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THE TURK ARRIVES: Ravens Roster Pared Down to 53

Street Talk THE TURK ARRIVES: Ravens Roster Pared Down to 53

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As of 12:30 PM today there are 53 players on the Ravens roster. The biggest surprises are arguably OL Antoine McClain and the fact that 5 safeties are currently on the roster including Anthony Levine and Brynden Trawick. Also the team has opted to release Bobby Rainey and go with just 2 running backs instead of their traditional three. Carrying two fullbacks (Leach & Juszczyk) may have forced the team’s hand.

Dennis Pitta is also among the 53 but that will change come Tuesday when he’ll be moved to Injured Reserve with a designation for return, like that used for Ray Lewis in 2012.

Once Pitta is properly assigned a roster spot will open. It is also unlikely that McClain will remain. Early signs point to many guards being available after all teams get to the mandated 53 and more than likely a few will be more accomplished than the undrafted former Clemson Tiger.

UPDATED AT 1:25: According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun Antoine McClain has been released.

It is also likely that a corner will replace Levine or Trawick, since the Ravens only have 4 healthy corners at the moment.


Joe Flacco; Tyrod Taylor


Ray Rice; Bernard Pierce; Vonta Leach; Kyle Juszczyk;


Torrey Smith; Jacoby Jones; Brandon Stokley; Marlon Brown; Aaron Mellette; LaQuan Williams; Deonte Thompson


Ed Dickson; Dallas Clark; Dennis Pitta*

NOTES: The Ravens will place Pitta on IR with a designation to return. To obtain the designation he must be on the 53-man roster until Tuesday, September 2.


Bryant McKinnie; Kelechi Osemele; Gino Gradkowski; Marshal Yanda; Michael Oher; Jah Reid; A.Q. Shipley; Ricky Wagner; Probable IR: Ryan Jensen


Haloti Ngata; Art Jones; Chris Canty; Marcus Spears; Brandon Williams; DeAngelo Tyson; Terrence Cody;



Terrell Suggs; Elvis Dumervil; Arthur Brown; Daryl Smith; Courtney Upshaw; Pernell McPhee; John Simon; Albert McClellan; Josh Bynes

PUP: Jameel McClain

IR: Adrian Hamilton


Michael Huff; Matt Elam; James Ihedigbo; Brynden Trawick; Anthony Levine;

RESERVE SUSPENDED: Christian Thompson


Lardarius Webb; Jimmy Smith; Corey Graham; Chykie Brown;



Sam Koch; Justin Tucker; Morgan Cox

NOTE: All players in bold do not count against the 53-man roster

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