The Baltimore Ravens have waived veteran Long Snapper Matt Katula, making room for newly signed CB Brad Jones.
Since arriving in Baltimore in 2005, Katula has played in all 80 regular season games and all Ravens playoff games. He struggled during the 2009 season, plagued by elbow tendinitis. Katula told the media he was “pain free” during the offseason. The team had added former California LS Nick Sundberg late during the 2009 campaign, but he was never activated from the practice squad.
The departure of Katula leaves only rookie UFA Morgan Cox (Tennessee) currently on the roster amongst long snappers.
Waiving Katula made room on the roster for newly resigned CB Brad Jones (UFA Cincinnati). Jones will compete with the likes of Doug Dutch, Chris Hawkins, Marcus Paschal and Prince Miller for potential spots on the Ravens’ 53 man roster or practice squad. CB’s Fabian Washington, Chris Carr, Travis Fisher and Cary Williams are expected to make the active roster ahead of that group.