2 players cut by the Ravens to make room for Clowney and Darby

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The Baltimore Ravens added to talented veterans to their defensive ranks on back-to-back days by signing free agent CB Ronald Darby and EDGE Jadeveon Clowney on Thursday and Friday.

To clear space on the 90-man roster so they could bring both Darby and Clowney in, the team has been forced to cut two of their now-former players.

Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the two casualties hitting free agency and getting out of a job have been defensive backs Jordan Swann and Jaquan Amos.

Both players featured on the first preseason game played by the Ravens last weekend when Baltimore defeated Philadelphia 20-19 to extend their ongoing winning streak for a 24th consecutive victory.

However, none of Amos or Swann was expected to make the final 53-man roster later this month, even with a depleted and injury-ravaged secondary in the need of as much help as it can get.

Last Saturday, against the Eagles, Swann had a nice outing completing four tackles, while Amos added a couple of tackles to his stat line.

Speaking after Friday's practice, Head Coach John Harbaugh said that the franchise "did a good job looking at our options and bringing in two of the right guys."

Darby already trained with the rest of his teammates on Friday's Day 19 of training camp, while Clowney attended the second half of the session on the sidelines after signing his one-year contract with the Ravens earlier on the day.

The Ravens should actually be ecstatic about having to cut two such borderline players for the team to feature two super talented players in former Super Bowl champion CB Ronald Darby and former no. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney, and coach Harbaugh seems to be of that mindset.

It's probable that Darby gets some reps against the Commanders on Monday, while it's not yet clear if Clowney will make his debut as early after having signed his deal on Friday and not practiced with the team at all.

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