On Thursday, the Ravens made a roster adjustment, removing a wide receiver from their 90-man roster. According to the NFL's daily transaction report, Makai Polk was waived by the team, a move that was accompanied by an injury designation.
Polk joined the Ravens as an undrafted player last year but didn't secure a spot on the team. He followed that by signing with the New York Giants, although he only made it to their practice squad and never appeared on an actual NFL game for either franchise.
Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic echoed the news from camp, noting that the Ravens "still have 12 other WRs on the roster," which is more than enough and actually too many at this point with cuts coming and a 53-man roster to be named later in August.
The same beat reporter and many others, probably out of pure excitement, reported much more extraordinary news from The Castle on Thursday as the Ravens welcomed a couple of veteran rushers with open arms to training camp.
The franchise later posted a short clip of Lynch on their social media accounts, which was great to watch.
Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch was accompanied by a Ravens living legend as Ray Rice graced the fields at the Under Armour Performance Center on Thursday.
Lynch, a five-time Pro Bowl running back, visited The Castle along while Rice, a three-time Pro Bowler, "unofficially" retired since 2014 following the domestic violence charges that ended his career back then.
Rice's dominant six-year career with the Ravens included 6,180 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns, but it ended abruptly following the leak of a video of a physical altercation with his then-fiancée. The Ravens released him, and the NFL suspended him indefinitely. Despite winning a case to be reinstated in 2014, Rice never played pro football again, although he never truly "retired."
Since retirement, Rice has become a motivational speaker and his visit to camp was a nice one, let alone arriving in there with another NFL great in Lynch.