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Ravens cut Huff, Spears

In what is somewhat of a surprising move, the Baltimore Ravens have parted ways with two of their offseason acquisitions. Safety Michael Huff and defensive end Marcus Spears were both released today, not even making it through one season with the club. Huff had lost his starting spot after his poor performance against the Broncos in week one and hasn’t made an impact on special teams since his demotion. Spears has struggled with a knee injury and just hasn’t made enough plays to warrant a roster spot at this time. Ozzie Newsome has a strong track record in this business so we will give him the benefit of the doubt, but these moves show that the original signings of these players were mistakes.

In corresponding moves, the Ravens called up safeties Brynden Tradwick and Omar Brown from their practice squad. Tradwick is famous for running into Jacoby Jones on a punt return agains the Broncos, while Brown has shown he is able to make plays when given the chance in the past two preseasons. Both will certainly see time on special teams, an area in which coach John Harbaugh has wanted to improve over the bye week.

The Ravens signed quarterback Nick Stephens and wide receiver Kamar Aiken to replace Brown and Tradwick on the practice squad.


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