A week ago, Josh Woodrum was talking with Cleveland Browns coaches about what the Ravens like to do on offense. This week, the quarterback has been giving the Ravens information on Cleveland’s preferences.
That’s the life of a young player like Woodrum, who enjoyed a fairly successful preseason with the Ravens but was cut on Sept. 2. The next day, he was signed by the Browns to their active roster before getting released five days later. On Tuesday, he re-joined the Ravens’ practice squad.
On Wednesday, Woodrum, 24, expressed his gratitude about returning to the Ravens.
“This was where I was going to originally sign for [the] practice squad anyway,” he said. “So it’s pretty awesome coming back. I felt like I did pretty well during the preseason and thought I had a pretty good relationship and rapport here in Baltimore. So this is where I wanted to be, and I’m glad to be home.”
While he called Cleveland “a good organization,” Woodrum pointed out that his stay there was brief. But there was enough time for the Browns coaches to pick his brain about the Ravens’ offensive tendencies.
“Anything to get a defensive edge,” Woodrum said. “It’s part of it. I talked to my agent about that, and it’s nothing new. That was the team I was on at the time. As soon as I got back, the coaches here wanted to know what was going on. So it’s just part of the game.”
Ironically, Woodrum and the Ravens will welcome Cleveland to M&T Bank Stadium Sunday at 1 p.m. Woodrum smiled when asked about the serendipity of facing his previous employer with his current one.
“I don’t think it’s weird,” he said. “I think it’s a coincidence for sure, but I don’t think it’s weird at all.”