Ravens Roster Moves

From Chad Steele, Director of Media Relations for the Baltimore Ravens, comes today's corresponding roster moves to make room for the new kicker and players added as a result of the loss of safety Haruki Nakamura for the season due to his broken ankle in this past Monday night's Cleveland Browns' game:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ravens Roster Moves

The Baltimore Ravens have placed the following player on Injured Reserve:

Haruki Nakamura (S, 5-10, 200, 2nd-year, Cincinnati) – Ankle

Nakamura’s season ended with him ranking sixth on the team with seven tackles and a forced fumble on special teams. He also posted a solo stop from scrimmage.

Baltimore has also signed the following player:

Billy Cundiff (K, 6-1, 207, 5th-year, Drake) – Cundiff’s bio is attached

The Ravens have also signed the following player to their active roster from their practice squad:

K.J. Gerard (S, 6-1, 192, Rookie, Northern Arizona) – Gerard’s bio is on page 237 of the Ravens’ 2009 media guide

Baltimore also signed the following player to their practice squad:

Marcus Paschal (DB, 6-0, 201, 2nd-year, Iowa)

(NOTE: See newly signed placekicker Billy Cundiff's bio after the 'Jump.')

 

GAMES PLAYED/STARTED: (2002, 16/0); (2003, 15/0); (2004, 16/0); (2005, 6/0) (2006, 5/0); (2009,
5/0) Total 63/0
PLAYOFFS: (2003, 1/0); (2006, 2/0) Total 3/0
TRANSACTIONS: Billy Cundiff signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens on
11/18/09…Waived by the Browns on 11/3/09…Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Cleveland on
9/26/09...Waived by Detroit on 9/6/09…Signed by the Lions on 8/26/09…Waived by Kansas City
on 6/16/08…Signed by the Chiefs on 2/18/08…Waived by the Falcons on 9/2/07…Signed as an
unrestricted free agent by Atlanta on 5/4/07… Signed by New Orleans on 11/24/06…Waived by Green
Bay on 8/17/06…Signed by the Packers on 3/28/06… Waived by the Cowboys on 12/26/05…Signed
by Dallas on 11/19/05…Cut by the Cowboys on 8/24/05…Re-signed with the Cowboys on 2/27/03…
Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Dallas Cowboys on 4/29/02.
PRO: Strong-legged kicker who has played in 63 games, posting 302 career points in his 5-year
career…Cundiff has connected on 99% of his PATs (104 of 105) and 66 of his 89 FGAs, including
100% from under 30 yards or less…Posted a career-high 99 points with the Cowboys in 2003, as he
was 23-of-29 on FGAs and 30-of-31 on PATs…Has also seen action in 3 postseason games.
2009: (with Baltimore/Cleveland) Saw action in 5 games with the Browns, posting 22 points, going
6-of-6 on FGAs and 4-of-4 on PATs before being waived on 11/3…Converted both FGAs (24 and 18
yards) in Game 5 at Buf. (10/11)…His 18-yarder with 23 seconds to play lifted the Browns to the
6-3 victory...It marked the 4th 4th-quarter, game-winning FG of his career and his 1st since 11/12/03
when, as a member of the Dallas Cowboys, his 28-yarder with 1:11 remaining in regulation gave
Dallas a 23-21 victory against the Eagles…Converted both FGAs (26 and 31 yards), as well as both
PATs in Game 4 vs. Cin. (10/4)…Signed with Cleveland on 9/26.
2006: (with New Orleans) Saw action in 5 games for the Saints, kicking off 28 times, netting 3 TBs.
2005: (with Dallas) Saw action in 6 contests, connecting on 5 of 8 FGAs and 14 PATs for 29 points…
Also posted 1 TB on 26 KOs and added 1 punt for 35 yards with a TB…Was true on all 3 FGAs (39,
49 and 47 yards) and booted 4 PATs in game 12 at Sea. (12/6)…Connected on both FGAs, including
a career-long 56-yarder and posted a PAT in the 20-7 win in game 11 vs. Det. (11/20).
2004: (with Dallas) Saw action in all 16 games, converting 20 of 26 FGAs and all 31 PATs for 91
points…Also registered 1 punt for 34 yards, placing it inside the 20…Connected on all 3 FGAs (40,
24 and 45 yards) and his lone PAT in the season finale at NYG 1/2/05.
2003: (with Dallas) Appeared in 15 contests, connecting on 23 of 29 FGAs and 30 of 31 PATs for a
career-high 99 points…Also recorded a punt for 32 yards with a TB and converted his lone FGA (37
yards) in the postseason…Connected on all 4 FGAs (24, 42, 21 and 49) and his lone PAT in the 19-3
win in game 15 vs. NYG (12/21)…Tied an NFL record with a career-high 7 FGs (37, 49, 42, 21, 36,
52 and 25 yards) and nailed 2 PATs in the 35-32 win in game 2 vs. NYG (9/15).
2002: (with Dallas) Saw action in all 16 games, connecting on 12 of 19 FGAs and all 25 PATs for
61 points…Went 2-for-2 on FGAs, including a season-long 48 yarder, and booted a PAT in game 4
at STL (9/29)…Converted his 1st-career FGA (a 23-yard boot) as he went 1-of-2 (missed from 42
yards) and connected on his lone PAT in the season opener at Hou. (9/8)…Signed as a rookie free
agent on 4/29.
COLLEGE: A 4-year letterman at Drake University who converted 49 of 79 FGAs and 137 of 151 PATs
for 284 points during career…Set 15 schools records at Drake and 7 Pioneer Football League marks…
Held school records for points (284), FGM (49), FGAs (79) and PATs (137)…Connected on 8 FGs of
50-plus yards, 1 of which currently stands as the 4th-longest FG in NCAA Division I-AA history…
Was also a 3-year member of the Drake basketball team…Majored in history.
PERSONAL: Prepped at Harlan Community (Harlan, IA) HS…Was a 3-time All-State selection in
football…Earned his MBA from Arizona State and worked for a venture capitol firm prior to signing
with the Ravens…Married (Nicole)…Born William Ambrose Cundiff on March 30, 1980.
HT 6-1 WT 207
COLLEGE Drake
HIGH SCHOOL Harlan (IA)
BORN 3/30/80, Phoenix, AZ
JOINED RAVENS Free Agent, 2009
7 KBickerIL L• 5Yth NCFL USeasonNDIFF
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Year Team GP FG FGA Pct Lg Blk XP XPA Pct Blk Points
2002 Dallas 16 12 19 63.2 48 0 25 25 100.0 0 61
2003 Dallas 15 23 29 79.3 52 0 30 31 96.8 1 99
2004 Dallas 16 20 26 76.9 49 0 31 31 100.0 0 91
2005 Dallas 6 5 8 62.5 56 1 14 14 100.0 0 29
2006 New Orleans 5 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2007 DID NOT PLAY
2008 DID NOT PLAY
2009 Cleveland 5 6 6 100.0 31 0 4 4 100.0 0 22
NFL Totals 63 66 89 74.2 56 1 104 105 99.0 1 302
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