|Offense||17th||91.4 (28th)||256.2 (12th)|
|Defense||7th||89.4 (5th)||232.8 (9th)|
|Campanaro, Michael||WR||5-9||191||1/25/1991||3||Wake Forest|
|Carr, Brandon||DB||6-0||210||5/19/1986||10||Grand Valley State|
|51||Correa, Kamalei||ILB||6-3||250||4/27/1994||2||Boise State|
|Daniel, Robertson||DB||6-1||205||10/2/1991||1||Brigham Young|
|30||Dixon, Kenneth||RB||5-10||212||1/21/1994||2||Louisiana Tech|
|58||Dumervil, Elvis (FA)||OLB||5-11||250||1/19/1984||12||Louisville|
|33||Elam, Matt (FA)||SS||5-10||208||9/21/1991||5||Florida|
|80||Gillmore, Crockett||TE||6-6||260||11/16/1991||4||Colorado State|
|74||Hurst, James||T||6-5||312||12/17/1991||4||North Carolina|
|66||Jensen, Ryan||G||6-4||310||5/27/1991||4||Colorado State-Pueblo|
|91||Judon, Matt||LB||6-3||275||8/15/1992||2||Grand Valley State|
|92||Kaufusi, Bronson||DE||6-6||285||7/6/1991||2||Brigham Young|
|41||Levine, Anthony||CB||5-11||200||3/27/1987||6||Tennessee State|
|23||Lewis, Kendrick (FA)||FS||6-0||205||6/16/1988||8||Mississippi|
|59||Louis, Lamar||LB||5-11||232||10/2/1993||1||Louisiana State|
|Luckett, Cavellis||LB||6-0||245||12/6/1992||2||Middle Tennessee State|
|16||Mayle, Vince||WR||6-2||228||6/12/1991||2||Washington State|
|48||Onwuasor, Patrick||ILB||6-0||217||8/22/1992||2||Portland State|
|54||Orr, Zach||ILB||6-0||225||6/9/1992||4||North Texas|
|18||Perriman, Breshad||WR||6-2||215||9/10/1993||3||Central Florida|
|88||Pitta, Dennis||TE||6-4||238||6/29/1985||8||Brigham Young|
|26||Powers, Jerraud (FA)||DB||5-10||193||7/19/1987||9||Auburn|
|38||Rolle, Jumal (FA)||DB||6-0||190||5/28/1990||4||Catawba|
|79||Stanley, Ronnie||T||6-6||320||3/18/1994||2||Notre Dame|
|55||Suggs, Terrell||OLB||6-3||265||10/11/1982||15||Arizona State|
|34||Taliaferro, Lorenzo||RB||6-0||225||12/23/1991||4||Coastal Carolina|
|64||Urschel, John||G||6-3||300||6/24/1991||4||Penn State|
|Vaughan, Dustin||QB||6-5||240||1/27/1991||2||West Texas A&M|
|84||Waller, Darren||TE||6-6||255||9/13/1992||3||Georgia Tech|
|21||Webb, Lardarius||FS||5-10||182||10/12/1985||9||Nicholls State|
|77||Wesley, De'Ondre||T||6-6||326||7/28/1992||3||Brigham Young|
|98||Williams, Brandon||NT||6-1||340||2/21/1989||5||Missouri Southern State|
|Woodhead, Danny||RB||5-8||200||1/25/1985||10||Chadron State|
|24||Wright, Shareece (FA)||CB||5-11||184||4/8/1987||7||USC|
|33||Byndom, Carrington (IR)||DB||6-0||180||7/7/1992||1||Texas|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Previously expected to battle Terrance West for the Week 1 starting job, Dixon will instead prepare for an October debut in a backfield that now includes pass-catching maven Danny Woodhead, who joined the Ravens within the first few hours of free agency. It doesn't sound as though Dixon intends to fight his four-game suspension, as he instead vowed to focus on how he can help the team once his ban has concluded. This doesn't preclude the talented young runner from making an impact in his second NFL season, but the combination of four missed games and Woodhead's signing unquestionably dampers Dixon's 2017 outlook.
According to Hensley, the move to pick up Mosley's fifth-year option could be a precursor to the club working out a long-term deal with the young middle linebacker next offseason. Mosley made an immediate impact with the Ravens as a rookie in 2014 and became the first Ravens draft pick since 2008 to make the Pro Bowl. He made his second-career Pro Bowl this past season and has averaged 114 total tackles through his first three seasons as the leader of the Baltimore defense. Mosley's impending return solidifies the middle of a Baltimore linebacking corps that lost Zach Orr to retirement this offseason.
