According toe Aaron Wilson, the Ravens have parted ways with tight end Phillip Supernaw and quarterback Keith Wenning.
Ravens cut quarterback Keith Wenning and tight end Phillip Supernaw— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 12, 2015
Not exactly the most surprising moves considered the Wenning was never in position to be more than a backup quarterback for Joe Flacco and the Ravens. Wenning was selected in the sixth round by the Ravens in the 2014 NFL Draft. While he eventually made his way to the practice squad for Baltimore, this year was looking to be his main shot at becoming the Ravens' backup quarterback as Tyrod Taylor moved on to the Buffalo Bills this offseason. However, with the Ravens signing Matt Schaub to the team earlier in the offseason, Wenning had an uphill battle to claim the backup spot over a veteran like Schaub. The move leaves the Ravens with Flacco, Schaub and Bryn Renner as the only quarterbacks on the roster at this time.
Tight end Phillip Supernaw is a little bit of a surprise as the Ravens entered this offseason with major questions at tight end. Starting tight end Dennis Pitta went down with his second hip injury of his career earlier in the season and his return to football has been questionable since. Despite the Ravens selecting two tight ends in the 2015 NFL Draft, I had expected Supernaw to find his way into training camp to compete for a depth spot at the position. The move to release Supernaw leaves the Ravens with Pitta, second round draft pick Maxx Williams, fifth round draft pick Nick Boyle along with last year's draft selection Crockett Gillmore and a host of other no-name players at the position. The Ravens will likely make a few more cuts there before training camp begins as they will probably only enter the season with three or four tight ends on the active 53-man roster.
In addition to those two players, the Ravens have also released outside linebacker Darius Allen. Allen was an undrafted rookie out of Colorado State. A productive linebacker in college, Allen is undersized and was looking to be a quick situational pass rusher at best. After the Ravens' rookie minicamp last week, it is likely that head coach John Harbaugh saw all he needed to of the player to decide that he was not going to make the final 53-man roster and to give the practice snaps to someone else.