The Ravens made another move today, bringing back cornerback Asa Jackson following his release from the Giants. The Giants grabbed him off waivers when the Ravens cut their roster to 53 players, but ultimately he did not make their roster either. The Ravens released promising wide receiver Daniel Brown to make room for Jackson.
Sept. 10, 2015
For Immediate Release
RAVENS ROSTER MOVES
The Baltimore Ravens made the following roster moves Thursday morning:
Terminated the following player’s practice squad contract:
Signed the following player to the practice squad:
The Ravens released Jackson despite the electric returning skills he displayed in the preseason, due to his inability to cover and tackled consistently, and more importantly, the intermittent lapses in judgement as a returner which resulted in several turnovers and gaffes for him in the return game this preseason.
This move in an even bigger surprise because in the interim since he was waived the Ravens added a prolific returner to the practice squad, Jeremy Ross, who has extensive experience at the NFL level as a punt and kick returner, and was ranked in the top 11 in both categories last season. In addition, the team also added hard knocks star Charles James, who plays the same position as Jackson and can also return kicks to the practice squad. With the plethora of options already on the practice squad, this will not be a popular move.
Making it even less popular will be the resulting release of fan favorite Daniel Brown. Brown showed raw ability in the preseason, blocking a punt in the final minutes and then catching the subsequent touchdown pass which would have given the Ravens the win if the 2-point conversion had been successful.