3 biggest surprises from Baltimore Ravens roster cutdowns

The Baltimore Ravens are deep in the secondary, but thin upfront

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The Baltimore Ravens have put together their initial 53-man roster as well as the practice squad before the start of the season. Plenty of changes can come in the following days, and the roster may look different than it did just a few days ago.

However, like always there were some initial surprises when the roster was released. What were the biggest notes on the 53-man roster that had fans ears perk up?

3. Baltimore Ravens must keep shuffling the secondary

The Baltimore Ravens' secondary situation is fascinating. As they stand right now, they have eight cornerbacks and three safeties. That is quite interesting. More than that, they plan to re-sign Kevon Seymour to the active roster, giving them a ninth cornerback.

Of course, both Brandon Stephens and Ar'Darius Washington have played safety before, so they could flip over if needed. Still, Washington is technically the starting slot cornerback.

Injuries are what pushed Washington into the slot, and injuries are why the Ravens have eight cornerbacks. Expect things to change here soon. Both Arthur Maulet and Pepe Williams have been sidelined with injuries, although Maulet appears to be ready to hit the field, while Williams is a candidate for the IR.

Beyond that, the team has to decide how many games Marlon Humphrey will miss because he is another candidate for the IR. If the team pushes Stephens back to safety, and placed Humphrey and Williams to the IR they are back down to six, including Seymour coming back. The Ravens will always be deep tat cornerback because of the questions. Right now it is deeper than ever, but it will alwyas be a position with depth.