The specifics of the injury are still unknown but look for more details to emerge once the game concludes. The cornerback has yet to log a snap on defense this season as he plays primarily on special teams.
The Ravens had a logjam at tight end for much of the season, with Dennis Pitta serving as the only reliable contributor at the position on a weekly basis. Waller didn't make his season debut until Week 5 and didn't see his first targets until his fourth appearance. That said, Waller began to capitalize on his limited opportunities as the season wore on, snaring just under 60 percent of his targets and converting two of them for touchdowns. Although his target volume and overall production don't jump off the page, it's worth noting that seven of his 17 targets (41 percent) came in the red zone. While that isn't much of a sample size, it's worth comparing that to Pitta's red zone target rate of 10.7 percent. Waller has the size (6-6, 245) and testing numbers, which include a 4.46 40-yard dash and 37-in vertical jump, to make him a red zone threat in the Ravens' passing attack. Given that quarterback Joe Flacco will not have major targets Steve Smith and possibly Kamar Aiken at his disposal, Waller could have some deep sleeper potential in 2017.
Even if the Ravens were to move on from veterans Dennis Pitta and Ben Watson (Achilles), the team would still have intriguing alternatives in the form of Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) and Nick Boyle. Williams has failed to live up to his second-round status through two seasons, catching only 32 passes in 18 games. He had zero targets in four appearances last season, ultimately landing on injured reserve in October. At best, he'll enter training camp competing for snaps as part of a committee.
Devastating news for the Ravens, as Orr was one of the best up-and-coming linebackers on the team. Before suffering the neck injury in Week 16, the linebacker had tallied 133 tackles, five pass deflections, three interceptions, and one forced fumble on the season. His sudden retirement leaves the Ravens with a massive hole in their linebacking corp that may look to fill through either the draft or free agency this offseason. In three season in the league, Orr recorded 163 tackles, one sack, six pass deflections, three interceptions, and one forced fumble through 46 games.
Smith finishes his storied career as the NFL's seventh-leading receiver, racking up 14,731 yards over 16 seasons. He's also one of 14 players in NFL history with over 1,000 career receptions (1,031). The five-time Pro Bowler played his first 13 seasons with the Panthers, during which time he helped lead the Panthers to Super Bowl XXXVIII and also led the league in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in 2005 after missing the majority of the 2004 campaign with a broken leg. Although Smith checked in at just 5-foot-9, he still struck fear into opposing secondaries with his tenacity, speed, and ability to come down with the ball in seemingly every contested situation. Given his body of work and standing among some of the All-Time greats in terms of receptions and yards, Smith figures to be a candidate for the Hall of Fame once he's eligible.
With Shareece Wright (back) a late scratch, Price got the first start of his career in Sunday's loss to Washington. If Wright were to miss any more time, Tavon Young or Jerraud Powers would be the top candidates to join the starting lineup. Price doesn't seem like a strong candidate to be Baltimore's one player to return from injured reserve.
Rolle, formerly a restricted free agent, will now hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent. He spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve after suffering a torn Achilles the summer prior and is unlikely to land a new contract until he can prove he is fully recovered.
Following a competent showing late in the 2015 season, Mallett attempted just six passes in 2016 while serving as the No. 2 quarterback. He figures to reprise his role as Joe Flacco's backup, though it's possible the Ravens could bring in some competition for the job.
It's unclear why Byndom landed on injured reserve in the first place, but he's now eligible to sign elsewhere.
Recovering from a torn Achilles suffered last preseason, Watson still hasn't been cleared to practice as he prepares for the second season of his two-year, $7 million contract. The Ravens want to see how the 36-year-old tight end looks once he's healthy, but it is still possible he could be released before the season to free up cap room. The team has other options at tight end, with Dennis Pitta, Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) and Maxx Williams (knee) all under contract for at least one more season. Gillmore and Williams are still on their rookie deals, while Pitta accepted a restructured contract that should keep his roster spot safe. Watson was the clear top option last preseason, but he'll likely have to compete for snaps this time around.
Jefferson's signing comes as no surprise after he was linked with the Ravens on Wednesday. He'll join last year's prized free agent signing, Eric Weddle, to form one of the best safety combos in the NFL.
