5 major takeaways from Baltimore Ravens initial 53-man roster

The Ravens are thin in some areas, and strong in others. Also, which players may come back to the roster, and which ones may end up on the IR?
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4. 3 defensive veterans are likely coming back to the Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens had three notable names missing from their defensive depth chart. Both the defensive line and the safety room were rather thin, while the cornerback room is very much the opposite. The Ravens kept just four defensive lineman. That means both Brent Urban and Angelo Blackson were cut when there was a chance that both, and at least one would stick around.

Then, the safety room has just three players in it with Kyle Hamtilon, Marcus Williams and Geno Stone. Daryl Worley felt like a lock for the roster after he played so well in the first two preseason games.

However, all three of them were cut. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens kept eight cornerbacks. We knew that they would keep five with Marlon Humphrey, Rock Ya-Sin, Ronald Darby, Ar'Darius Washington and Brandon Stephens. The three extra cornerbacks were Jalyn Armour-Davis, Arthur Maulet, and Pepe Williams.

We already know that Humphrey, Maulet, and Williams have injuries right now. The question is, do any of them get placed on the IR? If all three do, there are three spots open for Urban, Blackson, and Worley.

The odds are pretty high that at least one, but more than likely two or all three are going to the IR. If not, the question may come down to someone like Hamm or Mitchell getting placed on the IR to open those spots.