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2019 Baltimore Ravens roster cut tracker

2019 Baltimore Ravens roster cut tracker

The Baltimore Ravens' undefeated preseason has come to a close. 

Ahead of the official 53-man roster announcement, some will not make the cut.

Bookmark this page. We've got you covered. 

Friday, August 30

10:34 a.m.: The Ravens release kicker Elliot Fry, according to Adam Schefter.

11:01 a.m.: The Ravens waive rookie wide receiver Jaylen Smith, according to Tom Pelissero. 

11:03 a.m.: The Ravens release offensive tackle Darrell Williams, according to Aaron Kasinitz.

12:03 p.m.: The Ravens waive guard Patrick Vahe and offensive lineman Randin Crecelius has been sidelined with a concussion, according to Jamison Hensley.

1:03 p.m.: The Ravens waive outside linebacker Shane Ray, according to Jamison Hensley.

1:11 p.m.: The Ravens have cut linebacker Silas Stewart, according to Jeff Zrebiec.

4:02 p.m.: The Ravens announced the official release of 11 players. Among the new announcements are quarterback Joe Callahan, wide receiver Joe Horn Jr., wide receiver Michael Floyd, longsnapper Matt Orzech and guard Isaiah Williams.

4:27 p.m.: The Ravens released defensive tackle Willie Henry Jr., according to Ian Rapoport. 

Saturday, August 31

12:14 p.m.: The Ravens made their first move of the day and waived tight end Cole Herdman, an undrafted rookie, according to Jeff Zrebiec. 

12:22 p.m.: The Ravens let go of another tight end, this time Charles Scarff. The move was reported by Aaron Kasinitz. 

12:42 p.m.: The Ravens are planning on waiving defensive tackle Zach Sieler, according to Jeff Zrebiec.

1:20 p.m.: The Ravens cut inside linebacker Donald Payne, according to Jeff Zrebiec. 

1:23 p.m.: The Ravens waived safety Bennett Jackson, according to Jeff Zrebiec.

1:41 p.m.: The Ravens informed guard Marcus Applewhite of his release, according to Aaron Kasinitz. 

2:04 p.m.: The Ravens waived offensive lineman R.J. Prince, according to Jeff Zrebiec. The Ravens are down to 10 offensive linemen on the roster as of this cut.

2:27 p.m.: The Ravens waived running back De'Lance Turner, according to Aaron Kasinitz. 

2:31 p.m.: The Ravens have waived linebackers Aaron Adeoye and E.J. Ejiya, according to Jeff Zrebiec.

3:01 p.m.: The Ravens have released defensive tackle Gerald Willis and cornerback Terrell Bonds, according to Jeff Zrebiec.

4:00 p.m.: The Ravens announced a handful of moves at the 4 p.m. deadline. The team announced new releases of: Wide receivers Sean Modster and Antoine Wesley, running backs Tyler Ervin and Christopher Ezeala, defensive backs Maurice Canady, Brynden Trawick, Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Cameron Nizialek — Jean-Baptiste and Nizialek were waived with injury settlements. The team also put Kenneth Dixon, Randin Crecelius, Tavon Young, Fish Smithson and Alvin Jones on injured reserve, ending all of their seasons. The Ravens 53-man roster, for the time being, is set.

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What the Marcus Peters trade means and how it shows the Ravens are making 2019 a priority

What the Marcus Peters trade means and how it shows the Ravens are making 2019 a priority

The Ravens have a problem in the secondary; no one can stay healthy. 

Baltimore suffered season-ending injuries to Iman Marshall and Tavon Young at cornerback and Tony Jefferson and DeShon Elliott at safety. Cornerback Jimmy Smith hasn’t played since Week 1 with a Grade 2 MCL sprain and Maurice Canady currently has a hamstring injury, coach John Harbaugh said. 

So on Monday, the Ravens traded for cornerback Marcus Peters from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. 

Peters, 26, is in his fifth year as a pro and is in the final year of his rookie deal that is paying him just over $9 million against the cap this season. 

A true ballhawk, Peters has an NFL-best 24 interceptions since he entered the league in 2015 as a first round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Peters was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015 and was a Second Team All-Pro that season. He was a First Team All-Pro a year later. 

With a host of injuries at cornerback and in the secondary the Ravens will likely use Peters right away opposite Marlon Humphrey, who has been one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks this season. Peters excels at turning the ball over, something safety Earl Thomas did in Seattle and a statistic in which the Ravens coaches have expressed a desire to improve.

The Ravens rank 13th in yards allowed per game, 30th in yards per play against and 25th in pass defense. Peters figures to help out in those departments.

Smith is expected to return sooner rather than later in the secondary, meaning the Ravens will have to find a way to get Humphrey, Peters, Smith and Brandon Carr on the field in a positive way.

And while Peters’ contract is up at the end of the season, the final 10 games could be a tryout to see how he fits into the team’s short-term and long-term plans. Should he impress, it’s not inconceivable the Ravens could re-sign him and make he, Humphrey and Young the team’s top three cornerbacks headed into the 2020 season.

If they don’t, they’ll be awarded a compensatory pick in 2021. As for what round, that will depend on how much Peters signs for. 

Either way, the move is an aggressive one to shore up a notable area of concern for the Ravens this season. It adds a cornerback who has had incredible success in his young career and adds a piece in the secondary to pair opposite Humphrey. 

The price wasn’t hefty, either. The Ravens moved on from Kenny Young, a linebacker who had fallen out of their plans, and a 2020 draft pick, one of many they possess next year. 

It’s a true low-risk, high-reward situation for a team that still thinks it can contend this season.

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6 moments that show how awesome newest Raven Marcus Peters is

6 moments that show how awesome newest Raven Marcus Peters is

Marcus Peters is a Raven now. Baltimore made it official Tuesday when they sent linebacker Kenny Smith and a draft pick to the Rams for the two-time All-Pro.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Peters has plenty of career highlights. It's hard to narrow it down, but here are some of his best.

He's got a game-sealing pick-six on Monday Night Football against the Raiders. He was fined for his "celebration" as he entered the end zone, but at least he was having a good time.

His entrance into the end zone was not nearly as smooth on this pick-six. His path to the goal line was much more difficult and he had to leave the game after this big hit.

Back when he was still with the Kansas City Chiefs, he showed a knack for finding the ball, stripping it from Jamaal Charles, scooping it up and returning it for a touchdown to open the scoring on Monday Night Football against the Broncos.

He also spent a whole game mic'd up, which was genuinely entertaining.

Peters similarly just ripped the ball right out of Kelvin Benjamin's hands, though he didn't return this one for a touchdown.

Most importantly, he's got a competitive attitude.

The Ravens needed reinforcements in their secondary, and Peters and his highlight-reel plays are on the way to help.

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