OWINGS MILLS – After the surprising cut of running back Justin Forsett, here is the Ravens’ initial 53-man roster after Saturday’s moves:
QUARTERBACKS (2) – Joe Flacco, Ryan Mallett
Comment: As expected, Ravens keep just two, and Mallett beats out Josh Johnson.
RUNNING BACKS (4) – Terrance West, Buck Allen, Kenneth Dixon, Kyle Juszczyk (FB)
Comment: Letting go of Forsett leaves West as No. 1 back heading into Week 1. But don't be surprised if Forsett returns at some point.
WIDE RECEIVERS (5) – Steve Smith Sr., Kamar Aiken, Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman, Chris Moore
Comment: Jeremy Butler is cut after superb preseason, while Michael Campanaro heads to IR.
TIGHT ENDS (3) – Crockett Gillmore, Dennis Pitta, Maxx Williams
Comment: Losing Ben Watson hurts, but Darren Waller will help after four-game suspension.
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (8) – Ronnie Stanley, John Urschel, Jeremy Zuttah, Marshal Yanda, Rick Wagner, Alex Lewis, Ryan Jensen, James Hurst
Comment: Decision to keep Hurst is a surprise. Will Urschel or Lewis start at left guard?
DEFENSIVE LINE (7) - Brandon Williams, Lawrence Guy, Timmy Jernigan, Brent Urban, Carl Davis, Michael Pierce, Willie Henry
Comment: Pierce earned spot, as John Harbaugh keeps streak of keeping at least one undrafted rookie.
LINEBACKERS (9) - Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley, Zach Orr, Elvis Dumervil, Albert McClellan, Za’Darius Smith, Matt Judon, Kamalei Correa, Chris Carter.
Comment: Carter can rush the passer and plays special teams, which makes him valuable.
CORNERBACKS (7) – Jimmy Smith, Shareece Wright, Will Davis, Jerraud Powers, Tavon Young, Sheldon Price, Maurice Canady
Comment: Once you get past Smith, this group still has plenty to prove.
SAFETIES (5) – Eric Weddle, Lardarius Webb, Kendrick Lewis, Anthony Levine, Matt Elam
Comment: Thought Terrence Brooks would stay. Weddle and Webb need to stay healthy.
Justin Tucker (K), Sam Koch (P), Morgan Cox (LS)
Comment: This trio is probably the best in the NFL.