Ravens finalize moves to get down to 53-man roster

August 31, 2012 | WNST Staff

(Updated: 9:40 p.m.)

Here’s the full list of moves on Friday as the Ravens trim their roster down to 53:

The Baltimore Ravens made the following moves Friday, trimming their roster down to the NFL-mandated 53 active players:

 Waived the following players:

Players                             Pos.      Ht.        Wt.       Exp.   College

Allen, Anthony                RB         6-1        223       2        Georgia Tech

Brown, Omar                  S            5-11      195       R        Marshall

Bynes, Josh                      LB          6-1        240       1        Auburn

Carr, Nigel                       LB          6-2        247       R        Alabama State

Cornell, Jack                    G/T       6-6        320       R        Illinois

Graham, Dorian              WR        5-9        188       R        Syracuse

Howard, Cord                 G/T       6-4        314       2        Georgia Tech

Jean-Baptiste, Nicolas    NT         6-1        337       R        Baylor

Kitchen, Ishmaa’ily         NT         6-1        332       R        Kent State

McClain, Antoine            G           6-5        336       R        Clemson

Moore, Terrence             DE         6-3        290       R        Nebraska

Painter, Curtis                 QB         6-4        230       4        Purdue

Payne, Logan                   WR        6-2        205       3        Minnesota

Quarles, Cyhl                   S            6-3        212       R        Wake Forest

Williams, Chavis             OLB       6-3        240       2        Alabama


Terminated the contract of the following vested veteran:

Players                             Pos.      Ht.        Wt.       Exp.   College

Wragge, Tony                  G           6-4        310       8        New Mexico State


Placed the following players on Injured Reserve:

Players                             Pos.      Ht.        Wt.       Exp.   College                  Injury

Balasavage, Matt            TE          6-4        250       R        Temple                  Ankle

Berry, Damien                 RB         5-10      223       1        Miami                    Neck/Shoulder

Boren, Justin                   G/C       6-2        315       1        Ohio State             Foot

Brown, Ricky                   LB          6-2        235       7        Boston College     Head

Figgins, Bruce                  TE          6-4        278       R        Georgia                  Shoulder

Streeter, Tommy            WR        6-5        220       R        Miami                    Foot


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Needing to pare down the roster to 53 players by 9 p.m. Friday, the Ravens have already begun making cuts as the team conducted a walk-through on Friday morning.

Rookie free-agent running back Bobby Rainey told WNST.net in a text message he has made the 53-man roster. The Western Kentucky product made quite an impression this summer and possesses ability as a returner to distinguish himself to be worthy of a roster spot.

And joning Rainey and kicker Justin Tucker as the third rookie free agent to make the roster, wide receiver Deonte Thompson told WNST.net he had earned a spot as the sixth wideout on the team.

As expected, cornerback Danny Gorrer has made the 53-man roster, according to a league source.

A league source confirmed to WNST.net that defensive tackle Bryan Hall has made the 53-man roster after an impressive preseason.

Offensive linemen Ramon Harewood and Tony Wragge have also made the team, according to a report from The Sun.

The Ravens have cut running back Anthony Allen as it was apparent he had fallen on the depth chart behind rookie free agent Bobby Rainey over the last couple weeks. The Sun first reported the 2011 seventh-round pick from Georgia Tech will be moving on from Baltimore.

Despite being a strong special teams performer and many suggesting he could make the team over Sergio Kindle, linebacker Chavis Williams has been cut and is a strong candidate for the Ravens’ practice squad should he not be picked up by another team, a league source confirmed. The news bodes well for Kindle, who struggled against St. Louis in the preseason finale.

News of quarterback Curtis Painter being cut came minutes after the 9 p.m. deadline as ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed the Ravens will start the season with only two quarterbacks on the roster for the third straight year.

Another linebacker who gained much attention during organized team activities in the spring has also been cut as rookie free agent Nigel Carr will not be a part of the 53-man roster, a league source confirmed.

Safety Omar Brown and wide receiver Dorian Graham have been released, per league sources.

Offensive linemen Jack Cornell and Cord Howard and defensive linemen Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, and Terrence Moore have also been cut, according to The Sun.

As expected wide receiver Tommy Streeter will be placed on injured reserve with a foot injury, according to Pro Football Talk. A sixth-round pick in April’s draft, Streeter was not expected to be part of the 53-man roster, but his 6-foot-5 frame and good straight-line speed are intriguing measurables for the future.

Tight end Matt Balasavage will be placed on the waived-injured list and could be a candidate for the practice squad, per The Sun.

The Ravens also placed offensive lineman Justin Boren on injured reserve a league source confirmed.