Ravens cut Brandon Stokley

Ravens cut Brandon Stokley
October 5, 2013, 6:15 pm
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The Ravens cut veteran wide receiver Brandon Stokley on Saturday, and re-signed tight end Billy Bajema.

The move to cut Stokley a day before Sunday’s game against the Dolphins could be temporary, and it remained possible he could be re-signed next week. The 37-year-old was in his second stint with the team, after being drafted by the Ravens in 1999. Stokley played for the Broncos last season, but was signed as a free agent during the preseason.

The Ravens’ wide receiver corps is getting healthier, and the team decided Stokley was not needed this weekend, if not for longer. Jacoby Jones, who has not played since injuring his knee Week 1, practiced all week and was listed as questionable for Sunday. Deonte Thompson, who suffered a concussion Sunday against the Bills, passed the concussion protocol this week and could play against the Dolphins as well. Thompson had four catches against the Bills.

Stokley (thigh bruise) did not play last week against the Bills, and had nine catches for 79 yards in his first three games. However, in Thompson and Marlon Brown, the Ravens have two younger possession receivers who have earned the right to play.