The Baltimore Ravens final preseason game last night against the St. Louis Rams wasn’t about winning or losing (Rams won 24-21). It was all about the bubble players just trying to make the team. Some did good while some might start considering their future endeavors.
Bobby Rainey was the star of the night. He had two rushing touchdowns, a few nice kick returns and he looked decent in kick coverage. What was most impressive was on both TD runs Rainey had to make extra efforts to cross the goal line. Definitely the type of effort you want to see out of a bubble player.
Marlon Brown probably locked up a roster spot with last week’s performance against the Carolina Panthers. Just to make sure he added another four catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. Tandon Doss is no longer on the side of the milk carton as he actually showed up last night and looked like the receiver the Ravens were hoping for.
Omar Brown, who’s competing for a backup safety job, might have made his case with a nice performance. Brown was all over the place, but in a good way. Of course, Brown’s awesome performance might spell the end for undrafted free agent Anthony Levine, depending on how many safeties the Ravens keep.
My boy Matt Furstenburg, who had been performing well, picked a bad time to not have such a good game. Billy Bajema, whose more of a blocking tight end, will probably get the No. 3 spot, while Furstenburg will probably be sent to practice squad purgatory.
This was the part where I was going to talk about how Anthony Allen and Delone Carter were probably going to get cut, but that’s happened already according to the team’s website. This is what happens when you start writing an article on your lunch break at work and then try to finish said article when you go home. What can you do, though? The Ravens will officially announce the 53-man roster tomorrow and just like all of you, I can’t wait.