|Offense||14th||92.4 (26th)||266.9 (8th)|
|Defense||8th||103.8 (11th)||233.6 (10th)|
|11||Aiken, Kamar||WR||6-2||215||5/30/1989||4||Central Florida|
|31||Brooks, Terrence||FS||5-11||200||3/2/1991||3||Florida State|
|Brown, Sam||DB||6-3||170||7/30/1992||R||Missouri Western State|
|83||Brown, Daniel||WR||6-5||225||5/26/1992||2||James Madison|
|59||Brown, Arthur||ILB||6-0||240||6/17/1990||4||Kansas State|
|15||Campanaro, Michael||WR||5-9||185||1/25/1991||3||Wake Forest|
|99||Canty, Chris (FA)||DE||6-7||320||11/10/1982||12||Virginia|
|56||Carter, Chris||LB||6-1||240||4/6/1989||6||Fresno State|
|63||Clausell, Blaine||T||6-7||315||1/31/1992||1||Mississippi State|
|2||Clausen, Jimmy (FA)||QB||6-2||210||9/21/1987||7||Notre Dame|
|Coley, Trevon||DT||6-0||305||7/13/1994||R||Florida Atlantic|
|Correa, Kamalei||DE||6-3||248||4/27/1994||R||Boise State|
|39||Davis, Will||SS||5-11||190||5/8/1990||4||Utah State|
|Dixon, Kenneth||RB||5-10||215||1/21/1994||R||Louisiana Tech|
|80||Gillmore, Crockett||TE||6-6||270||11/16/1991||3||Colorado State|
|93||Guy, Lawrence||DE||6-4||305||3/17/1990||6||Arizona State|
|33||Hill, Will (FA)||SS||6-1||228||3/7/1990||5||Florida|
|74||Hurst, James||T||6-5||312||12/17/1991||3||North Carolina|
|66||Jensen, Ryan||G||6-4||310||5/27/1991||3||Colorado State-Pueblo|
|97||Jernigan, Timmy||DE||6-2||302||9/24/1992||3||Florida State|
|8||Johnson, Jerrod||QB||6-5||251||7/27/1988||1||Texas A&M|
|8||Johnson, Josh||QB||6-3||205||5/15/1986||8||San Diego|
|Judon, Matt||DE||6-3||250||8/15/1992||R||Grand Valley State|
|Kaufusi, Bronson||DE||6-6||281||7/6/1991||R||Brigham Young|
|41||Levine, Anthony||CB||5-11||200||3/27/1987||5||Tennessee State|
|95||Lewis-Moore, Kapron||DE||6-4||315||1/24/1990||4||Notre Dame|
|Luckett, Cavellis||LB||6-0||245||12/6/1992||R||Middle Tennessee State|
|Lutz, Will||K||6-0||190||7/7/1994||R||Georgia State|
|60||Monroe, Eugene (FA)||T||6-5||300||4/18/1987||8||Virginia|
|Ochi, Victor||DE||6-1||241||10/2/1993||R||Stony Brook|
|Onwuasor, Patrick||DB||6-2||225||8/22/1992||R||Portland State|
|54||Orr, Zach||LB||6-0||255||6/9/1992||3||North Texas|
|18||Perriman, Breshad||WR||6-2||218||9/10/1993||2||Central Florida|
|Pierce, Michael||DT||6-0||340||//||4||No College|
|88||Pitta, Dennis||TE||6-4||245||6/29/1985||7||Brigham Young|
|85||Reisner, Allen (FA)||TE||6-3||255||9/29/1988||4||Iowa|
|Reuland, Konrad (FA)||TE||6-5||254||4/4/1987||3||Stanford|
|Stanley, Ronnie||T||6-5||304||3/18/1994||R||Notre Dame|
|55||Suggs, Terrell||OLB||6-3||265||10/11/1982||14||Arizona State|
|34||Taliaferro, Lorenzo||RB||6-0||225||12/23/1991||3||Coastal Carolina|
|64||Urschel, John||C||6-3||305||6/24/1991||3||Penn State|
|12||Waller, Darren||WR||6-6||245||9/13/1992||2||Georgia Tech|
|21||Webb, Lardarius||CB||5-10||182||10/12/1985||8||Nicholls State|
|77||Wesley, De'Ondre||T||6-6||326||7/28/1992||2||Brigham Young|
|98||Williams, Brandon||NT||6-1||335||2/21/1989||4||Missouri Southern State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft at No. 134 overall, Dixon scored the second-most touchdowns (87) in FBS history while also topping 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his four seasons. His quickness and receiving ability should make him a nice fit in offensive coordinator Marc Trestman's pass-oriented scheme, but the Ravens already have a pair of capable pass-catching backs in Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen. It thus seems Dixon will merely vie for a role as part of a possible committee, though injuries during training camp could easily change the situation. Regardless, the Ravens don't seem worried about Dixon's hamstring injury and expect him to be a full go for the start of camp in late July.
