Needing to make room on their roster for former New England Patriots and New York Jets safety James Ihedigbo, the Ravens today cut cornerback Danny Gorrer who played in 11 games for them last season.
Originally signed to the Ravens practice squad last September, Gorrer, 26, was signed to their active roster two weeks later and was active for 12 total contests including both playoff games. He had three tackles and four passes defended.
The Ravens thought highly of Gorrer, but he was ultimately the victim of a number's game. Their initial 53-man roster included seven cornerbacks and four safeties, including rookie Christian Thompson and veteran Sean Considine, who sustained two concussions during training camp. That left both Gorrer and second-year cornerback Chykie Brown vulnerable.
"It's tough. Danny is my boy, but this is the business side of it," said Ravens safety Bernard Pollard. "This is the side where any time you think things are going well, things can change. We can't control it. One thing I've always been told since I got in this league is you can control the controllable. That's one thing that's out of our hands. As players, we know it, we understand it and if we do get this phone call, we've got to be ready to bounce back.
Gorrer, who started one game for the St. Louis Rams in 2009, was unavailable for comment but he said on his Twitter page that "24 hrs til I find out where my new home will be!!!! Hurt but thankful, never get comfortable cause we never no in this business!!!!"
As for Ihedigbo, Pollard didn't foresee a problem with the 28-year-old, who was cut by the New England Patriots last Friday, fitting in ahead of the Ravens' regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday.
"The more, the merrier," Pollard said. "I think with our team, we have to figure out what we can do to help us win. Our front office has done a great job all these years. We don't see them slacking off but at the end of the day, it don't matter because we're not paying [those] contracts. They are. All we do is we have to stay in line. We got to get ready for this Monday."