Smith didn't practice at all throughout the past week, which could mean he's closer to doubtful than questionable to play, though as a depth player the team may activate him and limit his snaps. If he's held out look for Matt Judon to see some extra reps.
The terms of Hurst's deal weren't specified. While he's currently slotted in as the Ravens' starting right tackle, things could change quickly if the team selects an offensive lineman early in this month's draft.
A key special-teams contributor and versatile defensive reserve, Levine has played all 16 games in each of the last four seasons. He doesn't figure to see much playing time on defense unless the Ravens have terrible injury luck in the defensive backfield.
Already losing wide receiver Steve Smith to retirement, the Ravens also lost starting right tackle Ricky Wagner (Lions) and starting center Jeremy Zuttah (49ers), without adding new pieces or having obvious replacements on the current roster. Baltimore has instead focused on rebuilding its defensive backfield, which might be wise from a team perspective but doesn't bode well for Flacco's 2017 prospects. The offensive line currently stands as the biggest question mark, with the wideout group also looking like a potential weakness. The Ravens did add pass-catching back Danny Woodhead (knee), who is 33 years old and currently rehabbing a torn ACL. The Ravens likely will address their offense during the upcoming draft, but it's always a sketchy proposition to expect major immediate contributions from rookies. The team may also look to the bargain bin of free agency, as it has often done successfully in the past.
Perriman, 23, had a successful first full season as a pro in 2016 after sitting out his rookie season due to a knee issue. He reeled in 33 of his 66 targets for 499 yards and three touchdowns and truly began to flash his potential in the second half of the season. With Smith gone, that leaves 101 targets unaccounted for, and if Wallace departs as a cap casualty, that'd be another 117 targets that the Ravens would have to redistribute. Perriman would be the obvious choice to take on a larger role given his talent and his status as a former first-round pick. He already was entering 2017 with a brighter outlook following Smith's retirement, but if Wallace is to leave as well, Perriman would be the presumptive favorite to secure the No. 1 role out wide.
Daniel was merely a depth option in the team's secondary after being promoted from the practice squad in late October. His release gave way for the Ravens to elevate safety Matt Elam (knee) back to the active roster.
After seeing former Raven and 49er Torrey Smith choose Philadelphia over Baltimore in free agency, retaining Wallace was a no-brainer, especially with the team having bid adieu to veteran pass catcher Steve Smith. Per the Baltimore Sun, Wallace's 2017 option is for $5.75 million. The 30-year-old is coming off his first season with the team, in which he caught 72 passes (on 117 targets) for 1,017 receiving yards and four TDs in 16 contests.
Henry will miss the remainder of the season due to an undisclosed injury. The rookie did not log a single statistic all season, as he was buried on the Ravens' depth chart and often ruled inactive on Sundays.
This signing might have seemed a bit surprising at first glance, but it made a lot more sense once the Ravens announced that Kenneth Dixon will be suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season. Dixon's backfield mate, Terrance West, isn't much of a pass catcher -- making Woodhead a sensible addition to the Baltimore backfield. It's still surprising to see the 33-year-old get a three-year contract while recovering from a torn ACL, but the structure of the deal probably limits Baltimore's investment beyond the first season. Assuming Woodhead makes a full recovery from the injury he suffered in Week 2, he should be a valuable target for Joe Flacco on check-downs. Woodhead said Friday that his knee feels great, adding that he'd only continue playing if he knew he could be the same player he was in past years, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley..
A 2016 fourth-round selection, Moore caught seven passes for 46 yards on 16 targets in 15 games as a rookie while stuck behind Wallace, Steve Smith, Breshad Perriman and Kamar Aiken on the depth chart. With Smith (retirement) and Aiken (Colts) no longer on the team and not replaced by any key free-agent acquisitions, both Moore and injury-prone slot man Michael Campanaro could get the chance to compete for a spot in three-wide sets. It is worth noting that the Ravens have been linked to many of the upcoming draft's top receivers, including potential first-round selections Corey Davis and Mike Williams. Even so, Moore should at least have a shot to push for the third or fourth spot on the depth chart -- as opposed to lingering at No. 5 or 6 as he did last season.
Suggs played with a torn biceps from Week 6 on in 2016, not to mention a vague elbow ailment he apparently had to deal with as well. He's scheduled for offseason surgery to correct the bicep issue and there doesn't appear to be any concern that either injury will impact his availability for the start of the 2017 campaign, but it awaits to be seen how extensive of a role Suggs may have entering his 15th season in the league.
