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Ravens rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd reverts to injured reserve

Rookie linebacker Xavius Boyd has reverted to the Ravens' injured reserve list after being waived-injured with a pulled hamstring Friday.

Boyd was replaced on the roster by undrafted rookie linebacker Nick DiMarco following a minicamp tryout.


The undrafted free agent from Western Kentucky cleared waivers Monday afternoon. So did cornerback Avery Patterson and safety Dexter Moody, who were also released Friday and are now both unrestricted free agents.

Boyd could be removed from injured reserve with an injury settlement if the Ravens don't plan on carrying his salary for the entire season.


Boyd's three-year, $1.531 million contract included a $1,500 signing bonus and a split salary of $303,000. So, the Ravens could pay Boyd less than his $420,000 base salary since he's on injured reserve.

Boyd was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year after recording 103 tackles, 15.5 for losses, 8.5 sacks and one forced fumble last season.

He had two sacks and three tackles for losses against Kentucky, and a sack and 13 tackles against Tennessee.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.80 seconds at his Pro Day workout with a 32-inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times.