Although he didn't quite match his rookie-year impact or stat line, Mosley is entrenched as a centerpiece of the Baltimore defense for 2016 and beyond. He and Daryl Smith comprise one of the league's better duos at inside linebacker, but the rest of the Ravens defense needs serious work. Mosley should be a top-10 IDP option at linebacker heading into 2016.
Supernaw was mostly a reserve in 2014 and had two catches for 27 yards. Trawick is a backup safety that plays on special teams coverage units. Melvin was signed off of the Dolphins' practice squad after injuries decimated the cornerbacks. Jensen was a 2013 draft pick that ended up spending the majority of 2014 on the practice squad.
Canady has good athleticism for a corner at 6-foot-1 and with 31 and 5/8-inch arms, but the Virginia pass defense was awful in 2015, which doesn't bode especially well for Canady's NFL coverage skills. Still, he's a worthwhile project in this range.
Wilson broke his leg during May minicamp. He was soon waived/injured, but then placed on injured reserve. He already knew he was still in the team's plans, courtesy of John Harbaugh.
"In the NFL, you can get hurt and get cut and that was the first thing on my mind," he told the Baltimore Sun. "John told me as I was on the stretcher, 'We want you with us to get ready for next year.' That was something positive. By next year around this time, I'll be ready to compete."
Wilson, who underwent surgery to repair the damage, was signed an an undrafted free agent, but not ignored. He chose Baltimore over offers from Seattle, Kansas City, Atlanta and Cleveland.
Zuttah is recovering from offseason hip surgery. He practiced on a limited basis. Zuttah played the 2014 season with a lot of pain, especially when he was in his blocking stance.
Zuttah was an integral part of the Ravens' success on the offensive line a year ago. The Ravens only gave up 19 sacks, the second-fewest in the NFL, and rushed for 126.2 yards per game, which ranked eighth in the league.
Waller was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft after running a 4.46 40-yard dash at 6-6, 238 pounds at the scouting combine. His rare size-speed combination may hint at long-term upside, but he probably doesn't have the short-area quickness that's needed to beat defensive backs in the NFL -- which explains why the Ravens are moving him to tight end. Even if he bulks up appropriately, expectations should remain quite modest, as Waller caught just 51 passes in college and two as a rookie (six games). Furthermore, the Ravens already possess good depth at tight end, having signed Ben Watson to join Crockett Gillmore (shoulder), Maxx Williams and possibly Dennis Pitta (hip).
The first tight end taken in the 2015 draft, Williams was mostly quiet for much of the season, playing behind a fellow young tight end in Crockett Gillmore. Williams picked it up during the season's final three weeks, however, totaling 13 catches for 100 yards. Expect Gillmore and Williams to both be featured in the Ravens' 2016 offense, with Gillmore's production to date not quite good enough to preclude Williams from taking over the featured job.
A 2014 UDFA, Orr has a leg up on 2013 second-rounder Arthur Brown in a competition for the starting inside linebacker job next to C.J. Mosley. Already a core special teamer, Orr worked ahead of Brown last season, serving as the top backup to Mosley and Daryl Smith, both of whom topped 115 tackles while occupying three-down roles. With Smith released in the offseason despite recording 120+ tackles in both of this seasons with the Ravens, Orr has a real shot to reach triple digits, putting him on the radar in deeper IDP leagues. However, Brown is likely the superior athlete and could therefore make a push for the job during training camp.
