The Ravens are beginning to get healthy. It might not be at complete health as a bunch of their players are currently on injured reserve, but the current key members are starting to get rid of the bumps and bruises that could keep them out. Because of that, the Ravens have cut running back Terrence Magee today and brought up Jeremy Butler from the practice squad.
Ravens cut Terrence Magee— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 26, 2015
Ravens promoted Jeremy Butler from practice squad— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 26, 2015
With starting running back Justin Forsett getting healthier after his injury to his ankle in the closing minutes of the Cleveland Browns game, the Ravens didn't have as much of a need for Magee. The move leaves the Ravens with Forsett as the starter, rookie Javorius "Buck" Allen as the backup and undrafted free agent rookie Raheem Mostert as the third back.
Meanwhile wide receiver Jeremy Butler takes Magee's spot on the active roster after being on the practice squad. The Ravens are looking for sparks on the offensive side of the ball as they have been few and far between. Steve Smith Sr. might not be on the injury report any longer, but let's not forget that he still has several broken bones in his back and will likely be recovering all season long. Wide receiver Kamar Aiken has been inconsistent and the rest of the receivers have been missing all together.
The Ravens have recently begun to put return man Jeremy Ross at wide receiver in order to get the speedster the ball in and effort to make big plays for the Ravens on offense. While Butler's spot on the team is a mystery, he could help fill in the return position in order to allow Ross a bigger role on offense. The Ravens could use a speedy and agile wide receiver in the slot position to take over the role that Michael Campanaro had before his injury. Or, the Ravens could just be adding a guy that can play on special teams at this point in the season and we are reading too much into this.