Ravens Stock Up, Stock Down Preseason Week 3

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Aug 23, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) carries the ball against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 of the preseason was a fluid one for the entire Raven’s roster, which has been the norm for the offseason so far. While some players helped themselves Saturday night against the Redskins, others hurt themselves.  As we ride into Tuesday, we are also facing the deadline for first cuts.  While most of these players are safe in regards to their roster spots, there are inevitably always some surprises when teams start swinging the proverbial ax.

A running game that dominated in the first two games of the preseason came to a screeching halt in game 3 as Bernard Pierce suffered a concussion, Ray Rice didn’t play, and the rest of the backs combined to muster only 3.4 yards per carry. Thankfully, the wide receiver corp made up for the deficiencies of the ground game and pulled the team to victory.  Both Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor put in solid performances.

The offensive line regressed, allowing far too many QB hits and several sacks.  The line also struggled to open up holes for the run game against a Redskins defensive that isn’t special by any means.  The defensive line more than pulled its weight, however, landing a total of seven quarterback hits and three sacks in what was a dominant performance that helped mask the injuries in the secondary.

So which players saw their stock rise in the third week of the preseason, and who saw theirs fall?  Click on to see our latest Ravens stock report.