Ravens Place Two On Injury Reserve, Cut Three To Trim Roster To 85

In the first of three training camp cutdowns, the Ravens have placed cornerbacks Khalil Dorsey and Iman Marshall on injured reserve and have cut outside linebacker Aaron Adeoye, cornerback Davontae Harris and tight end Eli Wolf.

NFL teams are required to trim their training camp rosters from 90 to 85 players by Aug. 17, and then cut to 80 players by Aug. 24 before a final cutdown to 53 players by Aug. 31 at 4 p.m.

Dorsey failed to make the team last year as an undrafted rookie out of Northern Arizona, but he was signed to the practice squad and ultimately promoted to the 53-man roster, appearing in six games before ending the season on injured reserve. He suffered a shoulder injury in camp last week.

Marshall’s brief Ravens career has been defined by injuries. He was a fourth-round pick out of USC in 2019, but spent the first half of that season on injured reserve, and then missed all of last season after sustaining a major knee injury in training camp. He appeared in a total of three games in two seasons.

Adeoye spent most of the past two years on the Ravens’ practice squad. He appeared in one game, at Pittsburgh last year, after being promoted to the active roster in the wake of the COVID outbreak that sidelined 17 players for that game.

Harris has the most experience of this group, appearing in 30 NFL games during the past three seasons. Harris was claimed via waivers by the Ravens last November and appeared in four games for the Ravens, including one start. He had 10 tackles, including two on special teams, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.

Wolf joined the Ravens as an undrafted rookie out of Georgia last year, but injuries slowed his development and he spent the season on the practice squad. The addition of Wolf and Oregon tight end Jake Breeland as undrafted rookies last spring generated some buzz, but both had injury setbacks and neither appeared in a game for the team. Breeland was released last week.

The Ravens 85-man roster travels to Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., this week for joint practices with the Carolina Panthers Aug. 18-19, and then the teams will meet in a Week 2 preseason game on Aug. 21.

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