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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1. Keep an eye on the Tyler Huntley situation

The Baltimore Ravens kept Tyler Huntley over Josh Johnson. It was a small surprise, considering the two had apparently been competing for a spot, and it was easy to make the claim that Josh Johnson had an inside track. Johnson started in week one of the preseason, and then Huntley was injured for the second and third weeks.

There is a chance that Huntley comes back from injury in time for week one, but there also is a chance that the team just placed him on the initial 53-man roster so that they could get him to the injured reserve with the ability to return.

With that, it could buy Huntley a few more weeks to recover, and the team could get Josh Johnson right back on the 53-man roster. Johnson is a long-standing veteran, so he does not have to clear waivers to circle back to the roster So, the Ravens could have told him that they plan to cut him with the intention of bringing him back at noon the next day. Or, Johnson could end up back on the practice squad, which would impact Anthony Brown.

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Does Johnson bump off Huntley, who is heading to the IR? Does Johnson bump off Brown on the practice squad? Or does Johnson just end up finding work somewhere else this season?

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