The rookie out of Temple briefly exited Sunday's contest with a shoulder injury, but he managed to return to the field and turn in arguably his best performance of the season. According to Pro Football Focus, Young was the top-graded Ravens defender Sunday, turning in a 91.7 grade on the strength of allowing just two catches for four yards in coverage. It appears that Young has overtaken Shareece Wright for a starting role at corner back for the Ravens as evidenced by the fact that the rookie saw 57 total snaps compared to Wright's 13.
Weddle made his presence felt once again Monday as he picked off his second pass in as many weeks. Moreover, he was strong in run support and racked up a season-high 11 tackles (six solo, five assisted), including one sack. According to Pro Football Focus, Weddle was Baltimore's highest graded defender in Monday's loss. He figures to be busy again Sunday when the Ravens face the Eagles' quick passing attack.
Harbaugh's proclamation doesn't mean all that much, as Kenneth Dixon is suspended for the first four games of the season and Danny Woodhead (knee) is mostly a passing-down back. West is a clear favorite to take Baltimore's first offensive snap of the season, but Woodhead and Dixon also figure to have key roles in the backfield once they're available. The team might also add another running back during a draft that's strong at the position, though the offensive line and receiving corps are greater areas of need.
As expected, Webb and the Ravens worked out an agreement for him to return to the team after being released in March to free up cap room, which the Ravens used to help sign safety Tony Jefferson and cornerback Brandon Carr. While the specifics of the deal haven't been announced yet, it's assumed that Webb will be signing at a discount considering his market value was seemingly lower than he had anticipated. Though he has 82 career starts under his belt, Webb will likely have to play a depth role for the team or accept a job as the nickelback considering that the Ravens improved their secondary this offseason.
Arrington was placed on injured reserve in August, ending his bid for the nickelback role in Baltimore's defense. Set to turn 31 before Week 1 and carrying a $2.8 million cap hit, he'll need to accept a major pay cut to have any shot of sticking with the Ravens. It's unclear if he's ready to pass a physical or is still recovering from last year's concussion.
Kaufusi, the Ravens' third-round selection in May, suffered a broken ankle on Aug. 4 and had been considered lost for the season since. He likely enter the 2017 campaign as a candidate for a significant role in DC Dean Pees' 3-4 scheme.
Wright missed time with a thigh injury last season, recording 52 tackles and six pass deflections through 12 games. The Ravens also released safety Kendrick Lewis on Tuesday, giving the team an extra $4.9 million in cap space. The veteran cornerback should be able to attract the attention of at least a few teams looking to bolster their secondary.
With those key targets out, quarterback Andy Dalton figures to rely on running backs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard and wideout Mohamed Sanu.
Cincy is a 3.5-point underdog as Dalton looks for his first playoff win in four tries.
Tucker's 38 made field goals tie him for fifth all-time for a single season and were the most by an NFL kicker since both he and Stephen Gostkowski converted 38 field goals in 2013. Not only was Tucker's volume impressive, but his accuracy was elite as he missed just one kick all season to notch a 97.44 field goal percentage. Tucker was also automatic from distance as he converted all 24 attempts of 40-plus yards, 10 of which were from beyond 50 yards. He finished second only to Matt Bryant among kickers in standard scoring formats, thanks in part to Bryant having a whopping 30 more extra point attempts. Tucker remains an elite option at kicker heading into 2017 and his career 89.84 field goal percentage ranks him No.1 in NFL history.
Entering the free agency period, there was a chance that Pitta could have been a salary cap casualty to make room for Baltimore's other signings on the other side of the ball. However, Pitta has agreed to restructure in order to remain with the Ravens for at least one more season. Pitta was the third-most targeted tight end in the league last season with 121. He ultimately reeled in 86 receptions for 729 yards as he primarily worked close to the line of scrimmage as quarterback Joe Flacco's safety valve. With Pitta back in the fold for Baltimore, it drives down the values of Maxx Williams, Crockett Gillmore, and Ben Watson.
Standing at 6-foot-3, 275 pounds, the Ravens presumably view this Grand Valley State product as an edge defender rather than an interior defender. With a 35-inch vertical and 4.73-second speed, Judon should be able to provide pressure from the edge.
Cox, 28, snapped in seven games in 2014 before tearing his ACL. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Bilukidi began his career with the Raiders, he then went on to play for the Bengals and Ravens. The 25-year-old has 16 total tackles, one pass defensed and one sack.
