Ravens get to 53-player limit
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens released eight players Saturday, including wide receiver Tandon Doss and running back Bobby Rainey
NFL teams had until 6 p.m. Saturday to cut their rosters to 53 players.
Doss was a fourth-round pick of Baltimore in 2011 who entered training camp last month as a contender for the Ravens' No. 2 receiver job. But Doss had an underwhelming summer and became expendable with the emergence of rookies Marlon Brown and Aaron Mellette.
Rainey appeared likely to make Baltimore's roster as the team's third running back after the Ravens released Anthony Allen and Delone Carter on Friday, but Rainey was apparently hurt by a lack of value on special teams.
Also among Baltimore's cuts Saturday were safety Omar Brown, defensive lineman Cody Larsen, offensive linemen Antoine McClain and J.J. Unga and tight ends Matt Furstenburg and Billy Bajema.
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