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Ravens claim Jimmy Clausen, add a backup Quarterback. Flacco to IR

The former Chicago Bears backup reunites with OC Marc Trestman.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

For those of us waiting to see who the Ravens added to the roster to backup new starter Matt Schaub, we did not have to wait long. The Ravens, with a high priority waiver claim grabbed former Notre Dame and Bears QB Jimmy Clausen off waivers:

Clausen played for current Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman for the past two years as a backup to Jay Cutler, getting one start for the Bears last season. Clausen played decently in that start, a 20-14 loss to the Detroit Lions, accumulating 182 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception on 33 attempts. Clausen has 5 touchdowns to 11 interceptions across 19 games in 6 seasons, 12 of them starts. He is 1-11 in games he has started

In the corresponding move, the Ravens officially moved franchise quarterback Joe Flacco to injured reserve.