Ravens Final 53 Man Roster

Lombardi's Way Ravens Final 53 Man Roster

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The Baltimore Ravens reduced their roster to the required 53 players today. The team decided to keep two quarterbacks (Joe Flacco and Marc Bulger) on the roster, and Billy Cundiff won the highly-competitive battle for the team’s placekicking job. OLB Antwan Barnes, a fourth-year player who was selected by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, was traded to Philadelphia for an undisclosed 2011 draft choice.

In announcing the roster, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome explained the decision to go with two quarterbacks: “The competition to make our team was very heated, and we decided to keep a position player rather than a third quarterback. We have a number of young guys who made our team who have tremendous upside, plus they can help us win this year. We’ve gone with two quarterbacks before (last time was 2006),” Newsome said.

Head coach John Harbaugh talked about the decision to keep Cundiff over Shayne Graham: “First, congratulations to Billy. He won a great competition, and he earned this spot. We’ve talked about this the entire preseason: Both Billy and Shayne rose to the occasion and performed at high levels. We know Shayne will kick in the league, but we feel very good about the decision to go with Billy.”

Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed was moved from the Physically Unable to Perform Active List to Reserve PUP. He will be eligible to return to the active roster after the first six weeks of the season.

The Ravens placed four players on Injured Reserve: G/C David Hale (back), rookie (sixth-round) T Ramon Harewood (knees), G/T Stefan Rodgers (ankle) and NT Kelly Talavou (knee).

The following players were waived: TE Davon Drew, CB Travis Fisher, DB K.J. Gerard, K Shayne Graham, WR Justin Harper, CB Chris Hawkins, DB Brad Jones, C/G Bryan Mattison, OLB Albert McClellan, T/G Joe Reitz, WR Eron Riley, QB Troy Smith, RB Curtis Steele, T Devin Tyler and WR Demetrius Williams.

CB Cary Williams, who has been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the season, does not count on the 53-player roster.

Quarterbacks (2): Joe Flacco, Marc Bulger
Running Backs (4): Ray Rice, Willis McGahee, Le’Ron McClain, Jalen Parmele
Tight Ends (3): Todd Heap, Ed Dickson, Dennis Pitta
Wide Receivers (6): Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton, Donte Stallworth, David Reed, Marcus Smith
Offensive Linemen (8): Jared Gaither, Ben Grubbs, Matt Birk, Marshal Yanda, Michael Oher, Chris Chester, Oniel Cousins, Tony Moll
Defensive Linemen (9): Haloti Ngata, Kelly Gregg, Trevor Pryce, Cory Redding, Terrence Cody, Art Jones, Paul Kruger, Lamar Divens, Brandon McKinney
Linebackers (9): Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Jarret Johnson, Dannell Ellerbe, Tavares Gooden, Jameel McClain, Prescott Burgess, Jason Phillips, Edgar Jones
Secondary (9): Dawan Landry, Tom Zbikowski, Haruki Nakamura, Fabian Washington, Lardarius Webb, Chris Carr, Ken Hamlin, Josh Wilson, Bryan McCann (claimed off waivers from Dallas)
Special Teams (3): Billy Cundiff, Morgan Cox, Sam Koch
Suspended (1): Cary Williams
PUP List (3): Brendon Ayanbadejo, Matt Lawrence, Ed Reed
Injured Reserve (8): Domonique Foxworth, David Hale, Ramon Harewood, Mike McLaughlin, Marcus Paschal, Stefan Rodgers, Daniel Sanders, Kelly Talavou
Injured/Unsigned (1): Sergio Kindle
Practice Squad

Drew, Davon TE

Harper, Justin WR

Mattison, Bryan G

McClellan, Albert OLB

Steele, Curtis RB

Tyler, Devin T

Cantwell, Hunter QB


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