Smith continues to heal from a high ankle sprain which he suffered in Week 14, ultimately shutting him down for the remainder of the season. Through 11 games, he notched 32 tackles (29 solo), four passes defensed, and zero interceptions. Expect Tavon Young, Shareece Wright, and Jerraud Powers to see a bulk of the work at cornerback during the Ravens' season finale against the Bengals.
Koch's net punting average (43.3 yards) led the NFL in 2014 and ranked fourth best in league history. He was a first alternate to the Pro Bowl last season.
The 32-year-old Koch holds the franchise records for consecutive games played (144), gross average (45.0), net average (39.0) and punts inside the 20-yard line (251).
Dumervil missed eight games in 2016 due to a foot injury, finishing the year with just 11 tackles, including 3.0 sacks, both career lows. He'll be an unrestricted free agent upon his release and will be entering his age-33 season in 2017.
Urban missed Thursday's practice with an illness, but returned on Friday without any limitations. He should be able to play full tilt in Sunday's game.
The Ravens apparently believe Boyle has a higher ceiling than 2014 third-round selection Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) and 2015 second-round selection Maxx Williams (knee), both of whom have struggled to stay healthy the past couple seasons. However, there may also be some competition on the veteran end, with Ben Watson (Achilles) and Dennis Pitta still under contract, though both may be asked to accept pay cuts or else be released. Boyle, a 2015 fifth-rounder, has already been suspended twice for violations of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, limiting him to 24 catches in only 17 appearances. A third suspension would rule him out for an entire season, but assuming he avoids such a fate, Boyle could be in the mix for first-team reps during training camp.
Even with Kenneth Dixon (suspension) out for the first four games of the season, Allen may need to compete for a roster spot in a backfield that now includes pass-catching specialist Danny Woodhead (knee). Allen's pass-catching ability seemingly provided his best shot at a meaningful role on offense, but Woodhead's presence -- assuming he's healthy -- significantly diminishes Allen's value to the team. Head coach John Harbaugh said Terrance West sits atop the depth chart heading into the draft, but the team probably envisions Dixon as its eventual lead back. Allen should still have a decent shot to make the roster, as he's a recent fourth-round draft pick (2015) who can at least help on special teams.
Matthews spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve due to a torn ligament in his right thumb suffered on a punt return in the Ravens' final preseason game, according to Sports Illustrated's Austin Murphy. While it isn't clear if he's returned to full health at this point in time, when healthy he'll look to secure a role on special teams ahead of the 2017 season opener.
Wide receiver Michael Campanaro (thigh), running back Justin Forsett (knee), tight end Crockett Gilmore (back) and linebacker Albert McClellan (thigh) were all deemed questionable. Forsett returned to practice Friday and is expected to play.
Meanwhile, the following players were ruled probable: Wide receiver Marlon Brown (concussion), tight end Owen Daniels (rest), linebacker C.J. Mosley (wrist), linebacker Daryl Smith (rest), wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee), linebacker Terrell Suggs (rest), defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson (rest), linebacker Courtney Upshaw (hand) and center Jeremy Zuttah (ankle).
The 42nd overall selection in last year's draft, Correa logged just 48 defensive snaps in nine games, mostly contributing on special teams before a rib injury forced him to injured reserve in December. He made his mark in college as a pass rusher, but it seems the Ravens want him to play inside linebacker in their 3-4 defense, replacing early retiree Zach Orr (neck). Baltimore could also use help at outside linebacker, which would seem to be Correa's more natural fit in the defense. Either way, he's expected to take on a key role as he prepares for his second professional season.
Taliaferro seems to be buried on the depth chart at running back, leaving him with no clear path to the final roster unless injuries hit the Baltimore backfield hard during training camp. It would thus make sense to at least give the 225-pounder a look at fullback/H-Back, which along with work on special teams might give him a real shot at making the roster. A 2014 fourth-round selection, Taliaferro has flashed some promise as a power runner when given the opportunity, but lower-body injuries cut each of his three professional seasons short. While last season's hamstring injury probably won't linger into this season, it's a stretch to think Taliaferro can actually replace Kyle Juszczyk, who parlayed his versatility into a four-year, $21 million deal with the 49ers. Even if there's little reason to believe Taliaferro can match Juszczyk's contributions as a lead blocker or pass catcher, it is possible a poor approximation could be enough to warrant one of the final roster spots.
