In the wake of injuries to the Ravens’ defensive line, the team reportedly signed veteran defensive tackle Justin Ellis, while also working on a deal with defensive tackle Domata Peko, according to reports from Ian Rapoport and Jeff Zrebiec.
By waiving Jones, the Ravens made room to activate rookie cornerback Iman Marshall off injured reserve.
Marshall, a rookie fourth-round cornerback out of USC, was placed on IR on September 2 and returned to practice at the end of October.
Ellis is a former 2014 fourth-round pick of the Raiders, where he stayed until October 8, when he was released by the team. He’s a 6-foot-2, 350-pound defensive tackle that is mostly a run-stopping defender. He hasn’t played this season and only appeared in six games in 2018, but he registered a career-high in tackles (48) in 14 starts in 2017 for the Raiders.
Peko was a 2006 fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he stayed until 2016. He spent 2017 and 2018 in Denver. Peko is incredibly durable, failing to play in all 16 games just twice in his NFL career.
Out the door for this season is Mack, who was added to the injury report late Friday with a knee/hip injury. The rookie fifth-round pick played in just one game this season against the Browns, and he didn’t register a statistic.
Baltimore also waived Jones, a cornerback who handled return duties this season, muffed a punt against the Patriots and was inactive against the Bengals on Sunday. Jones played in every game this season except for the Bengals game. De'Anthony Thomas took over his job as the returner, making Jones expendable on the roster.
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