The Ravens have established most of their initial practice roster for the 2022 season.
None of the Ravens who were released on Tuesday have been claimed on waivers, meaning those who were waived injured (OLB Daelin Hayes, DT Aaron Crawford, WR Shemar Bridges) returned to injured reserve and could be activated for more. late this season.
The rest of the players the Ravens cut were available to re-sign to the practice squad and many were brought back. Baltimore has signed 15 players, so there is one open practice squad spot.
Of course, there will be changes throughout the year, but here’s who’s on the initial list:
The sixth-round rookie showed good feet and receiving abilities in training camp but had a quiet preseason with 65 yards on 23 carries. The Missouri star can continue to develop his full game.
Brown shone in the preseason finale against Washington, completing 15 of 19 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown. He threw two nice deep balls to Demarcus Robinson, including one for a touchdown. Throughout the preseason, the undrafted Oregon rookie was 35 of 47 for 464 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He said he aspired to rise in the NFL, like Tyler Huntley did in Baltimore.
NT Isaiah Mack (exception)
Mack was a candidate to be claimed on waivers elsewhere, but the big run stopper who showed flashes of his pass-rush ability has been erased and will remain in Baltimore. “He’s disruptive, and I think that’s one of the greatest compliments you can give a football player,” assistant head coach/defensive line Anthony Weaver said.
Mason serves as a back-up on Pro Bowler Pat Ricard’s practice squad. Last offseason, Mason signed with the New England Patriots practice squad instead of staying in Baltimore, but saw no action and returned at the end of the year.
McKenzie serves as additional interior offensive line depth.
LB Steven Means (veteran)
It wouldn’t be surprising if Means was called up to the roster for the first two weeks, given the Ravens have only two healthy outside linebackers currently on the 53-man roster. Means played well in training camp and in pre-season.
The moon flashed during practices and matches. He had three tackles and a half-sack in the preseason finale. The 6-foot-5, 249-pound Florida product can continue to learn behind Justin Houston, Odafe Oweh and others. Given the outside linebacker’s lack of depth, he could be recalled.
The Ravens have plenty of depth on the defensive line and Nichols has jumped as well. The SF Austin product has a good speed of execution.
Polk had high-profile college production in the SEC (Mississippi State) and standout moments in training camp practices. He led the Ravens in receptions in Game 1 of the preseason, passing six passes for 43 yards but only two other catches for 29 yards in the other two games.
CB Kevon Seymour (veteran)
The veteran cornerback is a trusted reserve and a solid special teams player. Seymour suffered a sprained ankle in the preseason finale and head coach John Harbaugh said he could return in a few weeks. The Ravens are healthy at cornerback right now, so Seymour has time to recover.
OT David Sharpe (veteran)
The Ravens re-signed Sharpe on July 22 and he remains with the team as a veteran tackle insurance. He played three games last season, bouncing between the practice squad and the game day roster. He was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2017 and also played for the Texans and Commanders.
Victor spent all of last season on the practice squad and is starting over there in his second year. He made progress this summer, but was still part of a crowded competition field. Victor made one of the most spectacular plays of the preseason with a bounding catch 50 yards over his head.
Washington made the original 53-man roster last year and played three games, but broke his foot. He missed much of the summer rehabilitation but made a good impression after his return. Washington had six tackles in the preseason finale and defended well the final pass that sealed the Ravens’ 23rd straight preseason win.
Webb emerged in the preseason, notably scoring a 38-yard touchdown in Game 2 at Arizona. He, Polk and Shemar Bridges were all competing for a spot on the roster and can now continue their climb.
CB Daryl Worley (veteran)
The Ravens brought Worley back on August 8 after linebacker Vince Biegel suffered a season-ending injury. Worley then had an interception in the first preseason game three days later and played well for much of the preseason. Worley played just four games last season and this will be his seventh year in the league.
The only Ravens released as part of the final cut who were not retained were defensive end Brent Urban, safety Tony Jefferson, undrafted rookie cornerback David Vereen, undrafted rookie inside the linebacker Zakoby McClain, undrafted rookie outside linebacker Chuck Wiley, running back Nate McCrary, tight finish Tony Poljan and guard/center Jimmy Murray.