The Ravens continue to trim down their roster and their latest release was one of the team's preseason standouts.

The Ravens let go undrafted free agent wide receiver Daniel Brown, who caught a touchdown pass and blocked a punt in the loss to the Atlanta Falcons last night. Brown, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound wide out who played his college ball at James Madison, finished the preseason with four catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns along with last night's blocked punt.


Wide receiver Tom Nelson, who was trying to return to the NFL after switching from defensive back to wide receiver, was also let go. The release of Brown and Nelson leaves the Ravens with seven wide receivers on their roster: Steve Smith Sr., Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro, Marlon Brown, Jeremy Butler and rookies Breshad Perriman and Darren Waller.

Butler and Waller, a sixth-round pick, may be competing for one spot.

The Ravens also announced that they have released undrafted rookie tackle Blaine Clausell, undrafted rookie inside linebacker Andrew Bose and cornerback Quinton Pointer.

Clausell, who was signed after the May draft out of Mississippi State, was given a $10,000 signing bonus as a rookie free agent. His bonus was the largest of the Ravens undrafted rookie class, but he battled injury all training camp.

A Huntingtown native, Bose played his college ball at Rhode Island.

Pointer, who was signed to the Ravens practice squad last year, had a strong beginning to training camp and even started the team's preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints. However, he couldn't keep up the momentum. The Ravens currently have seven cornerbacks on their roster: Jimmy Smith, Lardarius WebbKyle Arrington, Rashaan Melvin, Tray Walker, Cassius Vaughn and Asa Jackson.

The Ravens typically have made some of the required cuts on the day before the roster deadline, and saved some for the deadline day. Every team needs to be at 53 players by 4 p.m. Saturday, with some of the players released put through waivers and brought back on the practice squad.

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