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Ravens Cut Roster to 53

The team is set and ready for Monday.

The Ravens informed many players before their morning walkthrough that they had been cut, but they still had a couple decisions up in the air as of Friday afternoon.

The team did not release its final cuts until the 9 p.m. deadline.

Here is the list of players that were waived:

RB Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech
S Omar Brown, Marshall
LB Josh Bynes, Auburn
LB Nigel Carr, Alabama State
G/T Jack Cornell, Illinos
WR Dorian Graham, Syracuse
G/T Cord Howard, Georgia Tech
NT Nicholas Jean-Baptiste, Baylor
NT Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, Kent State
G Antoine McClain, Clemson
DE Terrence Moore, Nebraska
QB Curtis Painter, Purdue
WR Logan Payne, Minnesota
S Cyhl Quarles, Wake Forest
OLB Chavis Williams, Alabama
G Tony Wragge, New Mexico

The following players were placed on Injured Reserve:

TE Matt Balasavage, Temple (ankle)
RB Damien Berry, Miami (neck/shoulder)
G/C Justin Boren, Ohio State (foot)
LB Ricky Brown, Boston (head)
TE Bruce Figgins, Georgia (shoulder)
WR Tommy Streeter, Miami (foot)

Since the Ravens decided to release Quarterback Curtis Painter they will once again go with only two signal callers on the roster. Baltimore has been fortunate that Joe Flacco has shown fantastic durability over his four years in the NFL, as he’s played every game in his career so far.

Deonte Thompson becomes another undrafted free agent to make the team as he joins five other Wide Receivers on the squad. They were still able to hold on to Tommy Streeter due to injury.

At running back Bobby Rainey was rewarded for his work in the pre-season with a spot as second-year player Anthony Allen was let go. Damien Berry was also placed in Injured Reserve.

The Offensive Line now has some interesting depth with Bryant McKinnie, Jah Reid, Michael Oher, and Kelechi Osemele. Huge prospect Ramon Harewood also finally nabbed a roster spot in his third season.

Vet Tight End, Billy Bajema takes over for Kris Wilson as the Number three on the depth chart behind Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson.

On Defense, Baltimore let Safety Omar Brown walk even though he had a stellar pre-season and instead kept Danny Gorrer and Chykie Brown in the secondary. Brown may end up on the Practice squad.

Surprisingly, Sergio Kindle found a spot among the linebackers. Even though he has struggled with injuries he has also shown pass rushing ability, which is prized commodity on this team.

Seventh-round pick DeAngelo Tyson and Bryan Hall both made the team and may have a chance to work into the rotation.

While the 53 players kept on Friday hold the special distinction of making the team, there could still be changes. With other teams making cuts, the Ravens could look to bolster certain positions with newly-made free agents.

“All kinds of possibilities are still out there. We will just have to see how it shakes out,” Harbaugh said.

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