Ravens Cut Stokley, Re-sign Bajema


Sep 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Brandon Stokley (80) runs with the ball as Cleveland Browns defensive back Chris Owens (21) defends during the second half at M

The Baltimore Ravens have parted ways with veteran wide receiver and former Baltimore Ravens’ 4th round pick Brandon Stokley. The Ravens young wide receivers are starting to preform and get healthier and with the nagging thigh injury that was keeping him out of practice. With the emergence of young receivers like Marlon Brown, Deonte Thompson and Tandon Doss the Ravens see Stokley as an expendable asset. Thompson is probably going to take Stokley’s spot as the slot receiver now that his foot has healed up, and veteran wide receiver Jacoby Jones is nearing his return to the Baltimore Ravens lineup after suffering a freak injury week 1 after a teammate crashed into him while he was trying to field a punt. Stokley, age 37, in his second stint with Baltimore had 9 catches for 79 yards in the first 3 games with Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Ravens could potentially re-sign Stokley next week if his injury clears up.

The Ravens have also resigned Billy Bajema after cutting Stokley. Bajema was cut earlier in the week to make room for Eugene Monroe, former Jacksonville Jaguar first round pick. The Ravens acquired Monroe following their loss to the Buffalo Bills for a fourth and fifth round pick in an attempt to bolster their offensive line. Re-signing Bajema is probably something the Ravens are doing in an effort to bolster their running game more. Bajema is more known for his blocking ability as a tight end. He only has 1 catch this year for 18 yards and will probably do little to help in the passing game. I would expect to see him out there solely on running downs instead of Dallas Clark who is not as proficient at blocking as Bajema is.