3 takeaways from Baltimore Ravens signing Kyle Van Noy

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The Baltimore Ravens are signing Kyle Van Noy to their practice squad. They will use an activation to call him up this week, and then, if things go well, the assumption would be that he would sign to their roster. The Ravens flirted with Van Noy this summer, so why sign him now, and what does it mean?

3. The Baltimore Ravens do not see their injury issues getting better soon

The Baltimore Ravens brought in Kyle Van Noy when they were worried about Tyus Bowser. While Bowser has remained on the IR, and his status may have impacted this signing, the reason the Ravens have added Van Noy goes well beyond that one injury.

Now, the Ravens have both David Ojabo and Odafe Oweh injured. Oweh missed most of week three and then sat week four meanwhile. Ojabo came in for him in week four and then missed a lot of week five. This has led to the Ravens playing Tavius Robinson and Jeremiah Moon.

When it came down to those two, the big issue were that runs were leaking to the edges with them. Jadeveon Clowney can help, but when he has questions across from him, the Ravens need backup plans. This is where Van Noy comes in.

If the Ravens thought that Oweh would be back this week, they may not have signed Van Noy. If they thought Ojabo would be back in a few weeks, they would not have done this. It looks like they expect both to miss this week, and they may see one of them missing more than just that. Beyond that, Tyus Bowser is unlikely to come back when the PUP timeline allows him to come back. All of this means Kyle Van Noy had to sign.