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Ravens Cut QB Bryn Renner, Sign OT Tony Hills to Practice Squad

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The preseason darling was dropped in favor of an experienced offensive lineman.

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That settles it. Matt Schaub is the Ravens only hope should Joe Flacco go down. The team cut ties today with third-string quarterback Bryn Renner, who was signed to the practice squad after a decent preseason showing. In place of Renner, veteran OT Tony Hills was signed to the practice squad. The 6-foot-5, 304-pound Hills, has played for eight different teams over seven seasons. He's only played thirteen games over that span, making him eligible for the practice squad despite his veteran status.

Hills is 30 years young, and brings a veteran presence to the practice squad. He is now the second offensive lineman on the practice squad, alongside De'Ondre Wesley. It's likely that the Ravens brought in Hills because of last Sunday's awful showing from the starting O-Line.

Per Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com, "Hills was an original fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008. He spent four years in Pittsburgh and played in four games in his final season there in 2010. He then went to Denver, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Oakland, Miami, Dallas and Carolina."

While I doubt Hills ever cracks the starting roster, it's always nice to have a veteran presence amid a sea of younger players.