3 thoughts on Baltimore Ravens recent IR decisions and roster moves

The Baltimore Ravens placed three players on the IR, and added three familiar names
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The Baltimore Ravens appear to have officially set their 53-man roster, at least for the time being. If nothing else changes health-wise, this is probably exactly what they want their roster to look like as they head into week one.

That is after some small tweaks to the roster that they made on Wednesday. What were those moves, and what were the resulting implications?


3. Baltimore Ravens place Pepe Williams on IR, sign Kevon Seymour

One of the least surprising moves was the Baltimore Ravens placing Pepe Williams on the IR. Of all of the Ravens players with injuries, he appears to be the longest-lasting, and he is probably the least likely to return to the active roster this season. The issue is his ankle.

That is probably why the correlating move was signing a cornerback in Kevon Seymour. Still, it does bring questions because the Ravens now have eight cornerbacks on their roster. Marlon Humphrey will miss a week or so, but they did not place him on the IR. The question is, what are they going to do with all of these cornerbacks?

They technically have Ar'Darius Washington at safety, but he is more likely to start in the slot than Arthur Maulet at this point, although that certainly coudl change.

So, the plan on the outside would likely be that Rock Ya-Sin and Ronald Darby start on the outside with Brandon Stephens and Seymour as the depth. Jalyn Armour-Davis would be inactive. If they cut anyone at this point, it would need to be Armour-Davis, but with the Ravens something tells me that injuries will sort this out soon enough.