Matt Lawrence to IR, Charles Ali to Ravens

November 24, 2009 | Glenn Clark

The Ravens made an additional move today, sending Matt Lawrence to Injured Reserve and signing FB Charles Ali to take his roster spot. Lawrence’s season ends due to a knee injury. He was a significant contributor on special teams even if he didn’t see any playing time in the backfield.

Ali played for the New York Sentinels in the UFL this season; after being cut by the Cleveland Browns prior to the season opener. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff by the Browns in 2007. He has not had a rushing attempt at the NFL level, but has caught 4 passes for 13 yards.