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Ravens promote Asa Jackson, move rookie Willie Henry to injured reserve

Most notable things about today's roster moves is they didn't involve Alex Lewis or Marshal Yanda.

The Ravens did more shuffling of the back end of their active roster Tuesday, promoting cornerback/kick returner Asa Jackson from the practice squad and moving rookie defensive tackle Willie Henry to injured reserve.

Jackson, who played 18 games with the Ravens from 2012 to 2015, was re-signed to their practice squad on Oct. 18 after stints with the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals. His addition adds depth to the secondary, which has been without cornerback Shareece Wright (hamstring) in recent weeks, and gives the Ravens another option at returner with Devin Hester Sr. struggling.

Henry, a 2016 fourth-round draft pick, was active for just one of the Ravens' first nine games and didn't see action in the team's loss to the New York Jets. He hasn't been on the injury report this season.

The most notable things about today's moves -- which include signing guard Jarrod Pughsley and tight end Austin Traylor to the practice squad and terminating the contract of quarterback David Fales -- is that none involved starting guards Alex Lewis and Marshal Yanda.

Lewis is dealing with a high ankle sprain that could sideline him for around six weeks, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh indicated Monday that the team is willing to give him an opportunity to return later this season rather than put him on IR.

As for Yanda, who has missed three of the past four games with a shoulder injury, the door remains open for him as well. If Yanda believes he can play and play effectively, he'll be on the field for the Ravens.

The addition of Traylor, however, might not bode well for Crockett Gillmore's pending return. Gillmore has missed two straight games with a thigh injury and his absence has forced the Ravens to sign a tight end to their practice squad each of the past two weeks just to aid in game preparation. The team has then cut that tight end the day before each game.

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