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In a move that had been expected, the Ravens have re-signed wide receiver Deonte Thompson and cut rookie running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.

Thompson was cut Saturday when the team promoted Toussaint from the practice squad because running back Bernard Pierce was sidelined with a quadriceps injury. Thompson went unclaimed off waivers on Monday.

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Toussaint is expected to rejoin the Ravens' practice squad if he clears waivers.

"You stay ready for whatever and whenever they need you," Toussaint said Sunday after the Ravens' 23-21 win over the Cleveland Browns, during which he didn't play a snap. "That's what the job calls for. You're there just in case they want you to play."

For Toussaint, being on the active roster is lucrative regardless of whether he plays. Toussaint earns a $24,706 game check for each of the weeks he's on the active roster. For the other weeks of the season, he's paid at the normal practice squad rate of $6,300 per week.

Toussaint rushed for 103 yards in the Ravens' preseason finale against the New Orleans Saints.

He rushed for 648 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior at Michigan last season. He also caught 18 passes for 203 yards.

"We have a lot of good running backs here, but I know I can get the job done if they need me to play," Toussaint said. "I'm confident in what I can do. I just stay patient and wait for my turn."

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