Simply put, the Baltimore Ravens receiving core is banged up. Jeremy Maclin missed week six due to a shoulder injury, Breshad Perriman exited the game early with a concussion and Mike Wallace is dealing with a back injury. Due to the lack of healthy wide receivers, the team needed to add depth along the unit.
To make matters worse, the team is still missing offensive guard Matt Skura and running back Terrance West. They were also without Ronnie Stanley, Maxx Williams, and Benjamin Watson during Wednesdays' session.
On Thursday, the Ravens officially signed wide receiver Griff Whalen. In addition, the team has released offensive guard Tony Bergstrom and cornerback Sheldon Price.
Ravens announce Griff Whalen signing. They cut OL Tony Bergstrom to make room. They also cut CB Sheldon Price from IR.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) October 19, 2017
Baltimore previously signed Whalen before the start of training camp, but was released during the final cut-down period. Whalen has previously played for the Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and Indianapolis Colts.
Baltimore gave up a conditional seventh-round pick for Tony Bergstrom. He previously played for the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders. Bergstrom played only 32 offensive snaps in his six games as a Raven.
With this move, the Ravens only have one healthy reserve offensive linemen, Luke Bowanko.