Ravens 53-Man Roster Cut Tracker 2022: Live updates and analysis

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The Baltimore Ravens have begun to trim their roster down to 53 players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. By 4 p.m. ET today, all NFL teams will have to cut their rosters down to 53 active players.

With a ton of depth on the Ravens’ roster, the organization is going to have to make some difficult decisions, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some of their players claimed off waivers within the next 24-48 hours.

It’s also important to note that the initial 53-man roster is rarely finalized on roster cutdown day. Teams will make waiver additions, add players to the injured reserve, and re-sign some who were released.

It’s just the nature of the ever-changing landscape that is the NFL. With that, let’s take a look at every roster move the Ravens have made so far.

Be sure to check back for live updates and analysis about every roster move.

Ravens Roster Cuts Tracker

  • K/P Cameron Dicker

The Ravens signed Cameron Dicker ahead of the team’s final preseason game to serve as a stand-in for Justin Tucker who wasn’t playing. Dicker made his only field goal and both extra-point attempts, but he never had a shot to make the team.

It’ll be Tucker at kicker and Jordan Stout as the Ravens’ rookie punter.

  • C Jimmy Murray

Jimmy Murray’s release was announced by the Ravens on Monday night, along with Dicker. Much like Dicker, Murray was always a roster longshot and entered camp as the fourth center on the depth chart.

While there’s a chance he sticks around on the practice squad, the Ravens do have other options at the position.

The first notable cut, Tony Jefferson was competing for a roster spot in a deep safety room. Geno Stone earned the No. 4 safety job leaving Jefferson potentially on the outside looking in.

That said, don’t be surprised if the Ravens bring Jefferson back after roster moves are made. Once the team places guys like David Ojabo, Kevon Seymour, Charlie Kolar, etc. on the injured reserve, Jefferson and other veterans could be re-signed to the active roster.

Isaiah Mack put together a very strong summer and looked to push for the final defensive line spot on the roster, but it seems as though he missed out.

Signed by the Ravens last November, Mack might garner some interest on the waiver wire. If not, expect him to land back on the practice squad.

There was some talk that veteran offensive tackle David Sharpe could make the 53-man roster with Ronnie Stanley’s status for Week 1 still in question, but that won’t be the case.

Sharpe spent some time with the Ravens last season and figures to be brought back on the practice squad in the near future. At the very least, he’s fine depth and can play both tackle spots.

A converted defensive tackle, Kahlil McKenzie spent the majority of last season on the Ravens practice squad, appearing in five games. He even played some defensive line too providing some shapes of Patrick Ricard.

McKenzie will likely be re-signed to the practice squad where he can continue to cross-train as both an offensive guard and defensive tackle.

The Ravens are razor thin at outside linebacker which gave Steven Means a decent chance to stick with the team. As a vested veteran, there’s a chance the Ravens could still bring him back after roster moves are made.

A nine-year NFL veteran, Means made some plays this summer and could be quality depth at a major position of need. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him in Baltimore.

  • RB Tyler Badie – SOURCE (Ravens)

This one comes as a bit of a surprise, although the addition of Kenyan Drake likely sealed Tyler Badie’s fate. The Ravens love the special teams versatility that Justice Hill provides and probably believe they can sneak Badie onto their practice squad.

That will likely be the plan unless he’s claimed on waivers.

  • QB Anthony Brown – SOURCE (Ravens)

Anthony Brown was always going to be a camp arm for the Ravens, but it’s safe to say that he more than earned a practice squad spot after an impressive summer.

In a perfect world, Brown follows the Tyler Huntley trajectory and develops into a legitimate NFL quarterback by this time next year. For now, he should be a lock for the practice squad.

  • FB Ben Mason – SOURCE (Ravens)

The Ravens still like Ben Mason, but a healthy Patrick Ricard is always going to have a roster spot as long as he’s with the organization. That meant Mason was on the outside looking in from the start.

The former fifth-round pick could return on the practice squad or find a home elsewhere as he did a year ago.

  • LB Zakoby McClain – SOURCE (Ravens)

The Ravens signed Zakoby McClain as an undrafted free agent last May with the hope that he could compete for a roster spot.

Unfortunately, he was outplayed by fellow undrafted linebacker Josh Ross and was never going to beat out core special teamer Kristian Welch who also made the team.

  • RB Nate McCrary – SOURCE (Ravens)

The Ravens brought Nate McCrary back to compete for a roster spot this summer, but in such a deep running back room, it never seemed likely that he would be able to make it.

