3. Should the Baltimore Ravens keep DeAndre Houston-Carson
DeAndre Houston-Carson just signed with the Baltimore Ravens, but you have to think that he has a strong chance of making the roster. Despite just signing, DHC was able to log 63 defensive snaps and 17 special teams snaps during the second preseason game. That was within less than a week of getting to know the game plan and calls.
So, the Ravens trust him. This makes sense when you see that he had been in the NFL since 2016, and he has stuck with the Chicago Bears that whole time. Houston-Carson has 1,787 career special teams snaps, with 285 coming last year. He has 999 defensive snaps, with 414 coming last year.
This is a player who can contribute in both areas and has done it recently. The Baltimore Ravens have to like what he brings. At safety, it looks like Daryl Worley locked up the backup job across from Geno Stone. That gives us four locks. Houston-Carson is not a lock as the fifth safety, but if the Ravens do want to keep five, it will certainly be him.
More than being the fifth safety, a special teams asset should be what keeps Houston-Carson on the 53-man roster.