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Ravens Cut Backup QB; Place newly signed OLB on IR


Former Ravens QB Brett Hundley during the preseason game on August 11, 2022.

The first round of league cuts required teams to reduce the number of players on their rosters from 90 to 85 at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on August 16, 2022. A day after releasing the running back Corey Clement, outside linebacker Chuck Wiley, and cornerback Robert Jackson on August 15, 2022the Baltimore Ravens have cut veteran quarterback Brent Hundley and placed outside linebacker Trent Harris on injured reserve, the team announced.

Hundley was signed on May 26, 2022, when this team needed more depth at quarterback when Lamar Jackson was not participating in voluntary organized team activities. This was also around the time main backup Tyler Huntley suffered from head coach tendonitis in his shoulder. John Harbaugh.

The seven-year veteran was the fourth quarterback on the depth chart and primarily served as an extra arm in camp to give some of the other quarterbacks a rest. He didn’t take the field in the Ravens’ preseason opener and record win over the Tennessee Titans until the fourth quarter. Hundley went 2 of 2 for 42 passing yards, which included an impressive deep carry from undrafted wide receiver Raleigh Webb for 34 yards and ran for three yards on two attempts.

Updated quarter depth chart

Hundley’s release leaves the Ravens with just three quarterbacks on the roster for the remainder of the preseason with undrafted rookie Anthony Brown of Oregon being third behind Jackson and Huntley.

With the former league MVP unlikely to take a single snap in the preseason, Huntley and Johnson will likely be the only two callers to adapt to the team over the next two weeks. Huntley is firmly entrenched as the No. 2 quarterback after establishing himself as one of the league’s best backups in that vitally important position.

Both reserves had strong showings in the preseason opener with Huntley going 16 of 18 for 109 passing yards and a touchdown and rushing for 17 yards on three attempts. Brown played most of the second half in relief and completed 10 of 15 passes for 117 passing yards and ran twice for 14 yards.

Crows are getting razor thin on the edge again

Harris lands on season-ending injured reserve just three days after signing with the team on Aug. 13, 2022, ending his 2022 campaign before it even started. Since he was placed on injured reserve before the last round of cups, he cannot be brought back during the regular season.

This development coupled with Wiley’s release the day before also means the Ravens are once again extremely light on healthy defenders. With veteran Tyus Bowser and rookie David Ojabo still recovering from torn Achilles tendons, that leaves second-year pros Odafe Oweh and Daelin Hayes, veterans Justin Houston and Steven Means, and undrafted rookie Jeremiah Moon as the last left not on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

Oweh only played one snap in the preseason opener and Houston didn’t even dress for the game. Neither will likely play much, if at all, in the team’s two remaining exhibition games unless they bring in another top defenseman, which leaves Means, Moon and Hayes playing the game. majority of shots at these competitions over the next two weeks.

Means had a strong showing in the preseason opener, recording a sack, multiple presses and a pair of tackles. Hayes is the best option to hold the SAM outside linebacker spot until Bowser can return to action and also played well in Week 1.

“I think they’re both doing really well,” head coach John Harbaugh said at a press conference on Tuesday. August 15, 2022. “They’re two very different types of players. Daelin is more of a SAM, kind of an ‘outside backer’, standing linebacker type guy, with that ability to rush around the edges; Steven is more of what we would call a RUSH , more of a defensive body type. Sure, we mix things up and drop the guys too, but [they’re] two different types of guys. They are both doing well, and the games are going to be important for these guys.