The Ravens only are going to admit but so much when it comes to making midseason acquisitions. With season-ending injuries to linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb, they have to do something because there aren't many options on the practice squad.
Coach John Harbaugh admitted as much when asked about adding a cornerback, though he was careful to avoid specifics.
"You always need more corners. We need more of everything," Harbaugh said. "We'll have to decide where we feel we mostly need another guy. … The most important thing is going to be getting the best player in here that we can."
There aren't any cornerbacks on the eight-man practice squad. Rookie Omar Brown is a safety as is Anthony Levine. There are two linebackers among the group in Josh Bynes and Adrian Hamilton. The Ravens put Webb on injured reserve on Tuesday and moved rookie running back Bobby Rainey from the practice squad to the active roster.
The Ravens released cornerback Danny Gorrer, who initially made the final cut for the 53-man roster, a week before the season opener to make room for safety James Ihedigbo, who was acquired when he was released by the New England Patriots.
Gorrer was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks, where he is a third-string corner.
The Ravens nabbed Cary Williams, now a starting cornerback with a team-high three interceptions, from the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans three years ago.
Practice squad players around the NFL at cornerback and linebacker:
Bears: CB Isaiah Frey, LB Patrick Trahan
Bengals: CB Chris Lewis-Harris, LB Emmanuel Lamur
Bills: DB T.J. Heath, DB Mana Silva
Broncos: LB Mike Mohamed
Bucs: CB LeQuan Lewis
Cardinals: CB Greg McCoy, LB Zack Nash, LB Colin Parker
Chargers: CB Greg Gatson
Chiefs: DB Neiko Thorpe
Colts: LB D.J. Bryant, CB Isaiah Green, CB Marshay Green
Cowboys: CB Mario Butler
Eagles: LB Ryan Rau
Falcons: CB Peyton Thompson
Giants: CB Terrence Frederick, DB Laron Scott
Jaguars: CB Antonio Dennard, LB Jerrell Harris
Jets: LB Marcus Dowtin, LB Ricky Sapp, DB Darrin Walls
Lions: CB Conroy Black, LB Carmen Messina, CB Lionel Smith
Niners: LB Cam Johnson, LB Michael Wilhoite
Packers: CB James Nixon
Panthers: CB Ron Parker
Patriots: LB Jeff Tarpinian, DB Malcolm Williams
Raiders: LB Kaelin Burnett, CB Chimdi Chekwa, DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
Rams: LB Sammy Brown, DB Quinton Pointer
Redskins: LB Darryl Gamble
Saints: LB Ezra Butler, CB Nick Hixson
Seahawks: CB DeShawn Shead, LB Allen Bradford
Steelers: CB Josh Victorian, LB Marshall McFadden
Titans: DB Tracy Wilson
Texans: LB Cameron Collins, LB Delano Johnson
Vikings: CB Bobby Felder