Taliaferro was released by the Ravens on Friday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
The Ravens began the process of paring their roster down to 53 men Friday, releasing nine players early in the day. Taliaferro, a fourth-round selection by the team in 2014, had made the switch to fullback this preseason to up his chances at making the final roster. However, a lack of feel for his new position coupled with mediocre rushing totals (15 carries, 31 yards) made Taliaferro expendable.
Taliaferro has been moved to fullback, which helps his chances of breaking camp on the Ravens' 53-man roster, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Kyle Juszczyk's departure this offseason left Baltimore with a hole at fullback, but Taliaferro (6-foot, 225 pounds) is a logical replacement at the position given his size and backfield experience. Still, a move to fullback negates much of Taliaferro's fantasy value as he's never shown to have the pass catching acumen that Juszczyk brought to the fullback spot. Hensley adds that Taliaferro will have to beat out Ricky Ortiz to lock up what will likely be the only fullback spot available on the roster.
Taliaferro (hamstring) could get a look in the fullback/H-back role vacated by Kyle Juszczyk, The Baltimore Sun reports.
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.
The Ravens placed Taliaferro (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
For the third consecutive season, Taliaferro will be a member of the Ravens' IR list. On this occasion, he managed just three appearances on the campaign due to his placement on the PUP list at the start of the season with a foot injury and his current bout with a hamstring concern.
Taliaferro (thigh) is ruled out of Monday night's game against the Patriots, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Taliaferro wasn't at practice again this week and will now miss his fourth straight game. Consequently, the Ravens' backfield duties will continue to be handled by a trio of Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen.
Taliaferro (thigh) did not practice on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Taliaferro hasn't officially been ruled out for Monday's game against New England but it's unlikely that he's able to play. Look for Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon to handle the majority of Baltimore's running back duties once again.
Taliaferro (thigh) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Taliaferro has missed the last three games with the thigh issue and being a non-participant this late in the week is surely not encouraging for his status on Sunday. Regardless of whether the tailback is made active or not, however, Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon would still lead the Ravens' Week 14 rushing attack.
Taliaferro (thigh) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins.
Taliaferro will miss his third consecutive game due to the thigh issue, while Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon will continue to lead the Ravens' backfield.
Taliaferro (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.
Taliaferro has missed the past two games with the same thigh injury. He'll likely miss a third if he's unable to get back on the practice field this week.
Taliaferro (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's Week 12 matchup with the Bengals, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
Taliaferro will be sidelined for a second straight game with the thigh injury, which prevented him from practicing all week. He'll be buried on the depth chart upon his return to full health, so it's not expected that he'll pick up enough touches to make much of a fantasy impact.
Taliaferro (thigh) is doubtful to play Sunday against the Bengals, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Taliaferro didn't play last week and appears close to drawing a second consecutive DNP. If he's ultimately ruled out, Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen will continue to comprise the Ravens' backfield.
Taliaferro (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.
Taliaferro spent a majority of the season on the PUP list with a foot injury, and got injured soon after returning to game action. Once Taliaferro is able to return, he will sit behind Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon on the Ravens' running back depth chart and likely won't see many snaps, barring an injury to the aforementioned players.
Taliaferro (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
After sitting out practices Thursday and Friday with the thigh injury, Taliaferro was never considered to have a great shot at suiting up in Week 11. The third-year running back is buried on the depth chart behind Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen and may have been a healthy inactive even if he had been available to play.
Taliaferro (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
With Taliaferro almost assuredly out Sunday, the Ravens' Week 11 backfield will be headed by Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon, with Javorius Allen in reserve.
Taliaferro (thigh) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Thankfully this isn't the same injury that sidelined Taliaferro for the first six games of the season, but it's notable nonetheless. His level of participation Thursday and Friday will likely provide more insight regarding his status for this week's game against the Cowboys.
Taliaferro (foot) was activated from the PUP list Saturday and will be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Jets, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Taliaferro returns to the active roster in his first week of eligibility after Lisfranc surgery during the offseason forced him to the PUP list. At this point his return shouldn't have much of a fantasy impact as Terrance West, Javorius Allen, and Kenneth Dixon figure to see the majority of the touches out of the backfield moving forward.
Taliaferro (foot) will return to practice this week, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Taliaferro landed on the Raven's regular-season PUP list to begin the year after missing the majority of the team's offseason program recovering from Lisfranc surgery. Now six weeks into the season, Taliaferro is eligible to resume practicing, but it's unclear when he could be ready for game action.
Taliaferro (foot) was moved to the regular-season PUP list Tuesday, ruling him out for the first six weeks of the year.
A 2014 fourth-round selection, Taliaferro missed all of training camp and the preseason while recovering from Lisfranc surgery. He's been plagued by foot and ankle issues to this point in his career, and the Ravens already have a crowded backfield. Taliaferro will be ineligible for the first six weeks, with Baltimore then having three weeks to activate him from the PUP list once/if he resumes practicing. Taliaferro may ultimately be placed on injured reserve or released with an injury settlement, as Justin Forsett, Terrance West, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon (knee) are all clearly ahead of him on the depth chart.
Taliaferro (foot) was placed on the PUP list Thursday.
Absent for the start of training camp after reportedly enjoying a healthy offseason, the 2014 fourth-round draft pick is apparently now dealing with yet another foot injury. Taliaferro's first two professional seasons were both cut short by foot/ankle injuries, and he'll likely need to fight for a roster spot this time around.
Taliaferro (undisclosed) is not participating in Thursday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
While not starting training camp on the PUP list, Taliaferro is unavailable for the first full-squad practice. The 2014 fourth-round draft pick is likely just dealing with a minor injury, but he may already have an uphill battle to earn a roster spot, as Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon are all considered locks. Taliaferro reportedly even worked behind Terrance West throughout much of the offseason program.
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