Asa Jackson, Kapron Lewis-Moore not on Ravens' projected 53-man roster

Here is a position-by-position look at who stays, who goes when the Baltimore Ravens make their final cuts.


Joe Flacco

Matt Schaub

Bryn Renner (practice squad)

The Ravens haven't kept three quarterbacks on the roster since 2009, and that isn't going to change this year. Renner has done enough in the preseason to earn a place on the practice squad.


Justin Forsett

Lorenzo Taliaferro

Buck Allen

Terrence Magee (practice squad)

Fitzgerald Toussaint (practice squad)

The Ravens need to carry four running backs because of Taliaferro's knee injury, but they'll keep three to start. Baltimore should bring in a veteran free agent because Allen isn't ready to back up Forsett.


Kyle Juszczyk

Kiero Small ((practice squad)

The Ravens use their fullback more than other teams do, but one on the 53-man roster is enough.


Steve Smith Sr.

Breshad Perriman

Kamar Aiken

Marlon Brown

Michael Campanaro

Darren Waller

Jeremy Butler (practice squad)

Daniel Brown (practice squad)

Tom Nelson (cut)

The top five receivers are guaranteed to make the team. The decision for the sixth one isn't a difficult one. Waller is the more intriguing prospect, and the Ravens can get Butler to the practice squad. Butler only makes the team if the Ravens want to carry a seventh receiver, given Perriman's knee injury.


Crockett Gillmore

Maxx Williams

Nick Boyle

Dennis Pitta (PUP)

Konrad Reuland (practice squad)

This is a young but promising group. Gillmore is primed to have a breakthrough year in his first season as a starter. Williams will make an impact as a receiver, and Boyle proved his toughness all summer.


Eugene Monroe

Rick Wagner

James Hurst

Jah Reid (cut)

Blaine Clausell) (cut)

Reid started strong, but he has looked like his old overmatched self the past three games. Hurst is the top backup at tackle, and guards Marshal Yanda or Kelechi Osemele can shift to tackle in a pinch.

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Marshal Yanda

Kelechi Osemele

John Urschel

Robert Myers

Kaleb Johnson (cut)

Yanda and Osemele are arguably the best guard combination in the NFL. Urschel is the top backup at guard and center. The Ravens won't want to risk losing Myers by trying to get him on the practice squad, so Baltimore keeps the rookie fifth-round pick.


Jeremy Zuttah

Ryan Jensen (practice squad)

Nick Easton (cut)

Jensen is dealing with a head injury, and the Ravens will keep him if he isn't fully recovered. He spent last season on the practice squad, so Baltimore knows he can pass waivers. The Ravens can always promote Jensen if there are any injury concerns with Monroe, Osemele or Hurst heading into the season opener.


Brandon Williams

Timmy Jernigan

Carl Davis

Micajah Reynolds (cut)

Jernigan's questionable status for Week 1 could press Davis into an immediate starting role. Williams' play is generating well-deserved buzz and could lead to a Pro Bowl invitation.


Chris Canty

Lawrence Guy

DeAngelo Tyson

Christo Bilukidi

Brent Urban (IR-designated for return).

Kapron Lewis-Moore (cut)

Canty and Guy are the top two on the depth chart here. Urban would have to remain on the 53-man roster for one day before being put on short-term IR. Bilukidi gets the nod over Lewis-Moore for the final spot on the defensive line.


Terrell Suggs

Elvis Dumervil

Courtney Upshaw

Za'Darius Smith

Brennen Beyer (practice squad)

Zach Thompson (cut)

Suggs and Dumervil, the NFL's top pass-rushing duo last season, return. The only change from last season is Smith replacing Pernell McPhee as a situational pass-rusher.


C.J. Mosley

Daryl Smith

Albert McClellan

Zachary Orr

Arthur Brown

Andrew Bose ((cut)

The play of Mosley and Smith is the reason why no one has ever talked about the Ravens missing Ray Lewis. McClellan and Orr are core special teams players. Brown has put together enough splash plays to get a spot. The Ravens don't give up on high draft picks that quickly.


Jimmy Smith

Lardarius Webb

Kyle Arrington

Tray Walker

Rashaan Melvin

Cassius Vaughn

Asa Jackson (cut)

Quinton Pointer (cut)

The Ravens are going to need plenty of healthy cornerbacks when they face Peyton Manning and the Broncos' passing attack in the season opener. Given that Melvin has been banged up and Walker isn't ready to contribute right away, the Ravens will keep a veteran like Vaughn, who made plays on defense and special teams in the preseason finale.


Kendrick Lewis

Will Hill

Anthony Levine

Terrence Brooks

Nick Perry (practice squad

Brynden Trawick cut

Lewis and Hill are the starters, and Levine is a valued special-teams player. It's a remarkable story about how fast Brooks recovered from a severe knee injury eight months ago. The Ravens had to be pleased by the amount of his impact plays in the preseason finale.


Justin Tucker (K)

Sam Koch (P)

Morgan Cox (LS)

The only question is at returner after Jackson fumbled punts the Past two games. He went from favorite to win the job to off the team. It could be time to see what Campanaro can do as a returner. The Ravens also have Webb and Steve Smith as their "aces in the hole" at returner.