The Ravens have set their initial practice squad for the 2022 season.
None of the Ravens who were released on Tuesday were claimed off waivers, meaning those who were waived injured (OLB Daelin Hayes, DT Aaron Crawford, WR Shemar Bridges) returned to 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.
Of course, this will change throughout the year, but here’s who’s on the initial list:
The sixth-round rookie showed good feet and receiving skills in training camp but had a quiet preseason with 65 yards on 23 carries. The Missouri standout can continue to develop his all-around game.
Brown shined 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 rookie out of Oregon was 35-of-47 for 464 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He said he aspires to move up in the NFL similar to how Tyler Huntley did in Baltimore.
NT Isaiah Mack (exception)
Mack was a candidate to be claimed on waivers elsewhere, but the rugged run stopper who showed flashes of his pass rush ability cleared and will remain in Baltimore. “He’s disruptive, and I think that’s one of the biggest compliments you can give any football player,” Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Anthony Weaver said.
Mason serves as practice squad backup to Pro Bowler Pat Ricard. Last offseason, Mason signed with the New England Patriots practice squad instead of staying in Baltimore but did not see any action and returned at year’s end.
McKenzie serves as extra interior offensive line depth.
LB Steven Means (veteran)
It wouldn’t be surprising if Means is called up to the game-day roster for the first two weeks considering the Ravens only have two healthy outside linebackers currently on the 53-man roster. Resource played well in training camp and the preseason.
Moon shone in practice and games. He had three tackles and half a sack in the preseason finale. The 6-foot-5, 249-pound Florida product can continue to learn behind Justin Houston, Odafe Oweh and others. Given the lack of depth at outside linebacker, he could get a call.
The Ravens have plenty of depth on the defensive line and Nichols broke out as well. The SF Austin product has a good click speed.
Polk had great college production in the SEC (Mississippi State) and some standout moments in training camp practices. He led the Ravens in receptions in the preseason opener, hauling in six passes for 43 yards, but only two more catches for 29 yards in the other two games.
CB Kevon Seymour (veteran)
The veteran cornerback is a reliable backup and strong special teams player. Seymour suffered an ankle sprain in the preseason finale and head coach John Harbaugh said he could return 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 a veteran insurance at tackle. He played in three games last season, bouncing between the practice squad and game day roster. He was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2017 and also played for the Texans and Commanders.
Victor spent all of last season on the practice squad and is starting there again in his sophomore year. He made strides this summer, but was still part of a crowded field of competition. Victor made one of the most spectacular plays of the preseason with a leaping 50-yard catch over his head.
Washington made the initial 53-man roster last year and played in three games, but he suffered a broken foot. He missed much of the summer rehab but made a good impression after returning. Washington had six tackles in the preseason finale and defended the final pass well that sealed the Ravens’ 23rd straight preseason victory.
Webb came out in the preseason, including scoring a 38-yard touchdown in the second game in Arizona. He, Polk and Shemar Bridges all competed for a roster spot and can now continue their ascent.
CB Daryl Worley (veteran)
The Ravens brought back Worley on August 8 after the season-ending injury to 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 cut who 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 end Tony Poljan and guard/center Jimmy Murray.