Ravens Promote Safeties to Boost Special Teams

omarbrown

The Ravens special teams unit received a boost on Wednesday as the team announced the promotion of safeties Omar Brown and Brynden Trawick.

“Those are two guys who have been on the practice squad,” John Harbaugh explained. “Those are guys who will give us a chance as backup safeties but also as special teams players that have done a good job in practice on special teams when they’ve been in there It will give us a chance to bolster that area a little bit.”

The move came on the heels of the team parting ways with veteran Michael Huff, who did not live up to expectations since his arrival here in Baltimore during the offseason. The Pittsburgh game did not help his cause, as he was a key culprit on special teams during the long return by Antonio Brown that set up the game-winning field goal.

While Trawick is best known as the player who put Jacoby Jones out of action in the Denver game, his stats on special teams are commendable. He is among three players tied for the second-most tackles (3) on special teams thus far this season, despite only playing in three games.

“These are two good young safeties,” Harbaugh responded when asked if the new additions can help this season and in the future. “We have high hopes for both of these guys. Omar [Brown] has been here a year-and-a-half now. Brynden [Trawick was] kind of a surprise guy to make the team the first week or so. [He] had a great training camp. We think they both have tremendous on defense and [can give] special teams immediate help, yes.”

Brown, who signed with the Ravens as a rookie free agent in 2012, became a fan-favorite for his play during the preseason. He played in all four preseason games in 2012, registering nine tackles and an interception. He saw action in three preseason games in 2013 where he record nine total tackles, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. He also saw action in the final three regular season games of 2012, even racking up a sack of Eli Manning during the Ravens’ Week 16 win.

While these moves will not be the end-all/be-all answers on special teams for the Ravens, Brown and Trawick should certainly help the coverage units.

 

Follow me on Twitter @Sportguyrsr

 

This entry was posted in Blog View, Featured by Brian Bower. Bookmark the permalink.

About Brian Bower

Brian Bower
Brian Bower is avid football fan who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Brian has covered the Baltimore Ravens and NFL player positives in the community for the past two years for FootballNewsNow.com. His work has been featured on NFL.com and ESPN blogs. He is also a regular guest...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

MEDIA WATCHDOG: Blogger Seeks $400K

Hunter filling in admirably for Manfra on WBAL If you’ve been listening to the O’s on 1090 AM WBAL (or trying to through the static) you’ve probably noticed that veteran broadcaster Fred Manfra...read more

Ravens Reinstate Rolando

The Baltimore Ravens have reinstated inside linebacker Rolando McClain from the reserve/retired list, three days after McClain worked out for Ravens officials at team headquarters in Owings Mills. ...read more

Smith Will be a Raven Through 2015

Jimmy Smith is a cornerback in vogue in today’s NFL - tall (6-foot-2) and physical, able to match up with receivers of any size. There was never a doubt the Ravens would pick up his fifth-year co...read more

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Edwin Mulitalo

For this week's "Where Are They Now," I caught up with former Raven guard Edwin Mulitalo. Mulitalo was selected by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL draft, and played ten years for the...read more

The 2014 NFL Draft by Position: Interior Offensive Line

With the 2014 NFL draft just a few weeks away, the interior offensive line for the Baltimore Ravens has gone from a glaring question mark to one of the most solidified units on the roster. Assuming...read more

View More