ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 2: Troy Smith #10 of the Baltimore Ravens passes against the St. Louis Rams during an NFL preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome on September 2 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Rams beat the Ravens 27-21. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
In what appears to be a pair of relatively surprising moves, the Baltimore Ravens cut veteran reserve QB Troy Smith and WR Demetrius Williams. The team decided to keep a position player rather than a third QB and Williams release was probably as much due to the other wideouts in camp as it was to his inability to stay healthy and be consistent in the passing game.
A bunch of other moves included rookie OT Ramon Harewood being placed on Injured Reserve (IR) along with guard Stefan Rodgers. Other cuts included RB Curtis Steele, CB K.J. Gerard, WR Justin Harper, OG Bryan Mattison, OT Joe Reitz, LB Albert McClellan, and WR Eron Riley.
It will be interesting to see what other moves the team will make to finalize their opening day roster and put together their Practice Squad. Congrats to the guys who made the team and good luck to those who did not in finding work elsewhere in the league or joining most of us in the rat race!
See Aaron Wilson's story on the National Football Post.