Ravens waived-injured Cam Worthy, signed former Bengals safety Tom Nelson to play wide receiver— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) July 29, 2015
An odd choice given that Nelson is listed as a safety. However, with the Ravens loving their 'slash' players, and the secondary getting hit so hard last season, the addition of a safety that could play both sides of the ball is interesting.
My guess is that the Ravens will look to put Worthy onto the practice squad instead of releasing him outright. We shall see if that comes to fruition.
The Ravens are not the only team to grab a player from the waiver wire and alter their position as the Browns have nabbed former Raider quarterback Terrelle Pryor to play wide receiver for them. It is still an oddity in the NFL to grab a player that has playing experience at a position and move them over to the complete opposite side of the ball, so the odds are already against Nelson.
In 3 NFL seasons, Nelson has played in only 24 games, with his last regular season action being in 2011 with Philadelphia. He has bounced around some other teams including the Bears and Panthers. The Ravens brought in Nelson along with a few others during a tryout the other day, signing only Nelson from the group.