Ravens vs. Colts: Players with something to gain by position group
Tight End: Mark Andrews, Vince Mayle, Maxx Williams, Darren Waller
When the Ravens spent two draft picks on tight ends, the feeling inside of Maxx Williams’s stomach must have been hard to handle. Williams was drafted in 2015 and hasn’t really given the Ravens anything all that exciting. Williams has 47 career receptions going into his fourth season. Williams has to put up or get cut and at this point it may be too late. Williams only has one grab this preseason but at least it was a touchdown.
Fresh off being reinstated, Darren Waller has much to gain. Waller has more skills as a receiver than any of the Ravens tight ends outside of Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews, but he’s starting the race from behind. Vince Mayle is a good special teams player but that may not be enough this year. Mayle is a solid player, but he may be the least exciting weapon the Ravens have and therefore he could be shown the door.
Offensive Line: Matt Skura, Bradley Bozeman, Nico Siragusa
Will somebody just step up and take the starting center job? It’s the third week of the Ravens exhibition games and we’re still asking that question; this means Matt Skura and Bradley Bozeman have the most to gain tonight. The good thing for Skura is that there is almost no scenario that doesn’t keep him on the active roster. The bad thing is that he hasn’t put the position battle to bed. Bozeman and Nico Siragusa have to play well to give themselves a shot at making the team.
This is a simplified look at the Ravens offensive linemen with a roster spot to play for. It seems doubtful that Greg Senat makes the team; he hasn’t looked great and it was a tough road for him one way or another. Jermaine Eluemunor will most likely make the roster. The Ravens will probably keep eight offensive linemen. Ronnie Stanley, Marshal Yanda, James Hurst, Orlando Brown Jr., Eluemunor, and Skura should all be safe from the roster bubble. That means Bozeman and Siragusa could be in a fight for one spot on the roster.