Elam was initially pulled over for reckless driving early Sunday morning, but police booked him on charges of marijuana possession, possession with intent to sell or deliver and possession of a controlled substance. The former first-round pick appeared in nine games as a backup for the Ravens last season, collecting four tackles. He's set to become a free agent in March after the Ravens declined his fifth-year option, but the arrest could hurt his chances of landing with a team.
The Ravens were rumored to have interest in Morris Claiborne, who started across from Carr in the Dallas secondary for much of last season. The 30-year-old corner has started all 16 games in each of his nine NFL seasons, and while his availability has been the model of consistency, the quality of his play has been a different story. He was often exploited by No. 1 wideouts during his five-year tenure in Dallas, with his playmaking ability (one interception over the last three seasons) also leaving something to be desired. However, he should provide an upgrade in Baltimore, where the No. 2 and 3 cornerback spots are an annual weakness. Carr should draw easier matchups with his new team, as the other projected starters in the secondary -- CB Jimmy Smith and safeties Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson -- are all stellar.
A 2009 third-round selection, Powers started 88 of his 100 career regular-season appearances, including six of his 13 games with the Ravens last season. He did miss three or more contests in six of his eight seasons, which likely contributed to his decision to retire at the age of 29. He dealt with a groin injury and a concussion last season, and he was often picked on by opposing quarterbacks. Currently an unrestricted free agent, Powers likely would draw some interest if he changed his mind about retirement, though he might have to settle for an opportunity to compete for the third or fourth spot on a depth chart.
The Ravens placed Kamalei Correa (ribs) on injured reserved Saturday, which opened a spot on the active roster for Beyer to move up from the practice squad. The former Michigan Wolverine will likely be used primarily on special teams.
The run-stuffing Williams was Baltimore's main priority among this year's free agent crop that also included right tackle Rick Wagner and versatile fullback Kyle Juszczyk. The Ravens managed to make room for Williams despite making the splash signing of safety Tony Jefferson and picking up Mike Wallace's $5.75 million option. Williams does not have gaudy pass rush numbers that show up in the box score, but he's a space-eating force in the middle that consistently gives opposing interior linemen fits and he is considered one of the premier run-stopping interior linemen in the league. Williams' new deal will make him the highest paid nose tackle in the NFL, per Rapoport.
The Ravens had placed an original-round tender on Campanaro earlier in the offseason before agreeing to terms on a new deal that is worth upwards of $2 million. With the Ravens' current roster construction, the only receivers locked into starting roles are Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman, which opens the door for Campanaro to seize the primary slot role. Campanaro, when healthy, has shown excellent lateral agility and straight line speed in the open field. He had three offensive touches out of the backfield last season totaling 72 yards, all of which went for 10-or-more yards. There's still a chance that the Ravens will address receiver early in the draft, but Campanaro's new deal suggests that the team does have a role in mind for the Wake Forest product. Campanaro also offers some utility in the return game.
Yanda played through the shoulder ailment for most of the season but did opt out of the Pro Bowl because of the injury. The veteran switched to left guard last season because of the injury, as he felt he could play more effectively on the left side of the line. Head coach John Harbaugh said of Yanda's status, "He'll be ready for training camp -- 100 percent." Look for more updates to come at that point of the offseason.
Coming off an injury-marred campaign and multiple offseason shoulder surgeries, Gillmore faces a difficult path to the top of a crowded Baltimore depth chart. However, he did serve as the team's primary tight end for most of 2015, and it's possible the Ravens will ultimately release one or both of Dennis Pitta and Ben Watson (Achilles). The more likely scenario still has Gillmore serving as part of a committee in the final year of his rookie contract. Furthemore, he'll have to successfully rehab his problematic shoulders before a realistic assessment of his role can be conducted.
Waived by the Cowboys on Thursday, Mayle is a former fourth-rounder and second-year player out of Washington State. He's yet to catch a ball in his professional career and will likely be buried under the Ravens' wide receiver depth chart for Sunday's season finale against the Bengals.
Lewis was entering the final season of his three-year contract, but the Ravens opted to head in a new direction. Shareece Wright also was let go, giving the Ravens an additional $4.9 million in cap space between the two defensive backs. Lewis suffered a thigh injury midway through the season, landing on injured reserve for the remainder of the year. In his two seasons with the Ravens, the 28-year-old recorded 67 tackles and five pass deflections through 21 games.