Ravens pro­mote TE Daniel Brown to 53-man ros­ter

Dar­ren Waller re­turns from sus­pen­sion

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL SPORTS - By SEAN GROGAN

sgro­gan@ce­cil­whig.com

— The Bal­ti­more Ravens pro­moted tight end Daniel Brown to the ac­tive ros­ter Wed­nes­day.

Brown fills the ros­ter spot cre­ated by the re­lease of run­ning back Justin Forsett the pre­vi­ous day.

Brown signed with the Ravens as an un­drafted free agent out of James Madison in 2015. He spent most of last sea­son on the prac­tice squad, but was ac­ti­vated for six games due to an abun­dance of in­juries. He caught six passes for 64 yards.

Brown, at 6-foot-5, switched from wide re­ceiver to tight end over the off­sea­son. Head coach John Har­baugh said Wed­nes­day that Brown nearly made the 53-man ros­ter out of train­ing camp.

“Daniel was a guy that was close to start with when we

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went to the 53 at the end of train­ing camp. He’s only got­ten bet­ter. In the last four weeks, he’s prac­ticed well. He might be able to help us on spe­cial teams as well,” Har­baugh said. “He de­serves it.”

Se­cond-year tight end Maxx Wil­liams has been hob­bled by a knee in­jury and did not prac­tice Wed­nes­day. Wil­liams has no catches and has yet to be tar­geted on the sea­son.

Tight end Dar­ren Waller prac­ticed Wed­nes­day for the first time fol­low­ing a fourgame sus­pen­sion for vi­o­lat­ing the NFL’s sub­stance abuse pol­icy. The Ravens have un­til Oct. 10 to make a de­ci­sion re­gard­ing his ros­ter sta­tus.

Bal­ti­more also signed wide re­ceiver Kenny Bell to its prac­tice squad Wed­nes­day. Bell was a fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers in 2015 but spent his en­tire rookie sea­son on in­jured re­serve.

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