The Ravens wrapped up the preseason with a 20-19 loss at Atlanta on Thursday night, the last chance for those on the roster bubble to make their case for a spot on the roster. Let's see who helped themselves, and who hurt themselves, with their play Thursday night:
WR Daniel Brown
Brown didn't factor until late in the game, but when his number was called, he delivered. Brown finished with three catches for 30 yards and scored the Ravens last touchdown, which was set up by a punt that Brown blocked. It would still be a shock if he made the 53-man roster, but coach John Harbaugh said this week that players were also competing for practice squad spots, and Brown might have won a job there.
WR Marlon Brown
Brown isn't on the roster bubble, but he had been invisible for long stretches of training camp. In Atlanta, though, Brown was able to get open deep and haul in a 42-yard bomb, and he finished with three catches for 64 yards, admittedly against second- and third-teamers. The Ravens have been waiting to see that all summer, and it could lead to a larger role once the regular season begins.
DT Christo Bilukidi
The veteran lineman played 59 snaps and finished with six tackles, tied for the team lead. He also batted down a pass and was active in the middle of the Ravens defense. With injuries up front, the Ravens are likely to keep at least one more defensive lineman than they had anticipated, and it might be Bilukidi.
DB-KR Asa Jackson
Jackson once again showed big-play potential with a 53-yard punt return, but for the second straight week, he also lost a fumble. Nothing raises Harbaugh's ire more than turnovers, and given every opportunity to seize the return job, Jackson has literally dropped the ball. If he makes the team, it will only be because no one else showed any better as a returner. Playing cornerback, Jackson also was badly burned on a double-move, which won't help his cause.
OG Robert Myers
The Ravens are not likely to cut a rookie fifth-round draft pick, but Myers struggled. On one third-and-short play, he whiffed on a block and Buck Allen was dropped for a 2-yard loss. He was later flagged for a foolish late-hit penalty. Myers might make the team, but don't expect him to be one of the 46 that dress on Sunday very often.
Backup running backs
The Ravens aren't cutting rookie Buck Allen, but are they comfortable with him as the No. 2 back as long as Lorenzo Taliaferro is out? Allen had six carries for just 10 yards, although at times he didn't get much help from the Ravens backup-laden offensive line. Rookie Terrence Magee (9-37) and Fitzgerald Toussaint (6-20) didn't make strong cases for the No. 3 back job. Don't be surprised if the Ravens comb the waiver wire for help.