Ravens news: Nick Boyle gets waived, Gus injury update, more

Ravens, Nick Boyle. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Ravens, Nick Boyle. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens made a pair of small-scale roster moves in waiving veterans Nick Boyle and DeSean Jackson at the end of the 2022 regular season.

Boyle, a fifth-round pick in 2015, was one of the franchise’s longest tenured players and developed into a valuable blocking tight end in the Ravens’ scheme. Injuries nonetheless decimated his career — this season, Boyle played a career-low eight percent of offensive snaps and was likely demoted in favor of rookies Isaiah Likely and Charlie Kolar.

As for DeSean Jackson, the former Eagles wideout was signed to the Ravens’ practice squad in October and has started just one game and played in seven games since then. He has nine catches for 153 yards and no touchdowns in 2022 and was unable to carve out a sizeable role in the passing attack.

The Ravens’ scrappy wide receiver room heading into the playoffs consists of Demarcus Robinson, Sammy Watkins, James Proche, and Tylan Wallace.

Update: Boyle was signed to the practice squad on Tuesday.

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Ravens RB Gus Edwards remains in concussion protocol after Week 18 injury (Kevin Oestreicher, RavensWire)

Edwards suffered a potential concussion in the first quarter of Week 18 against the Cincinnati Bengals and was later ruled out of the game. As expected, the running back is currently in the league’s concussion protocol and remains questionable for the Wild Card playoff round.

Head coach John Harbaugh said on Edwards:

"“Yes, I’ve gotten some updates, but it’s just in the process with the concussion protocol right now. So, we’ll see where that goes.”"

NY Jets expected to pursue Lamar Jackson this offseason (Michael Nania, Jets X-Factor)

Let the rumors begin! The New York Jets are in dire need of a reliable quarterback in 2023, and Lamar Jackson’s future with the Ravens is up in the air.

The Athletic’s Connor Hughes named Jackson as a wild card option for the Jets, stating that if Jackson becomes available, the Jets “will do everything they can to position themselves to make a very, very, very compelling offer for Lamar Jackson.”

Following Roquan Smith’s massive extension, the Ravens’ next order of business is locking down Jackson. If Jackson and Baltimore can’t agree on a deal and the Ravens end up giving him a nonexclusive franchise tag, Jackson would still be allowed to negotiate with other NFL teams.

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