Although Smith isn't worried about missing the preseason, he did say just a few days ago that he'll need to get some work in at training camp if he's going to be ready by Week 1. Recovering from a torn Achilles suffered Nov. 1, the 37-year-old wideout hasn't taken part in any offseason workouts and doesn't seem to have much chance of being ready for the start of training camp. He still hopes to be available at the start of the season, and his presence (or lack thereof) may be even more important than expected, as Breshad Perriman (knee) now faces a potentially-lengthy rehab process of his own. Of course, there's no guarantee Smith will be productive if he's available, given his age and the serious nature of his injury.
Selected by Tampa Bay in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Clay was scooped off the Buccaneers' practice squad to serve as the Ravens' return specialist. He doesn't offer much promise as a receiver, but he should have every opportunity to lock down a role as Baltimore's primary return man in 2016.
It is the second straight week Richardson will be inactive.
The Colts are currently 7-point underdogs against the Patriots Sunday.
Mallett joined the Ravens in December and ended up starting the final two games, with his performance decent enough to make him the clear favorite for the backup job this season. Despite his reported struggles during OTAs and minicamp, the former third-round selection (2011) remains a heavy favorite to serve as Joe Flacco's top backup, as the Ravens didn't put much effort into finding competition. Jerrod Johnson and Josh Johnson will also get some reps during training camp.
This doesn't seem like a good fit at first glance, as the Ravens used a third-round pick in the 2014 draft on Crockett Gillmore (back/shoulder), then selected Maxx Williams in the second round last season. However, Gillmore needs multiple surgeries this offseason and is likely looking at a prolonged timetable, and Williams didn't impress as a rookie. Known primarily for his blocking ability throughout a lengthy career, the 35-year-old Watson matched or surpassed his career-best receiving marks in every major category in 2015, finishing with a shocking 74-825-6 receiving line on 109 targets. Even if Gillmore in't ready by Week 1, Watson will be a long shot to approach those numbers now that he isn't serving as Drew Brees' primary tight end.
A clear liability for much of the year, Smith came on strong at the very end, notching 3.5 sacks over the final three weeks of the season. The Ravens hope to have Terrell Suggs (Achilles) back in 2016, but Smith might still have a key role in sub packages.
Hurst excelled as an undrafted free agent last year while Monroe proved inconsistent after signing a hefty free-agent deal. He also dealt with injuries that forced him to miss five games.
Canty has not been able to practice all week.
The Ravens are 5-point favorites.
The Bengals will also have five other probable players active for the game, including guard Clint Boling (illness), kicker Mike Nugent (illness), defensive end Wallace Gilberry (hamstring), linebacker Chris Carter (knee) and cornerback Darqueze Dennard (shin).
Four of the team's six questionable players are also active in Week 17, including cornerbacks Adam Jones (illness) and Chris Lewis-Harris (illness), safety Reggie Nelson (illness) and linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring).
Cincinnati is a 3 1/2-point underdog in Pittsburgh in Week 17.
Flacco seems to be making a quick recovery from Dec. 8 surgery to repair a torn ACL, as he's widely expected to be ready July 27 for the start of training camp, despite being a spectator for on-field activities throughout the offseason program. Though already able to sprint and make cuts, he's thrown far fewer passes than he typically would have at this point in the year, which could be cause to limit his reps during training camp. Flacco's arm strength has never been questioned and should quickly come back to him, but he did admit that there's some chance he'll feel hesitant when he has to face a live pass rush for the first time. While he's clearly on track for Week 1, his progress will be worth monitoring throughout camp and the preseason.
