Gerrard Sheppard will have a chance to be a part of his hometown team after all.
Sheppard didn't survive the first round of cuts made by Baltimore a couple of weeks ago, when the NFL required all teams to trim their rosters to 75. However, the organization decided to bring him back onto the practice squad on Monday.
Sheppard is a local product, having played college ball at Towson.
The Ravens announced that Sheppard and running back Jonas Gray are now apart of the team's practice squad. As a result, the Ravens released offensive tackle Jordan Devey to make room.
Gray was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school that eventually committed to Notre Dame. But in four years with the Fighting Irish, Gray finished with 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns. His best season came as a senior in 2011, when he scored all 12 of his touchdowns and totaled 791 yards on the ground.
Gray spent the preseason with the Miami Dolphins and rushed for 41 yards on seven carries in the Hall of Fame game against Dallas.
Baltimore now has a full eight-man practice squad, with Sheppard, Gray, tight end Matt Furstenburg, offensive tackle Joe Unga, center Reggie Stephens, safety Omar Brown, defensive end Cody Larsen and linebacker Brandon Copeland.
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