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Former Navy QB Keenan Reynolds makes his return to Naval Academy as a Raven

Former Navy QB Keenan Reynolds makes his return to Naval Academy as a Raven

The Ravens hosted 10,321 fans Saturday night at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD. 

The biggest storyline from the night was former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds making his return to the Naval Academy, this time as a wide receiver.

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Reynolds seemed very comfortable in his old stomping grounds. He caught a 30-yard touchdown among several other big plays. 

"He had a big night, coach Harbaugh said. I saw his confidence shift to another gear here [and] I guess I can see why. He's pretty comfortable here."

Heading into Saturday night's practice, the Ravens asked Reynolds to speak to the team about the history of the Naval Academy.

"Just talking to them about the tradition and history of this place and the men and woman that have come through this institution, Reynolds said. It's an honor to be an alumnus."

Reynolds was noticeably the first one out on the field at the start of practice.

"Oh man, it felt like Saturday game day, Reynolds said. [I] had to calm down warming up, I didn't want to get too crazy, get gassed before practice even started."

"It was a great place to have one of my better practices as a Raven. It was only right."

Reynolds holds the NCAA Divison 1 record 88 career touchdowns and an FBS record of 4,559 rushing yards as a QB. The Naval Academy also retired his jersey number 19.

Other notes from Saturday night's practice:

-Justin Tucker hit a 54-yard field goal (per usual).

-Coach Harbaugh still doesn't have a time frame for Flacco's return. He does know he is getting better everyday.

-Ravens first-round pick Marlon Humphrey did not practice Saturday, his third straight missed practice. Humphrey was practicing on the sideline with a trainer.

-WR Breshad Perriman also missed another practice with a hamstring injury.

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Ravens inactives: Reynold not in uniform; Bengals to be without Hill, Burfict

Ravens inactives: Reynold not in uniform; Bengals to be without Hill, Burfict

CINCINNATI – Ravens rookie wide receiver/returner Keenan Reynolds was inactive for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, despite being promoted to the 53-man roster.

Reynolds was promoted from the practice squad to protect his rights for next season. 

Had Reynolds not been promoted, he could have signed with another team during the offseason. The Ravens wanted to keep Reynolds under contract, believing in his potential to develop into a playmaker.

Also inactive for the Ravens were wide receiver Vince Mayle, running back Buck Allen, inside linebacker Lamar Louis, offensive linemen Ryan Jensen and Rick Wagner, and tight end Crockett Gillmore.

The Bengals inactives were linebacker Vontaze Burfict, quarterback Jeff Driskel, running back Jeremy Hill, guard Christian Westerman, defensive tackle DeShawn Williams, tight end Tyler Kroft, and wide receiver Jake Kumerow.

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With Jimmy Smith on IR, former Navy star Keenan Reynolds earns Ravens' promotion

With Jimmy Smith on IR, former Navy star Keenan Reynolds earns Ravens' promotion

The Ravens promoted rookie kick returner-wide receiver Keenan Reynolds from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, the Ravens announced Friday.

Reynolds, a sixth-round pick, could see his first NFL action in Sunday’s season finale against the Bengals.

Injured cornerback Jimmy Smith (high ankle sprain) was placed on injured reserve to make room for Reynolds on the roster.

Reynolds had a brilliant college career as a quarterback at Navy, setting an FBS record for career touchdowns from scrimmage (85).

The Ravens drafted him 182nd overall in May, but he faced a difficult challenge trying to make a swift transition from quarterback to returner-wide receiver.

Reynolds did not make the 53-man roster prior to Week 1, but he was re-signed to the practice squad where he has worked hard all season.

The Ravens still believe Reynolds’ speed, open-field running ability, and work ethic give him a chance to develop into an NFL playmaker.

With the Ravens (8-7) eliminated from playoff contention, Reynolds could be part of Sunday’s game plan as a returner, a receiver, or both.

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