Perriman was recently diagnosed with a partial ACL tear, which led to fear that he might start his career with a second straight missed season. Fortunately for the Ravens, the tear wasn't severe enough to require reconstructive surgery, so Perriman instead received a stem-cell injection to help the ligament heal. Although the team is optimistic, head coach John Harbaugh admitted that Perriman still faces a very uncertain recovery timetable. The 2015 first-round selection missed his entire rookie season with a PCL injury in the other knee, and he'll presumably have added risk for suffering a full ACL tear whenever he does make it back onto the practice field. Steve Smith (knee) is also expected to miss the beginning of camp -- at the very least -- leaving Kamar Aiken and Mike Wallace as the likely first-team wideouts when the team takes the field in late July.
When Wallace agreed to a two-year, $11.5 million contact in March, it appeared he would face tough competition for targets, joining a team that already had Steve Smith (Achilles), Kamar Aiken and Breshad Perriman (knee), in addition to a stable of capable pass-catchers at running back and tight end. Though the latter part of the equation remains unchanged, Wallace's competition for snaps out wide may be lacking, as both Smith and Perriman are uncertain for the start of the season. Set to turn 30 in early August, the speedy veteran is trying to bounce back from a career-worst 39-473-2 receiving line, hoping he won't be marginalized in the Ravens offense the way he was with Minnesota.
Baltimore continues to stack defensive line depth in this year's draft with the addition of the former Michigan Wolverine. Henry, a 6-3, 303-pounds, he stands to serve as a depth option behind nose tackle Brandon Williams in the middle of the defensive line. Baltimore often rotates its young defensive linemen, so Henry could see some snaps early on, especially if he's able to overtake last year's third-rounder, Carl Davis. Still, Williams is the alpha dog in the middle in Baltimore, so Henry's snap count may be on the lower end early in his career.
Suggs suffered the second torn Achilles of his career in Week 1, leaving the Baltimore defense without arguably its most important player for the entire season. He made a miraculously quick recovery from the injury back in 2012, but he didn't return to his usual form until the following season. Now 33 years old, Suggs is signed through 2018 on a contract that has team-friendly cap numbers, but with a high percentage of the money guaranteed. While it would be shocking if he opted for retirement, there's no assurance that he'll ever be a dominant player again.
The report follows news earlier Wednesday that the Ravens had released Hill, who now faces the fourth, and longest suspension of his NFL career.
Weddle joins the Ravens after a wildly productive, nine-year stay in San Diego to begin his career. Over that span, Weddle averaged nearly 95 tackles per season, led the league in interceptions in 2011, and earned three Pro Bowl selections since then as well. At 31 years old, Weddle brings great play-making potential back to Baltimore's free safety position, where he should continue to be a fantasy standout.
Brown didn't survive final cuts before the season, but Baltimore's slew of injuries eventually led to an opportunity. His highlight was a long gain that was called back on a phantom offensive pass interference penalty, depriving him of what should have been his first NFL touchdown. Brown has ideal size at 6-5, 225 pounds, but his lack of quickness will likely resign him to fringe roster status heading into training camp next season. He might eventually consider a position switch to tight end, though such a move would only make sense if he were to latch on with a different organization. Baltimore's need at wide receiver is far greater than the need at tight end.
West, Taliaferro and Trent Richardson (knee) were expected to compete for (possibly) one roster spot, but it appears the latter may have fallen out of the competition after having arthroscopic surgery. It's actually a bit surprising that West worked ahead of 2014 fourth-rounder Taliaferro, who often served as the Ravens' short-yardage/goal-line back when healthy his first two seasons. Granted, foot/ankle injuries have limited Taliaferro to just 16 appearances, and West is reportedly in the best shape of his career. This isn't a high priority battle, as fellow running backs Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and rookie Kenneth Dixon are all considered locks for the final roster. The competition between West and Taliaferro might ultimately be decided on special teams.
With Will Hill (suspension) released earlier in the week, Baltimore has glaring needs at both cornerback and safety. Webb has almost exclusively played the former to this point in his career, but he did take some snaps as a safety late in the 2015 season. A position switch would make some sense, as Webb's man coverage skills seem to have eroded faster than his ball skills and tackling.
