The Baltimore Ravens made their roster cuts on Tuesday on their way to naming their initial 53-man roster ahead of the 2023 season, and one day after that they signed the first 15 players of their practice squad. Just hours after that, the Flock welcomed the 16th and final piece of their PS in the (huge) shape of a former Carolina Panthers tackle.
With plenty of moves done in order to shape the roster following some transactions involving Injured Reserve, one unit that never was in doubt nor generated any questions was the special team's room, led by the GOAT kicker and featuring a newcomer and a supremely motivated sophomore.
With the dust now settled, here's a breakdown of the starters and depth members of the Special Teams unit of the Baltimore Ravens for the 2023 season.
Kicker: Justin Tucker
GOAT. Nuff' said.
Tucker recently told The Lounge that he wouldn't mind playing until he's 45 or 50 years old, which is not really unreasonable considering he's about to turn 34 and that former greats at the position were close to reaching 50 years of age while still active.
Punter: Jordan Stout
Stout is entering his second season as a pro and sophomore campaign as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Nothing to see here, as a punter is what a punter is. (Though they're people too)
Long Snapper: Tyler Ott
Ravens' OG long snapper Nick Moore suffered a season-ending torn Achilles during pre-training camp workouts, surely a blow ahead of the upcoming season.
This injury occurred just days before the start of training camp, leaving the Ravens in need of a replacement, though they were lucky enough to land former Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowler Tyler Ott.
Moore, an All-Pro last year, had initially re-signed with the Ravens for two years at $2.5 million this offseason, but Ott will now take over the long-snapper role for the team at least for the 2023 season.