Wide receivers Daniel Brown, who caught a touchdown and blocked a punt in Thursday night's preseason-closing loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and Tom Nelson, offensive tackle Blaine Clausell, inside linebacker Andrew Bose and cornerback Quinton Pointer were all let go. Their releases leave the Ravens with 70 players, meaning that they'll have to make 17 more moves by 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The fourth preseason game in the NFL's bloated August schedule is reserved for reserves like them, with a few dozen players vying for a handful of spots on the back end of the Ravens roster entering a game that has meaning only to them.
Wide receiver Michael Campanaro (River Hill) returned to practice Monday to participate in individual drills after missing over two weeks with an unspecified soft tissue injury, and joins a wide receiver competition that thanks in part to several injuries hasn¿t yielded results in the preseason.
Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell's interception of Flacco's pass late in the first quarter not only cost them Hurst, but running back Lorenzo Taliaferro as well. Taliaferro ended up underneath Maxwell and Hurst on the sideline tackle, and got up slowly after the play.
The Ravens began stretching and getting used to their surroundings on the field at around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, in full pads for the first of three practices with the Philadelphia Eagles at their Novacare Complex. Here are five early observations from the practice.