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Micajah Reynolds Joins Baltimore, Casey Walker is on the Way Out

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Another young defensive prospect joins the front seven.

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Today the Ravens added 6-foot-5 former Michigan State defensive tackle Micajah Reynolds to the squad in place of the now-released Casey Walker.

Walker, who was listed on the Physcially Unable to Perform list for much of camp made his training camp debut during the team's Monday night M&T Bank Stadium practice.

In limited NFL playing time, Walker has played six games with the Patriots and Ravens, accumulating 12 tackles and 1 sack.

In his place, the Ravens added another young tackle. The 6-foot-5, 330 pound Reynolds is a big size upgrade over the 6-foot-1, 340-pound Walker.

Reynolds hails from Michigan State, where he posted 58 career tackles. In his senior year, Reynolds helped save a teenager's life. Per USA Today, Reynolds was flagged down by an injured individual on the side of the road in the early hours of the morning. The person was "bleeding pretty bad" from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head. Reynolds went to work and performed first aid, applying pressure to the wounds and stopping the bleeding.

He recalls the experience vividly, as he recounted the story with excellent detail.

"I'm holding him, cradling him and putting pressure and telling him, 'Hey, everything is going to be OK, everything is going to be all right.' He's telling me, 'I'm dead,' and I said, 'You're not dead, you're sitting here talking to me. You're gonna be fine, just hang on, just keep fighting.' I felt like I was spotting someone on the bench and being like, 'Man, you can do it. Just relax and keep going. You got it,' and all that.' Thankfully he made it. I haven't really spoken to the family since I've been in camp and stuff. He was stable and everything the last time I checked."

On the field, Reynolds' has found limited success as a professional football player. He was a member of the Miami Dolphins training camp group last year and played in one preseason game. After being cut, Reynolds then joined the Las Vegas Outlaws of the Arena Football League.

While Reynolds could be seen as a 'camp body', his size alone makes him stand out. If he catches on, he could be a huge mismatch against some offensive lineman. However, with the already very-talented defensive line, he'll have a lot of work to do if he wants to make the team.