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Ravens Roster News: Graham released

The news is coming slowly across the web with some of the Ravens roster moves with the biggest being the release of kicker – Shayne Graham.

Of course that means that Billy Cundiff, who replaced Steve Hauscaka mid-season last year was able to hold on to his job for another season.

It was a tough competition between the two and the pre-season didn’t do much to put much distance between them. Both hit kickoffs well while Graham was 2 for 3 on field goals attempts (missed one from 50 yds) and Cundiff hit all 3 of his tries. There are even stats that have been released on their practice numbers giving Cundiff the edge scoring on 85% of his kicks while Graham hit 80%.

My hope is that Cundiff can deliver this season since the kicking game, once a Baltimore strength, was horrendous last season and was responsible for at least two losses. When Graham was signed it was expected that he would get the job since he is the NFL’s 4th most accurate kicker in league history while Cundiff is with his 9th pro team. But it appears Cundiff has won job. He is also a cheaper option by several million dollars.

In other roster news; Tackle Ramon Harewood and Wide Reciever David Reed both made the team. The last two picks of the Ravens 2010 draft class were both on the bubble but injuries may have helped them maintain a spot.

Among some of the cuts were defensive backs, Brad Jones, Chris Hawkins and Prince Miller as well as vet Travis Fisher, Tight End Davon Drew and Tackle Devin Tyler.

Not too many surprises here except maybe Fisher. Fisher does have experience at the pro level but with the return of Fabian Washington and the acquisition of Josh Wilson the secondary situation hardly seems as dire as it was a few weeks ago.

More moves should be made available as the day progresses.


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