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Kindle keeps his spot on final roster

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Kindle keeps his spot on final roster

And now there are 53.

Pushing their official announcement to the 9 p.m. ET deadline, the Ravens pared down the roster Friday, and there weren't any major surprises now that the preseason is over.

But the most notable move they didn't make is in keeping linebacker Sergio Kindle.

Cut: RB Anthony Allen, QB Curtis Painter, S Omar Borwn, LB Josh Bynes, LB Nigel Carr, GT Jack Cornell, WR Dorian Graham, GT Cord Howard, T Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, T Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, G Antoine McClain, DE Terrence Moore, WR Logan Payne, S Cyhl Quarles and LB Chavis Williams.

Injured reserve: TE Matt Balasavage, RB Damien Berry, GC Justin Boren, LB Ricky Brown, TE Bruce Figgins and WR Tommy Streeter.

The contract of GC Tony Wragge was terminated.

Kindle, who Harbaugh said earlier in the week that he wasn't a lock, might be a mild surprise to some but shouldn't be. His performance in the preseason finale vs. the St. Louis Rams could not have helped his chances. But the fact is Kindle, drafted two years ago in the second round, has played in just two games in two seasons. A skull fracture ended his rookie season before it began and even though Kindle has yet to produce the Ravens are giving him another chance because of his potential and a high pick was used to get him.

This also means that the Ravens will only carry two quarterbacks as Tyrod Taylor beat out Painter for the backup job, and undrafted rookies Bobby Rainey and Deonte Thompson are on the team.

Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said that versatility would be the key for backups to make the roster.

A receiverreturner, Thompson had three kick returns and averaged 31 yards per return vs. the Rams. His longest of the preseason was 63 yards and he averaged 39.8 per return. Both marks were the best on the team.

Rainey proved to be an effective receiver out of the backfield and will be third on the depth chart.

Berry was injured during Thursday's game vs. the Rams even though the team didn't report it. It appeared that it was his shoulder area as athletic trainers worked on him afterwards.

Still, that wasn't enough to save Allen, who was thoroughly outplayed by Rainey and Berry.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

<em>This post has been updated with a correction to Hurst's injury status.</em>

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Some good news for Ravens fans: Despite reports earlier that a hamstring injury has left tight end Hayden Hurst 'questionable' to participate in training camp from Rotoworld, he said he's doing just fine. Hurst had hamstring issues previously but returned to practice. Last season, Hurst missed four games following foot surgery. After a previous version of this post was published, he tweeted that he is not questionable for camp. We regret the error. 

2. On "Good Morning Football," Maurice Jones-Drew called Earl Thomas the new Ed Reed. Jones-Drew says Thomas will have the biggest defensive impact on his new spot with the Ravens.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Aside from the battle at left guard, the Ravens also have a battle going on at wide receiver. 13 of the 90-man roster are wide receivers, and when asked who have been standouts at practice thus far, many said Antoine Wesley and Sean Modster. 

2. Just for fun: The Ravens' team photographer Shawn Hubbard took these amazing portraits of the team that will get you hyped up for this season.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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