Ravens place rookie cornerback Canady on IR, sign safety

October 06, 2016 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens shook up their secondary on Thursday by placing cornerback Maurice Canady on injured reserve and signing safety Marqueston Huff off Jacksonville’s practice squad.

Canady, a 2016 sixth-round pick from the University of Virginia, had played in all four games for the Ravens on special teams before suffering a significant hamstring injury in Sunday’s loss to Oakland. He made two tackles in his 62 special-teams snaps.

Tennessee’s fourth-round pick in 2014, Huff had 33 tackles, a sack, four pass breakups, and an interception returned for a touchdown in his two seasons with the Titans. The Wyoming product was cut at the end of the 2016 preseason and signed to the Jaguars’ practice squad while serving a one-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

The 5-foot-11, 196-pound Huff has the ability to play both safety and cornerback.

The Ravens were once again without starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley (foot), veteran return specialist Devin Hester (thigh), and tight end Maxx Williams (knee) for Thursday’s practice as they continued preparing for their Week 5 meeting with Washington. Nose tackle Brandon Williams, right guard Marshal Yanda, and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs were also absent from Thursday’s practice, but they were likely receiving the day off.

Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon (knee) was again practicing and appears set to make his NFL debut on Sunday.