Ravens Re-Sign Backup QB to Practice Squad

The Baltimore Ravens have re-signed backup quarterback Trace McSorley to the team's practice squad.
The Baltimore Ravens have re-signed backup quarterback Trace McSorley to the team's practice squad. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

In a flurry of moves surrounding the NFL's 53-man roster cut deadline on Tuesday, the Baltimore Ravens released backup quarterback Trace McSorely. The move appeared to settle the competition for Lamar Jackson's primary backup, but the depth chart pecking order took a new turn on Wednesday.

Fortunately for Baltimore, the team was able to re-sign McSorely to the practice squad after he went unclaimed on the waiver wire. He'll slot in as the practice team quarterback, but this offers the 2019 sixth-round draft pick a pathway back to the active roster.

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For McSorely, this return to the active roster isn't imminent considering he's still dealing with a back injury that caused him to miss the final two preseason games.

Tyler Huntley takes McSorley's place on the active roster after a breakout performance in Baltimore's preseason finale. Huntley threw 24-for-33 for 285 yards and 4 touchdowns to 0 interceptions in that contest.

Regardless of the depth chart order, Jackson remains on top as he and the Ravens look to improve upon an 11-5 campaign and second-place finish in the AFC North division. Baltimore heads into Week 1 as 4.5-point road favorites at the Las Vegas Raiders, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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