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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Ravens have re-signed veteran wide receiver Deonte Thompson to their practice squad and cut defensive tackle A.J. Pataiali'i. Thompson's practice squad salary will be more than the usual $6,300 per week, according to a source. Thompson cleared waivers Thursday, one day after being released for the second time in five days. He caught three touchdown passes during the preseason and 10 passes for 96 yards last season. Thompson is possibly the fastest player on the team with 4.21-second speed in the 40-yard dash.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Ravens have re-signed veteran wide receiver Deonte Thompson to their practice squad and cut defensive tackle A.J. Pataiali'i. Thompson's practice squad salary will be more than the usual $6,300 per week, according to a source. Thompson cleared waivers Thursday, one day after being released for the second time in five days. He caught three touchdown passes during the preseason and 10 passes for 96 yards last season. Thompson is possibly the fastest player on the team with 4.21-second speed in the 40-yard dash.
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September 7, 2009
Wide receiver Justin Harper, a seventh-round draft choice in 2008 who impressed the Ravens in training camp this season but had trouble holding onto the ball in preseason games, was signed to the practice squad Sunday. The Ravens kept just four wide receivers on the active roster, but also signed undrafted rookie Eron Riley (6 feet 3, 205 pounds, Duke) to the practice squad along with the 6-3, 215-pound Harper of Virginia Tech. Others signed by the Ravens to the practice squad: safety K.J. Gerard (6-1, 192, Northern Arizona)
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Wide receiver Deonte Thompson was cut by the Ravens on Wednesday, marking the second time in the past five days he's been released. The Ravens replaced him on the roster by claiming former San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Lawrence Guy off waivers. He was cut by the Chargers on Tuesday. The Ravens need depth on the defensive line with Chris Canty and Timmy Jernigan both dealing with knee injuries. Canty didn't practice Wednesday. Jernigan has a meniscus injury that kept him from playing against the Cleveland Browns and is still hoping to avoid surgery.
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | October 4, 2005
The Ravens today signed defensive end Bernard Thomas to their practice squad and waived wide receiver Fred Stamps. Thomas is a 6-foot-4, 273-pound rookie out of Nebraska. He previously was with the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad. Originally published October 4, 2005, 10:02 AM EDT
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | September 22, 2005
The Ravens have signed quarterback Brian St. Pierre to the practice squad. Waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the preseason, St. Pierre is a third-year pro out of Boston College. He saw action in one game in 2004, attempting one pass. St. Pierre was originally drafted by the Steelers in the 5th round (163rd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. September 22, 2005, 2:53 PM EDT
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN REPORTER | November 14, 2006
With no timetable on Ray Lewis' return, the Ravens are prepared to go with former practice squad player Dennis Haley as the team's starting middle linebacker. In his news conference yesterday, coach Brian Billick said the Ravens are unsure when Lewis will be able to come back from a badly bruised back, although they have not ruled him out Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Lewis, who has not practiced since accidentally getting hit by teammate Ed Reed on Nov. 5, missed a game for the first time this season on Sunday.
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | September 28, 2005
The Ravens added a kicker to their roster today, signing Aaron Elling, a three-year NFL veteran out of Wyoming. Elling is expected to handle kickoff duties, a job that was handled by placekicker Matt Stover in the firts two games of the season. To make room for Elling, the Ravens terminated the contract of linebacker Jim Nelson. Nelson, in his seventh NFL season, signed as a free agent this offseason after two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. In other moves Wednesday, the Ravens signed linebacker Dennis Haley, a rookie out of Virginia, to the practice squad and released practice squad kicker Robbie Gould.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
NEW ORLEANS --  Attempting to convince the Ravens to keep three quarterbacks on the roster, rookie Keith Wenning saved his best performance of the preseason for the final game. Wenning completed 8 of 13 passes for 117 yards for a 90.9 quarterback rating Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints during a 22-13 victory at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. "It was fun to be out there," Wenning said. "I wasn't nervous. I was just trying to make a play. I am pleased. I feel like I made some plays.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Quarterback Dennis Dixon , who spent this past season on the Ravens' practice squad, has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team and his agent announced this afternoon. The much-anticipated move reunites Dixon with Eagles coach Chip Kelly , who Dixon played under at the University of Oregon. Dixon, 28, will join a quarterback competition that also includes Michael Vick and  Nick Foles . Vick agreed to a restructured three-year deal with the Eagles earlier this week, but he he has not been guaranteed the starting job. The Ravens initially tried out Dixon last spring, but opted to sign Curtis Painter over both Dixon and Kyle Boller . However, Painter was released in the Ravens' final roster cutdown before the start of the season, and the Ravens ultimately signed Dixon to their practice squad.
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By Edward Lee | January 24, 2013
The Ravens can't fully replicate Colin Kaepernick's abilities as a quarterback, but they will try to give their defense a look by employing Dennis Dixon. Dixon, a practice-squad player, will imitate the San Francisco 49ers' second-year player in practice in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. Dixon did the same thing for the Ravens defense during the week before their road game against rookie Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on Dec. 9. “It's something that I'm accustomed to,” Dixon said before Thursday's practice.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | January 8, 2013
The Ravens today signed guard-center Reggie Stephens to fill out their practice squad. There was an opening after the team waived outside linebacker and former second-round pick Sergio Kindle yesterday. Stephens, who played his college football at Iowa State, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. He has also been with the Buffalo Bills and the Chicago Bears, but he's still yet to see action in an NFL regular-season game yet. Stephens, 25, is 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds.
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By Edward Lee | November 30, 2012
When two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger dislocated some ribs and sprained his right throwing shoulder in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-13 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 12, the offense was forced to turn to a pair of venerable veterans in Byron Leftwich and then Charlie Batch. Another option could have been Dennis Dixon, a fifth-round pick by the Steelers in 2008 who spent four seasons with the team. Pittsburgh could have signed Dixon from the Ravens' practice squad, but no such overture was extended.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 17, 2012
The Ravens continued to tinker with their secondary today as they placed rookie safety Christian Thompson on injured reserve and elevated safety Anthony Levine to their 53-man roster. Levine had been on the Ravens' practice squad. Levine, 25, spent the majority of the 2010-11 seasons on the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers and has yet to play in an NFL game. Thompson, a fourth-round pick, appeared on special teams in seven games this season. He was put on injured reserve with a knee injury.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson | September 11, 2012
A day after he was waived to accomodate Anthony Allen's return to the active roster, undrafted free agent running back Bobby Rainey cleared waivers and was signed to the Ravens' practice squad. "I basically just want to pick up where I left off," Rainey said. "Offensively, I think I'm good. To get on offense, I have to do more on special teams. "   Rainey acknowledged that he was initially upset and confused when he learned prior to the Bengals game that he was being cut.   "It was a surprise to me, it caught me off-guard," Rainey said.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
The Ravens completed their practice squad today by signing quarterback Dennis Dixon , who has three career starts with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dixon, 27, tried out for the team in April along with former Ravens starter Kyle Boller and Curtis Painter . The Ravens opted to sign Painter, who was cut Friday after an uneven preseason as the Ravens opted to go with two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster for the third straight year. Dixon will give the Ravens some insurance behind Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor . The former Oregon standout had spent the past four seasons with the Steelers, starting one game in 2009 and two in 2010.
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