Baltimore Ravens cut-down analysis

August, 25, 2014
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The Baltimore Ravens made 15 roster moves to trim their 90-player roster to 75. NFL teams have to get down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Most significant move: Waiving safety Omar Brown. It's not a newsworthy first round of cuts when Brown is the biggest name getting released. He has been on the team the past two seasons, playing a total of three games and making three tackles. Brown was considered Mr. August in Baltimore because he always made big plays in the preseason. But this was his quietest preseason. He had one tackle in three games. It wasn't a good sign when he only played two snaps on special teams (none on defense) in the third preseason game. The Ravens have depth at safety, and they might keep five (Matt Elam, Darian Stewart, Terrence Brooks, Jeromy Miles and Brynden Trawick).

Cornerback outlook: There are going to be five cornerbacks playing a lot in the preseason finale: Chykie Brown, Dominique Franks, Anthony Levine, Tramain Jacobs and Sammy Seamster. The Ravens cut two cornerbacks on Monday (Deji Olatoye and Marrio Norman) and won't play three injured ones (Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb and Asa Jackson). Of those playing, Brown, Franks and Levine all have a good shot at making the 53-man roster. Jacobs and Seamster are likely playing for spots on the practice squad.

Ravens moves: There were 10 players waived: S Brown, OLB Nicholas DiMarco, P Richie Leone, OT David Mims, CB Norman, CB Olatoye, LB Austin Spitler, WR LaQuan Williams, WR Mike Willie and RB Cierre Wood. Two players were injured-waived: FB Shaun Chapas (shoulder) and OT Brett Van Sloten (knee). Three were placed on injured reserve: DE Kapron Lewis-Moore (Achilles), G Will Rackley (concussion) and DE Brent Urban (knee).

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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