The Baltimore Ravens have waived inside linebacker Jake Ryan. The team announced the move on Twitter:
The Ravens signed Ryan to a one-year deal prior to the draft to add some depth at inside linebacker. The position group was thin following the departures of Josh Bynes and Patrick Onwuasor in free agency. However, the draft board fell favorably and the front office was able to add both Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison, which made Ryan somewhat expendable on a crowded roster.
Ryan was a productive starter in 2016 and 2017 for the Green Bay Packers recording 163 combined tackles during that span. After tearing his ACL in 2018, he signed a two-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019, but unfortunately, he continued to struggle with injuries and subsequently played only one defensive snap for the Jaguars last season. Nevertheless, he is still only 28 years old and will be an intriguing value option for teams as he hits the open market.