4 and 5. Baltimore Ravens bring back CB DeAndre Houston-Carson and TE Eric Tomlinson
In a final couple of moves made by Baltimore on Tuesday, the Ravens re-signed training-camp cornerback DeAndre Houston-Carson while also bringing back former Flock's tight end Eric Tomlinson.
Baltimore added veteran Safety Houston-Carson to their training camp roster but he seemingly didn't do enough to convince the franchise to keep him around, let alone give him any playing time as the regular season approached.
Last season, Houston-Carson appeared in all 17 games played by the Bears racking up 45 tackles (two for a loss), as well as picking one pass and forcing a fumble through the regular season. He's now back with the Ravens In a practice-squad role.
As for Tomlinson, he was within the Ravens organization in 2020 and 2021 starting nine games combined in those two seasons. Don't get overly hyped, as Tomlinson won't be providing any highlights. He's a blocking tight end, full stop.
The addition of Tomlinson is simply because of the injury suffered by Morgan Moses in Week 4, which impacted the already-banged-up offensive line of the Ravens. Moses left Sunday's game before halftime and fellow OT Ronnie Stanley didn't make it to the field at all.
The Ravens could explore adding a natural offensive tackle either by signing a free agent or by trading for one.
All of that is still up in the air and Tomlinson's signing feels like a quick fix to the potential absences of Moses/Stanely in Week 5 against the Steelers.