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Ravens Make Early Cuts

Baltimore waives WRs Bradon Godfrey and Biren Ealy and releases QB Drew Willy.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Monday, August 31st, 2009 at 11:36 am | Categories: Mike Duffy

The Ravens made an early move towards the NFL-mandated 53-man roster, as wide receivers Bradon Godfrey and Biren Ealy were waived Monday morning.  In addition, quarterback Drew Willy was also released.

Baltimore now has to cut two more players to get down to 75 before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The moves are not surprising.

Willy, who was with the team for most of the offseason minicamps, rejoined the Ravens in training camp after John Beck sustained a minor shoulder injury.

The Ravens also brought in quarterback Cleo Lemon, who played under offensive coordinator Cam Cameron with the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins.  Baltimore now is back down to four quarterbacks.

Willy was a record-setting signal-caller at the University of Buffalo, leading the Bulls to their first winning season (8-6) in 10 years since joining Division I-A, its first Mid-American Conference title, and its first bowl appearance at any level.

As for Godfrey and Ealy, both wideouts have been limited with injuries since joining the team this summer.  Ealy was signed on July 27, and Godfrey came to Baltimore on Aug. 14.

NFL clubs must trim their roster to 53 players on Sept. 5 by 6 p.m.

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