The Ravens brought back a familiar face Thursday, signing defensive back and special teams player Brynden Trawick, who played the first three of his six NFL seasons in Baltimore.
Trawick, 29, spent the past two seasons with the Tennessee Titans after one year with the Oakland Raiders.
In a corresponding move, the Ravens waived linebacker Matthew Thomas, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. Thomas didn’t practice Wednesday after the signing of Trawick.
Trawick has long been considered a special teams standout; he earned all of his playing time there last season with the Titans, appearing on 81.2% of the unit’s snaps. In his first season with the Titans, he made the Pro Bowl as a special teams standout.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Trawick began his career with the Ravens, signing with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Troy in 2013. He played in 38 games with them over his first three NFL seasons.
“Brynden was a guy that we really wanted to keep when he left, and we weren’t able to do it financially,” coach John Harbaugh said Thursday. “But to have him back, put him in the mix, those guys will be competing to make the team, and we’ll see what happens.”