The Ravens promoted rookie safety Omar Brown from the practice squad to the active roster.

"That's something everyone wants in this league is to be on the field, in the action," said Brown, who had a strong preseason with Baltimore after going undrafted out of Marshall. "I'm not going to try to force anything. I'm just going to do what I do best and what I've been taught."


Brown is taking over the spot vacated by rookie cornerback Asa Jackson, who is suspended for the next four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy

A source told The Sun that Jackson was suspended for unauthorized use of Adderall, a prescription drug intended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Brown was replaced on the practice squad by D.J. Bryant, an outside linebacker from James Madison who graduated from Randallstown High.

Bryant was a three-year starter at Randallstown and was twice named all-county at defensive end and wide receiver. He was the Most Valuable Player of the Baltimore City-Baltimore County All-Star game, catching 45 passes for 890 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. He recorded 12 1/2 sacks as a junior and also excelled at basketball.

At JMU, Bryant was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association defensive end.

Bryant spent the preseason with the Houston Texans.

"It's good to be here," Bryant said. "I'm here to work hard."

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