In a move that will likely be popular among Ravens fan, the team has brought back former North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner and added him to the practice squad. Renner was with the team in the preseason, and led the team on a game winning drive in one exciting finale. Renner was a longshot to make the roster, as backup QB Matt Schaub had a nice sized guarantee in his contract and the Ravens rarely, if ever, carry 3 QB's.
QB Bryn Renner has been signed to the practice squad. CB Nick Perry has been released.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 9, 2015
Ravens fans were clamoring for Renner to be signed a few weeks ago when Flacco went down with an injury, as Schaub is not a long term option as a backup QB to Flacco. With the season lost, the prevailing thought was to at least see what Renner has got in the tank for the rest of the season. Most of his preseason was spent against 3rd stringers, so some regular season action would give the franchise a better picture of what he is capable of. Despite Renner's availability and knowledge of the Ravens offense from the preseason, the team chose to grab former Chicago Bears backup Jimmy Clausen off waivers, reuniting him offensive coordinator Marc Trestman.
With Matt Schaub banged up and his status uncertain for week 14, bringing Renner to the practice squad is just a depth move for the Ravens. But maybe Bryn will get a chance at some point.
Safety Nick Perry was released in the corresponding move.