The Ravens traded outside linebacker Antwan Barnes to the Eagles for a conditional pick in early September. It was one of the biggest surprises when the team made its final roster cuts after the preseason. The fourth-year player had showed promise as a pass rusher here in Baltimore, and he was expected to be help the Ravens chase down quarterbacks in passing situations.
On Saturday, Barnes was cut by the Eagles, who needed to free up a roster spot for a wide receiver. The Ravens should consider bringing back Barnes, assuming he's interested in a return.
The Ravens are tied for 21st in the NFL with eight sacks in five games after defensive end Cory Redding recorded the team's lone sack Sunday against the Broncos. The Ravens have gotten decent pressure this season, helping the secondary survive life without Ed Reed, but without sacks and quarterback hits, they haven't forced many turnovers. The Ravens are one of two teams -- the Bills being the other -- that have recorded just one interception in 2010.
Of course, roster spots are precious for the Ravens right now, with Ed Reed and Brendon Ayanbadejo set to come off the PUP list next week. That roster crunch was the main reason Barnes got shipped out in the first place. But you can't deny that Terrell Suggs and the Ravens' pass rush could use the extra help.