Collins, McRae placed on ac­tive ros­ter; Lang­ford waived

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS - By Jeff Zre­biec

Just two days af­ter pro­mot­ing Jeremy Lang­ford to the ac­tive ros­ter in place of in­jured Danny Wood­head, the Ravens waived the for­mer Chicago Bears run­ning back and re­placed him with Alex Collins.

Like Lang­ford, Collins, who played 11 games for the Seat­tle Sea­hawks last sea­son, signed with the Ravens prac­tice squad af­ter the end of the pre­sea­son. When the Ravens put Wood­head on in­jured re­serve Thurs­day with a ham­string in­jury, they opted to pro­mote Lang­ford to fill that third run­ning back role.

It isn’t clear what changed since, but Lang­ford is again look­ing for work while Collins could get an op­por­tu­nity to play to­day in the Ravens’ home opener against the Cleve­land Browns.

The Ravens made an­other mov, pro­mot­ing cor­ner­back Tony McRae from the prac­tice squad and mov­ing Shel­don Price to IR. Price has been out with the con­cus­sion he suf­fered in the team’s pre­sea­son finale against the New Or­leans Saints. He be­comes the 13th Raven to go on IR.

With Price and rookie Jaylen Hill (ham­string) side­lined last week, the Ravens played with just three healthy out­side cor­ner­backs: starters Jimmy Smith and Bran­don Carr and rookie first-round draft pick Mar­lon Humphrey. They did use safeties Lar­dar­ius Webb and An­thony Levine Sr. in the slot in their 20-0 vic­tory over the Cincinnati Ben­gals.

McRae, who was added to the prac­tice squad Sept. 5 af­ter he was cut by the Cincinnati Ben­gals, has yet to be ac­tive for an NFL reg­u­lar-sea­son game. He’ll pro­vide some depth at cor­ner­back with Hill al­ready be­ing de­clared out for Sun­day’s matchup with the Browns.

Collins, a fifth-round pick by the Sea­hawks out of Arkansas in 2016, had 125 rush­ing yards and a touch­down on 31 car­ries and 11 re­cep­tions for 84 yards.

Ter­rance West (Towson Univer­sity, North­west­ern High) and Buck Allen are en­trenched as the Ravens’ top two backs, but Collins could get an op­por­tu­nity.

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