Ravens toughest roster cut, Steve Smith Hall of Fame bound?


Jul 24, 2014; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Jah Reid (76) blocks tackle Parker Graham (79) during practice at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

We took a look at 3 potential Baltimore Ravens roster cuts just yesterday, all of them former draft picks of the purple and black.  Bleacher Report went a little further and is projecting every NFL team’s toughest cut.

Who did they designate as the Ravens’ most difficult cut decision?  None other than Jah Reid, who was on our short list.  But is cutting Reid really the most difficult decision the team will have to make?  Not even close.

The wide receiver group is going to feature at least 2-3 cuts that will undoubtedly be tougher than jettisoning Reid.  Unlike the former third round pick, they are at least all performing at a high level. Reid has never been anything other than a bust across his four seasons.

The Ravens returned to practice Monday, and the injury bug continues to haunt them as several key players sat out, including Timmy Jernigan.  Lardarius Webb left early with a hamstring issue.

Speaking of Webb, he knows that opposing quarterbacks are going to target him heavily in 2015, and he sounds confident that he can handle it this go round.  With Jimmy Smith performing at a high level in camp and giving Joe Flacco fits, Webb is sure to see a lot of passes coming his way in the coming season.

The biggest announcement this week is, of course, Steve Smith’s decision to retire at the end of the 2015 season.  But is he a lock for the Hall of Fame?  One could make a strong case for the mercurial number 89.

Hope you enjoy today’s links!

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the FanSided network

Ravens returner position open, injury reportJeremiah D. Sater, The Baltimore Wire

5 sleeper picks to make the Ravens final rosterBrandon Austin, The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from the rest of the interwebs

Several key players sit out Monday’s Ravens practiceClifton Brown, CSN Baltimore

Webb expects opposing QBs to target him, says bring it onBo Smolka, CSN Baltimore

Making the hall of fame case for Steve SmithJamison Hensley, ESPN

Jimmy Smith causes Joe Flacco problemsBrian Bower, Russell Street Report

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