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.