Wright signed with the Ravens after being cut by the 49ers last season, and went on to start seven games while compiling 40 tackles and five passes defensed for Baltimore. In doing so, Wright mightily helped improve a Ravens pass defense that struggled during the first half of the season. With Wright under contract going forward, he and long-time friend Jimmy Smith project as the team's starting cornerback duo, allowing veteran Lardarius Webb to transition to free safety in the coming campaign.
Brooks sustained ligament tears in his knee last December and is not ready to participate in training camp. If he is unable to play to start the season, his stay on the PUP list would automatically extend through at least six games.
A 2013 second-round selection, Brown has mostly worked on special teams thus far, recording just 17 tackles in 30 career games, with 15 of those tackles coming in his rookie year. Zachary Orr, a 2014 undrafted free agent, mostly worked ahead of Brown throughout the offseason program, after serving as the top backup to C.J. Mosley and Daryl Smith last year. Orr is the clear favorite to start Week 1, but Brown still has time to make a push during training camp.
A 2011 UDFA and a career journeyman, Aiken took advantage of Baltimore's many injuries last season, catching five or more passes in each of the final nine games. To be fair, he was a starter even before all the injuries struck, yet still had just 18 receptions (on 38 targets) through the first seven games of the season. The Ravens responded to last year's struggles by adding depth in the receiving corps, with free-agent signings Mike Wallace and Ben Watson joining 2015 first-rounder Breshad Perriman and second-rounder Maxx Williams -- neither of whom had much impact as a rookie. The team also hopes to have Steve Smith (Achilles) available, though it's far from a sure thing he'll be ready by Week 1. While the competition for targets has drastically increased, Aiken proved to be a capable possession receiver and could reprise a similar role -- albeit with fewer targets -- during the upcoming campaign. Offering reliable hands at 6-2, 215 pounds, Aiken provides a nice contrast to the speedier Wallace and Perriman. It should be an interesting training camp for the Baltimore receiving corps.
Tucker will make $4.5 million next season after he and the Ravens could not make ends meet on a long-term deal. Tucker, who knocked through 33 field goals last season, is becoming one of the standout kickers in the league and has proven to be a valuable fantasy pickup.
Now more than five months removed from breaking his arm, Forsett was always expected to make a full recovery long before the start of training camp. He was a full participant in Baltimore's first round of OTAs, reportedly looking like his usual self. The only question is how he'll fare in the competition for snaps and touches, as he and Javorius Allen are expected to battle in training camp, with fourth-round rookie Kenneth Dixon also a candidate to earn a role.
A 2014 UDFA, Butler opened his 2015 season buried on the Baltimore depth chart, but injuries eventually allowed him to work as the No. 2 receiver. He caught three or more passes in each of the final seven games, posting a 30-342-0 receiving line (on 42 targets) during that stretch. Although he probably did enough to lock down a roster spot for 2016, Butler will presumably drift back toward the bottom of the depth chart unless the Ravens' receiving corps suffers another run of terrible injury luck.
Fullback Shaun Chapas and offensive tackle Brett Van Sloten were waived with injury designations. Baltimore also placed defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore, guard Will Rackley and defensive end Brent Urban on injured reserve.
With the Ravens boasting impressive depth at tight end, the 29-year-old Reuland wouldn't have had a real shot to make the final roster. He only has 12 receptions in his career and will now look to catch on elsewhere.
Attempting to bounce back from a second dislocation of his right hip, the 30-year-old Pitta apparently looked good at OTAs and minicamp. He was once a leading target for close friend Joe Flacco, but even if Pitta proves to be much the same as he once was, the Ravens have a ton of competition for snaps at tight end, with Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) and Maxx Williams also in the mix. Pitta hasn't played in a game since Sept. 2014, and he will always be at added risk for suffering another severe hip injury, which would almost certainly spell the end of his career. He already considered retiring, but instead decided to give it one last shot after sitting out the entire 2015 season.
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 enters the 2016 campaign coming off right foot surgery, but it appears he'll be full-go at training camp prior to the regular season. He currently slates in as the top cornerback for the Ravens on the outside with Shareece Wright across from him.
