Roster outlook

August 28, 2002|By Jamison Hensley

The Ravens, who are carrying 66 players, need to trim their roster to 53 by Sunday. A look at how the roster is shaping up heading into the final preseason game (number in parentheses indicates how many players the team is expected to carry at that position):

Offense

Quarterback (2)

In:Chris Redman, Jeff Blake.

On the bubble:None.

Long shot:Wes Pate.

Tailback (3-4)

In:Jamal Lewis, Chester Taylor, Tellis Redmon.

On the bubble:Dameon Hunter.

Long shot:None.

Fullback (1-2)

In:Alan Ricard.

On the bubble:None.

Long shot:Marvin Brown.

Offensive line (9)

In:Jonathan Ogden, Casey Rabach, Mike Flynn, Bennie Anderson, Edwin Mulitalo, Jason Thomas, Ethan Brooks.

On the bubble:Mike Collins, Lawrence Smith.

Long shot:Jim Jones.

Wide receiver (5)

In:Travis Taylor, Brandon Stokley, Ron Johnson, Javin Hunter.

On the bubble:Randy Hymes.

Long shots:Marc Lester, Kenyon Hambrick.

Tight end (3)

In:Todd Heap, John Jones, Terry Jones.

On the bubble:None.

Long shot:Jonathan Burrough.

Defense

Nose tackle (2)

In:Kelly Gregg, Maake Kemoeatu.

On the bubble:None.

Long shot:None.

End (4-5)

In:Michael McCrary, Tony Weaver, Marques Douglas.

On the bubble:Nate Bolling, Omari Jordan, Salem Simon.

Long shot:Ben Williams. Inside linebacker (4-5)

In:Ray Lewis, Ed Hartwell, Bernardo Harris, Bart Scott.

On the bubble:Rod Taylor.

Long shot:None.

Outside linebacker (4-5)

In:Peter Boulware, Shannon Taylor, Adalius Thomas, Cornell Brown.

On the bubble:J.R. Johnson.

Long shot:None.

Cornerback (5-6)

In:Chris McAlister, Gary Baxter, Robert Tate, Alvin Porter, James Trapp.

On the bubble:Shawn Byrdsong, Reggie Waddell, Jason Olford.

Long shot:None.

Safety (4)

In:Ed Reed, Will Demps, Anthony Mitchell, Chad Williams.

On the bubble:None.

Long shot:None. Specialists

Kicker:Matt Stover.

Kickoff specialist:J.R. Jenkins.

Punter:Dave Zastudil.

Return specialist:Lamont Brightful.

Long snapper:Joe Maese.

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