THE TURK ARRIVES: Ravens Roster Pared Down to 53

The Turk

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.

QUARTERBACK (2)

Joe Flacco; Tyrod Taylor

RUNNING BACK (4)

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

WIDE RECEIVER (7)

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

TIGHT END (3)

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.

OFFENSIVE LINE (9)

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

DEFENSIVE LINE (7)

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

NON-FOOTBALL INJURY: Kapron Lewis-Moore

LINEBACKER (9)

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

PUP: Jameel McClain

IR: Adrian Hamilton

SAFETY (5)

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

RESERVE SUSPENDED: Christian Thompson

CORNERBACK (4)

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

RESERVE SUSPENDED: Asa Jackson

SPECIALISTS (3)

Sam Koch; Justin Tucker; Morgan Cox

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

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8 Raves on “THE TURK ARRIVES: Ravens Roster Pared Down to 53

  1. Chris Smith on said:

    This makes sense why Ferstenburg and Bajima were cut. If they can make it through waivers then we can sign either one once Pitta decision is made. I doubt Rainey will make it through waivers

  2. RavenRich on said:

    I am sure there will be several comments, angered at the decisions to cut Rainey and Furstenburg, more than any other. Those should not be surprises though. They are not quite good enough to make this roster. Bajema may be back after redesignating Pitta and Furst could be a practice squad guy. Rainey may also end up back on the practice squad as I am not certain that he will be signed in the next day. I am a little surprised Omar was beaten by both Brendan and Anthony at safety. Did not see that coming.

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