The Baltimore Ravens have brought quarterback Josh Woodrum back to the organization:
We have released TE Ryan Malleck from the practice squad and signed QB Josh Woodrum to the practice squad.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 12, 2017
Woodrum was a preseason darling in Baltimore before being scooped up off waivers by the Browns after roster cuts. His stay in Cleveland was short, lasting just four days. Woodrum will now supply depth behind Joe Flacco and Ryan Mallett from the Ravens practice squad.
The 24-year-old from Liberty College has spent time with the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Browns and Ravens during his short career. With 6’3” 230 pound size, good athleticism and a nice feel for the position, Woodrum is a prospect worth grooming.
From preseason Week 2 through Week 4, Woodrum accumulated 236 passing yards and a touchdown on 32 passing attempts. He also chipped in 27 rushing yards and two scores on the ground. Woodrum led the Ravens come from behind victory against Buffalo in Week 3 with a third quarter scoring strike to fellow preseason standout Taquan Mizzell, helping the team go undefeated in the preseason.
With franchise player Joe Flacco’s back injury remaining a potential concern moving forward and backup Ryan Mallett displaying inconsistencies throughout training camp, the Ravens needed to add some depth to the quarterback position. Woodrum is the perfect practice squad acquisition because he already knows the playbook and could help the team in future seasons.