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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Kyu Blu Kelly, Baltimore Ravens
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2. The Baltimore Ravens cut rookie Kyu Blu Kelly

This one was expected, but it still has to be a takeaway. The Baltimore Ravens kept eight cornerbacks on their initial roster, and not one of them was the cornerback that they drafted in the 2023 NFL draft. That is with everyone entering the draft saying that cornerback was their biggest need.

Still, Kelly could not find his way. It became pretty apparent when everyone was sitting out at practice, and Kelly could not start over Kevon Seymour. Seymour started over Kelly for the first two weeks of the preseason, and even Seymour was let go before these top eight.

It is fair that Arthur Maulet and Pepe Williams may need to go the IR, and they have not returned to practice from their injuries. Still, when those spots open, they will not be going to another cornerback but likely to the defensive line.

The reality is that Kelly played poorly in the preseason and he is not going to get claimed on waivers. The odds are high that he finds a role back on the practice squad with the Baltimore Ravens. Still, it speaks to the idea that this draft class is not trending in the right way.