Ravens release Morrow, decide to go with youth

Moore, Franklin, Harris survive round of cuts

Pro Football

September 06, 2004|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF

In making their last major cutdown, the Ravens opted for youth over experience when they unexpectedly released veteran special teams standout Harold Morrow, according to moves reported to the NFL last night.

The decision opened an extra spot on the team's 53-man roster, enabling the Ravens to keep three young players - receiver Clarence Moore, defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin and quarterback Josh Harris - who all had been on the bubble.

Morrow, 31, was known for his bruising style on coverage teams, recording 140 career special teams tackles. He spent one season with the Ravens after signing as a free agent in 2003.

Others released were linebacker Brandon Barnes, receiver Todd Devoe, cornerback Lance Frazier, defensive lineman Jesse Mitchell, offensive tackle Tony Pashos, tight end Brett Pierce, guard Brian Rimpf and center Lenny Vandermade.

The team will announce its eight-player practice squad during the next couple of days.

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