Two running backs, no quarterback headline Ravens' initial practice squad

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens loaded up at running back on their season-opening practice squad, but they couldn't find their usual No. 3 quarterback to put on there.

Josh Woodrum, who had been Baltimore's third quarterback, was signed by the Cleveland Browns off waivers. The Ravens have carried two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster and a third one on the practice squad for the previous eight seasons.

The Ravens have been a favorite landing spot for running backs, especially because Terrance West and Buck Allen are still considered unproven.

Here are the 10 players signed to the Ravens' practice squad:

RB Jeremy Langford: The 2015 fourth-round pick made an immediate impact as a rookie. He totaled 537 yards rushing and six touchdowns as the primary backup to Matt Forte. His greatest feat was becoming one of three players in Bears history with 100 receiving yards, one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown in a game.

RB Alex Collins: A 2016 fifth-round pick of the Seahawks, Collins is one of only three running backs in SEC history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in their first three seasons (Herschel Walker and Darren McFadden are the others). He finished his rookie season strong, gaining 125 yards on 31 carries -- 106 on 21 attempts in the last three games. Collins, 23, reported in better shape this year, dropping 13 pounds to weigh 204.

Quincy Adeboyejo: The undrafted rookie out of Ole Miss had a slow start and finish to the summer. In between, Adeboyejo showed big-play potential -- beating each of the Ravens' top corners deep -- and good upside on special teams. He disappeared in the preseason with three catches for 31 yards.

CB Tony McRae: An undrafted rookie out of North Carolina A&T in 2016, McRae was on the Bengals' practice squad. This preseason, he totaled one interception, two tackles and two passes defensed in two games for Cincinnati.

FB Ricky Ortiz: Baltimore didn't keep a full-time fullback on its 53-man roster, so it was important to bring back the undrafted rookie out Oregon State. The Ravens have a history of developing fullbacks, and Ortiz is a sound developmental prospect.

OL Maurquice Shakir: The undrafted rookie out of Middle Tennessee showed versatility in lining up at guard and tackle. Shakir started the preseason finale at right tackle.

LB Boseko Lokombo: The former Canadian Football League player impressed the Ravens with his play on coverage and return teams, which shouldn't come as a surprise. Lokombo was a special-teams ace for three seasons with the B.C. Lions.

OL Matt Skura: An undrafted rookie last year out of Duke, Skura spent last season on the Ravens' practice squad. With all the injuries along Baltimore's offensive line, he started all four games in the preseason. The Ravens still see him as a developmental center.

TE Ryan Malleck: Keeping Malleck is a safety net for the Ravens, considering two of their tight ends (Ben Watson and Maxx Williams) suffered significant season-ending injuries a year ago. Malleck has yet to make a 53-man roster but has spent time with the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.

DB Reggie Porter: The undrafted rookie out of Utah broke up three passes and totaled six tackles in the preseason. Added just before the start of training camp, Porter was originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts, but he was released in June.