While some of these moves may be old news for those who check the transactions on a daily basis, the Baltimore Ravens have been quietly molding their roster this past week and have made some notable moves in several positions.
Most noatably, the cornerback position has had a glut of players vying for a few select spots remaining after the off season signings of Domonique Foxworth and Chris Carr. However, the Ravens just released a pair of CBs, Anwar Phillips and David Jones. Phillips had been pretty decent at the Ravens off season Training Camps, but was just too low on the depth chart to have any real chance of making the final roster. They also signed undrafted free agent LB Tony Fein (Ole Miss) after a tryout. Fein is a 27 year old rookie who spent a couple of years in the military after leaving school before returning to football. LB/DE Luis Vasquez was also released. Perhaps most intriguing was the release of QB Drew Willy (Buffalo), who was odd man out for the Ravens in a numbers game at QB, as they are pretty well set with Joe Flacco, Troy Smith and John Beck. Willy was the all time leading passer at Buffalo and set a bunch of school records in his four years there. Don't be surprised if he latches on somewhere else or at least ends up on someone's Practice Squad.
Fifth round draft pick, LB Jason Phillips and sixth round pick, RB Cedric Peerman inked contracts this past week as well. Phillips was a four year All Moutain West Conference player at TCU, while Perrman turned in the fastest 40 yard dash time at the NFL Combine among RB's.
Both figure to get some sort of playing time this season, although most likely on Special Teams.