The Ravens trimmed their roster to 53 players Saturday.
The roster moves Saturday didn't involve anyone high profile, but Baltimore did part ways with some well-known players, most notably wide receiver Tandon Doss and running back Bobby Rainey.
Doss and Rainey were among eight players released by Baltimore Saturday.
The Ravens also cut safety Omar Brown, defensive lineman Cody Larsen, offensive linemen Antoine McClain and J.J. Unga and tight ends Matt Furstenburg and Billy Bajema.
Since defensive backs Christian Thompson and Asa Jackson don't count against the roster while they're suspended, the moves Saturday leave Baltimore with 53 players on its active roster.
NFL teams had until 6 p.m. Saturday to cut their rosters to 53 players.
Saturday's moves mean that bubble players like defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson, safeties Brynden Trawick and Anthony Levine and wide receivers Marlon Brown, Aaron Mellette, LaQuan Williams and Deonte Thompson will all be on the team, at least barring another roster leading up to Thursday.
The position that was of the most interest to many heading into Saturday was wide receiver.
NFL teams typically don't carry more than six receivers, but the play of Brown and Mellette this summer combined with Williams' value on special teams contributed to Baltimore deciding to keep seven.
Doss actually entered training camp as a legitimate contender for the Ravens' No. 2 receiver job, but he had an underwhelming summer and was hurt by a lack of value on special teams.
Rainey appeared likely to make the roster as the third running back after Baltimore cut Anthony Allen and Delone Carter Friday, but, like Doss, Rainey doesn't provide value on special teams aside from as a returner, which was probably the determining factor for the Ravens in deciding to release him.
With Rainey gone, Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce are the only two running backs on Baltimore's roster.
Considering how much the Ravens plan to use both Rice and Pierce, it's possible Baltimore could look to add a running back during the next few days.
The Ravens may also look to sign a tight end since Ed Dickson and Dallas Clark are currently the only two tight ends on the roster that will be healthy enough to play against Denver.
It's possible Baltimore could re-sign Bajema or Fustenburg once it makes a move with injured tight end Dennis Pitta this week.
Pitta appears likely to be put on injured reserve with a designation to return. But under league rules, Baltimore can't use that designation until Tuesday.
Another position the Ravens may look to add to is cornerback. Baltimore has only four cornerbacks on its roster after cutting Marc Anthony Friday, although Harbaugh acknowledged Friday that free safety Michael Huff gives the Ravens flexibility because of his ability play cornerback.
Baltimore's roster, as it stands now, has two quarterbacks, two running backs, two fullbacks, seven wide receivers, three tight ends (including Pitta), nine offensive linemen, seven defensive linemen, nine linebackers, nine defensive backs, one kicker, one punter and one long snapper.

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