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Ravens elevate Josh Bynes to active roster; make 2 practice squad signings

Baltimore promotes the veteran inside linebacker and adds some depth.

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The Baltimore Ravens continued to be busy on the transaction wire on Tuesday, just a day after placing rookie outside linebacker Daelin Hayes on injured reserve and releasing wide receiver Devin Gray from the practice squad.

All three of their latest round of moves involved familiar faces, including a pair veteran defenders and an undrafted rookie running back.

Josh Bynes is back for his third stint with the team and was a practice squad callup against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He played 14 snaps on defense and made four total tackles but surprisingly didn't play any snaps on special teams. With L.J. Fort out for the season, Bynes is now the elder statesman and veteran leader of a young inside linebacker group that has had a rough start to the season, particularly in coverage and open field tackling.

Jordan Richards had been with the Ravens for the previous two seasons before being released during this past preseason. He's almost exclusively been a core special teams contributor during his time in Baltimore and will like be called upon to fill that role again if and when he gets activated for game days.

Nate McCrary was a promising young player who flashed in the preseason. Fans and likely the Ravens themselves were sad to see get claimed off waivers by the Denver Broncos after final roster cutdown, especially considering they lost Gus Edwards and Justice Hill for the season a week later.

He spent all summer with team and in three preseason games, rushed for 163 yards on 42 carries and scored a touchdown. The rookie out of Saginaw Valley returns to a crowded running back room that features decorated veterans Latavius Murray, Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman. There is also 2020 undrafted free agent Ty'Son Williams, who has looked like the Ravens' best player at the position in limited opportunities.