Ravens place rookie wide receiver Jaleel Scott on injured reserve

On Monday morning the Baltimore Ravens announced that they had placed rookie wide receiver Jaleel Scott on injured reserve.

The team will be cutting the roster down to 53 players by the end of the week and this move is likely in conjunction with that. The Ravens have not mentioned Scott in any injury updates even though he did not suit up for Saturday’s game against Miami. Unless there are further updates, fans can assume that Scott is being stashed in the injured reserve list so he does not take up a spot on the 53-man roster.

As a fourth round pick in this years draft, Scott is too valuable of an investment for the Ravens to either cut or risk losing through waivers. However, the rookie failed to display his talents during the preseason by bringing in just one reception for nine yards.

The absence of Scott could open the door for other receivers like Brehsad Perriman, Tim White, and Janarion Grant to make the final roster. Perriman is a former first round pick who would be hard for the Ravens to let go even with his lack of output. White and Grant, on the other hand, are trying to make the team as returners.

The Ravens could also choose to carry just five receivers on the 53-man roster and use the extra spot to add depth elsewhere. The injuries to Hayden Hurst and Willie Henry may force the Ravens to carry an extra tight end or defensive lineman as the regular season approaches.

Image credit: Baltimoreravens.com

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