2015 Baltimore Ravens Roster Breakdown: Safety

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Dec 7, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens strong safety Matt Elam (26) reacts against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Ravens won 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Backups: Matt Elam, Brynden Trawick, Terrence Brooks, Nick Perry, Anthony Levine

Elam is shaping up as one of the biggest draft busts of Ozzie Newsome’s illustrious career as GM, yet he keeps getting chances like the cat that has nine lives.  This year Elam has worked hard to shed body fat and drop weight so that he can play faster.  A bottom ten safety in 2014, 2015 might be Elam’s last shot before the Ravens give up on him completely.

Trawick is a 2013 undrafted free agent signing who resigned with the team as an exclusive rights free agent.  He appeared in 14 games last season on special teams and that will likely continue to be his role in 2014 if he makes final cuts.

Brooks is likely headed for the reserve/PUP list to start the season after tearing multiple knee ligaments in week 16 of last season.  He will miss at least six games and likely more, given the severity of his injury and the fact that it came late in the season.

Perry signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent this offseason.  A starter for the Crimson Tide last season, Perry racked up 80 tackles and 6 interceptions.  He has good size at 6’1″ and 211 pounds, but his status as a late bloomer hurt his draft stock.

Levine converted from safety to cornerback last season amid multiple injuries at the position, but now he is making the switch back to his natural position.  The Ravens covet versatility, and Levine has proven to be a decent player thus far at both positions.

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