Baltimore Ravens Cut Inconsistent WR Tommy Streeter and TE Visanthe Shiancoe
The Baltimore Ravens have made moves today by letting go notable players such as of tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, wide receiver Tommy Streeter, and outside linebacker Bryan Hall. Shiancoe’s release shouldn’t come as surprise considering the fact that the veteran has had issues catching the ball for the majority of the Ravens’ three preaseason games. With tight end Dallas Clark added to the roster, the writing was on the wall most likely for Shiancoe anyway.
For anyone watching closely to the Ravens’ situation at wide receiver, the release of Streeter also shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone as Streeter has had his issues in camp with route-running, and just inconsistent hands all together according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. That’s not exactly what you want out of a wide receiver.
When Streeter came into camp last year, I had high hopes for him. Streeter is 6-foot-5, weighed 215 pounds, which sounded like a gem for the Ravens at the time, but it didn’t work out unfortunately. In a season where the Ravens are looking for young receivers to emerge, releasing Streeter this early before the final preseason game is very telling.
What the release of Streeter could also mean is the fact that they liked what they saw of out of wide receiver Marlon Brown in the third preseason game where he had four catches for 59 yards, including a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco against the Carolina Panthers.
As for Hall, his release is a little bit surprising considering the fact that the team asked him to lose weight, and switch from a defensive lineman to an outside linebacker. Hall worked really hard in the offseason to do so, and for the Ravens to cut him before the final preaseason game like Streeter is also telling.
The Ravens do seem to have a logjam at outside linebacker with young gem’s like John Simon, Courtney Upshaw and Adrian Hamilton contributing not to mention veterans like Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs.