Ravens cut Tandon Doss, Bobby Rainey, Omar Brown, Matt Furstenburg and three others

Tandon Doss was released by the Ravens on Saturday, along with six others. - USA TODAY Sports

So far on Saturday, there have been quite a few surprise cuts made by the Ravens.

It was going to be tough for Tandon Doss to make the Ravens' 53-man roster after a mostly horrible preseason.

He did redeem himself some by the final game, catching five passes for 75 yards. But consider it too little late as Doss was released, according to a report from the Baltimore Sun.

This means the Ravens are likely entering the year with seven receivers on the 53-man roster. Rookies Aaron Mellette and Marlon Brown appear to have made the team.

Two other surprising cuts included running back Bobby Rainey and safety Omar Brown. Rainey looked the part of an NFL running back with two touchdowns in Thursday's preseason finale against St. Louis. Omar Brown forced a fumble that was recovered by the defense early in the first quarter.

Both players appeared to come up just short of the 53-man roster.

The Ravens also released undrafted rookie tight end Matt Furstenburg, who was slowly becoming a fan favorite this preseason, partly due to his local ties as a former member of the Maryland Terrapins.

Even more surprising, it would seem, would be that Billy Bajema was also released. However, don't count Furstenburg or Bajema out just yet. If either are still around by early next week, they could wind up as an addition to the Ravens' 53-man roster once Dennis Pitta (dislocated hip) is placed on injured reserve-designated to return. If one, or both, sign with another team, the Ravens will likely try to find a veteran to fill the slot.

The other two cuts were tackle Joe Unga and defensive end Cody Larsen.

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