Ravens cut five after rookie minicamp, reportedly part ways with Cook

May 08, 2013 | Luke Jones

Just two days after concluding their mandatory rookie minicamp, the Ravens made five roster cuts that included four rookie free agents and one first-year player.

The most notable was tight end Murphy Holloway, who was attempting to make the transition from college basketball to the NFL. He hadn’t played football since his sophomore year in high school and was a long shot to even stick on the Ravens’ practice squad.

Three other free-agent rookies were cut, including uarterback Nathan Stanley of Southeast Louisiana, running back Ray Holley of Louisiana Tech, and Florida International cornerback Jose Cheeseborough.

Baltimore also parted ways with defensive tackle Swanson Miller after signing him early in the offseason. He previously spent time in the New Orleans Saints organization.

Per The Sun, the Ravens have also withdrawn their exclusive-rights free-agent offer to safety Emanuel Cook, who spent the 2012 season on injured reserve after suffering a broken leg in the preseason. He’s appeared in 17 games in his career split between the New York Jets and Baltimore and will attempt to catch on elsewhere as a special-teams player.