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 didn't provide any other details, but he did make it clear that the injury affected him last season, perhaps helping to explain why he had fewer than 9.5 sacks for the first time since 2008. He did manage a three-year high of 48 tackles, taking on an every-down role in the absence of Terrell Suggs (Achilles), after mostly playing on passing downs the previous two years. The Ravens likely plan on scaling Dumervil back to his old role that focused on pass-rushing, as the team hopes Suggs will be ready by Week 1. Dumervil won't necessarily be ready for the start of training camp, but he expects that he'll have plenty of time to prepare for the season.
We're not sure if the Bills are just about done with Manuel and his inconsistent play or if Johnson - signed as a free agent a month ago - has started showing enough in practices that the Bills decided to make a change in the pecking order. For now, if your league goes deep enough to where backup quarterbacks matter, Johnson looks like the direct insurance behind the surprisingly capable Taylor.
Urban landed on the Ravens' injured reserve/designated to return list after tearing his biceps during training camp, which followed a torn ACL that caused him to miss all of his rookie campaign last year. Now healthy after being sidelined for half of this season, Urban has been given the green light to return to practice this week, although it's unclear if he'll be ready to play already this Sunday against the Jaguars. Whenever Urban is fit to play, he figures to add valuable depth to the Ravens' defensive front.
Boyle was utilized sparsely as a rookie in 2015, hauling in 18 balls for 153 yards over the course of 11 games. However, he received his first suspension related to PEDs on Dec. 7 and subsequently missed the final four contests of the season. With Boyle out of the picture for most of next season, the Ravens rely upon Crockett Gillmore (back) and Maxx Williams to man tight end.
The former third overall pick of the 2012 is hoping to resurrect his disappointing career in Baltimore but now may not be ready for the start training camp, which could hurt his chances of making the final 53-man roster. The 25-year-old is competing with Terrance West and Lorenzo Taliaferro for a spot in the Ravens' backfield.
Justin Forsett (broken arm) has plenty of time to recover and is signed for two more years on a reasonable contract, but Allen showed enough promise as a rookie -- particularly in the passing game -- to at least have a fair shot at earning the starting job. Allen only averaged 3.8 yards per carry with a 137-514-1 rushing line, but he got the majority of his touches late in the season when Baltimore's offense was ravaged by injuries. He also turned 61 targets into a 45-353-2 receiving line, with 37 receptions over the final seven weeks of the season.
Traded from Miami to Baltimore in September in exchange for a late-round draft pick, Davis served as the Ravens' nickelback before tearing an ACL for the second time in two years. Given the shaky state of Baltimore's depth chart at cornerback, Davis could compete with the likes of Shareece Wright and Jerraud Powers for the starting job across from Jimmy Smith (foot). Davis will be 11 months removed from suffering the injury when Week 1 rolls around.
Monroe will rest for the second straight week, leaving Joe Flacco once again without his regular left tackle.
Matthews' deal is for one year and $600,000. The Ravens picked up Matthews when he was cut by the Seahawks midseason. After joining the Ravens he played in four games, catching nine passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. He'll be buried on the depth chart in the upcoming campaign and will have to fight for any snaps he can get. His biggest impact will likely be on special teams, where he played in 11.7 percent of the team's snaps last season, despite only participating in four games.
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).
A defensive end at Boise State, the 6-foot-3, 243-pound Correa is mostly expected to serve as a 3-4 outside linebacker for the Ravens, with his biggest contribution expected to come as a pass-rusher. However, with the team lacking depth at both inside and outside linebacker, it makes sense for Correa to be familiar with a bunch of different positions in the front seven, even if he mostly figures to serve as a sub-package rusher in his first season. He's unlikely to establish IDP relevance anytime soon.
A 2014 fourth-round selection, Taliaferro has often served as Baltimore's goal-line/short-yardage back when healthy, but a foot injury limited him to just three games last season. He now finds himself on the roster bubble, with Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon all locks to make the team. Taliaferro's chances got a slight bump when it was announced that Trent Richardson (knee) needs arthroscopic surgery, but it appears West might be the real winner from that development. In any case, the two are likely just competing for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart, which means the battle could be determined on special teams.
