Thirty-seven players will be cut from the Baltimore Ravens, within the next 42 hours. With no more preseason ahead, I’ve finished my final roster prediction.
Tavon Young — Season ending
Kenneth Dixon — Season ending
Nico Siragusa — Season ending
Tim White — Season ending
Alex Lewis — Season ending
Crockett Gillmore — Season ending
John Urschel— Retired
Offense — 23
Josh Woodrum did not overtake Ryan Mallett in the back-up quarterback standings. He may stick with the Ravens in the practice squad, but he will not make the roster.
All three were not playing today, which I take it as they’re locks. I don’t believe Taquan Mizzell or Bobby Rainey will make the 53-man roster, though they both are good players.
Lorenzo Taliaferro did not demonstrate enough value, to me, as a hybrid-back. He was utilized tonight in close down and distance, but it wasn’t noteworthy. With the Ravens using Patrick Ricard so much, and Ricky Ortiz’ involvement, he didn’t win the job, and I don’t think Ortiz did either.
Quincy Adeboyejo may have lost a spot over the past couple weeks, as Chris Matthews is a valuable Special Teams player, and just as good of a receiver, maybe better. Also, Adeboyejo can become a practice squad player with Baltimore, while I don’t believe Matthews can be.
Nothing has changed here since my first prediction. All four will make the roster
Unchanged from last week. These are the tackles staying with Baltimore.
An interesting call, but after reading Jamison Hensley’s projection, his process makes sense. The Ravens will cut Zuttah, only to re-sign him after they can place Maurice Canady on injured reserve. He has to be on the roster until Sunday, so they designate him to return.
Defense — 27
Ravens can’t give up this amount of talent without receiving something in return. I expect them to find a trade for one of these young talents.
Yes, all eight make the roster. They’re too valuable.
After the season-ending injury to Albert McClellan, the Ravens land a young special teams contributing linebacker with Bam. He locked up his position tonight, with multiple ST-tackles.
Maurice has to be on the roster until Sunday to receive the expected IR-expected to return designation. Otherwise, this isn’t a surprising list.
Anthony Levine Sr.
The rookie, Clark, makes it as my 53rd man. I expect the four safeties, all veterans, can coach him and groom him into a more well-rounded player.
Special Teams — 3