Ex-Raven Fitzgerald Toussaint joins Steelers practice squad

Fitzgerald Toussaint won't be returning to Ravens but Terrence Magee could.

As the Ravens contemplate their own running back situation, one of their backs from last season has moved on. Fitzgerald Toussaint, who played in four games for the Ravens last season, including both playoff contests, has signed a practice squad deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Toussaint was cut by the Ravens Saturday as they trimmed their roster to 53. Toussaint, who played his college football at Michigan, was battling rookie Terrence Magee to be the Ravens’ No. 3 back with Lorenzo Taliaferro sidelined with a knee injury. Both Magee and Taliaferro wound up being waived.

However, there is a good chance that Magee, an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana State, is brought back to the organization either to the active roster or the practice squad. The Ravens’ active roster is currently full, but they’re expected to open up a spot by placed defensive end Brent Urban, who had surgery to repair a torn biceps last month, on injured reserve with a designation to return. Given Taliaferro’s injury, Magee is a candidate to take that spot ahead of the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos.

The Ravens also have one opening on their 10-man practice squad. One scenario could be the Ravens signing a veteran running back to the active roster and Magee joining the practice squad.

Toussaint, 25, had six carries for 12 yards in two regular season games last year. In the preseason, he rushed for 51 yards on 15 carries. Toussaint is the fifth Raven who was cut in recent days to find another job. Cornerback/kick returner Asa Jackson (New York Giants) and rookie guard Robert Myers (Indianapolis Colts) were waiver claims. Offensive tackle Jah Reid was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs while free agent rookie offensive tackle Blaine Clausell joined the New England Patriots’ practice squad.

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