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Ravens stand pat at deadline, welcome Woodhead back to practice

Posted on 31 October 2017 by Luke Jones

With one of the most memorable trade deadlines in NFL history coming and going Tuesday afternoon, general manager Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens elected to stand pat.

According to the NFLPA, Baltimore began the week with just $2.976 million in salary cap room, a reality that was going to make any possible trade for a veteran player by 4 p.m. a difficult proposition. The Ravens have restructured several contracts in recent months just to create the current cap space to get through the rest of the season, a product of already having 15 players on injured reserve.

Unlike most years when little more than a few nondescript trades are completed, several high-profile players around the league were dealt before Tuesday’s deadline, a list that included three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown (Houston to Seattle), wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (Carolina to Buffalo), Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi (Miami to Philadelphia), and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (New England to San Francisco). Some had speculated that T.Y Hilton of Indianapolis or Miami’s Jarvis Landry would be a good fit for the offense-deficient Ravens, but neither receiver was traded on Tuesday afternoon.

The Ravens did welcome running back Danny Woodhead back to the practice field for the first time since he re-injured his left hamstring in the season opener on Sept. 10. Woodhead becomes the second Baltimore player to be designated to return from injured reserve after cornerback Maurice Canady began practicing earlier this month. Canady is eligible to be elevated to the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game at Tennessee, but Woodhead would not be allowed to play until Week 11 against Green Bay at the earliest.

Newsome also made a change to the active roster Tuesday by cutting veteran wide receiver Griff Whalen and promoting offensive lineman Maurquice Shakir from the practice squad. Shakir gives Baltimore an eighth offensive lineman on the 53-man roster. The Ravens also signed offensive linemen Jason King and Steven Moore to their practice squad.

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Adeboyejo headlines early list of Ravens practice-squad signings

Posted on 03 September 2017 by Luke Jones

The Ravens announced six signings to their practice squad on Sunday, a group composed exclusively of players who were with them during the preseason.

Wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, fullback Ricky Ortiz, linebacker Boseko Lokombo, tight end Ryan Malleck, offensive lineman Maurquice Shakir, and cornerback Reggie Porter were all re-signed to the developmental squad a day after being waived from the preseason roster. Baltimore still has four open spots to fill on its practice squad with the team not returning to work until Tuesday.

An undrafted free agent from Mississippi, Adeboyejo turned some heads with his play-making ability early in training camp, but those flashes never carried over to preseason games. The 6-foot-3 receiver was also slowed by a knee injury over the last couple weeks, but he brings some upside with more seasoning.

Adeboyejo caught three passes for 31 yards in the preseason.

The re-signing of Ortiz wasn’t surprising after the Ravens did not keep a traditional fullback on their 53-man roster. Rookie defensive lineman Patrick Ricard has received quite a few reps at fullback and as a blocking tight end, but it remains to be seen whether he will permanently move to that side of the ball.

The Oregon State product had three carries for eight yards and caught four passes for 21 yards in the preseason.

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