Ravens Set 2022 Practice Squad

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The Ravens have drafted most of their first exhibition squad for the 2022 season.

None of the Ravens released Tuesday were claimed on waivers, meaning those waived (OLB Daelin Hayes, DT Aaron Crawford, WR Shemar Bridges) went back to the injured reserve and could be activated later this season.

The rest of the players the Ravens cut were available to re-sign on the practice squad and many were brought back. Baltimore has signed 15 players, so there is still room for a practice squad.

Sure, there will be changes to this throughout the year, but here’s who’s on the first list:

The sixth-round rookie showed good feet and received skills in training camp, but had a quiet preseason with 65 yards on 23 carries. The Missouri star can continue to develop his all-round game.

Brown shone in the preseason finale against Washington, completing 15 of 19 passes for 256 yards and one touchdown. He threw two nice deep balls to Demarcus Robinson, including one for a touchdown. Throughout the preseason, the undrafted Oregon rookie was 35-of-47 for 464 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He said he aspires to rise in the NFL, similar to how Tyler Huntley did in Baltimore.

NT Isaiah Mack (exception)

Mack was a candidate to be claimed elsewhere on waivers, but the solid run stopper showing flashes of his pass rush skill was cleared and will remain in Baltimore. “He’s disruptive, and I think that’s one of the biggest compliments you can give a footballer,” said assistant head coach/defense line Anthony Weaver.

Mason serves as backup to Pro Bowler Pat Ricard’s practice team. Last season, Mason signed with the New England Patriots practice squad instead of staying in Baltimore, but saw no action and returned at the end of the year.

McKenzie serves as additional internal offensive line depth.

LB Steven Means (veteran)

It wouldn’t be surprising if Means is called up to the matchday roster in the first few weeks, as the Ravens currently have only two healthy linebackers outside of the 53-man roster. Means played well in training camp and the preseason.

Moon has flashed in practice and games. He had three tackles and a half sack in the preseason final. The 6-foot-5, 249-pound Florida product can continue to learn behind Justin Houston, Odafe Oweh and others. Given the lack of depth on the linebacker from the outside, he could get a call-up.

The Ravens have a lot of depth in the defensive line and Nichols popped too. The SF Austin product has good snap speed.

Polk had major college productions in the SEC (Mississippi State) and some standout moments in training camp practice. He led the Ravens in receptions in the preseason opener, bringing in six passes for 43 yards, but only two more catches for 29 yards in the other two games.

CB Kevon Seymour (veteran)

The experienced cornerback is a trusted reserve and a strong player of special teams. Seymour suffered an ankle sprain in the preseason finale and Head Coach John Harbaugh said he could be back in a few weeks. The Ravens are healthy at cornerback for now, so Seymour has time to recover.

OT David Sharpe (veteran)

The Ravens re-signed Sharpe on July 22, and he remains with the team as veteran insurance tackle. He played in three games last season, bouncing between the exhibition squad and the matchday roster. He was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2017 and also played for the Texans and Commanders.

Victor spent the entire season on the exhibition squad and will start there again in his sophomore year. He made progress this summer, but was still part of a busy field. Victor made one of the most spectacular moves of the preseason with a 50m jump over his head.

Washington made the initial roster of 53 men last year and played in three games, but suffered a broken foot. He missed much of the summer rehab, but made a good impression after his return. Washington had six tackles in the preseason finale and defended the final pass well that sealed the Ravens’ 23rd straight win.

Webb emerged in the preseason, including scoring a 38-yard touchdown in the second game in Arizona. He, Polk and Shemar Bridges all competed for a place on the list and can now continue their climb.

CB Daryl Worley (veteran)

The Ravens brought Worley back on August 8 after the season-ending injury of linebacker Vince Biegel. Worley then caught an interception in the first preseason game just three days later and played well for much of the preseason. Worley played in just four games last season and this will be his seventh year in the league.

The only Ravens released as part of the final cutdown that were not retained were defensive end Brent Urban, safety Tony Jefferson, undrafted rookie cornerback David Vereen, undrafted rookie inside linebacker Zakoby McClain, undrafted rookie outside linebacker Chuck Wiley, running back Nate McCrary, tight finish Tony Poljan and guard/center Jimmy Murray.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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