The Ravens have waived undrafted rookie tight end Jacob Breeland with the non-football injury designation, the team announced Wednesday.
The team hopes to keep Breeland around for the 2021 season if he clears waivers, according to an NFL Network report. Under NFL rules, players who are waived with an injury designation and unclaimed in the waivers process return to their original team’s injured reserve list.
The Ravens signed Breeland, a four-year player at Oregon, after April’s draft. He suffered a season-ending knee injury six games into his senior year, but Ravens coaches anticipated that he would compete for the team’s third tight end spot, along with second-year player Charles Scarff and fellow undrafted rookie Eli Wolf.
After rookies reported to training camp in late July, the team placed Breeland on the active non-football injury list, a sign his rehabilitation had not progressed as well as the team had hoped. The Ravens on Monday signed 27-year-old tight end Jerell Adams.
In a corresponding move, the team moved undrafted rookie defensive back Nigel Warrior, who was on the reserve/COVID list, to the active roster. The Ravens placed Warrior on the reserve/COVID list on July 26, which is for players who either contract COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus.
Under NFL protocol, players who test positive and are asymptomatic can return to team facilities 10 days after their initial positive test or if they return two straight negative tests within five days of the initial positive test.
Players who are symptomatic can return after at least 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared and at least 72 hours have passed since they last showed symptoms.