The first wave of roster cuts have been made for the Baltimore Ravens and we’re here to fill you in on what you missed out on.
The most difficult part of the preseason has to be trimming down the roster to just 53 men. People are set to lose their jobs, and that’s something that many of us can relate to. For some, there is another opportunity with another team, while for others it means the end of their NFL careers.
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Following Friday’s roster moves, the Ravens have trimmed down their roster to 72 players. Many cuts were made, as well as moves to Injured Reserve or PUP List. The following moves stand out more than the rest:
- Kai Nacua (cut)
- DeVier Posey (cut)
- Stanley Jean-Baptiste (Injured Reserve)
- Greg Senat (Injured Reserve)
**For the full list of cuts, click this link to the Baltimore Ravens official website.
Kai Nacua was the biggest surprise to be cut, seeings how DeShon Elliott was lost for the season due to a fractured forearm and Nacua stepped up and had big plays in the rookie’s absence. It was upsetting to see Nacua go after his pick-six against Washington, but these things happen in the business we know as the “NFL.”
DeVier Posey’s cut wasn’t too surprising, considering the Ravens uncharacteristic depth at wide receiver this year. Posey was never a standout in his brief stint in the NFL and would be best served returning to the Canadian Football League.
The Ravens opting to move Stanley Jean-Baptiste to IR was relieving, as his preseason warranted a roster spot prior to his season ending injury (broken arm). Greg Senat was one of Ozzie Newsome’s final selections of his Hall of Fame career as a General Manager, so it was another nice thought to see another player invested in get a chance to stay in Baltimore, even if it was through IR.
By this time on Sunday, the final cuts will be made and the Baltimore Ravens 2018 53-man roster will be completely sorted out. We hope nothing but the best for the men who will fall short of making the team’s final roster, but we’re also excited to see how the team looks after such a competitive preseason. Make sure you are checking in with Ebony Bird on the daily for all your Baltimore Ravens needs.