Ravens Down to 53; Smith and Williams Among Those Let Go

Today, the Ravens let third-string quarterback Troy Smith go as well as former 4th round selection in 2006 Demetrius Williams among others as the team pared down the roster to the required 53.

Troy Smith has been the subject of debate for years. But when fate and a tonsil infection allowed Joe Flacco to start in his first year with the team he never got the chance he’d hoped for to run this offense. Now the Ravens will go with just two quarterbacks on the active roster with Flacco and vet Marc Bulger. 

Demetrius Williams showed promise but could never seem to shake the injury bug during his time with the Ravens.

Other cuts included; K.J. Gerard, wide receivers Eron Riley and Justin Harper, Offensive Tackle Joe Reitz, Bryan Mattison, Curtis Steele and Albert McClellan.

Those that made the grade included a trio of linebackers, Jason Phillips, Prescott Burgess, and Edgar Jones as well as Wide-out Marcus Smith.

The team also moved these players to the Injured Reserve – offensive tackles Stefan Rodgers (right ankle) and rookie Ramon Harewood (knees), defensive tackle Kelly Talavou (left knee) and guard/center David Hale (bruised tailbone).

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