As the old western adage goes, "This town ain't big enough for the both of us." The same almost certainly holds true for the Falcons' fullback competition, where Ortiz is now beginning to be a consistent presence on the first-team offense in 11-on-11 drills. Stanford's Daniel Marx has already been eliminated from the mix, meaning Ortiz and Luke McNitt are the only fullbacks currently remaining on the roster, with Ortiz being the man most likely to receive the starting nod for Friday's preseason opener in the Meadowlands.
Ortiz was recently let go by Baltimore after spending most of the 2017 season on injured reserve. In Atlanta, the Oregon State product will compete with two undrafted rookie fullbacks in Luke McNitt (Nebraska) and Daniel Marx (Stanford).
Ortiz was waived by the Ravens on Monday.
Ortiz spent all of last season on the Ravens' practice squad before signing a reserve/future contract back in January. He has been waived in order to make room for a handful of undrafted rookie signings.
The Ravens signed Ortiz to a reserve/future contract Monday.
Ortiz spent the entirety of the season on the Ravens' practice squad. His signing could signal Baltimore's interest in reintegrating traditional fullbacks into the offense after a one-year hiatus.
Ortiz was placed on practice squad injured reserve Tuesday.
Ortiz winds up on the practice squad IR due to an undisclosed injury. In corresponding moves, the Ravens added cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste and tight end Gabe Holmes to the practice squad.
|5||10/7/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ NO||8:20 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|