Ravens re-sign LB Burgess, part ways with OL LeVoir

October 18, 2011 | Luke Jones

With linebacker and special teams contributor Dannell Ellerbe continuing to battle injuries, the Ravens have re-signed special teams standout Prescott Burgess.

The team also announced offensive lineman Mark LeVoir has been waived to clear room on the 53-man roster.

Burgess was cut at the conclusion of the preseason before the Ravens re-signed him after placing cornerback Domonique Foxworth on injured reserve on Sept. 28. The veteran linebacker was then cut during the bye week when the Ravens signed cornerback and return specialist Bryan McCann on Oct. 4.

Ellerbe was inactive for the Ravens’ Week 4 victory over the New York Jets before returning to action against Houston on Sunday. Coach John Harbaugh did not report any new injuries or give an update on Ellerbe following Sunday’s game or during his Monday press conference in Owings Mills.

LeVoir was inactive against the Texans on Sunday and fell out of favor when he struggled playing in place of injured guard Ben Grubbs against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2. LeVoir was inactive the following week against St. Louis and may have only been active against the Jets in Week 4 because the Ravens’ seven inactive players were all missing the game due to injuries.

The former Patriots lineman was signed by the Ravens on Aug. 20 to improve depth, but he became more expendable after Baltimore signed current starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie and five-time Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode, who has started the last three games in place of Grubbs at left guard.

Burgess spent three previous stints with Baltimore and was drafted by the Ravens in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He led the team in special teams tackles last season.

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