On Monday rookie outside linebacker Daelin Hayes became the 15th player that the Baltimore Ravens have placed on injured reserve, a league-high. He made his regular-season debut on Sunday in the team’s miraculous 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions but had his homecoming to the Motor City cut short by an ankle injury in the first quarter.
We have placed OLB Daelin Hayes on injured reserve. https://t.co/7bvwMRjXp5— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 27, 2021
The Ravens selected Hayes in the fifth round of this year’s draft out of Notre Dame and he was inactive for the first two games of the season. While the team didn’t divulge whether his injury was season-ending or not, all players placed on injured reserve after the final roster is finalized are eligible to return after three weeks.
Two players currently on injured reserve that are candidates to return for Baltimore’s Week 4 matchup with the Denver Broncos are wide receivers Rashod Bateman and Miles Boykin. Head Coach John Harbaugh told the media on Monday that both players would resume practicing this week.
John Harbaugh announced both Miles Boykin and Rashod Bateman will return to practice this week.— Kyle P Barber (@KylePBarber) September 27, 2021
In other roster-related news, the Ravens also released wide receiver Devin Gray from the practice squad. With Bateman and Boykin returning to action they don’t need another body to run through drills in practice. The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec believes that the move could be a precursor to a potential reunion with undrafted rookie running back Nate McCrary, who was released by the Broncos last Thursday nearly a month after being claimed off waivers following his release by the Ravens in the final wave of roster cuts.
The Gray release would open up a practice squad spot for RB Nate McCrary if that's the direction the Ravens go in. https://t.co/tjZ90gciHu— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) September 27, 2021