The 32nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Elam struggled mightily through his first two seasons, then missed all of 2015 with a torn biceps. He should be healthy for training camp but will likely just compete for backup role. The Ravens signed Eric Weddle to start at one safety spot, and they're expected to test out converted cornerback Lardarius Webb at the other.
Juszczyk is one of the NFL's better fullbacks, especially from a receiving standpoint. However, he rarely gets carries to complement the catches, leaving him as an afterthought even in deeper formats. His rookie contract runs through 2016.
Powers impressed teammates during OTAs and minicamp, reportedly showing a knack for interceptions, of which he has just 11 in 87 career regular-season games (82 starts). Although he was known as the weak link in Arizona's secondary the past few years, Powers should actually represent an upgrade for a Baltimore team that has struggled with poor cornerback play for the last half-decade. Though he only signed a one-year contract, Powers could even push Shareece Wright for a starting job on the outside across from Jimmy Smith (foot). In such a scenario, Powers might still shift inside in nickel and dime packages, which could make him an interesting IDP option in leagues that use specific positions. It's still speculative at this point, as Wright will enter training camp as the favorite to start.
Elam tore his bicep on the first day the team put on pads in camp, so his designation to the injury list is not a surprise.
Meeting with the media at the NFL Owners Meetings, Harbaugh said he was confident in Timmy Jernigan and Brandon Williams . "There’s no reason we can’t be a great defense and a great defensive front next year," he said, per ESPN.
Jernigan was a second-round draft pick of the Ravens last year. He had four sacks in 12 games as a rookie.
Williams has 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in two years with the Ravens.
With Clausen inactive, Ryan Mallett is slated to start Sunday's game, with Matt Schaub on hand to serve as the team's No. 2 QB in Week 16.
A 2014 seventh-round selection, Campanaro has mostly impressed when healthy -- especially during the preseason -- but lower-body injuries have limited him to just eight regular-season games in two years. He admitted in January that 2016 will be a make-or-break season, as he could establish himself as a key slot target for Joe Flacco, but might also find himself on the wrong end of the roster bubble. Campanaro isn't off to a great start, dealing with yet another soft-tissue injury in his lower body -- this time a calf strain. Granted, the Ravens just began OTAs and won't open training camp for another two months, giving him more than enough time to make a full recovery. In addition to fighting for a role on offense, Campanaro figures to battle Kaelin Clay and sixth-round rookie Keenan Reynolds for work in the return game.
Yanda isn't concerned about his contract status, however.
"I'm focused on the mandatory minicamp right now," Yanda said, per the Baltimore Sun. "We'll worry about that when the time comes. Right now, I'm focused on getting better as a football player. I'm not too worried about it. We'll get it done when we get it done. I'm not too worried about it."
The Ravens save $2 million in salary cap space by letting Canty walk. The 11 year veteran notched 19 tackles and one sack in nine games last season. According to an interview with PFT Live, Canty assured that he still wants to play next season, as he'll look to join a team in need of defensive line depth.
Reports on Gillmore's health have been all over the place this offseason, as it was initially reported he might need two or three surgeries, with his back and both of his shoulders problematic. The flame was fueled when the Ravens signed Ben Watson, a capable in-line blocker who also caught a career-high 74 passes for the Saints last season. As it turns out, Gillmore only needed surgery on one of his shoulders, setting him up for a return at the beginning of camp. Though looking better than expected from a health standpoint, Gillmore is unlikely to regain the bit of fantasy utility he carved out last season, as he'll now have to compete with Watson, 2015 second-rounder Maxx Williams and (possibly) Dennis Pitta (hip) for snaps at tight end. The Ravens also added depth at running back and wide receiver, albeit with no clear top target among the bunch.
Signed to a three-year, $5.4 million contract before the season, Lewis pretty much gave the Ravens what they paid for, providing sub-par but mostly competent play at safety. The team will likely look for an upgrade during the offseason, but it's entirely possible Lewis will return as a starter.
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