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Fitzgerald Toussaint carries the ball against the 49ers in the fourth quarter of their preseason game.
Fitzgerald Toussaint carries the ball against the 49ers in the fourth quarter of their preseason game. (Rachel Woolf / Baltimore Sun)

CLEVELAND  The Ravens have cut veteran wide receiver Deonte Thompson, promoting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad to the active roster.

The roster move coincides with starting running back Bernard Pierce's being listed as questionable on the injury report with a thigh injury.

Pierce rushed for a season-high 96 yards last Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was upgraded to full participation Friday after being limited Thursday, but the roster move points toward the Ravens possibly having concerns about their backfield depth against the Cleveland Browns should he aggravate the injury Sunday.

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Toussaint was impressive against the New Orleans Saints in the Ravens' preseason finale, rushing for a game-high 103 yards.

Toussaint, who tried out for the Ravens at their rookie minicamp, rushed for 648 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior at Michigan last season. He also caught 18 passes for 203 yards for the Wolverines in 2013.

In 2012, he suffered a season-ending leg injury and was limited to 530 yards and five touchdowns.

The 5-foot-9, 204-pound Toussaint ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout and bench-pressed 225 pounds 24 times.

Thompson was inactive for each of the first two games. He caught 10 passes for 96 yards last season.

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