OWINGS MILLS, Md.--Ravens named starters, reduce roster to reach 53 this past Friday and Saturday. Gino Gradkowski is the starting Center. The Roster remained heavy on the wide receivers and light on the tight end position.
Even though the team cut Tandon Doss after a disappointing training camp, the dept at the wide receiver position is still good with seven at the position on the roster. Doss' release came after a lackluster performance, catching only seven passes for 123 yards and one touchdown after being drafted in 2011.
S Omar Brown
TE Matt Furstenburg
WR Tandon Doss
RB Bobby Rainey
DT Cody Larsen
G Antione McClain
T J.J. 'Unga
TE Billy Bajema
Center Ryan Jansen is placed on Injured reserve. Cornerback Asa Jackson and Safety Christian Thompson are on the reserve-suspended. Jackson has an eight game suspension for violation of the league's performance enhancing substance policy and Thompson four games for violation of the substance-abuse policy.
Rainey and Doss' cuts seemed unexpected as Allen and Carter lost position in the running back spot a couple days ago. The Ravens cut veteran tight end Billy Bajema and undrafted rookie tight end Matt Furstenburg(Maryland). The team have discussed the option of bringing back Bajema and adding Furstenburg to the practice squad on Sunday.