Just two days after Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Aaron Mellette would have a chance to be active on game days, the organization placed the rookie receiver on season-ending injured reserve.
Mellette is listed as having a knee injury. It's unknown when the knee injury occurred, considering he did not play last Thursday against Denver.
On Monday, Harbaugh told reporters that Mellette could work his way into the receiver rotation.
"Yes, we could see that," Harbaugh said. "We'll just have to see how it all shakes out. He's playing well. There's nothing that he's doing that wouldn't make him a possibility to be active. We only had four receivers up [against Denver]."
Now that Mellette's on injured reserve, he won't be up for any games.
This appears to be the corresponding roster move so that the Ravens could sign running back Shaun Draughn. Draughn will have a chance to be Baltimore's kick returner with Jacoby Jones missing the next month with a knee sprain.
Mellette finished the preseason with nine catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
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