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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3. Tyus Bowser is out 4 weeks

The news was pretty much expected at this point, but the Baltimore Ravens did not remove Tyus Bowser from the Physically Unactive to Perform list. This means that he does not count against the roster. At the same time, it means that he is now going to miss the first four games of the season.

Bowser has hardly even worked out on the side, let alone practiced with the team, so the odds were that he was not going to play much before the fourth week of the season anyway. Now, it is official.

The injury to Bowser forced the team to sign Jadeveon Clowney, and it helped open the roster spot for him. More than that, it opened the spot for Malik Hamm. Hamm is a rookie UDFA. What was so notable about his performance in the preseason was how often he played the SAM role and worked off of the football.

He was essentially filling in for Tyus Bowser. This is something that rookie draft pick Tavius Robinson could not do, and it is what got Hamm on the roster. He can fill that role. We will see if he can stick on the roster, but it would be nice to have him fill the time until Bowser is back.