Ravens cut Aaron Mellette, Adrian Hamilton

The Baltimore Ravens waived wide receiver Aaron Mellette and outside linebacker Adrian Hamilton, both of whom spent last season on injured reserve.

Releasing Mellette was somewhat of a surprise because the 2013 seventh-round draft pick showed potential in the preseason last season. But Mellette was still having problems with his surgically repaired knee this offseason.

Mellette and Hamilton were going to have a tough time making the team because the Ravens have depth at wide receiver and linebacker.

The Ravens could use one of their two open roster spots on a free-agent cornerback. Drayton Florence, Aaron Ross, Dominique Franks and Marquice Cole are working out for the Ravens on Tuesday. The Ravens have also expressed interest in Brandon Flowers.

UPDATE: Coach John Harbaugh said Mellette and Hamilton both failed physicals. "We will continue to monitor those guys in the next six weeks and see where they are," Harbaugh said.