McCrary could be a practice squad candidate, although with Tyler Badie likely practice squad bound, that might not be the case.

  • OLB Jeremiah Moon – SOURCE (Ravens)

Another undrafted free agent, Jeremiah Moon looked like he had a shot to make the team given the Ravens’ lack of depth at outside linebacker, but he didn’t do enough to stand out this summer.

  • DL Rayshad Nichols – SOURCE (Ravens)

Yet another member of the Ravens’ 2022 undrafted rookie class, Rayshad Nichols made some plays this summer but couldn’t crack the team’s defensive line rotation.

Look for the Ravens to bring him back on the practice squad as he continues to develop.

  • TE Tony Poljan – SOURCE (Ravens)

Tony Poljan was signed as an undrafted free agent last spring and spent his entire rookie season on the Ravens practice squad. The former college quarterback will look to stick around on the practice squad again this year.

  • WR Makai Polk – SOURCE (Ravens)

Makai Polk was among the most notable undrafted wide receivers the Ravens had in camp this summer and he did make some plays in the preseason.

I’d expect the team to bring him back on the practice squad where he can serve as young, affordable depth.

  • CB David Vereen – SOURCE (Ravens)

David Vereen had his moments this summer and impressed a few people in the Ravens’ building, but the 5-foot-9 undrafted rookie couldn’t crack the team’s revamped secondary.

Look for the Newberry product to stick around on the practice squad.

  • WR Binjimen Victor – SOURCE (Ravens)

Binjimen Victor spent most of last season on the Ravens practice squad and was competing for a spot this summer. Ultimately, he didn’t do much to stand out and isn’t a lock for the practice squad this year.

  • CB/S Ar’Darius Washington – SOURCE (Ravens)

A fan favorite and a well-liked player in the Ravens’ locker room, Ar’Darius Washington simply missed too much time due to injury this summer to ever make a serious push for a roster spot.

Geno Stone’s strong summer didn’t help matters and the Ravens have enough players who can play both safety and nickel cornerback. Washington became expendable, but he should land on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

  • WR Raleigh Webb – SOURCE (Ravens)

One more undrafted rookie wide receiver who popped up on the stat sheet a few times this summer was Raleigh Webb. Webb never strung together enough positive practices and will hope to find a spot on the practice squad.

  • OLB Chuck Wiley – SOURCE (Ravens)

If an undrafted outside linebacker was going to make the team, it wouldn’t be Chuck Wiley. Wiley recorded two sacks in three preseason games and could be a hot commodity on the waiver wire.

Assuming he passes through waivers unclaimed, he will be back on the Ravens practice squad.

  • CB Daryl Worley – SOURCE (Ravens)

The Ravens re-signed Daryl Worley earlier in the month after he spent some time with the team late last year. Don’t be surprised if Worley returns at some point in the season if the Ravens need a trusted veteran cornerback.

  • DL Brent Urban – SOURCE (Ravens)

This one is more of a procedural release as Brent Urban is expected to be re-signed after roster moves are made. His re-signing will likely coincide with the team placing David Ojabo and Charlie Kolar on the short-term injured reserve.

Urban is a quality veteran defensive lineman who figures to be a part of the team’s front-seven rotation this year.

  • CB Kevon Seymour – SOURCE (Ravens)

Kevon Seymour has battled injuries this summer and seemed like a candidate for the injured reserve. Instead, the Ravens simply cut ties with him.

Much like Worley, Seymour is an experienced veteran who could be brought back in the future if need be.

  • WR Shemar Bridges [waived/injured] – SOURCE (Ravens)

Perhaps the most impressive of the Ravens’ undrafted wide receivers, Shemar Bridges made some plays this summer and looked like someone who could push for a roster spot.

Instead, he’s waived with an injury designation meaning that he’ll revert to the practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

  • DT Aaron Crawford [waived/injured] – SOURCE (Ravens)

Aaron Crawford put together his second consecutive impressive summer but ultimately goes the way of Bridges as a waived/injured player.

The Ravens would love to keep him around so they’ll be hoping he passes through waivers without being claimed.

  • OLB Daelin Hayes [waived/injured] – SOURCE (Ravens)

One of the more notable cuts from Tuesday’s roster moves, Daelin Hayes receives an injury designation as well. Hayes was a fifth-round pick in last year’s draft who missed essentially all of last year due to injury.

Even in a thin outside linebacker corps, Hayes didn’t do enough this summer to warrant a roster spot and will revert to the injured reserve if he clears waivers.