kelly Talavou and Brandon McKinney both earned spots
Linebackers Prescott Burgess and Antwawn Barnes were included
It simply goes to show how deep the Ravens were at those positions.
Now, Baltimore will look to the free-agent market to see if any teams released players that are talented enough to add depth at offensive tackle or wide receiver.